Norton detected Trojan.Annieco on my Dell laptop this morning. But this antivirus program couldn’t remove that virus. I didn’t know why. Now my computer keeps getting stuck or frozen while I am online. I was told by my friends that I had to remove this virus by manual. I know that. But I don’t know where I should start first. Now I am here asking for help from the public. I hope that anyone can help me with this difficult problem. Thank you!
Trojan.Annieco is a stubborn computer infection, which is classified as a Trojan virus. This infection may do lots of computer traffic for you once it installed on your system. Once installed, this virus may take control of your online activities immediately. It may records all on your online data and cookies. What’s more, this Trojan has been associated with multiple types of computer threats that may steal confidential information and then transfer it to the remote hackers, such as bank account information, credit card data, trading account information and so on. In addition,this virus may open a backdoor for other infections to get into your computer easily, such as other Trojans, adware, malware and spyware and so on. So, your computer may be flooded with kinds of malicious virus as well as other unwanted stuff which are installed automatically by the virus itself.
There are kinds of way for hackers to distribute Trojan.Annieco on the Internet to attack computer users. This Trojan mainly attack windows computer users, including Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 10 and Windows 8. Commonly, this virus may attack computer users with the help of third party, such as spam email, junk email attachment, freeware downloads, suspicious links/ads/pop-up and unsafe website and so on. Once this virus installed on your compromised computer, Lots of unwanted activities may be run automatically by this pesky infection. A large part of your computer CPU may be occupied by lots of unfamiliar stuff which is installed by the Trojan itself. Hence, your system performance will be degraded by a large extend. That is why you can’t use your computer smoothly as usual. If you want to use your computer as normally as usual, it is strongly recommended to remove this virus as soon as you detect it on your system.
1. Desktop background image and Browser homepage settings are changed. Google, Yahoo Searches are redirected.
2. It may slow down your computer considerably and you will feel like your computer is stuck. This includes opening programs, shutting down your computer, and slow Internet.
3. It is capable to corrupt your windows registry and uses it to deploy annoying pop up ads out of nowhere. You will get many unwanted pop-ups on your computer.
Note: No matter how the virus accesses your PC, users should know that there are no tools can remove this pesky Trojan automatically at this moment, it is suggested users not spend much time in downloading or paying any security software which claims can delete this stubborn virus. It is totally useless. To completely get rid of Trojan.Annieco, professional manual guide is needed.
Currently many computer users had the same experience that this virus couldn’t be removed by any anti-virus applications. So the manual approach is always required to combat this virus. And here is the step-by-step removal guide for all computer users.
1. End the malicious process from Task Manager.
Trojan.Annieco is installed,computer user may notice that CPU usage randomly jumps to 100 percent. At any time Windows always has many running processes. A process is an individual task that the computer runs. In general, the more processes, the more work the computer has to do and the slower it will run. If your system’s CPU spike is constant and remain at a constant 90-95%, users should check from Task Manager and see if there is a suspicious process occupying system resources and then end it immediately.
(The name of the virus process can be random.)
Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to quickly bring up Task Manager Window：
2. Show hidden files and folders.
Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.
Click the View tab.
Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
3. Open Registry entries. Find out the malicious files and entries and then delete all.
Attention: Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.
a. Press Windows key + R to open Run box. In the “Open” field, type “regedit” and click the “OK” button.
Then a Registry Editor window will pop up as the following picture shows:
b. Search malicious files and registry entries and then remove all of them:
Trojan.Annieco is a vicious and risky computer Trojan virus which should be removed in time once it is detected. In most cases, if your computer gets infected by this infection, antivirus program removal methods will come into your mind in the first place. Why? Because you may think that antivirus program can help you remove the virus clearly and it is for free. But the fact is that antivirus program seems to remove the virus for you clearly. If you reboot your computer, you may still get threat warning from your antivirus tool. Why? It is obviously that antivirus can’t help you remove this infection completely.Therefore, you should always do a scan for your computer thoroughly with updated and competent antivirus software if you suspect that virus or its relevant computer threats are on your computer. It’s highly recommended that you should take immediate measure—manual removal to get rid of this virus completely and quickly.
Published by Selina Lynmich, last updated on March 31, 2016 1:27 pm | How to Guides