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Mar 14, 2014

Trojan.FakeFlash.A Removal Guide

Antivirus software detects a threat named Trojan.FakeFlash.A? What kind of damages will it bring to the infected computer? You try to remove it but eventually fail? It is reborn once again and even disables your antivirus software after you restart the computer? What is the most effective way to eradicate the virus completely?

Details of Trojan.FakeFlash.A:

Trojan.FakeFlash.A is a new computer virus which may be found out by some famous antivirus software like Norton, Avast and MSE. It will perform some malicious tasks in the computer without letting you know, one of which is taking out your important data and send them to the virus makers. Because it is a masterpiece of cyber criminals, it can break through the system firewall and make use of the system vulnerabilities to invade your computer easily. You may be confused about the reason why the computer still becomes its target even if you do nothing bad. In fact, downloading unauthorized free software or opening spam email attachments can make your computer infected.

Being harassed by Trojan.FakeFlash.A, all things in the computer become chaotic. The virus has the ability to modify system settings including startup setting so as to synchronize with the system bootup. The virus is so overbearing that it is able to block the firewall and then look for opportunities to download other malicious infections into the computer in the background. In addition, if you have any personal data or business secret information in the computer, the virus will be your disaster. Once your computer is infected with it, any data and information on the computer can be collected by cyber criminals. The exposure of your bank account information caused by these evil cyber criminals may let you suffer from huge losses. Your email or online social networking account, such as FaceBook and Twitter account, can be used to transmit the virus to your contacts. Needless to say, it is a great threat for the computer as well as your privacy. In order to prevent computer crashes, you should take immediate action to clear the virus. You may have tried many antivirus programs to get rid of it, but they cannot effectively remove all the infected files. Therefore, you can try manual removal.

Processing manual removal is supposed to have a certain level of computer literacy. If you are not sure how to start and are afraid of making any critical mistakes damaging the computer system, please live chat with YooCare Expert now.

What Can the Vicious Trojan.FakeFlash.A Virus Do?

1. It has the ability to download additional components and other infections in the target computer in order to fully complete its penetration.
2. It is able to cause system crash and destroy some of your programs in the infected computer.
3. It facilitates the virus makers to intrude your computer remotely without letting you know.
4. It is capable of collecting your browsing history and other private data.

Manual Removal Guide:

The malicious Trojan.FakeFlash.A can install itself into the computer system without your consent and awareness. It makes your computer work slowly and implants other nasty infections into the computer. To make things worse, this Trojan is a tool for the cyber criminals to invade the infected computer to steal your information. Through making use of advanced technology, it maintains the ability to combine its components with system files or to generate fake system files, which confuses computer users as well as antivirus programs. They cannot identify it accurately and timely, let alone remove it thoroughly. Therefore, manual removal is the best choice to drive it away from your computer. In this case, you are advised to delete every file generated by it manually so as to spare all later trouble. The manual removal needs to be handled carefully so as to avoid any subsequent damages. Users can follow the manual guide here to have the hijacker removed instantly.

1. End Relevant Processes

(1). Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc together to pop up Windows Task Manager, click Processes tab

Windows Task Manager

*For Win 8 Users:

Click More details when you see the Task Manager box

Win 8 Task Manager

And then click Details tab

Details Tab in Win 8 Task Manager

(2). Find out and end the processes of Trojan.FakeFlash.A

2. Show Hidden Files

(1). Click on Start button and then on Control Panel

(2). Click on Appearance and Personalization

(3). Click on Folder Options

(4). Click on the View tab in the Folder Options window

(5). Choose Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category

(6). Click OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window

*For Win 8 Users:

Press Win+E together to open Computer window, click View and then click Options

View in Computer Window

Click View tab in the Folder Options window, choose Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category

View Tab in Folder Options Window

3. Delete Relevant Registry Entries and Files

(1). Delete the registry entries of Trojan.FakeFlash.A through Registry Editor

Press Win+R to bring up the Run window, type “regedit” and click “OK”

While the Registry Editor is open, search and delete the related registry entries:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Random

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” =Random

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\Explorer\run\Random.exe

(2). Find out and remove the associated files

%AllUsersProfile%\random.exe

%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\~random

%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.dll HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Random “.exe”

Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor:

Trojan.FakeFlash.A is a very hateful and harmful computer virus. Cyber criminals use Rootkit technology so that it can be complex and advanced to circumvent the security software. Generally speaking, people may encounter the virus if they perform some unsafe online activities, such as opening suspicious web sites, downloading free programs from unknown resources or reading spam emails. It slows down the performance of the computer obviously through taking over large amount of system resources, which may cause the computer crash. The infected computers becomes very fragile, as a result, some other threats can be transferred to the computer easily. Cyber criminals have the ability to take advantages of the virus to steal your confidential documents, bank account password, emails, photos and other personal information. Once you find Trojan.FakeFlash.A in the computer, you should remove it in time to ensure that your system files are safe.

The above manual removal is quite dangerous and complicated, which needs sufficient professional skills. Therefore, only computer users with rich computer knowledge are recommended to implement the process because any errors including deleting important system files and registry entries will crash your computer system. If you have no idea of how to process the manual removal, please contact experts from YooCare Online Tech Support for further assistance.

Published by Andrew Gonzalez & last updated on March 14, 2014 9:14 am

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