I scanned with MSE and it found VirTool:Win32/Obfuscator.XZ but when I tried to ‘clean’ the system it seemed to fail. This Trojan keeps coming back after restart. My computer is running Windows 7. What should I do to remove this virus completely without coming back?
VirTool:Win32/Obfuscator.XZ is considered as dangerous type of Trojan that enters the corrupted PC packed with other software products, third-party applications, such as freeware and shareware programs, and then alters system settings in order to execute damaging activities. Once it gains an access, it will apply an advance technique that aims to conceal itself and evade anti-virus detection. Nowadays many PC users annoy with such virus because even though MSE is able to detect VirTool:Win32/Obfuscator.XZ, it gets failed to delete it completely.
Tricky as this Trojan, it will create a backdoor and connect to a remote server, allowing a remote attacker to gain control on the compromised computer. Thus, hackers will steal confidential information such as user name and passwords without your permission. Furthermore, it may monitor web-browsing activity of the user and redirect users to all kinds of ad sites against their wills. This virus is designed to steal precious information from unwary users for cyber hackers to perform illegal activities without any consent. Hence, if you detect it on your computer, you should follow the manual guide below to remove it as quickly as you can.
1. It can compromise your system and may introduce additional infections like rogue software.
2. It forces you to visit websites and advertisements which are not trusted and may lead you to pay money wrongly for worthless products.
3. It takes up high resources and strikingly slows down your computer speed and even causes your computer stuck frequently.
4. It may allow cyber criminals to track your computer and steal your personal information.
VirTool:Win32/Obfuscator.XZ is a tricky virus that is able to disable antivirus programs so that it cannot even be detected or removed by antivirus programs, you need to manually remove it out of the computer. And in case that any mistake might occur and cause unpredictable damages, please spend some time on making a backup beforehand. Then follow these steps given as below:
1. 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.
2. 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 the “Start” button and then choose the option “Run”. In the “Open” field, type “regedit” and click the “OK” button.
b. All malicious files and registry entries that should be deleted:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableTaskMgr” = ’1′
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system “DisableTaskMgr” = ’1′
Getting VirTool:Win32/Obfuscator.XZ on your computer is undoubtedly a big problem. All people who use the computer should be aware of how to properly use the computer and protect it from malicious software. First of all, we need to know how this virus invades and attacks the computer system. Just like other similar Trojans, it could be installed by opening e-mail attachments and or visiting pornographic website and downloading attachment from spam emails. This backdoor may be used by remote attackers to upload and install further malicious or potentially unwanted software on the system. Therefore, you had better find an effective way to get rid of it quickly.
Note: If you are not knowledgeable enough to be able to distinguish the location of this virus, or you are afraid of making mistake during the manual removal, please contact experts from Yoocare Online Tech Support for further help.
Published by Sarah Poehler & last updated on November 6, 2013 5:04 am