Trojan Virus Removal

by Rod Dunne on October 18, 2010

in Registry Cleaners Articles, Tips and Tools, Security

Trojan Virus Removal Tool Tips
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Trojan virus removal should be achievable using anti-virus tools if any of these malicious applications manage to get onto your PC by passing itself off as an e-mail attachment or some form of Internet download.

These viruses can cause untold damage to your operating system and also transmit personal information out onto the web. In this article, we’ll look at how to complete a PC repair using a trojan virus removal tool.

A trojan virus can take many forms. Some of the more common types are key loggers, destructive trojans, software detection killers and password sending trojans.

Each of these can reside on your PC, corrupting operating system programs and the Windows registry and collect information about your passwords/bank details/etc.

Standard PC Repairs – Straight forward Virus Removal

Your first approach should be to use your anti-virus software (e.g. Kaspersky, AVG), with the latest virus definitions, to scan for and repair any of these types of bugs. On many occasions, this will suffice.

Repairing Persistent/Reoccurring Viruses

On some occasions, you may have to resort to a more elaborate trojan horse virus removal approach if the bug is constantly reappearing even after your anti-virus application has deleted the issue. What is potentially happening is that the System Restore functionality (from Microsoft) is reinstating any registry changes being made by the anti-virus software. You should then use your trojan virus removal tool as follows:

  1. Start by disabling the System Restore functionality. You can do this by opening Windows Explorer, selecting the My Computer and choosing the properties option. Go to the System Restore tab in the properties dialog and select the check-box labeled turnoff system restore. Save your changes
  2. Re-run your anti-virus software after getting the latest virus definitions downloaded and installed. Scan hard drives and external memory storage devices (including USB Flash drives) for bugs.
  3. If any bugs are found then take a note of the names, executable file name and directory location for each bug. These details will be useful at a later step in the virus removal process.
  4. Close down your applications and restart Windows.
  5. Check to see if the trojan virus removal has succeeded.
  6. You can additionally open up the registry editor (start/run/enter regedit) and do a quick search for the executable file name (noted earlier) relating to the virus. If it is not found then you can be sure that it has been successfully removed. If it is found then delete the key setting.
  7. Lastly, you should enable the System Restore unfortunately once again.

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