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How to Remove a win32 Trojan Virus? - Ask the Geek Ask the Geek

How to Remove a win32 Trojan Virus?

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The win32 Trojan viruses are pretty common so you need to know how to remove them in case your computer gets infected. This virus infects your hard drive, and may cause your computer to run slowly, take a longer amount of time to launch your programs, and the virus can even install unwanted software on your system. This makes it a good idea to remove any software that has installed itself recently onto your computer and to unregister the files from your computer that are harboring the virus.

What is a win32 Trojan virus?

The Win32 Trojan virus is a nasty little computer virus or malware that is spread by disguising itself as legitimate software, such as by imitating anti-spyware or anti-virus software programs. Trojans are called “Trojans” because of the Trojan horse, which looked like a horse but actually harbored people inside. Once the Trojan virus has been installed on your computer, it can damage your files or destroy them, steal information from your computer, and even allow hackers to control your computer from a remote location.

How to Remove it?

To remove the win32 Trojan virus from your computer, you may try one or more of the following steps:

  • Run a full system scan with your anti-virus program, including a boot-time scan
  • If your anti-virus cannot remove the virus, Google the name of the virus and look for special tools to remove it
  • If you know the filename of the infected files, close them from the Task Manager (press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to open the Task Manager) before running the anti-virus
  • Additionally you can try to unregister the infected files from the registry with the regsrv32 tool

The virus should be cleared out of your computer after restarting. Remember to always have an anti-virus running on your computer as well as run regular scans to protect yourself from future viruses and always make sure you download programs only from trusted sources (if you’re unsure, don’t install it).

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