Tuesday, June 26, 2012

How to Remove Achtung Virus

Achtung virus is malicious fake spyware application. If your computer is infected with this virus, you won’t be able to visit any websites but will see some alerts like-Visiting this web site may harm your computer. When your computer is infected with Achtung virus, you get the following symptoms.
  • Achtung virus can slow down your computer.
  • Achtung virus can redirect your default home page to unwanted web sites. Achtung may even add new shortcuts to your PC desktop.
  • Achtung virus shows the popup ads, even when you're not connected to the Internet, while secretly tracking your browsing habits and gathering your personal information.
  • E-mails that you didn't write are being sent from your mailbox
Follow the given steps to remove Achtung virus manually:

Step1: Restart your computer in Safe Mode with Command Prompt (to run Safe mode in your computer, press “F8 key” on your keyboard repeatedly).

Step2: When Windows boots, the Command Prompt will open up showing c:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe. In Command Prompt, type “regedit” and press Enter. Then Registry Editor Window comes up.

Step3: In Registry Editor, find the below entry and select the registry key named Shell. Right click Shell and select Modify.

How to Remove Achtung Virus
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\

Step4: The default value data is Explorer.exe. Change it to iexplore.exe. Click OK. Close Registry Editor also.

Step5: Now in the Command Prompt window, type “shutdown /r /t 0” and hit the Enter key. Your computer will restart in the normal mode.

Step6: When the computer restarts, you will not see any desktop icons. Now open Windows Task Manager using “Ctrl+Alt+Del” or “Ctrl+Shift+Esc” and run a new task from the File menu-> New Task (Run…).

Remove Achtung VirusStep7: In Create New Task window, type iexplore and click OK. It will open up Internet Explorer.

Step8: After completing the all above steps, scan your computer using a good antivirus. When virus scan completes, remove all the infected items.

Step9: Again open the Windows Task Manager and click File-> New Task (Run…) -> Type in regedit and click OK.

Step10: It will open up Registry Editor again. Find the same above entry (step3), right-click Shell and select Modify .Then Delete iexplore.exe and type Explorer.exe. Click OK.

Step11: Now you can restart your computer to complete the above task.

 If you have any difficulties with manual virus removal instructions, then you can get online virus removal support from online technical support service desk of V tech-squad at their Toll Free No +1-877-452-9201.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

How to Remove the Google Redirect Virus

How to Remove the Google Redirect Virus
Google redirect virus is usually a by-product of malicious software. Many people say that this problem remains after removing the rogue security software or Trojan. This virus redirects your Google search results to unwanted pages when you click the specific website. In some cases anti-virus and anti-spyware programs remove other Trojans or viruses, but unfortunately can’t detect changes made by the Google redirect virus. You should check in order to remove Google Redirect virus or fix Search Engine Redirect problem.

Check Local Area Network (LAN) settings:

•    Open Internet Explorer. In Internet Explorer go to: Tools->Internet Options and click on “Connections” tab, then click “LAN settings” button.
•    Uncheck the checkbox under “Proxy server” and click OK.

Make sure that DNS settings are not changed:

Step1: From “Start” menu, go to Control panel.

Step2: Double-click the “Network Connections” icon to open it. Right-click “Local Area Connection” icon and click “Properties”.

Step3: Select “Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)” and then click the “Properties” button. Choose “Obtain DNS server address automatically” and click OK.

Check Windows HOSTS file:

Step1: Go to: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc.

Step2: Double-click the “hosts” file to open it. Choose to open with Notepad.

Step3: The “hosts” file should look the same as in the image below. There should be only one line: localhost in Windows XP and localhost ::1 in Windows Vista. If there are more, then remove them and save changes.

Manage Internet Explorer add-on. Remove unknown or suspicious add-on:

Step1: Open Internet Explorer. In Internet Explorer go to: Tools->Manage Add-ons.

Step2: Uninstall unknown or suspicious Toolbars or Search Engine tools.

Use TDSSKiller tool to remove malware belonging to the family Rootkit.Win32.TDSS

Download the file TDSSKiller.exe and execute the file TDSSKiller.exe.

Scan your computer with legitimate anti-malware software

You should install proper anti-malware software and regularly scan your computer.

Use CCleaner to remove unnecessary system/temp files and browser cache

CCleaner is a freeware system optimization. It’s not a malware removal tool. However, it’s always a good idea to get rid of the unnecessary internet/system files or corrupt Windows registry values that may cause various problems to your computer.

Note: To get online virus removal support ,you can reach online technical support service desk of V tech-squad at their Toll Free No +1-877-452-9201.

You can also see: How to Remove a Virus from System Restore
                             How to Run Virus Scan in Safe Mode

Thursday, June 7, 2012

How to Remove a Virus from System Restore

Windows System Restore is a feature that allows you to save a restore point of your computer's system files. This restore point is used to roll back your computer's files when your system file is corrupted or crashed. If a virus has infected your system files, your restore point may be infected with the virus, too. When your system restore is corrupted from virus that time System Restore virus will display many fake pop-ups and fake system scans in order to make people believe it is part of Windows. You can follow the manual process to remove virus by cleaning out your system restore points. Follow the given steps to remove virus from system restore in windows 7.

Step1: From Start button, right click on the "Computer" button and choose "Properties" from the drop-down menu. This will open the Systems Properties window.

Step2: Click the "System Protection" option in the top left hand corner of the window. This will open the System Protection options window.

Step3: Select your computer's hard drive and click the "Configure" button.

Step4: Click the option next to "Turn off system protection" under the Restore Settings .Then click the "OK" button. This will delete any infected system restore points and prevent Windows from making new infected restore points until you have cleaned the virus from your computer.

To turn on System Restore again after the restore point deletion has completed, repeat these steps, but click to clear the Turn off System Restore for all drives check box.

Note: To get online virus removal support ,you can reach online technical support service desk of V tech-squad at their Toll Free No +1-877-452-9201.