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.

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