Dsmlawmo Malware/Virus Removal (For Android and PC)

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This page aims to help you remove Dsmlawmo Malware. These Dsmlawmo Malware removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.

Viruses spread during the winter and it is one reason why many people don’t like the cold. Computer viruses spread all year round and as effectively in the summer as they do in the winter. Dsmlawmo Malware, though, considered safe from many computer users is one of the viruses that likes to spread all year round and spreads fast. The material written below will clarify what the malware is, how to recognize it and how it gets installed on your PC. The information is suitable for Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer.

What is Dsmlawmo Malware?

Dsmlawmo Malware is a virus. It may come as a freeware program, thus, many don’t even pay attention to its potential danger. The virus spreads easily through various ads, computer applications, internet browsers or social media channels (more about  the distribution methods will be given later on in this article).

You don’t have to hold a master degree in information technologies to know and recognize the malware. The removal guide is made for the average computer user and it is really easy to follow. Just remember that no virus has been created for good purposes and that any strange behavior you notice with your system needs to be looked at carefully and the core of it needs to be removed.

How did Dsmlawmo Malware get installed on my computer?

Dsmlawmo Malware could come in many ways and with different names. It likes to be camouflaged and does a good job tricking even the most tech-savvy folks out there. There are few ways that it can enter your system:

  1. E-mail: attachments sent to you from your friends and/or unknown people, and/or random companies — all need to be scanned. Even if you are receiving an important PDF document from someone you trust in real life, it’s always good to check and verify its security and validity. To do so, when you are saving, downloading or opening an attachment always pay close attention to what you click in the gray box that appears. If necessary, adjust the settings for each attachment, so that you don’t end up downloading an infected file.
  2. E-mail#2: Dsmlawmo Malware could arrive in the form of a phishing e-mail. These e-mails appear legit,i.e, are sent by a name familiar to you, but it is possible that the e-mail account of that friend of yours has gotten hacked and now you are receiving an e-mail that has a ‘swimming’ content, no text at all, or that comes and goes and suddenly it’s no longer in your mailbox, but you could swear that it was there, but have no way to prove it. ALWAYS pay attention to the subject of the e-mail and immediately apply the instructions from the removal guide below, so that the consequences are as minimal as possible.
  3. Software bundling: this method of virus sharing goes back to the downloadable settings you’ve selected. It is common to end up downloading multiple files when trying to get just one. This is the bundle! However, the additional files are usually virus carriers and once in your computer they will have access to your files, pictures, personal information etc.–this is what hackers want: access!

Signs of Dsmlawmo Malware?

There are many red flags you could look for in order to recognize Dsmlawmo Malware. If you know them, it will be easy to detect it. Here are some of the major ones:

  • pop-up ads: there are advertisements everywhere around us and especially in the cyber world. They are easy to navigate, fun to look at and provide us with great information and deals on things we look for. However, not all ads are real — some are misleading. The pop-up ads, when they become excessive are not only annoying, but a virus carrier. Regardless if they appear as flashing boxes or banners, you should not click on them because the more you open, the more they will continue to appear. In fact, hackers have created those in a way that they generate revenue not only per-click, but also via pre-click.
  • Browser hijacking is another sign of Dsmlawmo Malware. If you are using Chrome, for instance, and suddenly Firefox and/or IE window(s) pop-up, or another tab, then you should be on the alert that something is definitely wrong.

These are the basics of how to know if the malware has entered your system. The removal guide attached below will teach you how to uninstall all of its effects and how to protect yourself in the future.

SUMMARY:

Name Dsmlawmo Malware
Type  Adware/Browser Hijacker
Danger Level Medium or High
Symptoms  slowness, glitches, bugs
Distribution Method e-mail spams, phishing e-mails, software bundling
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Dsmlawmo Malware Removal


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Step1

Note! If you are an Android user, please refer to this guide instead: Android Malware Removal. If not, continue reading:

Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).

This was the first preparation.

Step2

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Reveal All Hidden Files and Folders.

  • Do not skip this  – Dsmlawmo Malware may have hidden some of its files.

Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.

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You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them.

Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:

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Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Step3

Hold the Start Key and R –  copy + paste the following and click OK:

notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:

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If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.

Step4

Right click on the browser’s shortcut —> Properties.

NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but you can do this for Firefox and IE (or Edge).

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Properties —–> Shortcut. In Target, remove everything after .exe.

ie9-10_512x512  Remove the Malware from Internet Explorer:

Open IE, click  IE GEAR —–> Manage Add-ons.

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Find the malware —> Disable. Go to IE GEAR —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.

firefox-512 Remove Dsmlawmo Malware from Firefox:

Open Firefoxclick  mozilla menu  ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.

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Find the adware/malware —> Remove.


chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundRemove Dsmlawmo Malware from Chrome:

Close Chrome. Navigate to:

 C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. There is a Folder called “Default” inside:

Rename the Folder to Backup Default

Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome.

  • At this point the malware is gone from Chrome, but complete the entire guide or it may reappear on a system reboot.

Step5

Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC simultaneously. Go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which ones are a virus. Google them or ask us in the comments.

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Right click on each of the virus processes separately and select Open File LocationEnd the process after you open the folder, then delete the directories you were sent to.

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Step6

Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.

Inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show this way, go manually to these directories and delete/uninstall them:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious.
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random

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