This page aims to help you remove Msil9.Afqi Trojan Horse. These Msil9.Afqi Trojan Horse removal instructions work for every version of Windows.
People often associate the word Trojan with a virus when talking about computers. There is a connection between those two things, but they are not one and the same thing. A Trojan like Msil9.Afqi Trojan Horse specializes in distributing viruses to computers infected by it and it works in a way very similar to the Trojan Horse from Greek mythology. It will infiltrate the defenses on your PC with the help of social engineering or under the guise of a different program. Once inside it will lie waiting for a command sent by its creator. When activated it will serve as a backdoor for whatever virus or malware the owner of the Trojan has seen fit to spread to infected computers. There are two possibilities for what kind of virus can then enter:
- A ransomware – the worst kind of virus
- More trojans that can possibly exploit different weaknesses
Deal with the Msil9.Afqi Trojan Horse as soon as possible
As you can see it is important that you get rid of Msil9.Afqi Trojan Horse as quickly as you can. The longer this Trojan remains on your computer the greater the chances it will infect your machine with additional viruses or malware. The process itself generally involves obtaining root access to your system or exploiting a system vulnerability. Programs like Adobe Flash and older versions of Internet Explorer are the Swiss cheese of computer security, especially if they are outdated and should either get removed (if you don’t use them) or kept regularly updated. Note that since the majority of internet Ads are written in Flash clicking them carries a lot of risk, as they are one of the likely ways Msil9.Afqi Trojan Horse could have used to get inside your computer. Google Ads are generally considered safe, because Google keeps tight control over the content of these Ads, but Ads attached to random sites (especially torrents, Warez sites etc) are often a cesspit for viruses. Many online storage sites also have the nasty habit of keeping multiple “Download” buttons in order to confuse you. If you click on the wrong one you will get a file with the same name of the file you requested, but hiding inside will be an executable containing something like Msil9.Afqi Trojan Horse. Remember – it’s easier to avoid these things than to remove them later.
Other possibilities include:
- An infected Email attachment file
- Downloading a corrupt executable file from unsafe source like a torrent or online storage site
- Possibly running an installer for a program that contains a software bundle.
Sometimes installers for certain programs also have a few other programs attached to them, so that if you try to install the main programs the extras will also come inside your PC. If you use the Default installation option you may not even become aware of these extra “presents” and very often they contain things like Msil9.Afqi Trojan Horse, Adware or different types of Malware.
Tips on how to keep your PC safe from Msil9.Afqi Trojan Horse
The first and most obvious tip is to keep an anti-virus on at all times and use it to scan executable files before running them. The free anti-virus programs are not as good as the paid versions, but they are still much better then nothing. The things you should do yourself involve avoiding to download and install .exe files from unsafe sources. Forums, torrents, blogs, storage sites and non-official mirrors could all be employed by hackers to deploy their nasty surprises. When you are installing software always opt to use the Advanced installation option. It will allow you to see if any additional programs are getting installed alongside the main one and you can block them from doing so. You’ll still get the main program from the package, so it is highly recommended that you deny installation to everything else. If you need software with similar functionality you can always download it yourself from the official site without taking any chances.
|Danger Level||High. These are the types of viruses that can potentially record and steal any sensitive information they come across.
|Symptoms||A slight slowness of the system. Almost nothing until a variety of unwanted applications spring to action out of nowhere.|
|Distribution Method||There are many ways to be infected – mostly through accepting cookies from unreputable websites, and freely distributed programs.|
1: Enter Safe Mode.
2: Uninstall the virus from your Add/Remove Programs.
3: Permanently delete Msil9.Afqi Trojan Horse from Task Manager’s processes.
4: Uninstall the virus from Regedit and Msconfig.
Remove Msil9.Afqi Trojan Horse
The first thing to do is a reboot in Safe Mode. If you already know how to do it, just skip this and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, continue reading:
For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Restart your computer. To be sure you don’t miss the time when you need to press it, just spam F8 as soon as the PC starts booting. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking.
For W8 and 8.1:
Click the Start button, then Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.
Then check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart in the pop-up.
- Open the Start menu.
- Click the power button icon in the right corner of the Start menu to show the power options menu.
- Press and hold down the SHIFT key on the keyboard and click the Restart option while still holding down the SHIFT key.
W10 will perform the reboot. Next do the following:
Click the Troubleshoot icon, then Advanced options —> Startup Settings. Click Restart.
After the reboot click on Enter Safe Mode With Networking (Fifth Option).
Hold the Start Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.
You are now in the Control Panel. Search around for Msil9.Afqi Trojan Horse and suspicious-looking programs. Uninstall it/them. Also, be extremely careful. Viruses often spend one last ditch effort to trick you into installing more of their kind. If you see a screen like this when you click Uninstall, choose NO:
Hold the Start Key and R again – but this time copy + paste the following and click OK:
A .txt file will open – don’t type or change it. If you are hacked and someone has access to your PC, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. This is what a hosts file looks like:
If there are a bunch of strange IPs connecting to you below “Localhost” you may be hacked, and it’s best to ask us in the comments for directions.
Open the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.
Once it opens, choose the Processes Tab. Look at all of the processes in front of you and try to determine which ones are a virus. Google them or ask us in the comments and we will provide the best assistance we can.
A BIG WARNING HERE! READ THIS BEFORE PROCEEDING!
This is perhaps the most important and difficult step, so be extremely careful. Doing this can damage your PC significantly if you make a big mistake. If you are not feeling comfortable, we advise you to download a professional Msil9.Afqi Trojan Horse remover. Additionally, accounts connected to your credit cards, or important information, may be exposed to the virus.
If you do not remove the virus completely it could leak the information to its creator, so be careful!
Right click on each of the virus processes separately and select Open File Location. Also, End the process after you open the folder. Just to make sure we don’t delete any programs you mistakenly took for a virus, copy the folders somewhere, then delete the directories you were sent to.
Take a look at the following things:
Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter: you will be transported to a Pop Up window.
Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.
Once 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 you can’t find them this way, look in these directories, and delete/uninstall the registries manually:
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious, but bear in mind they are always different.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random
If these things fail to help you find Msil9.Afqi Trojan Horse you need to resort to a professional scanner – obviously this is a malware that was created to steal your credentials and credit cards – meaning the people who created it spent a lot of resources to make it as dangerous as possible.
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