This page aims to help you remove PaymentSolution Trojan. These PaymentSolution Trojan removal instructions work for every version of Windows.
If you have identified the presence of PaymentSolution Trojan on your computer, then you have a serious problem at your hands. What you are up against is a dangerous virus that is called a Trojan horse. These viruses are usually designed to fulfill a specific role and can be very hard to remove. You’ll find all the necessary information on how to do that is this article, as well as some good tips on how to spot viruses like this before they actually infect your computer. It is, is fact, much easier to keep your PC safe by learning to spot these threats than it is to remove them after you have been infected.
Let’s talk about how the “PaymentSolution Trojan” can get inside your computer
Trojan horse viruses tend to be more sophisticated than other types of viruses – in addition to distributing via the classical infected executable/archive method they can also target different system vulnerabilities. Your computer may have been infected when you simply clicked on the wrong link, especially if Adobe Flash and Java are enabled on your web browser. These two plug-ins are a well-known security hazard and hackers exploit their weaknesses mercilessly. Sometimes this is even mixed with deception – for example if you visit certain sites you’ll be asked to turn on one of these plug-ins (if it’s disabled) to see some content that cannot be displayed otherwise. As soon as you do it your PC will become infected.
- Adobe Flash and java are disabled by default by all browsers and for a good reason. Never enabled them for sites you are unfamiliar with.
There are many different tricks employed by hackers to infect people, but this article would become bloated if we are to list them all. It is enough to say that all tricks ultimately boil down to providing you with a link to click on that sends you to an unfamiliar (and virus infected) site. Stay away from links offered by people you don’t know on blogs, forums, message boards and other online communities.
Of course, it is also possible that you unknowingly downloaded and installed the virus yourself from a corrupted archive or executable file. The same piece of advice applies here as well – don’t trust files that come from unknown and unsafe sources such as torrents, online storage sites, email attachments etc. Always keep a good anti-malware program on your PC and scan any such file before you open it.
If you follow these simple instructions you can save yourselves a lot of headaches from having to remove the viruses afterwards.
PaymentSolution Trojan – what to be aware of
Trojan horse viruses are created for a variety of reasons, but they all follow several simple principles.
- They are inconspicuous and will try to remain on your PC as long as possible.
- When they enter your machine they exploit some loophole to remain invisible from your installed anvi-virus programs.
- They can download and install other viruses remotely.
Because of these you need to remove PaymentSolution Trojan from your machine as soon as possible. So far we have identified that the virus uses phishing emails as one method to spread around. You should warn your friends not to open any emails send from you – your computer may have sent quite a lot of those without your knowledge under the control of the virus. It is also recommended that you run a full system scan with specialized software. This is the only way to know for certain if the Trojan has already infected your computer with something else. If you don’t have the software at hand you can the program we’ve found to work best with PaymentSolution Trojan from the link below.
|Name||PaymentSolution (a spam email titled like this)|
|Danger Level||High (Trojan horses are very dangerous – they can wreak all kinds of havoc in your computer) |
|Symptoms||General PC slowdown, random processes and programs appearing, spam emails sent from your email account without your knowledge. |
|Distribution Method||Malicious links and websites, email attachments, torrents. |
|Detection Tool||Malware and Adware are notoriously difficult to track down, since they actively try to deceive you. Use this professional parasite scanner to make sure you find all files related to the infection.Sponsored|
Remove PaymentSolution Trojan
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Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).
This is the first preparation.
The first thing you absolutely must do is Reveal All Hidden Files and Folders.
- Do not skip this. PaymentSolution Trojan may have hidden some of its files and you need to see them.
Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.
You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them. If you see a screen like this when you click Uninstall, choose NO:
Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:
Go in Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Hold the Start Key and R – copy + paste the following and click OK:
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:
If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.
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.
WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!
Right click on each of the virus processes separately and select Open File Location. End the process after you open the folder, then delete the directories you were sent to.
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 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—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random
If these things fail to help you find PaymentSolution Trojan 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.
Remember to leave us a comment if you run into any trouble!