This page aims to help you remove Spyware/Trojan Clicker Virus Backdoor. These Spyware/Trojan Clicker Virus Backdoor removal instructions work for every version of Windows.
When people hear the word Trojan they immediately associate it with a virus and they are practically correct – Trojans and viruses are closely related, but are not actually one and the same thing – A Trojan is usually much easier to remove to begin with. The Trojan is the backdoor used by the virus to infect your computer and this is exactly what Spyware/Trojan Clicker Virus Backdoor is all about. Trojans are dangerous and should be uninstalled as quick as possible, because they are like a ticking time bomb hiding in your computer. Whenever the hacker controlling the Trojan has something nasty he can use the Trojan to dump it into your machine without giving you any notice. Some of the most dangerous internet viruses are deployed that way – including phishing scams that can steal your banking access and Ransomware viruses that can encrypt your whole HDD and demand $300-$500 in ransom for the encrypted data. Most Trojans can easily infect computers regardless if you are using Firefox, Chrome or Internet Explorer, although the latter seems to be most commonly targeted.
Spyware/Trojan Clicker Virus Backdoor – general method of operation
A Trojan-Clicker is a sub-class of trojan that lies dormant in your system for most of the time. At regular intervals it tries to connect to different websites for two specific reasons: either to bring the total count of viewership for a website (a good influence) or to rapidly proceed to connect and leave from a website in order to ruin the time spent ot its pages, thus reducing it ranking (a bad influence).
As described Spyware/Trojan Clicker Virus Backdoor focuses on finding and exploiting the security vulnerabilities of your computer, so it is very important to keep all of your software (and especially Flash and your internet browser) frequently updated. Adobe Flash in particular has been known as the swiss cheese of PC security and is thus often employed by trojans.
How to avoid getting infected by Trojans similar to Spyware/Trojan Clicker Virus Backdoor
When we are talking about a Flash exploit the most likely way is through some infected site that makes use of Adobe Flash. Most adult content sites make heavy use of Flash, so try to limit your visits to those as much as possible and only trust well known site otherwise. Unfortunately Flash is found everywhere and actually most advertisements, pop-ups and banners are coded in Flash, so removing Flash altogether can be problematic. Torrent and internet storage have a lot of Flash-based Ads and they will often also contain fake “Download” buttons, which if clicked will install Spyware/Trojan Clicker Virus Backdoor. Alternatively some trick may be used – sometimes you may see error messages that prompt you to download and install a certain executable file from the internet. Similar tricks are not limited to these sites, however. Always be on your guard for stuff like:
- Missing plug-in required, click here to install.
- You have to download a specific video player or codec.
- A program you have needs to be updated urgently (Flash, Java etc).
Note that this last part DOES NOT mean you should never update those programs – quite the opposite. However never use such random messages as the link for the update, because they likely contain the virus. What you must do instead is to google the program and download the update from the official site, thus removing any chance of downloading an infected copy. That’s the only way to be certain that something like Spyware/Trojan Clicker Virus Backdoor won’t sneak in.
Other methods for Trojan distribution do exist. They usually involve an executable file delivered via alternatives means such as Email attachments, infected software installers, skype/facebook sent messages and similar. As a rule of the thumb you should NEVER download and install any file that has the .exe file extension unless you are absolutely certain that this is not a virus. Even if a friend send you such a file make sure to ask him if he really sent it, because certain viruses or Trojans are able to do that themselves.
|Name of Threat||Spyware/Trojan Clicker Virus Backdoor|
|Type||Trojan Horse application|
|Danger Level||High (Will install more dangerous viruses unless removed immediately) |
|Symptoms||No symptoms on its own, installation of new viruses is the main sympthom|
|Distribution Method||Email attachments, infected USB drives, contaminated executables from torrents and Warez sites|
1: Enter Safe Mode.
2: Uninstall the virus from your Add/Remove Programs.
3: Permanently delete Spyware/Trojan Clicker Virus Backdoor from Task Manager’s processes.
4: Uninstall the virus from Regedit and Msconfig.
Remove Spyware/Trojan Clicker Virus Backdoor
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).
To remove parasite on your own, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. If you were to do this, you need to be extremely careful, because you may damage your system.
If you want to avoid the risk, we recommend downloading SpyHunter - a professional malware removal tool - to see whether it will find malicious programs on your PC.
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 Spyware/Trojan Clicker Virus Backdoor 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 Spyware/Trojan Clicker Virus Backdoor 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 Spyware/Trojan Clicker Virus Backdoor 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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