Securedisk.exe CPU Utility Virus Removal (Dec. 2017 Update)

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This page aims to help you remove Securedisk.exe CPU Utillity Virus. Our removal instructions work for every version of Windows.

The main point of the following paragraphs is to discuss one common malicious infection – the one caused by Securedisk.exe. This Trojan virus can be used for a great variety of cruel purposes and might in reality render some serious harm to your device and to you personally. In the passages you are about to go through we will be trying to thoroughly discuss all the characteristic features of this family of malware and to give some helpful advice on how to cope with such cyber issues successfully. Moreover, below we will share some general tips about maintaining your PC in a healthy condition. We really hope that our article will be just the source you need to finally stop the contamination and prevent your machine from catching such a virus in the future.

Although nowadays in the online world there are indeed lots of different dangerous malicious programs, the malware family we are talking about today, that of the Trojans, together with their representative Securedisk.exe, are exactly the viruses to we could blame for the majority of all infections caused by malware.

Why are these viruses named in this way?

In reality, the nickname ‘Trojans’ is deriven from the famous Trojan War and the tales about it. This malware was named like that because of the typical way it behaves – as the very first Trojan horse allegedly did, such a virus appears to be harmless at first, however, after that it ends up causing some often extensive harm to your computer. Normally, such viruses are likely to stay hidden inside your system before the right time comes for them to achieve whatever malicious purpose they have been set to.

What are the potential usages of a virus such as Securedisk.exe?

Usually, such a virus is programmed to cause you and/or your system harm in different ways. For example, the hackers who design such malicious software may make it delete files or format some of your drives and disks. In such a case the victim user might lose important  data. 

Securedisk.exe CPU Utility Virus Removal 


 

Step1

Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.

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

Step2

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Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which processes are dangerous.

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Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:

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After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections.

Step3

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. If you see a screen like this when you click Uninstall, choose NO:

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Step4

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 or otherwise look suspicious.

  • Remember this step – if you have reason to believe a bigger threat (like ransomware) is on your PC, check everything here.

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.

Step5

WARNING!
To remove parasite, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. Making a mistake and deleting the wrong thing may damage your system.
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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 up 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

If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!

Another potential usage Securedisk.exe could have is to track all of the victim users’ personal info that they enter while browsing the web. No accounts or credentials could ever be safe if such a virus infects a given machine. You may end up broke and all your social media accounts might be stolen,altered or used for evil purposes by the hackers involved. Another horrifying thing that all the known versions of Trojans could have been programmed to accomplish is to utilize your system resources. Your device may be transformed into a bot, hence, all its resources might be exploited by the criminals for distributing spam or various versions of malware. All of the possible usages of Securedisk.exe are horrible indeed and, to be precise, one of the worst potential cases that may happen to you is to be a victim of such a terrible virus.

Likely sources of such a common Trojan-based virus:

Such viruses may possess as many potential sources as their probable purposes could be. You may get infected by this virus if you aren’t cautious enough when dealing with your emails, for example. Any suspicious-looking message or any of its attachments (images and documents included) may be spreading Trojans as well. Furthermore, the fake ads that the majority of websites on the web may broadcast could be able to send you to web pages really  contaminated with other kinds of malware. Another place where you could possibly find Securedisk.exe is inside any website which serves all kinds of illegal purpose like the various web platforms sharing movies, videos, software or other content for free without complying with any copyright policies.

Does prevention play any role? Can it save you and your device?

Our main tip for you is to create some healthy habits in terms of surfing the web. What we consider most effective and helpful is not to take anything that comes from the Internet at face value. It’s better to use only few software sources with a rather decent reputation than to download anything from not very trustworthy ones. What’s more, it is not simply important, it is vital that you only interact the message from senders you recognize; and never download any attachments if you haven’t expected any of them. To summarize, stay away all the suspicious torrents, movies, web platforms or software you come across online.

Is the removal of Securedisk.exe a possible process?

The rather good news is that we have come up with some valuable instructions to help you remove this Trojan. See the Removal Guide below.

SUMMARY:

Name Securedisk.exe
Type Trojan
Danger Level  High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)
Symptoms  Nothing really dangerous and bothering in the beginning before the virus makes its real intentions clear.
Distribution Method  Via malvertisements, fake online ads and requests and all kinds of spam.
Detection Tool We generally recommend SpyHunter or a similar anti-malware program that is updated daily.

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