This page aims to help you remove the Swf Exploit Virus . These Swf Exploit Virus removal instructions work for every version of Windows.
Swf Exploit Virus is among the nastiest virtual diseases your computer can contract. It belongs to the type of malware known as Trojan Horses, and you’ve probably already heard of them, as these are the absolute most popular viruses out there. They make up a whopping 80% of all malware circulating the worldwide web! It’s no coincidence that they are so ridiculously widespread either, since Trojans are so universal in the ways they can harm you, and also in their incredible stealth. In most cases, you won’t even know you’ve been infected by Swf Exploit Virus unless it makes itself known to you by design. All of this makes them the perfect asset in a cyber criminal’s arsenal.
Don’t let this discourage you, however, as the below guide has been developed by us to help you rid yourself of this unwanted company. The steps described are simple and easy to follow and by the end of this article you’ll also have some tips as to how to avoid getting infected in the future.
The various uses of Swf Exploit Virus and other Trojans
As mentioned, this is one of the two things that makes Trojans so popular: their wide range of application. Trojans can be used to destroy your data and crash your system. They can format your disks, causing loss of all information stored on your computer. In other cases, if the hackers, who’ve broken into your PC, are after more than just deleting your data, they’ll steal it. They can do this by applying certain techniques, like keylogging, which memorizes the details you enter with the help of your keyboard. This can be information regarding payment details and managing your money online, or this can be personal data, which can be sold or used to commit crimes involving identity theft and such. Your screen can also be monitored, which means everything you see – they’ll see. Not to mention that your webcam and mic can secretly be hacked in, to have a look at your interior and take note of anything valuable you might be keeping in your home.
Trojans are also likely to be used to exploit your machine’s resources and turn it into a bot, which will be doing their dirty work without you even suspecting it. If this sounds doubtful to you, consider the following: some 15% of all the computers in the world are used as bots. This means they can be made to infect other computers within the same network, or spam other people, or perhaps they can be used to mine crypto currencies. Another popular use of Trojans is as an aid in direct money extortion from you. You might be familiar with the term ‘ransomware’, which is a type of program used to code your files and then demand ransom in exchange for access to those files again. Ransomware is in most cases downloaded onto your system with the help of a Trojan Horse virus.
How it travels
Hackers like to distribute Swf Exploit Virus and other Trojans via email. Typically, this would be some spam email, in some cases even disguised as a genuine message from a real company, with a legitimate purpose. It will try to trick you into downloading the attached file that came with the email, and don’t let the file format fool you into lowering your guard. Trojans are known to have been embedded within innocent seeming Word and PDF documents, so don’t be deceived by the looks. Another commonly applied distribution method is program bundling. This is the act of hiding a virus or other unwanted program inside an already existing one, which you would normally like to download.
How to be safe
From the above, you have probably already concluded that you should be very careful around spam messages with attachments, so you ought to think twice before opening those and especially before accessing the attached file(s). The same goes for obscure websites, like open-source download platforms, for example. We advise you to stay far away from those and not to download any content from them, as the risk of something dangerous tagging along is quite high.
We’d like to stress the use of a reputable antivirus program at all times. Including a browser extension of the antivirus program, if possible, would also go along way and help ensure a safer browsing experience. Naturally, running virus checks on a regular basis will help you in detecting any existing threats and disabling those, before they’ve been able to cause any real damage.
|Danger Level||High (Goes unnoticed and can cause alot of damage to you and your system.|
|Symptoms||No symptoms are detectable, unless intended.|
|Distribution Method||Mostly via spam emails with attached files. Can also infect you through malicious websites, program bundles and malvertisements.|
|Detection Tool||Malware may be difficult to track down. Use SpyHunter – a professional parasite scanner – to make sure you find all files related to the infection.|
Remove Swf Exploit Virus
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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. Swf Exploit Virus 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 Swf Exploit Virus 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!