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Danger level 7
Type: Trojans
Common infection symptoms:
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Block exe files from running
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Slow Computer
  • Slow internet connection
  • System crashes

PWS:MSIL/Petun.A

Schemers behind Trojan PWS:MSIL/Petun.A may have a number of different attack channels through which they could incorporate the high-risk application into your PC. Some Windows users could be tricked into letting in the infection via illegal downloads, whilst others could be fooled into downloading a malicious attachment (e.g. Facebook Account Hacker V.5.2.zip) that could hide the Trojan’s installation system. Only if you remove Trojan PWS:MSIL/Petun.A will you be protected against digital data theft and other malignant and illegitimate actions managed via remote servers.

Various cloaked files, including svchost.exe and rsddoser.exe, could be employed by schemers to disrupt your system’s functionality. These malignant components could restrict the running of Windows utilities, remove access to the Run engine, other Start Menu shortcuts and even Windows Explorer. These files could also delete all history items from your Internet browsers, collect such illegitimately recorded data as keystrokes, user names, Windows serial key, System folder or computer name. Once all of this private data is gathered, malicious Trojan’s components could send it to cyber criminals and third parties via email of FTP servers.

One of the PWS:MSIL/Petun.A’s files you should beware of is explorer.exe, which is located in the Local Disk. Unfortunately, this is where an authentic Windows file with the same name could be found, which is why you should not even consider having the Trojan’s executable deleted manually. This file is also known by the names new folder.exe, desktop.exe, config.exe, oxford.exe, update.exe, users.exe, logfiles.exe and many others. The cunning executable may delete disk processes, disable safe mode, reconfigure runtime policies, file protection systems, Windows Security Center, disable Windows updates, remove administrative controls over Task Manager and Registry Editor, steal data form personal email accounts, present uncontrollable pop-ups and employ USB drives to infect additional systems. Another executable that can be found in the Application Data folder (just like explorer.exe) is oxfubb.exe, and if you want to delete PWS:MSIL/Petun.A manually – you will need to find and remove these components first.

PWS:MSIL/Petun.A is a tremendously devious application that does not deserve to remain active in any Windows system, which is why its immediate removal is something you need to take care of right this minute. Delete PWS:MSIL/Petun.A manually, if you know how to find all of its malignant components, or allow automatic removal tools to help you out. The most essential part of the infection’s removal is good timing, and you should note that if you postpone the Trojan’s removal, the chances of facing data theft could become considerably higher.

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How to manually remove PWS:MSIL/Petun.A

Files associated with PWS:MSIL/Petun.A infection:

MSCFirewall 6.7.exe
javactpl.exe
MCSOFirewall.exe
explorer.exe
dwrn.exe
explorer.exe
oxfubb.exe
AOE.exe
Direct9x.exe
iexplorer.exe
D3D8THK.exe
mscfirewall 7.5.exe
oxfubb.exe

PWS:MSIL/Petun.A processes to kill:

MSCFirewall 6.7.exe
dwrn.exe
explorer.exe
oxfubb.exe
mscfirewall 7.5.exe
javactpl.exe
explorer.exe
iexplorer.exe
MCSOFirewall.exe
AOE.exe
oxfubb.exe
Direct9x.exe
D3D8THK.exe
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