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Danger level 8
Type: Trojans
Common infection symptoms:
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Slow internet connection

Trojan Downloader.Contravirus

Trojan.Downloader.Contravirus is a computer infection which is related to a rogue security application ContraVirus. The Trojan horse gets to the computer disguised as a legitimate file or application and alerts the settings of the system. Various files and processes are created, all of which have to be removed from the PC. The malicious files of Trojan.Downloader.Contravirus are uptade.exe, recycle.bin.exe, winsvc.exe, why.exe, scanner.exe and so on. In addition to the executable files, the threat drops a bunch of .dll files, which, without a doubt, have to be removed from the PC, too.

Trojan.Downloader.Controvirus can download new malware onto the infected computer, which may end up with the malfunctions of the system. High CPU usage and slow processing of the system can be very a very visible feature suggesting the presence of the threat, not to mention simulated scans which are supposedly launched by the anti-virus program Controvirus. When you have a fake security application, it is important to ignore its attempts to lure you into purchasing its full fake version.

Trojan.Downloader.Controvirus starts running one the system starts up. It can also record information inputs, which means that you key strokes may be recorded; it may also disable some change Windows firewall setting and retrieve the URLs of the websites you have visited and connect to some port to connect to the Internet. As a result, you may also be bombarded with annoying pop-up advertisements which should be ignored at any price so as not to get directed to an insecure website.

We advise you against manual removal as it can be too difficult to perform manually, especially if you are a novice at malware removal. To remove Trojan.Downloader.Controvirus, implement a spyware removal tool so that you do not need to browse the Registry Editor or look for malicious files in different directories. Use SpyHunter as this application can easily remove Trojan.Downloader.Controvirus and safeguard your privacy.

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