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Danger level 9
Type: Malware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Can't be uninstalled via Control Panel
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Blocks Internet browsers
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Normal system programs crash immediatelly
  • Cant change my homepage
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Slow Computer

Payeer Virus

Payeer Virus is a fake antispyware application that successfully blocks your web browser. This application tries to make an impression that your browser has been infected with dangerous malware, and thus it must be blocked. The truth is that Payeer Virus simply wants to steal your money, so it uses obvious lies to achieve its goals. You should invest in a powerful antispyware application and remove Payeer Virus from your system immediately. Although rogue antispyware programs cannot cause great harm to your system, they still are dangerous infections that should not be tolerated.

The infection gets its name from Payeer money transfer system. It may also be known as Windows Security or Defru virus. Despite the fact that there are a lot of different names for this application, it is still the same infection, and you need to know how to deal with it. One of the main reasons why Payeer Virus can block you from entering important websites is that it changes your hosts file settings without your permission. Hence, in order to terminate Payeer Virus, you will have to restore your hosts file settings.

Apart from modifying the hosts file behind your back, Payeer Virus also creates an executable file in %APPDATA% directory under the name of w1ndows_b456. Take note that the name might differ according from infection to infection, so if you are not an experienced computer user, you should not try deleting the file on your own. What is more, Payeer Virus also creates value in the Registry Run key, and as a result, Payeer Virus auto-starts each time you turn on your computer. Hence, every time you access the Internet, this rogue will block such websites as,,, and many others.

Payeer Virus tries to make a good impression by stating that your PC is infected with viruses, and you must not browse a certain website because even more threats would enter your system. To make matters worse, Payeer Virus demands that users would pay $4.75 via Payeer system. Supposedly, if you pay, the rogue would remove all the “detected viruses” from your computer.

Unfortunately, the only thing that you must remove right now is Payeer Virus. This application is an obvious computer threat that does not allow you to browse the Internet. It has been created to rip unsuspecting users off, and it seems to be doing a rather decent job. Never trust Payeer Virus and other similar applications because it forges false security reports to scare computer users into spending their money for nothing.

Please follow the instructions below to restore your hosts file, and then use SpyHunter free scanner to scan your PC and detect all the malicious files related to Payeer Virus. It is for the best to leave malware removal to the professionals, so acquire a powerful antispyware application that would do the job for you. Do take your computer security seriously, and get rid of Payeer Virus as soon as possible.

How to modify Windows hosts file

  1. Double-click Computer and go to Local Disc (C:).
  2. Open Windows folder and double-click System32 folder.
  3. Select drivers and go to etc folder.
  4. Use Notepad to open hosts file.
  5. Delete all the additional lines below # localhost and # ::1 localhost.
  6. Save the changes and exit Notepad.
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