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Danger level 7
Type: Trojans

Trojan.DNSChanger

Trojan.DNSChanger is a very scary Trojan that can cause serious damage to both your computer and your life. If you are unlucky and Trojan.DNSChanger gains access to your system, the chances are very high that it will modify the DNS settings on your computer, in a very clever manner.Trojan.DNSChanger may also cause your web browser to be redirected to very dangerous fake sites. If you land on a site that doesn’t look trustworthy or a link that you didn\'t give your browser instructions to go to, then this could be a sign that you may be infected with Trojan.DNSChanger.

Trojan.DNSChanger may go by the following names:
• TrojanDNSChanger
• Trojan DNSChanger
• Trojan DNS Changer

Trojan.DNSChanger may display some of the following symptoms:
• Your desktop settings may change by itself.
• Your computers performance may slow down dramatically.
• Files may appear and disappear suddenly.
• You may be bombarded with annoying popups, that won\'t go away.
• You may feel like somebody is watching you.
• Trojan.DNSChanger may redirect your internet browser.
• Various system changes may take place, with no explanation.
• Your computer may connect to the internet without you doing anything.

Trojan.DNSChanger is able to invade your privacy and gain access to all your confidential information. You may experience many annoying advertisements and pop up messages that may seem impossible to get rid of. One of the most alarming aspects with regard to Trojan.DNSChanger, is that it is able to redirect your search results to certain predetermined web sites. There is a variety of ways that Trojan.DNSChanger may gain access to your system although one of the most common ways is when users unintentionally download and install fake codec multimedia.

You need to make sure that you detect Trojan.DNSChanger on your machine as soon as you can. The quicker you are able to properly remove Trojan.DNSChanger, the quicker you can start having a normal computer again. It is also important to remove Trojan.DNSChanger quickly in order to prevent any potential further damages. The best advice is for you to have decent protection on your computer all the time. If this protection is up to date it should be able to both detect as well remove Trojan.DNSChanger automatically for you.

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How to manually remove Trojan.DNSChanger

Files associated with Trojan.DNSChanger infection:

notepad.exe
crater.sys
HBControl.exe
444.0
crater.sys
HBControl.exe
444.0
flash_update.exe

Trojan.DNSChanger processes to kill:

flash_update.exe
notepad.exe
HBControl.exe

Remove Trojan.DNSChanger registry entries:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN\ HBControl
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\MsSecurity Updated
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMICROSOFTWINDOWSCURRENTVERSIONRUN HBControl
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicesMsSecurity Updated
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\$sys$crater
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