The Trojan.fakealert is one of the most dangerous Trojan horse viruses of recent times that enter in the windows based computers without consent of the users. It has the ability to open backdoor for other Trojan threats by changing the windows firewall. The Trojan.fakealert changes most of the settings in your windows operating system including the windows registry to remain resident in the system, and hide itself deeply along with other important system files. Once this dangerous Trojan application entered in your system, it will start acting weirdly, and you will face frequent crushes; besides that, the browsing speed is also decreased considerable due to which it becomes almost impossible for your to perform important tasks on the PC.
The Instructions for Removal of Trojan.fakealert
When your system is compromised to this malicious application, you have to get rid of this quickly. You can remove the Trojan.fakealert either by using any reliable automatic removal tool which can get rid of this within just a few clicks of the mouse, or by using the complicated instructions of manual removal method. Following are the instructions to remove this threat manually:-
Select the Safe Mode
The next step of the manual removal process is to end the normal mode, and reboot the machine in the safe mode. You can terminate the normal mode by restarting your computer, and to see the boot options menu you can use the F8 key. Once the boot options are visible, you have to select the safe mode option from the list to start your PC in the safe mode.
Remove the Associated Processes
Once your system starts working in the safe mode, you have to delete the malicious processes created by the Trojan.fakealert. You can do this by accessing the task manager window by holding the Ctrl+Alt+Delete keys together. Once the task manager window is visible on the screen of your computer, you have to make a click on the processes tab, and delete following process:-
%AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
Remove the Files and Folders
Once the processes thing is done, you have to get rid of the associated files created by this malicious Trojan virus. Following are some of the files that are needed to be removed quickly:-
%Programs%\Amt_ar_qvo6.exe \Amt_ar_qvo6.exe .lnk
Remove the Corrupt Registry Entries
In the end, you have to remove the malicious registry entries related to the amt_ar_qvo6.exe to complete the manual removal process. In order to clean the windows registry from these associated entries, you need to access the registry editor with the help of Regedit command which can be executed through the Run option available in the Start menu. Following are the entries that are required to be deleted:-
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Amt_ar_qvo6.exe \DisplayIcon %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe,0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Amt_ar_qvo6.exe \UninstallString “%AppData%[RANDOM CHARACTERS][RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” -u
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce\[RANDOM CHARACTERS] %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Amt_ar_qvo6.exe \ShortcutPath “%AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” -u
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Amt_ar_qvo6.exe \DisplayName Amt_ar_qvo6.exe
To see the success of the manual removal method, you have to restart the infected system in the normal mode, and run a complete system scan.