The Trojan.Win32.Spy2 is a malicious application which is considered as a Trojan virus, and installed on the computers all over the world without making users aware of that. This virus is used by the hackers as a tool to sneak in the computers and steal important data of the users. This stolen information is then used for the various purposes, and online frauds. The Trojan.Win32.Spy2 virus mostly downloaded on the computers when the user visits any malicious website accidently, or while downloading any type of freeware. Sometimes, sharing resources with other computers can also become a cause of infection. It has the ability to modify the DNS settings as well as host files in the infected computers, and most of the resources are consumed by this application due to which the performance of the infected computer affected negatively. The manual removal of this dangerous threat is possible, however, for the novice users it is recommended that they should avoid trying these complicated steps of the manual removal method.
Manual Removal of Trojan.Win32.Spy2
Once Trojan.Win32.Spy2 detected on your computer you need to remove it quickly because if it remains on your computer it can be harmful for your important information available in your PC. You can try the following complicated steps of the manual removal method to get rid of this malicious application, however, the chances of the success of the manual removal method depend on how well you are able to execute these steps.
Restart the Computer in Safe Mode
The first step of the manual removal method is to restart the computer, press F8 key, and choose safe mode option when you are able to see the boot option menu screen. This will restart your computer in safe mode instead of the normal mode.
Kill the Malicious Processes
In the safe mode you can easily kill the malicious processes which you cannot do in the normal mode; therefore, you just need to start windows task manager by using the Ctrl+Alt+Delete keys, and select the Processes tab. You have to identify the each associated process, and by selecting them you can press End Process button for each process separately.
Delete Associated Files
After deleting the malicious associated processes, you have to delete the files that are related to the Trojan.Win32.Spy2. In this regard, you have to look for the following files, and delete them if found in your computer:-
- %AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.dll
Remove Registry Entries
Besides deleting the associated files, you also need to get rid of the malicious registry entries created by this dangerous Trojan application. In this regard you have to start registry editor, and navigate to the following registry entries to delete them permanently.
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run ‘Random’
- HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Random
When you finish removing the above mentioned corrupt registry entries, you have to close the registry editor, and restart the machine in the normal mode to see how effectively you removed this dangerous browser hijacker. You also need to update your antivirus program, and run a complete system scan.