A short description of W32.Downuk
W32.Downuk is very hazardous infection and is classified under the Trojan virus category. It silently enters into the computer and target the different versions of Windows operating system like Windows XP, 8, 10 and etc. It is capable to do severe damage of the machine. It makes your system very slow and opening of file also take more time. It can corrupt various types of files and application in the infected system. It totally disable your computer and you will face some kinds of irritative environment on your PC.
What are the penetration method of the W32.Downuk?
The invasion of W32.Downuk depends on the hackers that what they use the techniques to inject this virus into the computer. They use this method to connect from the remote server for their gain. When you download the free software, the virus enters via bundled method. You should choose the custom option to install the free software. The spam email, malicious websites and unknown links the also the best example of the invasion of this virus.
Symptoms of the W32.Downuk
- Nasty code injection: W32.Downuk curropts the registry file and penetrate the malicious code to the registry file to get automatically begins the system without any authorization of user.
- Data corruption: it is a nasty threat which corrupts the whole PC data. It causes black screen of death inside your PC.
- Target all Windows PC: W32.Downuk aims all version of Windows. This leads to the dangerous vulnerability for the machine.
- Redirection of the default browser: it also redirect the default browser and infect your working environment by causing unwanted redirection. It also brings other nasty malware infection.
- Disable security program: it blocks the antivirus and firewall protection for itself to remain into your system for long periods of time.
What are the nasty doings of W32.Downuk?
W32.Downuk interfere the online activities and show the unwanted error message, pop-ups, warning alerts and advertisements. It force the user to buy software from the fake websites. It also install the hurtful parasites which can make your system compromised. Moreover, this trojan virus also keeps eyes on the browsing habits and steal private information without your consent. It get connected to the remote server and give chance to the hackers to access your system. They take full control over your PC. It also disable the security measures in the computing machine and make the system more and more vulnerable which leads to further damage.
Steps to Remove W32.Downuk
Step 1>> How to Boot Windows in Safe Mode to isolate W32.Downuk
Step 2>> How to View Hidden Files created by W32.Downuk
for Windows XP
- Exit all Program and Go to Desktop
- Select My Computer icon and Double Click to Open it
- Click on the Tools Menu and now select and Click on Folder Options.
- Select on View Tab that appears in New Window.
- Check mark on the box next to Dispaly the Contents of System Folders
- Now Check the box in order to Show Hidden Files and Folders
- Now press on Apply and OK to close the Window.
- As soon as these steps are performed, you can view the files and folders that were created by W32.Downuk and hidden till now.
for Windows Vista
- Minimize all Window and Go to Desktop
- Click on the Start Button which can be found in lower lef Corner having Windows Logo
- Click on the Control Panel on the Menu and Open it
- Control Panel can be opened in Classic View or Control Panel Home View.
- If you have Selected Classic View, follow this
- Double Click on the Folder icon to open it
- Now select the view tab
- Click on Option to Show Hidden Files or Folders
- If you have Selected Control Panel Home View, follow this
- Appearance and Personalization link is to be Clicked
- Select on Show Hidden Files or Folders
- Press Apply Option and then Click on OK.
This will Show all the Folders including those created by W32.Downuk
Know how to view Hidden Folders on Windows 7, Win 8 and Windows 10
(Following the above steps are necessary to view all the files created by W32.Downuk and that is known to exist on Compromised PC.)
- Open the Run Box by holding together the Start Key and R.
- Now Type and input appwiz.cpl and press on OK
- This will take you to the Control Panel, Now Search for Suspicious programs or any entries related to W32.Downuk. Unistall it once if you happen to find it. However be sure not to Uninstall any other program from the list.
- In the Search Field, Type msconfig and press on Enter, this will pop-up a Window
In the Startup Menu, Uncheck all the W32.Downuk related entries or which are Unknown as Manufacturer.
Step 3>> Open the Run Box by Pressing Start Key and R in Combination
- Copy + Paste the following Command as
- notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts and press on OK
- This will Open a new file. If your system has been hacked by W32.Downuk, certain IP’s will be displayed which can be found in the bottom of the screen.
Look for the suspicious IP that is present in your Localhost
Step 4>> How to Terminate W32.Downuk Running Processes
- Go the Processes Tab by pressing on CTRL+SHIFT+ESC Keys Together.
- Look for the W32.Downuk Running Processes.
- Right Click on W32.Downuk and End the Process.
Step 5>> How to Remove W32.Downuk Related Registry Entries
- Open Registry by Typing Regedit in the Run box and Hit Enter Key
- This will open all the list of entries.
- Now Find and search the entries created by W32.Downuk and cautiously delete it.
- Alternatively, you can manually search for it in the list to delete W32.Downuk Manually.
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