Punkey Malware is a trojan infection that is developed by the cyber criminals with illegal motive. It is a deceptive point of sale threat that has taken the name of the popular 1980s Punkey Brewster sitcom and take advantage of it. It tries to prove itself genuine but the research says that it is a highly dangerous threat that must be eliminated quickly. Punkey Malware may be utilized in a very aggressive ploy in order to deploy a point of sale scheme and later leads to severe corruption. This very creepy trojan threat exploits system vulnerability and disables whole security programs such as task manager and turn off default setting of firewall. This opens the backdoor of the compromised machine and Punkey Malware allow several harmful malware such as virus, worm, rootkit etc, to invade inside the victimized computer.
Furthermore, Punkey Malware enters within the windows directory and infects number of files, folders containing important documents etc. and may cause data loss issue. This could not be found within control panel so it would be almost impossible for you to remove it manually. FBI is also involved in the evil action of this very trojan threat that helps web hackers to collect your private data, confidential informations, sensitive details, banking credentials etc. and end up making you victim of identity theft. So, it is highly recommended to use an effective antivirus software to remove Punkey Malware at the earliest when detected and prevent PC from severe corruption.
Steps to Delete Punkey Malware
Step: 1 Restart your Windows PC in Safe Mode
Find the complete details on how to Reboot your PC in Safe Mode (if you are a novice, follow the above given instructions on how to boot up your PC in Safe mode irrespective of the Windows Version that is being used as Windows XP, 7, Win 8, 8.1 and Windows 10)
Step:2 Remove Punkey Malware from Task Manager
Press CTRL+ALT+DEL simulataneously to open Task manager. Find Punkey Malware Related processes or any other suspicious processes that are running on it. Now Select and delete Punkey Malware virus from Task Manager at once.
Step:3 How to Delete Punkey Malware Related Startup Items
Press Win + R together and Type “msconfig”.
Now press Enter Key or Select OK.
“Startup” option is to be selected on the Pop-up Window Tab
Now Search for Punkey Malware Related applications on Startup Items
Now Uncheck all Unknown or Suspicious items from “System Configuration” related to Punkey Malware
Now Click and Select Restart to Start your Computer in Normal Mode
Step: 4 How to Delete Punkey Malware from Windows Registry
- Press Win + R in combination to Open Run Box, Type regedit on the search box and press enter.
- This will Open the registry entries.
- Find Punkey Malware related entries from the list and carefully delete it. However be careful and do not delete any other entries as this could severely damage the Windows Component.
Also, after completing the above steps, it is important to search for any folders and files that has been created by Punkey Malware and if found must be deleted.
Step 5 How to View Hidden Files and Folders Created by Punkey Malware
- Click on the Start Menu
- Go to Control Panel, and Search for folder Options
- Click on view hidden files and folders Options, For your convenience, we have included complete process on how to unhide files on all Windows Version. This will delete all the files and folders associated with Punkey Malware that was existing on your compromised system.
Still, if you are unable to get rid of Punkey Malware using manual steps, you need to scan your PC to detect Punkey Malware.
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