Brief Explanation on Trojan.Downloader.Mendokus
Source of a Trojan.Downloader.Mendokus Infection
Unlike worms and viruses, dangerous Trojan threats like Trojan.Downloader.Mendokus are not just or self-spreading or self-replicating. Instead, these nasty malware rely on the PC user or on other hazardous threats, in order to be successfully installed onto the system. The Trojan is generally disguised and installed onto a targeted system via misleading techniques. Once installed, it downloads and installs other viruses, creating a chain of malicious events that can immediately turn a computer unusable. Some of the common sources of Trojan.Downloader.Mendokus threat includes the following:
It is often found disguised as a video codec and these bogus codec are the typical components of adult-themed video sites or the domains featuring streaming videos of latest movies or TV shows. Basically, when trying to view a movie or show video on any of these web portals, the targeted system user will receive an error pop-up claiming that it is quite necessary to download and install a specific media application or a video codec, which is related to malware infection.
In case, if the system user fails for ruse and download and installs the malicious codec, it will contain an installer that will immediately cause the victim's machine to become infected with Trojan.Downloader.Mendokus noxious virus. Therefore, the cyber security researchers recommend only downloading video codecs right from their official websites.
Besides, the malware is also found as an attachment for junk email or a mail from a PC infected with such precarious viruses. Most often, these kind of email attachments are disguised with an innocuous extension, such as .txt, .jpeg or .pdf. Just of because of this, the RMV security investigators advise computer users not to open unknown mails and their attached files.
Few other common sources of this Trojan is the fake versions of popular app downloads on the file sharing portals or peer-to-peer networks. These sites will usually be compressed in order to prevent the victims from viewing the contents of their download, until is too late. As a result, your PC may get infected with Trojan.Downloader.Mendokus virus.
Steps to Delete Trojan.Downloader.Mendokus
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 Trojan.Downloader.Mendokus from Task Manager
Press CTRL+ALT+DEL simulataneously to open Task manager. Find Trojan.Downloader.Mendokus Related processes or any other suspicious processes that are running on it. Now Select and delete Trojan.Downloader.Mendokus virus from Task Manager at once.
Step:3 How to Delete Trojan.Downloader.Mendokus 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 Trojan.Downloader.Mendokus Related applications on Startup Items
Now Uncheck all Unknown or Suspicious items from “System Configuration” related to Trojan.Downloader.Mendokus
Now Click and Select Restart to Start your Computer in Normal Mode
Step: 4 How to Delete Trojan.Downloader.Mendokus 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 Trojan.Downloader.Mendokus 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 Trojan.Downloader.Mendokus and if found must be deleted.
Step 5 How to View Hidden Files and Folders Created by Trojan.Downloader.Mendokus
- 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 Trojan.Downloader.Mendokus that was existing on your compromised system.
Still, if you are unable to get rid of Trojan.Downloader.Mendokus using manual steps, you need to scan your PC to detect Trojan.Downloader.Mendokus.
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