How to remove trojan.fakealert

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How to remove trojan.fakealert

Trojan.FakeAlert is a virus from the Trojan family. These programs secretly install themselves in the system, can be remotely controlled by the attacker and are automatically downloaded off an infected website. This specific Trojan installs fake spyware files and a rogue antispyware program to scan and detect the created spyware files on the infected computer, in hopes of tricking the user into purchasing the rogue antispyware.

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Things you need

  • Access to the infected computer

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  1. 1

    Search the computer for the Trojan.FakeAlert files by clicking Start > Search > All Files Or Folders. Search for the following files and delete each one. bridge.dll jao.dll pynix.dll questmod.dll rpnqrdnm.exe runsrv32.dll runsrv32.exe susp.exe tcpservice2.exe udpmod.dll users32.exe winflash.dll wstart.dll zserv.dll

  2. 2

    Remove the viral processes using Windows Task Manager by pressing CTRL + ALT + DEL on the keyboard. Look for the Trojan.FakeAlert processes under Image Name. Highlight the following viral processes and click End Process. rpnqrdnm.exe runsrv32.exe tcpservice2.exe susp.exe users32.exe

  3. 3

    Edit the Registry by clicking Start > Run > (type) regedit and click the OK button. Search the registry keys by clicking Edit > Find > search for the registry key listed below and right click on the registry key and click Modify > Delete. HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\clsid{60e2e76b-60e2e76b-60e2e76b-60e2e76b-60e2e76b}

  4. 4

    Delete the virus dll files by clicking Start > Run > (type) cmd and click the OK button. Type in the Dir:/folder name from step 1. Example---C:\Windows or C:\Winnt Find and delete the following dlls by typing del filename. Example---del zserv.dll zserv.dll wstart.dll winflash.dll udpmod.dll runsrv32.dll questmod.dll pynix.dll jao.dll bridge.dll

Tips and warnings

  • This manual removal process may be difficult and you run the risk of destroying your computer files. It is recommended you backup your system and registry.

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