Reveton Trojan Virus – Information/Removal Instructions
Written by Andrew Cross Sunday, 6 January 2013
In the past few months the UK has been hit by the Reveton Virus and it seems the USA are beginning to become under attack below is an important information about the virus and how to remove it, if you get hit by this virus.
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Reveton Trojan Information:
Reveton Trojan is also called Trojan:Win32/Reveton.A that is an extremely dangerous Trojan ransomware. Reveton Trojan tries to pretend as the legal notification from the real government departments or other well-known organizations. Usually, Reveton Trojan propagates via Citadel botnet that is attached to other programs. As soon as Reveton Trojan breaks in your system, it immediately displays a fake warning saying your computer is locked as it’s found to break the law. At the same time, you are required to pay a ransom to unlock the system. Many ransomwares employ such tactics to swindle users’ money, including FBI Moneypak virus, Windows Anytime Upgrade Ukash Virus. Besides locking your system, Reveton Trojan is able to redirect your web browsers and greatly decrease system performance. And it also steals valuable information for hackers who can also access the infected machine via the backdoors. So now you should know that Reveton Trojan is a real scam and you should remove it as quickly as you can.
Before you proceed the removal of Reveton Trojan virus, please
1. Restart your system and keep pressing F8 key into Safe Mode with Networking
2. Click Start Menu and find run
3. Type in msconfig and hit OK
4. Try to disable some suspicious processes at Startup tab.
5. Repeat step 2, type in regedit and open registry editor
6. Locate HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\
7. Find shell in the right hand panel and change its value into Explorer.exe by right clicking it if the value is different.
8. Save the changes and restart your PC.
Reveton Trojan Screenshot:
Reveton Trojan Manual Removal
Note: If you are not proficient with computer, it’s advised that you backup your system before manually removing Reveton Trojan virus. And double check the files that you are going to delete, or your computer can’t work for missing some files.
Step 1: Delete the following registery files:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon: ‘Userinit’ = ‘\userinit.exe, %Documents and Settings%\[UserName]\Application Data\temp_sys.exe’
Step 2: Delete the following files:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
Please, note that manual removal of Reveton Trojan virus is a procedure with high complexity and cannot always guarantee a full removal of the virus, due to the fact that some objects can stay hidden or may become reanimated automatically after incomplete removal. What’s more, lack of the required skills and even the slightest deviation from the removal guides may result in irreparable system corruption. That’s the reason it’s strongly advised automatic removal of Reveton Trojan virus, which will save your time and avoid any system corruptions and ensure the desired result.
Automatic Reveton Trojan virus Removal:
Tips: In case you can’t install the removal utility, please download this correction script, unzip it and then double click to execute it. It can correct the system settings that the spyware has distorted.
Step 6: Perform a Full Scan of your system to detect Reveton Trojan virus or other malware.
I hope this information helps you in your time of need. This information was provided by http://removevirushelp.com
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