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Monday, July 15, 2013

How Can I Remove Syswow64 Trojan Virus?

Does your computer be infected by Syswow64? How much do you know Syswow64? This post will help you learn more about Syswow64 and give you removal suggestions to get rid of it.

Syswow64 Description

Syswow64 is a notorious Trojan virus that has been popular since 2001. Hiding deeply behind your system, Syswow64 can cause damages to your computer. Syswow64 infiltrates malicious files and registry entries in your computer. It launches with your window’s running whenever you boot your computer. Syswow64 can damage your computer for the following reasons: firstly, Syswow64 can redirect you to random web sites sometimes, and these web sites are compromised and may bring you much more infections and threats to your computer; secondly, Syswow64 alert files names and registry entries of your programs so as to disable your programs and avoid being detected by anti-virus; thirdly, Syswow64 changes your system files and dll files, thus your computer system is messed up and runs weirdly. Besides, as other Trojan viruses do, Syswow64 can record your activities and operations related to your computer, connect to a remote server and open a back door to other malicious infections. Thus, your privacy may be revealed to cyber criminals, and your computer would be damaged further.

Damages Caused by Syswow64

1. Syswow64 redirects you to malicious web sites;

2. Syswow64 changes your system files and registry entries;

3. Syswow64 disables your anti-virus;

4. Syswow64 connected your computer to remote server which is controlled by cyber criminals;

5. Syswow64 mess up your system and brings other infections to your computer.

Ways to Get Rid of Syswow64

Since Syswow64 can mess up your computer and disable your anti-virus, you cannot remove it by anti-virus. Here is the manual removal way to get rid of this stubborn Trojan virus.

1. Close all running processes

Before you end its relevant malicious processes shown as below, please make certain you have saved and close all the running files or any other applications first.

2. Delete virus files

The related files can be looked for through the Internet; you just then search for these files on your pc and delete them manually.

C:\Windows\assembly\GAC_32\  Syswow64
C:\Windows\assembly\GAC_64\ Syswow64

3. Remove malicious registry entries

Syswow64 adds corrupt entries in the compromised computer's registry so it can hide deeply without you knowing. Again search for and delete the related registry entries listed below:
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ Syswow64

Note: if you are still find it difficult to remove Syswow64 malware, simply download SpyHunter to clear this malware for you with ease. 

1 comment:

  1. Oh such a great and informative tutorial about how you can remove a Trojan virus. I remember the name of this virus because i have already faced this type of virus few years back with some different model.