Trojan.Proxy.Koobface-causes, Systems and Removal Procedure

Trojan.Proxy.Koobface-causes, Systems and Removal Procedure-As the “Trojan” is the most harmful or dangerous category among the malcode, the same way  Trojan.Proxy.Koobface is also a very dangerous malware. If you are a social media addict this is an alert for you because the Trojan.Proxy.Koobface infiltrates your computer through Social media website like ‘Facebook’, ‘MySpace’ etc. Once entered in your PC this self replicating malcode will cause severe damage not only to your system but may also cause you financial loss by stealing your sensitive information. It will also deliver you fake alerts and notifications and random messages through your social networking accounts. Once you have noticed it’s presence in your computer system, your first job must be to remove Trojan.Proxy.Koobface immediately.



Many Aliases of Trojan.Proxy.Koobface.


The Trojan.Proxy.Koobface exists in many aliases like Win32/Koobface, Worm koobface, Suspicious.Insight, Trojan.Proxy.Koobface.gen!p, Troj/Agent-MNW, Trojan.Win32/Koobface.a, Mal/Behav-150,Worm.Koobface,Trojan/Proxy.Koobface.L.5, TR-Proxy.Koobface.206336G.1.trojan, TR-Proxy.Koobface.122368.J.trojan and many more.

How Trojan.Proxy.Koobface comes to your computer system


Trojan.Proxy.Koobface uses social media websites like ‘face book’, ‘my space’ as it’s travel medium. If you are a social media addict and don’t have proper protection your chances to get Trojan.Proxy.Koobface are very high. You may receive a message in your social media account as if from one of your friends. Whatever the content of the message may be but the subject will usually be something that attracts your attention. It will be so designed that you will believe that the information is very important or very interesting for you. This all is to instigate you to click the link given. While you click the link, you will be redirected to a malicious  webpage may prompt you to install an update of Flash player, but instead of the update you wii get the malicious program. and, once your PC has been infected, the malicious cycle will repeats itself.

What harm Trojan.Proxy.Koobface does to you and your computer system.


·         Trojan.Proxy.Koobface will slow down your Internet and system speed.
·         The Trojan.Proxy.Koobface will modify your browser settings
·         Display a number of fake ads and pop-ups.
·         The Trojan.Proxy.Koobface is designed to collect the sensitive information from the target Computer.
·         It may gather information about your financial details like online banking login ID and password, credit/debit card number or other sensitive information and redirect it to cyber criminals.
·         The worm will redirects you to various malware harboring sites while browsing  resulting in more malicious applications on your computer.
·         Trojan.Proxy.Koobface  will create bogus desktop shortcuts.

How to recognize Trojan.Proxy.Koobface in your computer system


If you notice the following symptoms, it means your system is infected with the Trojan.Proxy.Koobface -

·         If Your computer and internet Runs sow
·         If Your computer Takes more than usual time to boot.
·         If You see desk top icons which you did not create.
·         If You notice unwanted redirects.
·         If Your home page and browser settings are altered
·         If You see unwanted ads and pop ups

How to remove Trojan.Proxy.Koobface from your computer system


Removing Trojan.Proxy.Koobface manually is easy but it is a complex infection and needs modifications in the system registry and system files. So if you are an expert user you can easily remove Trojan.Proxy.Koobface from your system by removing the following files –

(1) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Run\"systray" = "c:\windows\mstre6.exe"
(2) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Run\"systray" = "C:\Windows\fbtre6.exe"
(3) HKEY_CURRENT_USER\AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\Explorer\Navigating  and
(4) C:\\Windows\\fbtre6.exe C:\\Windows\\fmark2.dat

If you are not sure that you can perform this task successfully, you can remove the culprit with a reliable antimalware software. A free to use antimalware will do, so download and Install a good and updated antimalware software and perform a full system scan. The software will remove the Trojan.Proxy.Koobface and all other virus if any.

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