Thursday, May 23, 2013

Remove Yahoo Email Virus

Yahoo Email Virus is designed to infect computer systems, make changes into Yahoo Messenger files in order to hack Yahoo email accounts. Since it is very harmful for one’s privacy and confidentiality, everybody wants to get rid of it. The virus infection can be recognized if you see below mentioned message on your monitor screen:

“Yahoo Messenger is not installed on your Machine”

This article lists solutions to avoid damage to your system. The steps mentioned below would completely wipe-out the virus infection from your computer. You need to follow the steps strictly in the given manner.

Solutions:

1. End Suspicious Processes

2. Run Complete Virus Scan

3. Set Default Parameters to the Hosts File

4. Remove Malicious Registry Entries

End Suspicious Processes

Firstly you have to look up and end suspicious processes running in your system. You can do this by following the steps given below:

· Click the Start button.
· Type “Taskmgr” (without quotes) in the Search Box.
· Click Taskmgr and go to the Processes Tab.
· Locate following processes one by one:
System gphone.exe
Temp gphone.exe
Driver New Folder.exe
Document and Settings \ All Users \ Desktop \ gphone.exe
Driver letter gphone.exe
Windir gphone.exe
System Default_Not_Set.exe
Root Folder gphone.exe
· Now Right-click on each of them and select End Process button.

Run Complete Virus Scan

This is no doubt a virus infection and it needs to be dealt with a powerful Antivirus software. Download an antivirus program. There are number of free antivirus programs available on the Internet. Do full system scan and remove infected files.

Note: If you already have an antivirus installed, there is a possibility that it has failed to detect the virus. Hence you should obtain a powerful antivirus instead of using the old one.

Set Default Parameters in the Hosts File

This virus infection can alter as well as infect your system Host file. Therefore you need to tackle the problem by resetting the Hosts file. Follow the steps given below to do so:

· Click the Start button.
· Type %systemroot% \system32\drivers\etc in the Search Box
· Click OK.
· You may find Hosts file there in the “ETC” folder, rename the file to Hosts.Old. This would be a good backup in case of emergency.
· Right-click on free space in the ETC folder.
· Select New from context menu, select Text Document
· Type Hosts and press ENTER.
· Open the newly created Hosts file using Notepad.
· Copy following text into the file:

Text code for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003:


Text code for Windows Vista or for Windows Server 2008:


Text code for Windows 7:

· Save file after with following parameters: 
  File Name: Hosts 
  File Type: All Files
· Close Notepad.

Remove Malicious Registry Entries

Windows Registry is integral part of the system processes. Yahoo Email Virus has its own Registry entries. They contain data to be used for hacking, retrieving sensitive information and so on. Unless and until these entries are removed, the virus can re-establish a network connection to transit the data. In other words, your computer is unprotected until these entries are deleted.

How to delete these entries? Well, it is not so easy to do this job manually. You need an advance knowledge of handling Registry keys, identifying problems and implementing correct changes.

· Download RegInOut System Utilities.
· Install and open the program.
· Scan the entire Registry.
· Fix all errors and delete all malicious entries.

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