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- Considerably consumed CPU.
- Snail-like PC performance.
- Error message would be triggered to cause malfunction/dysfunction.
- Freezes/crash would happen on both computer and browsers.
- Additional infections or unknown items can be detected soon after its infiltration.
Where Trojan:Win32/Comame!gmb Comes from?
Spreading through emails and some strange links through instant chat tools are the ways known to all and thus PC users pay much precaution over them. To propagate itself and work to steal as much confidential information as possible to earn money for its maker, Trojan:Win32/Comame!gmb, categorized as Trojan, would switch to other strategies as follows:
- Capture browser hijackers or other BHO applications to preload its code when access it built.
- Exploit vulnerability within Script/installed programs/system, backdoor of some loosely programmed software mounted on your computer and bugs on some ads/installed applications.
- Piggyback on some rogueware like AnyProtect.
What Does Trojan:Win32/Comame!gmb Do to Computer?
What Trojan:Win32/Comame!gmb attacks has indicated that the Trojan horse is alive on the Internet. Besides, PC users should know that the JS technology is what helps us to log into various accounts without re-typing password and account name all over again, which is beneficial and a great help when some forget; while such technology can be utilized by cyber criminals maliciously to record log-in credentials. In other word, identity theft and information loss will be incurred.
As a Trojan horse, Trojan:Win32/Comame!gmb is capable of opening up a backdoor. The program is also created to allow remote and unsolicited access from a remote server or the cyber criminal directly to the collected information. In passing, it would bring in additional items, especially to earn extra money or simply cooperate to make a fully automated remote compromise.
FAQ - Why Trojan:Win32/Comame!gmb Cannot Be Removed Automatically?
With the browser techniques, Trojan:Win32/Comame!gmb manages to infiltrate into a machine and call the build-in processes casually to run errands (vicious ones). As a consequence, even though installed anti-virus program detect the Trojan horse due to the virulent attribute code, it is not capable of exterminating the Trojan horse when some background processes are protecting it, or the processes generated by the Trojan horse that resemble the system ones so much to confuse the affected machine, such as EXPLORER.EXE. Therefore, manual removal method is highly recommended.
Technical Steps to Remove Trojan:Win32/Comame!gmb
1. Reset browsers.
Internet Explorer: Tools menu > Internet Options > Advanced tab > Restore Defaults button > OK.
Mozilla Firefox: Firefox button > Help > Troubleshooting information > ‘Reset Firefox’ button.
Google Chrome:‘Customize and Control Google Chrome’ menu > ‘Options’ > ‘Under the Hood’ > ‘Reset to Defaults’ button.
Opera: Show hidden files and folders (see Step 3) > navigate to "C:\Users\user_name\AppData\Roaming\Opera\Opera\" > remove Operapref.ini.
2. Access Task Manager to remove the items with the path directing to Trojan:Win32/Comame!gmb according to the installed anti-virus program.
Win+R key combination > Run box > type "CMD" > Enter key > type “taskkill.exe /im msblast.exe” or “taskkill.exe /im teekids.exe” or “taskkill.exe /im penis32.exe” > Enter key > access Task Manager > View >select columns > tick "PID" and "Path name" > go to open up System Information > end the process with path name directing to Trojan:Win32/Comame!gmb's path(according to the threat alert) or the path that doesn't belong to system.
(tip: if some vicious processes reappear, one could find the PPID through PID functionality; please then remove the parent process(es) with the command “taskkill /im system.exe /f” through DOS window.)
3. Unveil hidden files and folders to remove the ones created by Trojan:Win32/Comame!gmb.
‘Control Panel’ > 'user accounts and family safety' > 'Folder Options’ > View tab > tick ‘Show hidden files and folders' and non-tick 'Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)’ > ‘OK’.
Start screen > Windows Explorer > View tab > tick ‘File name extensions’ and ‘Hidden items’ options > OK button.
a.when done, remove the given items:
C:\Documents and Settings\[user name]\Local Settings\Temp
C:\Documents and Settings\[user name]\Local Settings\Temporary Internet File
b. navigate to the following directories and remove the items generated on and after the date when Trojan:Win32/Comame!gmb was firstly detected:
(tip: if one owns Windows XP, it is suggested to execute the following steps after closing down System Restore function: right click on “My Computer”/”Computer” > Property > navigate to System Restore tab > tick “Turn off System Restore”)
turn off system restore to prevent from Trojan:Win32/Comame!gmb's reimage
C.Remove Autorun.inf that helps Trojan:Win32/Comame!gmb to automatically launch at each Windows start.
D. Remove Recycler file that helps Trojan:Win32/Comame!gmb to reclaim back all its vicious components on the occurrence of incomplete removal.
- Run anti-virus program to locate the place where Trojan:Win32/Comame!gmb settles.
- Press and hold Win key and R key together to bring up a run box.
- Type “cmd.exe” and hit Enter key. You’ll then see a flashing slash or line, type “/s” there and hit enter key.
If one reads the preceding paragraphs in depths, one should be clear that there is big chance for Trojan:Win32/Comame!gmb to bring in additional infections, Trojan particularly. But what the Trojan horse would bring in can not be ascertain. Therefore, it is impossible to offer the instruction to remove the additional infections as well as troubles. If unfortunately that it is the case you are now in, you may need to seek corresponding solution in virus reservoir.
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