How to remove UVCONVERTER from the computer and browsers

Lately we mentioned UVCONVERTER virus, and now we'll tell you everything that you need to know about it. The item includes the most comfortable and effective methods to remove malware from user's workstation.

UVCONVERTER is a trojan horse virus. It is stealthy, hard to detect, and hard to actually determine it as a virus. These are the main advantages of Trojan Horse viruses, and they can be used for many purposes. Firstly, the can bear almost any virus and help it to enter the system. It might be adware or some useless browser tool, but it also might be ransomware that will encrypt your files and cause you serious inconveniences and financial losses. In addition, trojans are perfect in spying and collecting personal information. The most complex trojans can use some programs on your PC for benefit of their creators. For example, trojans could be used to initiate the mining of crypto-currencies each time you run your PC. As you see, all these purposes are inappropriate for anyone except the owners of trojan. So, UVCONVERTER must be deleted from your PC as soon as possible.

 

Step 1. Boot the system into safe mode

  • Press Start
  • Type Msconfig and press Enter

Safe mode. Step 1

 

  • Select Boot tab

Safe mode. Step 2

 

 

  • Select Safe boot and press Ok

More information about Safe mode: What is Safe Mode and how to boot computer in Safe Mode

 

Step 2. Show all hidden files and folders

  • Press Start
  • Click on Control Panel

Show hidden files. Step 1

 

  • Select Appearance and Personalization

Show hidden files. Step 2

 

  • Click on Folder Options
  • Select View tab
  • Select Show hidden files, folders and drives

Show hidden files. Step 3

 

  • Press Ok

 

Step 3. Remove virus files

 

Check next folders to find suspicious files:

  • %TEMP%
  • %APPDATA%
  • %ProgramData%

 

Step 4. Fix hosts file

  • Go to %SystemRoot%\System32\drivers\etc\ folder

Hosts_file_location

 

  • Open hosts file using Notepad or other text editor
  • Delete suspicious elements
  • Basic hosts file looks like this:

Hosts_file

 

Step 5. Clean registry (for experienced users)

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe and press Enter
  • Clean startup registry keys
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE(HKEY_CURRENT_USER)\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE(HKEY_CURRENT_USER)\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE(HKEY_CURRENT_USER)\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE(HKEY_CURRENT_USER)\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServicesOnce
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Userinit

Step 6. Scan computer with antivirus

 

List of trusted antivirus you can see on Virustotal for example. The most trusted are Kaspersky, Dr.Web, Norton, etc. Also, you can use Spyhunter as removal tool.

 

Step 7. Disable Safe Mode and restart computer

  • Press Start
  • Type Msconfig and press Enter
  • Select Boot tab
  • Remove the check near Safe boot

 

Published by KateRealta

 

 

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