Hello, I have this VirtuMonde virus on my computer. I ran Spybot, Ad-aware and McAfee virus scan to see if I can clear it. I get certain things from Spybot but they usually reappear after I thought I deleted them. If you can help me get rid of this VirtuMonde plague I would be eternally grateful for not having to reformat my computer.
Well, Andrew, you’ve come to the right place. The Windows Guru is at your service.
The VirtuMonde virus is classified as adware. It functions similarly to a keylogger to record information about your browser usage. It transmits this information to a central web site and then downloads targeted popup ads.
The VirtuMonde virus is most easily identified by most common anti-virus and spyware programs. However, you can also use SpyHunter’s Free VirtuMonde Scanner.
While it’s not a highly advanced infection, removing this pesky bug is difficult by nature because it uses several randomly named process files. It also adds many different registry keys entries that must also be removed.
So, while the VirtuMonde infection can be removed manually by deleting it’s viral processes and unregistering its other components, it’s much easier and far more effective to use a pre-built removal tool like that one provided by Symantec.
Remember to create a System Restore point before and after removal of the infection and don’t forget to backup any sensitive data before attempting any system changes.
Hope this helps!
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