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Assassin.Pub

How to Remove Assassin.Pub from Your Computer

You can effectively remove Assassin.Pub from your computer with Exterminate It!.

After installing the program, run a scan to display a list of the files associated with Assassin.Pub in the Scan Result screen and remove these files. For information about running scans and removing malware files, see the Exterminate It! Help.

RAT

Remote Access Tool. A program that enables a hacker to remotely access and control other people’s computers. A RAT can serve a variety of malicious purposes, including hijacking and transferring private information, downloading files, running programs, and tampering with system settings.

How Did My PC Get Infected with Assassin.Pub?^

The following are the most likely reasons why your computer got infected with Assassin.Pub:

  • Your operating system and Web browser's security settings are too lax.
  • You are not following safe Internet surfing and PC practices.

Downloading and Installing Freeware or Shareware

Small-charge or free software applications may come bundled with spyware, adware, or programs like Assassin.Pub. Sometimes adware is attached to free software to enable the developers to cover the overhead involved in created the software. Spyware frequently piggybacks on free software into your computer to damage it and steal valuable private information.

Using Peer-to-Peer Software

The use of peer-to-peer (P2P) programs or other applications using a shared network exposes your system to the risk of unwittingly downloading infected files, including malicious programs like Assassin.Pub.

Visiting Questionable Web Sites

When you visit sites with dubious or objectionable content, trojans-including Assassin.Pub, spyware and adware, may well be automatically downloaded and installed onto your computer.

Detecting Assassin.Pub^

The following symptoms signal that your computer is very likely to be infected with Assassin.Pub:

PC is working very slowly

Assassin.Pub can seriously slow down your computer. If your PC takes a lot longer than normal to restart or your Internet connection is extremely slow, your computer may well be infected with Assassin.Pub.

New desktop shortcuts have appeared or the home page has changed

Assassin.Pub can tamper with your Internet settings or redirect your default home page to unwanted web sites. Assassin.Pub may even add new shortcuts to your PC desktop.

Annoying popups keep appearing on your PC

Assassin.Pub may swamp your computer with pestering popup ads, even when you're not connected to the Internet, while secretly tracking your browsing habits and gathering your personal information.

E-mails that you didn't write are being sent from your mailbox

Assassin.Pub may gain complete control of your mailbox to generate and send e-mail with virus attachments, e-mail hoaxes, spam and other types of unsolicited e-mail to other people.