Aliases of AutoHack (AKA):
|[Kaspersky]||HackTool.Win32.Auha.10, HackTool.Win32.Auha.11, HackTool.Win32.Auha.20, HackTool.Win32.Auha.21|
|[Eset]||Win32/HackTool.Auha.10 trojan, Win32/HackTool.Auha.11 trojan, Win32/HackTool.Auha.20 trojan, Win32/HackTool.Auha.21 trojan|
|[F-Prot]||security risk or a "backdoor" program|
How to Remove AutoHack from Your Computer^
You can effectively remove AutoHack from your computer with Exterminate It!.
After installing the program, run a scan to display a list of the files associated with AutoHack in the Scan Result screen and remove these files. For information about running scans and removing malware files, see the Exterminate It! Help.
AutoHack Categorized as:^
A trojan is a program that is disguised as legitimate software but is designed to carry out some harmful actions on the infected computer.
Unlike viruses and worms, trojans don’t replicate but they can be just as destructive.
These days trojans are very common. Trojans are divided into a number different categories based on their function or type of damage.
Hacker tools are utilities designed to help hackers gain control of remote computers in order to use them as zombies (in DoS attacks, for example), download other malicious programs into those computers, or use them for other malicious purposes.
Be Aware of the Following Hacker Tool Threats:
How Did My PC Get Infected with AutoHack?^
The following are the most likely reasons why your computer got infected with AutoHack:
- 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 AutoHack. 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 AutoHack.
Visiting Questionable Web Sites
When you visit sites with dubious or objectionable content, trojans-including AutoHack, spyware and adware, may well be automatically downloaded and installed onto your computer.
The following symptoms signal that your computer is very likely to be infected with AutoHack:
PC is working very slowly
AutoHack 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 AutoHack.
New desktop shortcuts have appeared or the home page has changed
AutoHack can tamper with your Internet settings or redirect your default home page to unwanted web sites. AutoHack may even add new shortcuts to your PC desktop.
Annoying popups keep appearing on your PC
AutoHack 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
AutoHack 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.