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Just want to say that apparently your Exterminate It has worked like a
charm. I was infected with a most troublesome Malware Trojan that kept
replicating every time McAfee found, blocked and removed it... most annoying
for several days... until Mr. Google led me to your door. What a God send!
With thanks, Tom
Aliases of Keyer (AKA):
[Panda] Trj/Keyer.A, Trojan Horse
[CA] Win32.Keyer.A, Win32/Keyer!Spy.74119!Trojan
How to Remove Keyer from Your Computer
You can effectively remove Keyer from your computer with Exterminate It!.
After installing the program, run a scan to display a list of the files associated with Keyer in the Scan Result screen and remove these files. For information about running scans and removing malware files, see the Exterminate It! Help.
Keyer 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.
Spyware is designed to gather data from a computer and transfer it to a third party without the consent or knowledge of the computer’s owner. This includes collecting confidential information (passwords, credit card numbers, PIN numbers, etc.), monitoring key strokes, gathering e-mail addresses, or tracking surfing habits. Such resource-consuming activities slow down the system and generally impact the computer’s performance.
“Spyware” is an umbrella term for a diverse group of malware-related programs, rather than a clear-cut category. Most spyware definitions apply not only to adware, pornware and ‘riskware’ programs, but to many trojans as well.
How Did My PC Get Infected with Keyer?
The following are the most likely reasons why your computer got infected with Keyer:
- 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 Keyer. 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 Keyer.
Visiting Questionable Web Sites
When you visit sites with dubious or objectionable content, trojans-including Keyer-, 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 Keyer.
PC is working very slowly
Keyer 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 Keyer.
New desktop shortcuts have appeared or the home page has changed
Keyer can tamper with your Internet settings or redirect your default home page to unwanted web sites. Keyer may even add new shortcuts to your PC desktop.
Annoying popups keep appearing on your PC
Keyer 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
Keyer 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.
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