Exterminate It! Antimalware

malpedia

Known threats:7,116,487 Last Update:August 31, 11:30

Testimonials

exterminate it remove the agent.nbo files without restart. i let it scan again, nothing found! great job!

now i surf since 5 minutes, no popups, it looks like the problem is solved!

big thanks to you and your team, you are the only company that give me response and realy help to remove this bad worm/malware!

i will place now links to our network to your homepage and email my friends and business partners that they know that there is a realy good company with a great tool and good programmers.

thanks.

regards,

m. s.

Sick

Aliases of Sick (AKA):

[Kaspersky]Trojan.UCF.Ras
[Panda]Trj/THCK
[CA]Sick!Trojan

How to Remove Sick from Your Computer^

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

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

Trojan

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.

Be Aware of the Following Trojan Threats:

Win32.VB.fm, Invader, Bancos.GZC, Stalker.dr, MPC.

How Did My PC Get Infected with Sick?^

The following are the most likely reasons why your computer got infected with Sick:

  • 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 Sick. 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 Sick.

Visiting Questionable Web Sites

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

Detecting Sick^

The following symptoms signal that your computer is very likely to be infected with Sick:

PC is working very slowly

Sick 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 Sick.

New desktop shortcuts have appeared or the home page has changed

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

Annoying popups keep appearing on your PC

Sick 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

Sick 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.