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April.1st

How to Remove April.1st from Your Computer

You can effectively remove April.1st from your computer with Exterminate It!.

After installing the program, run a scan to display a list of the files associated with April.1st 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.

How Did My PC Get Infected with April.1st?^

The following are the most likely reasons why your computer got infected with April.1st:

  • 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 April.1st. 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 April.1st.

Visiting Questionable Web Sites

When you visit sites with dubious or objectionable content, trojans-including April.1st, spyware and adware, may well be automatically downloaded and installed onto your computer.

Detecting April.1st^

The following symptoms signal that your computer is very likely to be infected with April.1st:

PC is working very slowly

April.1st 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 April.1st.

New desktop shortcuts have appeared or the home page has changed

April.1st can tamper with your Internet settings or redirect your default home page to unwanted web sites. April.1st may even add new shortcuts to your PC desktop.

Annoying popups keep appearing on your PC

April.1st 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

April.1st 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.