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Comasp.V472

Aliases of Comasp.V472 (AKA):

[Eset]Comasp.472 virus
[Panda]Asp.472
[CA]Comasp V472, Comasp.472.A

How to Remove Comasp.V472 from Your Computer^

You can effectively remove Comasp.V472 from your computer with Exterminate It!.

After installing the program, run a scan to display a list of the files associated with Comasp.V472 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 Comasp.V472?^

The following are the most likely reasons why your computer got infected with Comasp.V472:

  • 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 Comasp.V472. 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 Comasp.V472.

Visiting Questionable Web Sites

When you visit sites with dubious or objectionable content, trojans-including Comasp.V472, spyware and adware, may well be automatically downloaded and installed onto your computer.

Detecting Comasp.V472^

The following symptoms signal that your computer is very likely to be infected with Comasp.V472:

PC is working very slowly

Comasp.V472 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 Comasp.V472.

New desktop shortcuts have appeared or the home page has changed

Comasp.V472 can tamper with your Internet settings or redirect your default home page to unwanted web sites. Comasp.V472 may even add new shortcuts to your PC desktop.

Annoying popups keep appearing on your PC

Comasp.V472 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

Comasp.V472 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.