Exterminate It! Antimalware

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Testimonials

A lot of the smart viruses and Trojan horses today try really hard and prevent you form going to the main anti-virus and cleanup sort of product including microsoft own tools. They actually block your access to those sites.

A couple of weeks ago my wife's laptop got totally infected (she must be browsing porn) and I ended up finding a little known program that did most of the clean up and then followed up with Microsoft tools that are available on their site and successfully cleaned everything with the exception of one item i had to get rid of manually.

Name of the product is Exterminate it. Worked pretty well.

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DiskFil

Aliases of DiskFil (AKA):

[Kaspersky]Trojan.Win32.KillFiles.u
[McAfee]DiskFill-C
[Panda]Trj/W32.Killfiles
[CA]Win32/DiskFil!Trojan
[Other]Win32/DiskFil.A, Trojan.Diskfil, Trojan:Win32/Killfiles.FY, KillFiles.u

How to Remove DiskFil from Your Computer^

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

After installing the program, run a scan to display a list of the files associated with DiskFil 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:

BT, SillyDl.CZL, Sin, ThemexpTransport, Subadown.

Hacker Tool

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:

CandyMan, Win32.Spyboter.NAA, Shaggy, Pocztylion, MSN.

How Did My PC Get Infected with DiskFil?^

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

  • 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 DiskFil. 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 DiskFil.

Visiting Questionable Web Sites

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

Detecting DiskFil^

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

PC is working very slowly

DiskFil 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 DiskFil.

New desktop shortcuts have appeared or the home page has changed

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

Annoying popups keep appearing on your PC

DiskFil 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

DiskFil 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.