Exterminate It! Antimalware

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Known threats:699,742 Last Update:November 20, 22:46

Testimonials

Matt,

Thanks so much for your help. For now, this seemed to have solved the problem and found all the infected files. I'll keep you updated, as I know this virus can be very hard to kill.

Thanks a million.

Jason

HRB

How to Remove HRB from Your Computer

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

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

Backdoor

Of all trojans, backdoor trojans pose the greatest danger to users’ PCs because they give their authors remote control over infected computers. They are downloaded, installed, and run silently, without the user’s consent or knowledge. Upon installation, backdoor trojans can be instructed to send, receive, execute and delete files, gather and transfer confidential data from the computer, log all activity on the computer, and perform other harmful activities.

Be Aware of the Following Backdoor Threats:

Minsk, Dyslexia, Alcobot, XtraAccess, EggDrop.

How Did My PC Get Infected with HRB?^

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

  • 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 HRB. 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 HRB.

Visiting Questionable Web Sites

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

Detecting HRB^

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

PC is working very slowly

HRB 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 HRB.

New desktop shortcuts have appeared or the home page has changed

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

Annoying popups keep appearing on your PC

HRB 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

HRB 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.