Remove Virtumonde.pf Before Its Too Late

By: Jacob A. Erdei

I hope you are never infected with Virtumonde.pf but if your reading this then chances are infected with this trojan. This spyware threat is not actually a computer virus but known as spyware / adware.

This trojan can be very difficult to remove. The first time I came across it, it took over 4 hours for me to kill. Let me say this. I have been working on computers for a living for about 12 years now so when I have trouble on something like this I can only imagine how hard it can be for many others.

The good news is there are step by step Virtumonde.pf removal guides out there now. For instance over at Virtumonde they have several guides that are great.

What are the symptoms of this spyware trojan?

The main symptoms you will see are a ton of pop-ups. Even if your web browser is not open you will get hammered. Virtumonde.pf also goes out and downloads fake anti-virus and fake anti-spyware programs like Virus heat and sysprotect. These programs try to trick users into buying the program. They will tell you that your identity is being stolen and you need to purchase their software right away to get rid of it. You should under no circumstance fall for this trick.

One of the most popular removal tools for this particular threat is Vundofix.exe. This tool is free and works about 50% of the time at removing Vundo. The issue is it does not remove all the other spyware programs that were download by this program and it also offers no protection. If you use the tool you still need to go out and purchase a good anti-spyware client.

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