FormBook Virus is a Trojan based PC infection that secretly makes entry in the targeted PC and mess up its overall functionality and performance. Its payloads and files could get downloaded from various sources such as spam email attachments, peer-to-peer file sharing networks, and additional hidden components with shareware/freeware and so on. Its related payload is an .exe file that gets executed as soon as it makes it entry. Very silently, it starts mining the PC resources and exploits the security vulnerabilities so that other severe malware infection could make their entry in the work-station from backdoor.
FormBook Virus is a one of its kind of Trojan that nobody will want in their work-station. It will modify the basic configuration of PC including registry entries and System files. Most of the important programs and apps start malfunctioning. The Operating System starts to crash continuously. Additionally, this malware leads to data-theft as well. It connects the PC with a command and control server so that associated cyber-criminals could do perilous activities in the PC from remote location. Its initial symptoms are very clear that unusual behavior of installed program, failure of users command to execute any tasks, bogus alerts and error messages, unresponsive browser and so on. You should not ignore any of its symptoms.
According to our research, the prime aim of FormBook Virus is to steal sensitive confidential information of users. This cheated data could be the username, password, bank account and credit card details and so on. It starts following your browsing activities through plug-ins and cookies. It continuously takes screenshot of the visited page in order to know the victims interests and Online shopping pattern. This is shared with third-parties in order to generate customized ads and make aggressive affiliate marketing strategy. The malware like FormBook Virus are known to do several suspicious things such as recording user’s activities, exploiting the security vulnerabilities and expose loopholes for other malware entry, and mining of crypto currency, consuming excess CPU and GPU process and so on.
How Does FormBook Virus Attacks?
As mentioned earlier, the files and payloads of malware can be installed in the targeted PC secretly using social engineering manipulation and bundling technique. It also travels through spam email attachments where the attached file could be a MS Word, PDF file and so on. As soon as the attachment is opened, the malware code get downloaded and executed immediately. So, the novice users should be very careful from such activities. Always open any kind of attachment after it is scanned with a powerful anti-malware tool. Don’t download arbitrary files and programs. Choose advance/custom installation process so that additional files could be shown and you can stop its download.
Remove FormBook Virus using powerful Windows Scanner
Download Automatic Removal Tool to eliminate infectious threat
Now, if you don’t want to face all these functions later inside the PC with FormBook Virus then you were highly suggested to delete FormBook Virus by installing expert’s anti-malware tool inside the PC.
So, what is anti-malware tool?
Anti-malware tool (SpyHunter 4) is a powerful real time protection programs for the Windows Operating System which has been created by Enigma Software Group. It is fully capable to protect the Computer against threat like FormBook Virus. However, you can also remove this threat by manual process but it is little bit complexly. Besides that, the manual process requires Computer skill. That means, you need to put some extra effort on your PC in order to remove FormBook Virus. As well as, you should have ability to revert back any wrong steps which you have taken in manual process. Otherwise the PC might be goes even worst conditions. On the other hand with the anti-malware tool you don’t requires any extra Computer skill or effort. The Spy Hunter has been designed between experts and novice Users level. Thus, you can easily operate without any worries of harm your Computer. Therefore, in my opinion I would like to prefer anti-malware tool in order to uninstall FormBook Virus from Computer.
Complete tutorial to delete FormBook Virus using automatic removal method
- As you will run anti-malware tool, you will see two options located in middle of screen. Please click on **Scan Computer Now** option in order to proceed to full System scan.
- You can also see the error result while scanning of PC.
- If you want to scan any particular volume drive or removal pen drives then you can use this Custom Scan option.
- Spyware Helpdesk will help you in solving the PC’s errors online (just like Customer services).
- System Guard, this functions will helps you to keep your Computer safe from offline threat.
- By using Network Sentry Option your browser will safe from online threat and your online activities will be protected by this anti-malware tool.
- Al last, by enabling the Scan Scheduler function, your Computer will automatically keep scanned timely by this tool and notifies you if this tool caught any error.
How to get rid of FormBook Virus manually?
Eliminate FormBook Virus by going through Control Panel:
- Click on the Start menu icon located on below left of screen (Right click for Windows 8 and 8.1 Users).
- Select Control Panel option > Programs.
- The Programs which were installed on PC were located in this list.
- Please find out FormBook Virus as well as their associated files and click on it to uninstall it.
Remove FormBook Virus entries from Windows Registry box:
- In order to go to the Windows registry box, please click on Win logo button+ R key together.
- Type **regedit** in run dialog box. (If it asks your permission to open this window then click on Yes button)
- Registry Box will suddenly open up please go through every location given below in this window in order to find out and delete FormBook Virus.
- HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\FormBook Virus.exe
- HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects
- HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Opera Software
Explorer\Main\Start Page Redirect=http://random.com
- HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\virus name
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon Shell = %AppData%\IDP.ARES.Generic.exe
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run Random
- HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Random.
Method to prevent FormBook Virus and other similar threats in future
After all, the single biggest factor in preventing a threat like FormBook Virus infection is lies upon you. Even you already install anti-malware and you scan your Computer timely, if you don’t be carefully towards your PC while using it. It is obviously to get infected by FormBook Virus again. Therefore, you just need vigilance to avoid being affected by threat in future and n some tips and suggestion mention here will hopefully prevent your Computer from infection in coming time.
- Keep your anti-malware updated.
- Use strong passwords for valuable information to prevent from hacking.
- Disable auto-run functions for downloaded files and injected drives.
- Block auto update from network inside System.
- Leave it out unknown recipient email attachments.
- Avoid connecting to open source network like Wi-Fi.
- Use hardware based firewall in order to protect your System against infections.
- Deploy DNS protection from automatically get modified.
- Use ad blocker extension and software in order to surf without getting any additional commercial ads and junk notifications.
- Do not use any untrusted or unofficial domain for surfing and downloading files inside browser.