The Virantix Trojan Removal (remove Virantix) Process

January 20, 2008

Virantix Trojan Explanation

The Virantix Trojan is a nasty Trojan that targets P2P websites or video codecs, which is a form of fake malicious code engineered by Internet hackers. The Virantix Trojan will degrade the performance of your PC, and The Virantix Trojan generates false and misleading system error messages so Internet users would purchase the software, which is obviously a rogue anti-spyware itself. The error message is "This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator." Another fake error message is "“Your computer is infected with spyware! Press OK to download spyware removal.” It is known to be related to Medichi Virus. Please be aware of this dangerous Trojan and remove it promptly if your system is happened to be infected.

Are you getting popups from Virantix Trojan? Have you identified that you have Virantix Trojan installed on your computer? Do you wish to remove Virantix Trojan completely from your computer?

Why should you remove Virantix Trojan?

If Virantix Trojan resides on your computer, it can potentially damage your personal files or you may end up losing data stored on your system. Research has shown that Virantix Trojan may have the ability to make your computer vulnerable to remote attacks which could result, initially, in loss of money, possibly identity theft, and, eventually, a painstaking Virantix Trojan removal process.

How can you manually remove Virantix Trojan

Manual removal of Virantix Trojan may not be for everyone. Each manual Virantix Trojan removal step must be followed delicately to completely remove all related files and registry entries from your computer. If you are unsure or have doubts about editing your system registry, then we recommend that you use the automatic Virantix Trojan removal process.

Virantix Trojan can be removed manually by following the steps below.

  1. With all programs closed, click the Start Menu and go to the Control Panel.
  2. Locate the Add/Remove Programs icon and double click it.
  3. Locate Virantix Trojan in the list of programs. If you find it, select it and remove it. If you cannot find Virantix Trojan, you can continue to step 5.
  4. Restart your computer.
  5. Close all open programs and windows on your desktop.
  6. Open your registry editor (regedit) program by going to Start Menu, type in regedit, and click OK.
  7. Find all of the following registry entries and delete them. If you do not know how to do this, then you can read how to edit the registry in Windows.

  8. You may need to return to this removal process for removing Virantix Trojan. You can do this easily by bookmarking or adding a favorite to this page by clicking here. If you are using the FireFox web browser you can press the keys Ctrl and D simultaneously to bookmark this page.

    Image 1. Bookmark PCHubs removal process


  9. Delete all of the following files that are associated with Virantix Trojan from your computer.

    If you need a better understanding on how to search for these files then you can read how to find and search for files and folders here.

    If you have issues deleting any of the previously listed files that are associated with Virantix Trojan, you can try rebooting your computer into safe mode. Booting into safe mode may allow certain malicious files to be deleted. If you are wondering how to boot into safe mode, you can read our process for starting a computer in safe mode here.

    Image 2. Select "Safe Mode with Networking"


  10. After locating and deleting the previous files you must remove all directories associated with Virantix Trojan by going to the C:\ProgramFiles\Virantix Trojan folder, select it, and delete it. In some cases you may not be able to find this directory. You can still continue to the next step.

  11. Restart your computer. You do not need to boot into safe mode at this point. You should have removed Virantix Trojan completely from your computer. If you find that Virantix Trojan is still on your computer, you can repeat the steps again or go to the automatic Virantix Trojan removal process.

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