Artemis Trojan Description
The Artemis Trojan is a Trojan infection that prevents computer users from using the infected computer effectively. The Artemis Trojan puts into place severe restrictions on the computer user's privileges. The Artemis Trojan prevents computer users from accessing or making any changes to their files. If the Artemis Trojan is installed on a computer, the affected computer user will not be able to install or delete any new software. The Artemis Trojan will not allow computer users to run the Windows Registry, install anti-malware software on their computer or even print!
The Artemis Trojan also has browser hijacker capabilities, which may prevent computer users from using their Web browser by redirecting them constantly to websites associated with the Artemis Trojan. Security researchers have received reports that mistakenly refer to the Artemis Trojan s a 'virus' and have confused the Artemis Trojan with low quality websites of the same name or that use similar names (such as 'Aartemis'). The Artemis Trojan is designed to infect computer users running the Windows operating system, including Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. If the Artemis Trojan is already residing on your PC, you should take immediate steps to remove this threat at once. In most cases, starting up the infected computer using alternate start-up methods can allow you to avoid the Artemis Trojan and run a good security application.
How the Artemis Trojan May Affect Your PC
The Artemis Trojan may first manifest itself with suspicious pop-ups and erratic behavior on the affected Web browser (such as clicking noises or altered page loading times). Computer users may receive a pop-up window claiming that it is necessary to update their Web browser or a program such as a media player of Java. However, this fake update is a Trojan downloader that installs the Artemis Trojan on the affected computer. Many computer users may receive false positives involving the Artemis Trojan if they are using certain security programs. This is a known issue because the Artemis Trojan shares various characteristics with other Potentially Unwanted Programs.
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Security Doesn't Let You Download SpyHunter or Access the Internet?Solutions: Your computer may have malware hiding in memory that prevents any program, including SpyHunter, from executing on your computer. Follow to download SpyHunter and gain access to the Internet:
- Use an alternative browser. Malware may disable your browser. If you're using IE, for example, and having problems downloading SpyHunter, you should open Firefox, Chrome or Safari browser instead.
- Use a removable media. Download SpyHunter on another clean computer, burn it to a USB flash drive, DVD/CD, or any preferred removable media, then install it on your infected computer and run SpyHunter's malware scanner.
- Start Windows in Safe Mode. If you can not access your Window's desktop, reboot your computer in "Safe Mode with Networking" and install SpyHunter in Safe Mode.
- IE Users: Disable proxy server for Internet Explorer to browse the web with Internet Explorer or update your anti-spyware program. Malware modifies your Windows settings to use a proxy server to prevent you from browsing the web with IE.
This article is provided "as is" and to be used for educational information purposes only. By following any instructions on this article, you agree to be bound by the disclaimer. We make no guarantees that this article will help you completely remove the malware threats on your PC. Spyware changes regularly; therefore, it is difficult to fully clean an infected machine through manual means.