Trojan:Win32/Reveton.A is a kind of malware infection classified as a browser hijacker. Browser hijackers are designed to take over the victim's Internet browser in order to force it to visit certain websites repeatedly. Other ways in which a browser hijacker can affect a computer system is by forcing the computer's Internet browser to display pop-up windows (even when the user did not open the Internet browser initially) and spying on the victim's online activity. Trojan:Win32/Reveton.A in particular is associated with various fake search engines, malicious websites that deliver a stream of advertisements and spam whenever a computer user attempts to carry out a search. ESG security researchers consider that Trojan:Win32/Reveton.A is a dangerous malware infection that can severely hinder your ability to connect to the Internet or use your computer normally.
Recognizing a Trojan:Win32/Reveton.A Infection
The main symptom of Trojan:Win32/Reveton.A manifests itself when you use your Internet browser. Clicking on a link or attempting to visit a website will instead result in being directed to a different, malicious website. Another common symptom of Trojan:Win32/Reveton.A includes severely decreased speed when connecting to the Internet. Pages that would normally load instantly will take several minutes to load in the event of Trojan:Win32/Reveton.A. Victims may also find that their Internet browser's settings have been changed, such as the browser's home page, security settings, favorite sites, and bookmarks.
Getting Rid of Trojan:Win32/Reveton.A on Your Computer System
While there are many malware infections that can be removed by simply reinstalling your Internet browser, Trojan:Win32/Reveton.A is definitely not one of them. This malware infection does not act directly upon your Internet browser. In fact, its effects will be felt when you use any of the major Internet browsers on the market. This is because Trojan:Win32/Reveton.A actually affects how your computer goes online. Not only that, Trojan:Win32/Reveton.A can also affect your operating system by making dangerous changes to your system settings and to the Windows Registry. Because of this, it is usually necessary to use an anti-malware program to scan your hard drives, detect the presence of Trojan:Win32/Reveton.A and then remove Trojan:Win32/Reveton.A completely. It will usually be necessary to start up Windows in Safe Mode, since Trojan:Win32/Reveton.A will usually include components that can disable or hinder some of the most common anti-malware tools.
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