How to remove GootKit virus


This item will tell you about the Trojan software, known as GootKit, the ways of infection, and the ways to protect your PC from it. On this page you'll find plain and effective advices that will assist you to delete GootKit, and all the consequences of its doing in five minutes.

The object of this article is GootKit Trojan that called the enormous wave of concern lately. If GootKit already penetrated the workstation, then you most likely face certain problems with its elimination. Trojans are known for their multitasking, and are able to actively resist removal, create their own copies and reinstall after incorrect removal. We can help you, and at the end of this page you'll see the efficient tips on GootKit removal. Also this method assists to purify the system from various hazardous programs that might penetrate it. You can immediately proceed with the removal, but you better read the info about Trojan viruses, as it might help you avoid this threat in the future.


What is GootKit trojan

So, Trojan viruses are the biggest family of malicious software in the Earth's info - space that is used by hackers for many purposes. The most common examples of such goals are spying on the user, the steal of passwords and important information, updating and maintaining already installed malware or botnets creation. The most important weakness of Trojan viruses lies in their name - they cannot spread without human consent. Recent time, people started to think that all perilous or unwanted software are viruses, but we should say that viruses, unlike Trojans, know how to easily spread and infect the defenseless PC. Trojans effectively penetrate computers with help of other malware or with customer's help, but cannot do it on their own. After infesting the device, the Trojan is extremely hard to find manually that is highly appreciated by all sorts of hackers. All things that are described in this paragraph bring us to an obvious solution: Trojan viruses should be recognized and neutralized until they get into the computer!

There's a common (and bad) opinion that antivirus is capable of protecting your system from viruses. No antivirus can help you if you download new malware on a daily basis. To ensure security, you should get rid of dangerous habits, and behave prudently on the Internet. You can achieve this goal via two easy methods:

  • The very reliable option is to completely stop using software of suspicious provenance. These principles related to any tool downloaded not from the reliable developer websites or well-known vendors. Of course, all cracked copies of good utilities must also be considered probably dangerous. If you quit downloading such programs, the chances of penetration would be lowered to a minimum, and antivirus can rapidly cope with this minimum.
  • If you're not going to totally forget about using pirated content, you have to carefully inspect all tools that you're going to install. Trojans commonly hide under the guise of nice programs such as search engines, antiviral software, browser games, driver updaters, system optimizers and browsers. Don't install strange programs from this list, and when another pirated tool is installing - watchfully follow the installation, revoking all suggestions for getting additional software.

Listen to these advices and you will immediately notice their fruits: the machine will become workable, safe and speedy, and will be so for years.

GootKit removal instruction

If you are MAC user, follow this guide How to remove virus from MAC

Usually we suggest two manners to eliminate undesired programs, but in this case, when deleting Trojans, there are far fewer methods to discover and eliminate them in manual mode. Trojan can be placed in the files of any of your utilities, so an inexperienced user can make an error, erase an important folder and cause a system malfunction. To avoid this, we've created an instruction that will help you to eliminate GootKit quickly and efficiently. The first stage is to boot the PC in Safe Mode and inspect system files. The second step is to download and install WiperSoft anti-viral program. After that - stick to the guide, and in five minutes the PC will be able to work again.

Step 1. Boot into Safe mode

Safe mode

Start -> Msconfig.exe

Safe mode. Step 1

On the tab Boot select Safe boot

Safe mode. Step 2

Step 2. Check Startup folder

Start -> Msconfig.exe ->Disable unknown programs in the Startup tab


Step 3. Check hosts file

Modify hosts file, that located in C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\ .

Hosts file.Step 1

Open the file with Notepad and delete suspicious strings.

Hosts file.Step 2

It has to look like this:

Hosts file.Step 3

Step 4. Scan the system with antiviral scanner

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Step 5. Disable Safe mode

Start -> Msconfig.exe ->Disable Safe boot in the Boot tab

Deactivate Safe mode

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