This page aims to help you remove Trojan.msil.berbomthum.aa. Our removal instructions work for every version of Windows.
In case that you have recently noticed some strange activity on your computer, your system has started to crash often, your software has become unresponsive or you have received some phishing emails from anonymous hackers, then it is definitely a good idea to check your system for a hidden Trojan Horse infection. If such malware has really infiltrated your machine, the above-mentioned symptoms could be just the initial indicators of a much more serious malicious activity in the background. That’s why the most sensible course of action, in this case, is to scan your PC with a reliable anti-malware program for any hidden threats and remove anything which seems suspicious. If you don’t have a trusted program to perform a scan with, on this page, you can find a professional malware removal tool which proves effective against Trojan-based viruses, as well as against other nasty infections. What is more, in the paragraphs below, you can also find a detailed removal guide, which is dedicated to one recently reported Trojan Horse infection named Trojan.msil.berbomthum.aa. This new threat spreads via various malicious transmitters and can infect you without your knowledge if you happen to click on one of its many carriers. Once inside, the nasty Trojan can initiate a wide variety of criminal activities, all of which can leave your system seriously damaged. If not detected on time, the malware can mess with your data and your software, exploit your system’s resources, spy on you through your webcam and mic, steal sensitive information and even introduce other viruses to your machine. The manual steps described in the guide below, however, can help you detect and safely remove Trojan.msil.berbomthum.aa in case you have been compromised by it. The suggested removal tool can do that even faster and additionally scan the entire system for any other possible threats that might have sneaked in.
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2: Task Manager
Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc to enter the Task Manager. Go to the Tab labeled Processes (Details for Win 8/10). Carefully look through the list of processes that are currently active on you PC.
If any of them seems shady, consumes too much RAM/CPU or has some strange description or no description at all, right-click on it, select Open File Location and delete everything there.
Also, even if you do not delete the files, be sure to stop the process by right-clicking on it and selecting End Process.
3: The Hosts file
Go to c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts. Open the hosts file with notepad.
Find where it says Localhost and take a look below that.
If you see any IP addresses there (below Localhost) send them to us here, in the comments since they might be coming from the virus.
4: Disable Startup programs
Re-open the Start Menu and type msconfig.
Click on the first search result. In the next window, go to the Startup tab. If you are on Win 10, it will send you to the Startup part of the task manager instead, as in the picture:
If you see any sketchy/shady looking entries in the list with an unknown manufacturer or a manufacturer name that looks suspicious , disable those programs and select OK.
5: Registry Editor
Press Windows key + R and in the resulting window type regedit.
Now, press Ctrl + F and type the name of the virus.
Delete everything that gets found. If you are not sure about whether to delete something, do not hesitate to ask us in the comments. Keep in mind that if you delete the wrong thing, you might cause all sorts of issues to your PC.
6: Deleting potentially malicious data
Type each of the following locations in the Windows search box and hit enter to open the locations:
Delete everything you see in Temp linked to Trojan.msil.berbomthum.aa Ransomware. About the other folders, sort their contents by date and delete only the most recent entries. As always, if you are not sure about something, write to us in the comment section.
Protection and prevention
The sole fact that you have been compromised by a nasty Trojan Horse infection such as Trojan.msil.berbomthum.aa is a serious indication that your system has security issues that need to be addressed. That’s why the best you could do to protect your PC is to arm yourself up with trusted security software. Most Trojans can infect you with one wrong click on a seemingly-harmless file, email link or attachment, an ad, a pop-up or another commonly encountered piece of web content. They rarely show visible symptoms of their presence in the system and that’s why it is not enough to be observant. You really need to use a proper scanner to catch them before they manage to perform the malicious deeds that they have been programmed for. And trust us, the consequences of the attack of a Trojan-based virus could be really unpleasant. Not only may the entire system become seriously corrupted, but sometimes the malware may allow its criminal creators to gain full remote control over the infected machine and to access everything on it without your knowledge. To prevent that and much more from happening, take the necessary steps shown above and remove Trojan.msil.berbomthum.aa as soon as possible.
Daniel Sadakov has a degree in Information Technology and specializes in web and mobile cyber security. He harbors a strong detestation for anything and everything malicious and has committed his resources and time to battling all manners of web and mobile threats. He has founded MobileSecurityZone.com, a website dedicated to covering the top tech stories and providing useful tips for the everyday user, in an effort to reach and help more people.