How to delete virtumonde

VirtuMonde is a severe adware infection, which primarily targets Windows XP operating system. This program usually downloads and displays various pop-up advertisements for commercial reasons. These advertisements displayed are usually ‘out of context’, although VirtuMonde is also able to download and execute arbitrary files. Most of the time VirtuMonde is distributed as a DLL file and it is installed on the targeted computer as a Browser Helper Object without user’s knowledge or consent. VirtuMonde is known for being able to resist interrogation by security products, and so it can remain in a computer for a long time.

Even though VirtuMonde is created to deliver ‘out of context’ advertisements, it can also modify computer’s Internet and security settings, as well as send information from the affected system to a remote server. It means that even the personal information of the user can be stolen and given away to third parties, which manifests the severe danger VirtuMonde can cause to an average computer user.

The symptoms of VirtuMonde infection of course include the never-ending pop-up advertisements, but this threat can also block access to the Windows Update and change the structure of Windows Explorer. VirtuMonde also creates additional icons on the desktop, changes homepages set on the browser and the desktop backgrounds.

At first glance VirtuMonde might look more annoying that dangerous, but since it can send out personal information to other computers, it should not be taken lightly. The user must remove VirtuMonde from his computer in order to ensure an optimal system performance.

How To Remove Virtumonde

Anyone infected with Virtumonde would want to know how to remove Virtumonde from your infected computer. You came to the right spot.

The first thing to consider is actually purchasing software to help remove Virtumonde from your computer. Whatever you have protecting your computer right now did not do it’s job. If it was a free client like AVG or Avast then you should not be surprised you got infected. We use Spyware Doctor with Antivirus out in the field to help remove this threat. Download and purchase Spyware Doctor with Antivirus and it will make this process that much easier.

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Let’s get started. I trust you already download Spyware Doctor with Antivirus. If not do so now even if you are not planning on making the purchase we need the front end protection that comes with the free trial to stop Virtumonde from re-infecting the system while we are cleaning it out.

Once installed download Smitfraudfix.exe and Spybot S&D. Just install Spybot S&D and update the program. When installing you will be asked to install tea timer. Be sure to uncheck this box as it makes removing Virtumonde a little harder. Once installed and updated re-boot your computer into safe mode.

To boot into safe mode you just have to re-start your computer and upon boot-up press the F8 key on your keyboard. Keep pressing it every other second. You should get a DOS like screen. Use the arrows to move the highlighted section and choose SAFE MODE.

Not let it boot and sign in. You will get a pop-up asking if you like to continue to boot into safe mode or do a system restore. Select the YES button and continue.

The first program we are going to run now is Smitfraudfix.exe. Just double click it to run the program. Press the enter key to continue then option 2. Let it run. When asked to remove the junk temp files just close this box down as it won’t do anything to help remove live threats and we will do a full cleaning later. When asked if you want to clean the registry hit the Y key for yes.

Now lets move onto Spybot S&D. With the program already installed just hit the icon on the desktop to start the program up. Hit the scan now button and let the scan run. This should take 20-50 minutes. Once done hit the Remove Selected button. Everything should be removed. If not Spybot will ask to run on the next boot up. Let it run but do not re-boot yet. Now run Spyware Doctor with antivirus to clean the rest of the Virtumonde traces up. If you did not purchase the program then it will not remove anything but you still should run the scan so you know whether you are still infected or not. Chances are it will find several viruses and other related spyware programs but with you used the other two programs Virtumonde may just be removed.

How to delete virtumonde

Virtumonde is an adware program that will modify the Windows Internet connection mechanism and display various pop-up advertisements for rogue antispyware programs. Virtumonde may change the user’s desktop background, disable Windows automatic updates, cause many websites to be unaccessible, and abort your running programs.

Virtumonde has many variants, some with trojan-like behaviors including downloading other rogue software without user’ s permission, transmitting information to remote servers without notice and consent, and lowering system security on the infected computer.

Do you have Virtumonde?

If you have enough time and expertise, you can search your computer for Virtumonde manually. However, it might take hours to find out all files of Virtumonde, and it is possible that Virtumonde will appear after rebooting, for its hidden files may still be there.

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Manual Virtumonde removal instructions

WARNING: The manually removal method is for advanced users. Virtumonde manually removal can be difficult and time-consuming. There is no guarantee that Virtumonde can be completely removed, for there are hundreds of files generated when Virtumonde installed on your system. Make sure to back up your computer in case that you make any mistakes and your system does not work.

Follow the instructions below for Virtumonde removal manually:

Navigate and Unregister VirtuMonde DLL Files:

Navigate and Remove Virtumonde registry values:

What is Adware?

Virtumonde is a type of Adware.

Adware is a kind of software that displays or downloads advertisements to a computer after the software is installed or while the software is in use. These advertisements can be banners or pop up windows. Some types of adware may even collect the user’s information and display advertisements in the web browser according to the information collected.

Adware can slow down your PC by consuming heavily Memory and CPU resources. Adware can also mess your Internet connection by using bandwidth to resume advertisements. Meanwhile, your system may be in risk of inefficiency because most adware applications are not properly programmed.

How to Remove from Your Computer

To completely purge from your computer, you need to delete the files, folders, Windows registry keys and registry values associated with These files, folders and registry elements are respectively listed in the Files, Folders, Registry Keys and Registry Values sections on this page.

For instructions on deleting the registry keys and registry values,
see How to Remove from the Windows Registry.

For instructions on deleting the files and folders,
see How to Delete Files (.exe, .dll, etc.)

How to Delete Files (.exe, .dll, etc.) ^

The files and folders associated with are listed in the Files and Folders sections on this page.

To delete the files and folders:

    Using your file explorer, browse to each file and folder listed in the Folders and Files sections.

How to Remove from the Windows Registry ^

The Windows registry stores important system information such as system preferences, user settings and installed programs details as well as the information about the applications that are automatically run at start-up. Because of this, spyware, malware and adware often store references to their own files in your Windows registry so that they can automatically launch every time you start up your computer.

To effectively remove from your Windows registry, you must delete all the registry keys and values associated with, which are listed in the Registry Keys and Registry Values sections on this page.

To remove the registry keys and values:

  1. On the Windows Start menu, click Run.
  2. In the Open box, type regedit and click OK.
    The Registry Editor window opens. This window consists of two panes. The left pane displays folders that represent the registry keys arranged in hierarchical order. The right one lists the registry values of the currently selected registry key.
  3. To delete each registry key listed in the Registry Keys section, do the following:
    • Locate the key in the left pane of the Registry Editor window by sequentially expanding the folders according to the path indicated in the Registry Keys section. For example, if the path of a registry key is Categorized as: ^


Software that is designed to launch advertisements, frequently pop-up ads, on a user’s computer and/or to redirect search results to promotional Web sites. Adware programs are often built into freeware or shareware programs, where the adware creates an indirect ‘charge’ for using the free program. Sometimes a trojan can silently download an adware program from a Web site and install it onto a user’s machine.

Hacker tools, or Browser Hijackers, can also download an adware program by exploiting a web browser’s vulnerability. Browser Hijackers may tamper with the browser settings, redirect incorrect or incomplete URLs to unwanted Web sites, or change the default home page. They can also re-direct a user’s searches to “pay-to-view” (often pornographic) Web sites.

Typically, many adware programs do not leave any marks of their presence in the system: they are not listed on Start | Programs; they add no icons to the system tray; and they don’t show up on the task list. In addition, adware programs seldom provide an uninstallation procedure, and attempts at manually removing them frequently result in failure of the original carrier program.

Be Aware of the Following Adware Threats:

How Did My PC Get Infected with ^

The following are the most likely reasons why your computer got infected with

  • Your operating system and Web browser’s security settings are too lax.
  • You are not following safe Internet surfing and PC practices.