Win64/Patched.A DescriptionWin64/Patched.A is general Trojan detection which target Windows system file and patch it patch it with a malicious code. There are findings that the Trojan is associated with malware that carry out rootkit techniques to perform payloads and escape the detected. Similarly, Win64/Patched.A patches Windows files in order to disable security check feature, and make it not easily removed by antivirus by implanting itself into legit system.
Now look at what Win64/Patched.A does in the compromised machine and makes it unstable. First of all, the Trojan spread through multiple channels and sneaks into the computers, usually when users visit or click unsafe websites. Secondly, a start-up registry will be added to enable itself automatic activation with system loading and it will also mess up browser settings to cause numerous redirect to irrelevant pages.
Next, Win64/Patched.A may communicate with remote server to download arbitrary files and report the infection process. Last but not least, it may disable Windows built-in and installed security utilities to make Win64/Patched.A removal considerably difficult and the system prone to all disturbance.
Any Suggestion as to How to Totally Delete Win64/Patched.A?As mentioned above, Win64/Patched.A not only smashes removal attempt by terminate the program but also use techniques to conceal its presence. With regard to the specific Windows file, it’s C:\windows\system32\services.exe which is essential to Windows services and cannot be easily deleted. That’s also why your antivirus may prompt to restart the computer to fix it or manually remove the object. Luckily we still have manual approach which is able to completely remove Win64/Patched.A. Below is the referential guides on how:
Step 1 : Go to Task Manager with Alt+Ctrl+Delete and stop its process.
Step 2: Search for and delete its related files in Local Disk C:
%CommonAppData%\[set of random characters].exe
Step 3: Navigate to remove the registry entries associated as below in Registry Editor:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\shell\open\command “(Default)” = ‘”%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\[random].exe” /START “%Program Files%\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe”‘
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\shell\safemode\command “(Default)” = ‘”%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\[random].exe” /START “%Program Files%\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe” -safe-mode’
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\IEXPLORE.EXE\shell\open\command “(Default)” = ‘”%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\[random].exe” /START “%Program Files%\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe”
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