KoobFace Virus Removal

How to Remove KoobFace Worm from Computer

KoobFace Worm Virus Removal

If you are always looking for the solution of how to remove Koobface worm from computer? Then, you must read this article. Because, in this article you would get all the information about Koobface worm.

KoobFace worm

KoobFace is a worm. Which has tendency to replicate it-self throughout the computer. And, generally spread via social networking sites such as Facebook, Myspace, twitter, skype and so on. KoobFace worm is aka W32/koobface.AZ, W32.koobface, boface and W32/koobface. KoobFace worm tends to infiltrate in any system and can affect any operating system. In addition, as this worm infiltrates. KoobFace worm checks for cookies, if it finds cookies of social networks. Then, KoobFace worm starts to infect the user’s profiles. In case it doesn’t get the cookies of social networks. Then, KoobFace worm creates pop-up in the form of Windows error messages. Which might contain the text like “please contact support. Error installing code.”

How KoobFace worm infects your PC?

In case, you are a user of Facebook. And, you are getting some kind of provoking messages which can humiliate you. Or, tempt you to click over them. This kind of stunt is used for getting click on that link. And, this is known as Social Engineering. Moreover, as you click on that link it will redirect you to any video. And, that video would not be played and you are asked for downloading the codecs, that might be flash_player.exe files. In addition, as this malicious file is downloaded. Then, this malware is ready to enter. Further, it can download tinyproxy.exe that can hijack your PC.

How KoobFace worm infiltrates?

  1. It can infiltrate while using social networking site. Any random link or pop-up appears and you click on that link.
  2. Mostly, this malware infiltrates to your PC via spamming. Spamming is most loving way to infiltrate any system.
  3. When, you are continually getting unwanted messages. Then, there must be a chance of getting it.
  4. Sometimes, you would see some unfamiliar URLs. While using web browser. And, these unfamiliar URL may lead you to download and installation of malware.
  5. After getting in, this worm try to redirect your search results. And, you will go to malicious sites. And, can get the malevolent threats. Which damage your system

Koobface Worm Removal Guide


If Worm has already infected your computer, go for its removal immediately otherwise when its infection becomes severe, it causes a lot of trouble and becomes too stubborn to remove from the computer.

How to remove Koobface worm from computer?

These are the simplest steps by which you can remove Koobface worm effectively in automatic method:

From Malwarebytes anti-malware:

  1. In order to remove this malware. You will have to open downloaded Malwarebytes anti-malware software or you can download it.
  2. Further, you will have to click on SCAN NOW option. In order to inspect the entire computer’s files, folders, documents etc.
  3. While, Malwarebytes anti-malware software is scanning your computer. In that process, Malwarebytes anti-malware may consume your couple of minutes for finishing the scan. Hence, you would have to be peaceful person. Until, it completes the process of scanning.
  4. In addition, as the scanning completes through Malwarebytes anti-malware software. Then, you will see an additional window which represents distinguished malware files.
  5. Furthermore, you will have to select remove option in order to remove all the detected malware file.
  6. Lastly, for finishing removal process of malware existing in your PC. Malwarebytes would require to reboot your PC. Then, you will have to allow it to reboot.
  7. In order to make ensure of yourself. You can scan again. And, check if any file is remaining in PC or not.

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Method No.2: Manual Method

Follow the following steps to remove adware manually.

WARNING!
To remove Koobface worm, you may have to mess with registery & system files. Making a single mistake and deleting the wrong thing may corrupt your system.
 To Avoid this use MalwareBytes – Koobface worm Removal Tool.

Step 1 : Uninstall suspicious software using Control Panel.

Remove Koobface worm control panel.

From Mac OS X:

  1. For Mac OS X user, click on GO option (located at top left corner).
  2. Afterwards, Select applications.
  3. Now, you need to wait until applications folder display on the screen.
  4. Then, search for Koobface worm and related malware and click on every file and choose move to trash option.

From Windows XP:

  1. Select Start. then, go to Control Panel.
  2. After that, select Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Search for Koobface worm
  4. Select Uninstall.

From Windows 7/ Vista:

  1. Select Start.
  2. After that, go to Control Panel.
  3. Select Koobface worm.
  4. Search for Koobface worm
  5. And, Select Uninstall.

From Windows 8/ 8.1:

  1. Firstly, go to Menu.
  2. Then, select Search.
  3. Then, select Apps.
  4. Now, control Panel.
  5. Afterwards, select Uninstall a Program then choose
  6. Further, search for Koobface worm
  7. Then, Select Koobface worm.
  8. And, Select Uninstall.

From Windows 10:

  1. In the first place, select Start option for opening Start menu,
  2. Then, select the Settings.
  3. Afterwards, you have to select App & features.
  4. Search for Koobface worm
  5. Select on it,
  6. After that, Select on Uninstall
  7. Now, select to confirm.

Resetting your browser search and homepage settings

Reset safari:

  1. Firstly, open the safari browser.
  2. Click on safari placed in menu bar at the left top corner of the screen.
  3. Then, choose Reset safari option.
  4. Afterwards, a detailed dialog window will be displayed. Which will be filled with many options. All of them are checked, but as per your choice select desired option otherwise follow the default way and choose Reset option and confirm steps by clicking on Reset.

Reset Google Chrome:

  1. Select the Chrome menu.
  2. Choose Settings.
  3. Select Show advanced settings.
  4. Then, reset browser settings by selecting option Reset browser settings.
  5. Then you will be seen reset option, Select Reset.

Note: If you can’t find required program, sort programs by date in Control panel and search for last installed programs.


After that remove Koobface worm from your browser.

Reset Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Go to Help.
  2. Go to Troubleshooting information.
  3. Select Reset Firefox… option.

Reset Internet Explorer:

  1. Select to settings at right top corner.
  2. Select Internet options.
  3. Got to Advanced tab.
  4. Then, select Reset button.
  5. Further, select Delete personal settings checkbox.
  6. Select Reset button

By removing registry entries:

  1. To clean registry, tap on the start button.
  2. Then, you will have the option of run.
  3. Now, click on it.
  4. Further, you will see a box on display.
  5. Then, type REGEDIT in that box,
  6. After that, just press enter key or you may just click on the ok button.
  7. And, look for following registry entries by Koobface worm:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Run\”systray” = “c:\windows\mstre6.exe”
  • HKEY_USERS\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce\*Intelli Mouse Pro Version 2.0B*: “%WinDir%
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\Explorer\Navigating