How to remove Kurofoo

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Adware Kurofoo

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Name

Kurofoo

Description

Kurofoos are malicious applications that are used to breach computer security and grant outside access to an affected machine. Often installed when users open other downloaded applications or files, Kurofoos frequently create backdoors that allow hackers to steal user information or install other malicious programs.

Type

Adware

Alias

Manual

How to manually remove Kurofoo guide. Only for ADVANCED users.

  • Step 1: Basic check for Kurofoo activity

    Check running processes on your system. Usually you can find Kurofoo process running. Use the Ctrl+Shift+Esc buttons combination to open system information window and click Processes tab. Scroll down the whole list and try to find the process named like Kurofoo. If you find Kurofoo process running, right click on it and choose “End Process”. It will disable Kurofoo for the current Windows session, but remember that if you do not completely remove Kurofoo using next steps, then your PC will stay vulnerable to malware attack. Next steps are much more important in removing Kurofoo.

  • Step 2: Disconnect your PC from the Internet

    Prevent the malware from leaking or spreading your personal data. Adware usually uses the Internet to transfer all possible and important information you have. Some Adwares are not so “Active” and they can simply disable some Windows features and options. To disconnect your PC from the Internet you need to plug-off LAN cable (if you use LAN connection) or to turn of the Wi-Fi module (if you use Wi-Fi Internet connection). Most of (not 100%) Adwares can not access Wi-Fi module preferences. Turning off the Internet will disable Kurofoo from transferring any data from your PC.

  • Step 3: Enter the safe mode.

    The next step is very important in removing Kurofoo. After turning off the Internet and disabling Kurofoo process you will need to reboot your PC in so-called Safe Mode. Safe Mode is a Windows mode which allows you to start the System using only important applications and services. Safe Mode does not usually allow Kurofoo to load when the system boots (!!!but exceptions can appear!!!). Choose Restart in Windows Start menu and wait until the screen turns off.

    After that you have to follow the next instructions according to the versions of Microsoft Windows you use:

      Windows XP:
    1. Press the F8 key repeatedly when the first screen appears.

    2. Select Safe Mode from Windows Advanced Options Menu and press ENTER.

      Windows Vista, 7:
    1. Press the F8 key repeatedly when the first screen appears.

    2. Use the arrow keys from Windows Advanced Options Menu in order to select Safe Mode and press ENTER.

      Windows 8, 8.1, 10:
    1. Press and hold the Shift button when left-clicking the Restart button on Windows log-on screen.

    2. Select Safe Mode from Windows Troubleshooting boot screen and press ENTER.

  • Step 4: Removing virus files

    Having booted your PC in Safe mode you have to start cleaning your PC manually by deleting every file associated with Kurofoo one by one. Here is the list of all files associated with Kurofoo. Delete all files listed below using the Shift+Delete buttons combination. Always double check the file name as sometimes Adwares use very similar filenames as very important system files do and you can mistakenly remove important system file what will harm your system and you will not be able to boot your PC at all.

    • <Windows>[MULTIPLE SPACE CHARACTERS].exe

    • svohcst.exe

    Please, remember that viruses are always progressing and sometimes new files can appear. If you are using our offline PDF guide on How to remove Kurofoo, please check if you have it’s latest version.

    We do not guarantee that Kurofoo has the same file structure at the moment of deleting.

    After removing all files associated with Kurofoo that were listed above, reboot your system in normal mode and check if your PC works fine or you still have any troubles.

    It it is OK – congratulations! You have made a great job!

    If it is still NOT ok – use OSHI Defender to check your PC.

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How does Kurofoo infect my computer?

Kurofoo is an Adware-type virus. The most common way a computer becomes infected with Kurofoo is when a user downloads free software or browser toolbars.

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I detected Kurofoo on my computer. What do I do?

If you have OSHI Defender installed on your computer, it will detect and remove Kurofoo and all related files. First, restart your browser and then check the Home Page to make sure that you’re still using your preferred search engine (Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc.), because Kurofoo replaces users’ search engines with ones that display ads.

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What damage can Kurofoo do to my computer?

Developed by large companies, viruses like Kurofoo are mostly legal products that hackers use to make money on the ads that Kurofoo displays on infected computers.

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What are the main symptoms of Kurofoo?

High network activity
Unusual browser settings
Pop-up windows

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Can Kurofoo spread to other computers?

As a rule, Kurofoo requires user interaction and cannot automatically infect other computers on your local network or by using the same USB-disk on additional computers. There may be exceptions, though.

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Countries with the highest Kurofoo infection rates.

US

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The first recorded appearance of Kurofoo

2016-02-22

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