How to remove Central24

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Dialer Central24

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Name

Central24

Description

A Central24 is a program designed to use non-broadband modem connections to dial premium-rate phone numbers and generate money through fraud. These programs exploit computer security weaknesses and force dialing without the user's control, or they advertise special content that can be accessed by dialing premium numbers and then deliver trojans and other malware.

Type

Dialer

Alias

Manual

How to manually remove Central24 guide. Only for ADVANCED users.

  • Step 1: Basic check for Central24 activity

    Check running processes on your system. Usually you can find Central24 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 Central24. If you find Central24 process running, right click on it and choose “End Process”. It will disable Central24 for the current Windows session, but remember that if you do not completely remove Central24 using next steps, then your PC will stay vulnerable to malware attack. Next steps are much more important in removing Central24.

  • Step 2: Disconnect your PC from the Internet

    Prevent the malware from leaking or spreading your personal data. Dialer usually uses the Internet to transfer all possible and important information you have. Some Dialers 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%) Dialers can not access Wi-Fi module preferences. Turning off the Internet will disable Central24 from transferring any data from your PC.

  • Step 3: Enter the safe mode.

    The next step is very important in removing Central24. After turning off the Internet and disabling Central24 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 Central24 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 Central24 one by one. Here is the list of all files associated with Central24. Delete all files listed below using the Shift+Delete buttons combination. Always double check the file name as sometimes Dialers 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.

    • _antispy.exe

    • _NODIALUP.exe

    • _x-finder.exe

    • Dial32.ini

    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 Central24, please check if you have it’s latest version.

    We do not guarantee that Central24 has the same file structure at the moment of deleting.

    After removing all files associated with Central24 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 did my computer get Central24?

Central24 is installed on your computer with other software. Your computer can also get Central24 from harmful websites. Your computer gets infected with Central24 once a Web page has been downloaded.

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I detected Central24 on my computer. What do I do?

If you are using an out-of-date DSL modem, you must immediately disconnect your modem from the telephone line because Central24 will try to make toll telephone calls that will be charged to you. If you are using a LAN modem or Wi-Fi connection, you need to scan your computer for viruses.

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What damage can Central24 do to my computer?

Central24 can make toll telephone calls from your computer. Central24 can also steal personal data, install new viruses, etc.

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What are the main symptoms of Central24?

PC slowdown
System crashes
Pop-up windows

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Can Central24 spread to other computers?

Yes, it can. Central24 is a dialer virus that may be capable of spreading itself over a network. Be sure to update your antivirus software on a regular basis.

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Countries with the highest Central24 infection rates.

US

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The first recorded appearance of Central24

2016-02-22

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