How to remove Formatc

41 threats found

Malware Formatc

41 threats removed

Recommended solution

Download OSHI Defender and scan your PC for free

Download and scan now

Name

Formatc

Description

An Formatc uses software, data, or commands to threaten your computer and maliciously gain access to or affect your system by exploiting weaknesses. An Formatc may grant the hacker administrator privileges to access sensitive data, or may allow the hacker the chance to infect your computer with a virus.

Type

Malware

Alias

Manual

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

  • Step 1: Basic check for Formatc activity

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

  • Step 2: Disconnect your PC from the Internet

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

  • Step 3: Enter the safe mode.

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

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

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

    After removing all files associated with Formatc 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

We have an answer

  • How did my computer get Formatc?

  • I detected Formatc on my computer. What do I do?

  • What damages can Formatc do to my computer?

  • What are the main symptoms of Formatc?

  • Can Formatc spread to other computers?

  • Countries with the highest Formatc infection rates.

  • The first recorded appearance of Formatc

I have a question

Comments

You have a question?

0 comments

How did my computer get Formatc?

Formatc may not necessarily need user interaction to get installed. It can get into your system by exploiting weak spots in your browser or operating system. In most cases, though, Formatc needs to be installed manually (open a file, install software, etc).

Was the answer helpful?
Was the answer helpful?
0%
0%

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

Start OSHI Defender or another antimalware program to immediately remove Formatc. Remember that widely used antivirus software may not detect Formatc in your operating system.

Was the answer helpful?
Was the answer helpful?
0%
0%

What damages can Formatc do to my computer?

Hackers may use Formatc to hold your data hostage and extort money from you, steal personal and valuable data from your computer or get access to your bank accounts.

Was the answer helpful?
Was the answer helpful?
0%
0%

What are the main symptoms of Formatc?

Extra HD activity
High network activity
PC slowdown
System crashes
Unusual browser settings
Pop-up windows

Was the answer helpful?
Was the answer helpful?
0%
0%

Can Formatc spread to other computers?

To install Formatc on other computers in your network, you must perform the same action you did on your infected computer.

Was the answer helpful?
Was the answer helpful?
0%
0%

Countries with the highest Formatc infection rates.

US

Was the answer helpful?
Was the answer helpful?
0%
0%

The first recorded appearance of Formatc

2016-02-22

Was the answer helpful?
Was the answer helpful?
0%
0%

Feedback

Use the form below to send us your comments and questions

OSHI LIMITED
Address: Rm.709, Wellborne Commercial Centre, 8 Java Road, North Point, Hong Kong.
Email: i...@oshidefender.com

Report a problem

Please provide us with as much information and data as possible (Application name, application version, OSHI Defender version, OS version e.t.c.)

Affiliate program registration

Fill out following form and receive 80% commission per OSHI Defender sale