How to remove Ph33r

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Malware Ph33r

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Name

Ph33r

Description

Word processors like Microsoft Word often have a macro language built into them. Macro language is the language built into a computer software application. A Ph33r is written in a macro language, and thus affects macro programs.

Type

Malware

Alias

Manual

How to manually remove Ph33r guide. Only for ADVANCED users.

  • Step 1: Basic check for Ph33r activity

    Check running processes on your system. Usually you can find Ph33r 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 Ph33r. If you find Ph33r process running, right click on it and choose “End Process”. It will disable Ph33r for the current Windows session, but remember that if you do not completely remove Ph33r using next steps, then your PC will stay vulnerable to malware attack. Next steps are much more important in removing Ph33r.

  • 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 Ph33r from transferring any data from your PC.

  • Step 3: Enter the safe mode.

    The next step is very important in removing Ph33r. After turning off the Internet and disabling Ph33r 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 Ph33r 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 Ph33r one by one. Here is the list of all files associated with Ph33r. 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 Ph33r, please check if you have it’s latest version.

    We do not guarantee that Ph33r has the same file structure at the moment of deleting.

    After removing all files associated with Ph33r 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 Ph33r?

Ph33r 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, Ph33r needs to be installed manually (open a file, install software, etc).

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I detected Ph33r on my computer. What do I do?

Start OSHI Defender or another antimalware program to immediately remove Ph33r. Remember that widely used antivirus software may not detect Ph33r in your operating system.

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What damages can Ph33r do to my computer?

Hackers may use Ph33r 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.

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What are the main symptoms of Ph33r?

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

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Can Ph33r spread to other computers?

To install Ph33r on other computers in your network, you must perform the same action you did on your infected computer.

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Countries with the highest Ph33r infection rates.

US

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The first recorded appearance of Ph33r

2016-02-22

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