Win32:Confi [Wrm]

Win32:Confi [Wrm] is a potentially harmful computer worm that may steal data data from the computer. This type of Trojan specifically targets online user name and password. Win32:Confi [Wrm] logs all keyboard presses and save them into a file known as logs. In an interval, or as scheduled by attacker, this log file will then get uploaded into a remote computer.

In usual occasion, Win32:Confi [Wrm] enters the computer through the use of another threat. It can be a Trojan Downloader or malicious code pretending to be a useful program. Once executed, it will drop a file that can lead to the infection of Win32:Confi [Wrm]. Files and registry entries are then created on the infected PC. Added registry values are vital in loading Win32:Confi [Wrm] as soon as Windows system starts.

Presence of Win32:Confi [Wrm] brings several disruptions on the computer. Aside from reducing the performance on the system, the Trojan also causes severe malfunction to some programs and operating system as well. Furthermore, Win32:Confi [Wrm] may affect other Windows functions especially tools that are useful in the removal of threats. Anti-virus program may also stop performing when Win32:Confi [Wrm] infects executable files related to it.

You must remove Win32:Confi [Wrm] immediately before it can further harm the computer. Follow the procedures stated below to totally get rid of this threat including other related viruses.

Win32:Confi [Wrm]

Signs and Symptoms of Win32:Confi [Wrm] Infection:

Win32:Confi [Wrm] will disable your antivirus program
Once a Trojan infects a computer, it has a tendency to lower security settings and disable firewall and antivirus program. Win32:Confi [Wrm] carry out this task to ensure that antivirus software will not respond on the attack.

Blocks Internet access to security web site
Win32:Confi [Wrm] attacks the center of the security system. Aside from disabling antivirus software, this Trojan also blocks your access to security web site to prevent downloading of any removal tools.

Presence of Win32:Confi [Wrm] reduces PC's performance
Trojans are known to reside in the memory, thus, it can consume resources that can cause computer to slow down. There are cases that infected computer crashes due to insufficient resources.

Other Functions of Win32:Confi [Wrm]:

  • Win32:Confi [Wrm] can communicate to a remote server to download more threats
  • It can infect executable files on the local and network drives
  • This hazardous Trojan can connects to a distant server to update its configuration
  • Some variants of Win32:Confi [Wrm] can destroy system files making the computer unstable
  • This Trojan can allow a backdoor entry for an attacker to control the infected PC

How to Remove Win32:Confi [Wrm]

Step 1 - Run a thorough scan using your antivirus program

1. Temporarily Disable System Restore (Windows Me/XP). [how to]
2. Open your antivirus application and update the virus definitions. This method ensures that your antivirus program can detect even newer variants of Win32:Confi [Wrm]

3. Start Windows in Safe Mode with Networking.
- From a power-off state, turn on the computer and press F8 repeatedly.
- Your computer will display Windows Advanced Boot Options menu. Select Safe Mode with Networking.
- System will boot Windows loading only necessary drivers and system files.

SafeMode

4. Open your antivirus program and run a full system scan. After the scan, delete all infected items. If unable, better place them in quarantine. Once the scan is complete please proceed with the next step.

Step 2 - Double-check with Online Virus Scanner

Another way to remove Win32:Confi [Wrm] without the need to install additional antivirus application is to perform a thorough scan with free online virus scanner that can be found on websites of legitimate anti-virus and security provider.

5. Go to Online Virus Scanner list and run a virus scan. This may require plug-ins, add-on or Activex object, please install if you want to proceed with scan.

Online Scan

6. After completing the necessary download, your system is now ready for online virus scanning.
7. Select an option in which you can thoroughly scan the computer to make sure that it will find and delete entirely all infections not detected on previous scan.
8. Remove or delete all detected items.
9. When scanning is finished you may now restart the computer in normal mode.

Step 3 - Automatic Removal of Win32:Confi [Wrm] files and registry entries

In order to completely remove the threat, it is best to download and run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Sometimes, Trojans will block the downloading and installation of MBAM. If this happens, download it from a clean computer and rename the executable file before executing on the infected machine.