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I wrote this article to help you remove FormBook Virus. This FormBook Virus removal guide works for all Windows versions.

FormBook is the nth member of the already pretty big Trojan horse family. You must have heard many different things about Trojans all of which unpleasant. Unfortunately, all of them are also true. This type of infections is incredibly dangerous and harmful. In addition, it is secretive. A Trojan can enter your machine and leave you oblivious to its presence for weeks. During that time, the pest can cause you all kinds of damage. The thing is that Trojan can affect its victims in a different manner, depending on what its developers need and what they have programmed it to do. And the list of such parasite`s capabilities is quite long as well. T

he best thing to do in a situation in which you are infected is to remove the intruder as soon as possible. And do not think that FormBook is any different. It is not. It will cause you irreversible damage, especially if given enough time on board. And that’s up to you. Once you realize you have an infection on board, act fast against it. The sooner you clean your machine, the better. Trust us, you do not want to prolong this virus`s existence in your system. Your predicament will only worsen as time passes.

Now, let`s explain what FormBook can do. For starters, the pest messes with your system registry without your permission. It is able to add and/or delete entries from it which results in some of your programs not being to run properly if at all. The threat can make all kinds of reshuffles to your default settings thus taking control over your machine.

Of course, the Trojans communicates with its Command and Control server, aka the hackers. They are the ones in charge. Also, FormBook spies on you. This is one of its main purposes. To monitor everything you do and collect sensitive information. Consider your private life not private anymore. FormBook has access to everything, your personally identifiable and financial details included. If the Trojan has access, so do the crooks. Needless to say, this is incredibly dangerous. These cybercriminals will only use your personal data for their malicious purposes. But this is not all. The virus can turn your machine into a part of a Botnet, which by the way, it illegal. You could even have problems with the authorities. The list continues, though.

Due to the Trojan, the hackers can get remove control over your machine. If this happens, they can do whatever they want. They can even use your web camera to spy on you in real time or see what you are typing and what is on your screen. Last but not least, FormBook serves as a backdoor to other malware. Usually, Trojans serve as backdoors to ransomware, aka the other most hazardous type of virus. It helps it get on board. Imagine what could happen then. Do yourself a favor and get rid of this plague. We recommend you use a reliable anti-malware program but you can always use our detailed removal guide at the end of this article. You have options but not time. So, act now!

How did FormBook manage to enter? Usually, Trojans turn to one of the oldest tricks in the book – spam email messages. Of course, such messages do not come with a warning “dangerous Trojan”. No. Hackers disguise them to look legitimate in order to make you open them. They often write on behalf of well-known companies, banks, organizations, post offices, etc. Do not let yourself be duped. Be vigilant. Do not open emails from strangers and always verify the sender`s email address before clicking. Cybercriminals rely on your haste, distraction, and negligence to succeed. Do not grant them and keep your PC virus-free.

FormBook Virus Removal

STEP-1 Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

task manager

Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.

STEP-4

Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.

appwiz

Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.

STEP-6

Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.

msconfig

Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Still can not remove FormBook Virus from your computer? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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Daniel Stoyanov
Daniel Stoyanov has a Master's degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria. He is also a Microsoft Certified Professional. Daniel provides top cyber security news with in-depth coverage of malware, vulnerabilities, PC and Network security, online safety.If you have any questions feel free to ask him right now.

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