Sawmenger XP. How to Remove Sawmenger XP virus?

Sawmenger XP is a trojan. Trojan horses are generally programs that work as hidden processes on a computer. They give direct or indirect external access to the user’s personal information. This is a malicious program that claims to have some useful purpose for its users. Trojan horses do not multiply like viruses and do not spread like worms. These programs are used by malicious third parties to commit attacks on the networks.

Trojans such as Sawmenger XP are used to gain secret access to the system on which they are installed. This allows somebody to control your computer. Examples of such Trojans are NetBus, SubSeven, Back Orifice. Sawmenger XP creates keys in the registry from where it provides initial boot. Once it is loaded into memory, it acts on the server principle and opens one or more ports. So hackers could use the infected computer. Often full control over the computer is gained. Another thing that can happen is also the cursor of the mouse itself to start moving on the monitor, or to read, delete, or upload files.

Taking IRC channels, deleting hard disk content, stealing user data (passwords, bank account information and credit cards), etc. are also one of the main goals. According to the statistics of an antivirus company, the number of bank trojans, the main purpose of which is theft of passwords, increased by 186% between the fourth quarter of 2008 and the second quarter of 2009! If you use online banking, protection from these viruses is a must!

Some basic recommendations that we advise you to do as a prevention against Trojan horses:

  1. Never run programs that you do not know or you do not remember what they are.

2.Watch carefully what you get in the mail because the most traditional way to                            infect is via email.

  1. Do not open attachments to emails you did not expect to receive, especially if the sender is unknown. Always use an anti-malware program to check the files before opening them.
  2. Be aware of files downloaded through peer-to-peer p2p sharing programs such as KaZaA or Gnutella. This is one of the most popular ways of spreading Trojan horses.
  3. Do not enter sites that insist on watching them with IE with ActiveX enabled
  4. Do not overtrust your antivirus program. Use more scanning programs or programs that target a certain type of threat. If one fails to discover the threat others will do!
  5. Use firewall.

How did Sawmenger XP virus got my PC infected:

In many ways adware programs attack and get to users computers with well known techniques. Some very old but still really powerful way for hackers to get you infected. If we don’t consider scam emails, there are two main ways:

  • Via shareware or freeware installation – Most adware was bundled with some freeware installation as a legitimate way to use force advertising revenue which claims to improve user experience.

More about bundling: in order to avoid any of this into the future you need to pay more attention. When you install a program never use express installation. Go for custom installation and untick any suspicious software that will come with the freeware. If you go for express installation malware will be installed as an additional software. This process is called bundling.

  • Infected websites – visiting suspicious websites may also lead to malicious attack towards trojan. Use any type of anti-malware software to remove the virus and further protection.

NOTEEven after removing all malware from your PC many of the problems caused by it may still remain!

  • Name – Sawmenger XP
  • Type Spamming – Malware
  • Danger Level – Medium
  • Brief Description – pop-up ads and redirects.
  • Symptoms – Poor pc performance or freezing, pop-up ads and redirects.
  • Method – Via bundling.

Note: Removing Sawmenger XP malware manually could be very risky and unpredictable!

To proceed with the manual removal of adware from your computer, follow the removal steps below. NOTE: you may be infected with more than one malware and after following the steps ads may still pop-up. Since malware virus creates variety of malicious modified registry entries and different files, we strongly advise you to use anti-malware tool. Removing the virus manually requires high computer skills and knowledge.

Step by step how to remove malware from Chrome, Firefox and Internet explorer:

NOTE: If ads still pop-up you may be infected with more add-ons witch you have to remove from your PC.

Manual steps to remove ransomware or malware. How to prevent ransomware or malware.

For now, removing ransomware or malware manually will only be able for IT specialists. If you don't know one don't worry. We have a solution for you. Over here we will use Spyhunter to remove the virus. The Spyhunter anti-malware is a collection of programs that can be used to scan for malware and clean infected computers. You can also use full anti-malware program in this case which is the better option because it also offers protection.

How to remove "ransomware or malware"

NOTE: In this option the virus will be removed but the files will remain locked! You have to decrypt your files.
  1. Download Spyhunter anti-malware.
  1. 2.  After program has been downloaded, double-click to open it. User will have to install the program. Click on Spyhunter.exe to start the process.
User Account Control dialog may appear, asking you to allow the following program to make changes to this computer. Click "Yes" or "Run" to proceed with the installation. User can also choose variety of languages. Click Ok and the installation will begin with a welcome massage for Spyhunter. Click Next to continue to the next step. User will also have to accept Spyhunter license agreement by clicking on "I accept the agreement" and click Next. Spyhunter will ask user to read important information provided before continuing. Once done click on next to go to the next step. User can choose where to install the program. By default - C:Program FilesEnigma Software GroupSpyHunter. The process will continue and then Spyhunter will install. The installation process may take awhile, depending on a computer system performance. Once the installation is done, click Finish.
  1. 3. Update the software before scanning. Once program has been updated go to scan. You can choose from a free trial version or activate license. It is recommended to buy full version as the trial will not protect computer system.
  1. 4. The scan process will begin. The scan process may take awhile, depending on a computer system performance.
  1. 5. Once the scan is complete you can choose between delete or quarantine the viruses. The quarantine option is recommended and since the malware is active a reboot will be required to finish process.

Click here for guide of how to uninstall spyhunter.

Decrypt ransomware files.

Good news is that we can now use decryption programs. A lot of security companies like Kasperky lab, bitdefender and more has developed a program that is fully capable of decryption key for ransomware malware. You can find this programs anywhere on the internet but it is strongly suggested to download this programs from official websites. NOTE: It may take a long time for your files to be decrypted depending on your PC performance.