Trojan.Smoke.Loader. How to remove SmokeLoader virus?

SmokeLoader may be related to an adware installed on the computer system. SmokeLoader is an adware type of malware. Such programs are considered a malicious software due to the numerous modifications it will make to the computer system. The purpose of such developments is to generate profit for the authors not only of the SmokeLoader developers but also of the authors of the ads. Such programs are considered as a internet fraud, because they are designed to advertise suspicious products in a manner that is quite annoying to consumers. The ads which will pop-up on the desktop can be not only annoying but also, in some cases, many scams. Such siting can make a computer system not only unusually slow but also vulnerable to viruses. Annoying ads can show as banners, offers (often false) and messages, infecting all installed system browsers. Users tricked into clicking on such ads can infect the computer system with more unwanted programs and viruses. Therefore, it is advisable to ignore these ads to remove such programs immediately.

Often, SmokeLoader is being mistaken as a virus, but in fact they can only be the cause of virus infection. Viruses are designed to damage the computer system and damage files, which is different from the purpose of the adware. In some cases, virus functions may resemble those of the adware, giving hackers direct access to the system. SmokeLoader can also be used to steal important information such as credit card numbers, bank accounts, or passwords. As mentioned, adware is not a virus but can be just as dangerous, so it is advisable to remove it as soon as possible.

Often, users do not understand how adware has been installed, but actually the reason for this is that installation permission is received by yourself. Such programs are attached to a free software installed and downloaded even by a trusted source. That’s why it is extremely important not to be in a hurry and to read (End User License Agreement) while installing any programs. Now installed, SmokeLoader will easily access blocked ads or sites to the infected computing system. To make this possible, such programs often change important browser and system settings that is sometimes very difficult to recover. Generally, adware is easy to remove, but the suffixes of such an installation can leave lasting damage to a system. As far as this is concerned with a need to be sure that the adware is totally removed, it is advisable to use an anti-malware program. Anti-malware programs will not only remove any malicious software, but will also protect a system of repetition of malware.

Often such programs are well skewed by users and made to be removed harder than the original programs. The purpose of the SmokeLoader is to stay installed as long as possible on the system. As mentioned, such programs will not reveal their true intentions and will be installed without informing users. This is why SmokeLoader is consider to be an illustrious or unwanted software that needs to be removed. Nowadays, hackers are getting more and more creative and very good at tricking users to click on ads related to this program. That’s why such programs track the browsing history of a user. In this way, ads that appear are matched by users’ interests. The longer an adware is installed on a system the greater the chance of stealing important information from users and even damaging the system.

How did Smoke Loader virus got my android device 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 – SmokeLoader
  • Type Spamming – Malware
  • Danger Level – High
  • Brief Description – pop-up ads and redirects.
  • Symptoms – Poor pc performance or freezing, pop-up ads and redirects.
  • Method – Via bundling.

Note: Removing 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.