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How to Remove Worm:Win32/Dorkbot!lnk malware threat

Worm:Win32/Dorkbot!lnk Overview

Worm:Win32/Dorkbot!lnkCyber-security investigators have warned internet users about the malicious activities performed by the latest malware threat ‘dorkbot’. It is being distributed through social networking sites and steals sensitive personal data and passwords of a user. Worm:Win32/Dorkbot!lnk is affecting operating systems running on Windows which belongs of worms having backdoor functionality. Other sources through it can spread is drive-by-download attacks, social networking sites and compromised websites with browser exploits via removable drives. Once installed, Worm:Win32/Dorkbot!lnk is capable of stealing sensitive information from infected machine including stored passwords, browser data, cookies. This lethal worm virus takes full control the PC malware injects its code into files like cmd.exe, ipconfig.exe, regedit.exe, regsvr32.exe, rundll32.exe, verclsid.exe and explorer.exe,”. Thus, Worm:Win32/Dorkbot!lnk can easily escape from detection.

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Technical Details of Worm:Win32/Dorkbot!lnk

Name Worm:Win32/Dorkbot!lnk
Type Backdoor Trojan
Risk Impact Severe
Description Worm:Win32/Dorkbot!lnk runs malicious codes on the computer to provide unauthorized access to cyber hackers.
Occurrence Freeware installation, Visiting suspicious websites, Browser Redirection and spam mail attachments.
Possible Symptoms Deleting files, Modifying your system settings, Dropping keyloggers to record keystrokes or stealing your sensitive data.
Detection Tool Download the Detection toolTo confirm attack of Worm:Win32/Dorkbot!lnkpop-up virus on your computer.

Other Destructive properties of Worm:Win32/Dorkbot!lnkvirus:

  • Allows backdoor access and control: Worm:Win32/Dorkbot!lnkdownloads and uploads malicious codes to allow backdoor access and handles the controls to hackers.
  • Connects to a remote server: Worm:Win32/Dorkbot!lnkconnects to remote server.
  • Steal private data: Worm:Win32/Dorkbot!lnkinstalls keyloggers to record private and financial data.

Intrusive Method of Worm:Win32/Dorkbot!lnk

  • Download Of Freeware, Shareware and drive-by-downloads from unknown sources.
  • Visiting malicious links like pornographic, torrents, suspicious pop-ups so on.
  • Opening spam e-mail attachments arrived from unverified person or source.
  • Peer-to-Peer Sharing of files, Playing online games, downloading pirated software, infected media devices.
  • Updating existing programs/applications from redirected links.

Typical Symptoms of Worm:Win32/Dorkbot!lnk

  • Worm:Win32/Dorkbot!lnk inserts its malicious code into executable files on the infected system to execute automatically.
  • Worm:Win32/Dorkbot!lnk overrides crucial registry entries causing permanent damage.
  • Worm:Win32/Dorkbot!lnk modifies browser settings like Homepage, Search provider and DNS.
  • Worm:Win32/Dorkbot!lnk throws fake security alerts, pop-ups and warnings.
  • Worm:Win32/Dorkbot!lnk consumes all the available resources of the system making the performance dull.

Methods to remove Worm:Win32/Dorkbot!lnkfrom the computer

If you have Worm:Win32/Dorkbot!lnkvirus dropped inside, then your computer might also be infected with other spyware and potentially unwanted programs. You can try removing those manually, but manual method may not help you out fully to remove all the threats as they can regenerate itself if a single program code remain inside. Also, manual method requires very much proficiency in registry and program details, ant single mistake can put you in big trouble. Your computer may even crash down in the middle. Thus, Security researchers and virus experts always recommend using powerful and effective anti-spyware scanner and protector tool to completely remove the spyware or other potentially unwanted software from the infected computer system or other device.

Automatic Worm:Win32/Dorkbot!lnkRemoval solution

SpyHunter has got all the feature that can help to remove Worm:Win32/Dorkbot!lnkvirus from the infected computer and also prevent the other threats to attack the device in future. Once SpyHunter starts to run in the background, it will keep up notified if any threat or PUP tries to enter. Another feature of SpyHunter is that, whenever you install any new program it will first scan the program and if it is not from any trusted source, it will notify you. Thus you can choose yourself either to go through the next installation step or stop right there.

Scan for Worm:Win32/Dorkbot!lnkvirus On the computer.

Manual Worm:Win32/Dorkbot!lnkRemoval solution

Step:1 Remove suspicious and unwanted browser add-ons, toolbars and extensions:

 

IEMicrosoft Edge (Internet Explorer)

  • Click on the cogwheel icon in the top right corner of the browser
  • In the menu choose the Manage Add-ons
  • Select Toolbar and Extension tab.
  • Look for Worm:Win32/Dorkbot!lnkor other suspicious add-ons.
  • Click Disable button.

 

google-chromeGoogle Chrome

  • Launch Google Chrome.
  • In the address bar type chrome://settings/
  • Click on the Extensions tab
  • Find related Worm:Win32/Dorkbot!lnkor other suspicious extension and click the delete icon.
  • Reset Homepage and search engine.

 

mozilla-firefoxMozilla Firefox

  • Open Firefox
  • In the address bar type about:addons
  • Click Extensions tab.
  • Find related Worm:Win32/Dorkbot!lnkor other suspicious extension.
  • Click the Remove button.

Note: This can only remove the extensions and add-ons from the browsers. The complete removal means more than this. You must reset browser settings and re-launch all the browsers. It is recommended to use automatic Reset browser option from the SpyHunter strong antivirus tool.

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Step:-2 Remove all associated files From Operating System

windows-xpWindows XP

  • Click Start
  • In the menu choose Control Panel
  • Choose Add / Remove Programs.
  • Find Worm:Win32/Dorkbot!lnk related files.
  • Click Remove button.

 

windows-7Windows 7 / Vista

  • Click Start and choose Control Panel.
  • Choose Programs and Features and Uninstall a program.
  • In the list of installed programs find files and programs associated to Worm:Win32/Dorkbot!lnk
  • Click Uninstall button.

 

windows-8Windows 8 /8.1

  • Right click on the bottom left corner of the desktop screen
  • From the left menu choose Control Panel
  • Click Uninstall a program under Programs and Features.
  • Locate the files and programs associated with Worm:Win32/Dorkbot!lnk or other suspicious program.
  • Click Uninstall button.

Step:- 3 Remove all Registry Entries added by Worm:Win32/Dorkbot!lnk

Worm:Win32/Dorkbot!lnk creates a folder under:

  • %ProgramFiles%\scsi manager\scsimgr.exe

It then creates the following files:

  • %ProgramFiles%\Worm:Win32/Dorkbot!lnk\icon.ico
  • %ProgramFiles%\Worm:Win32/Dorkbot!lnk\ Worm:Win32/Dorkbot!lnk.crx
  • %ProgramFiles%\Worm:Win32/Dorkbot!lnk\ Worm:Win32/Dorkbot!lnk.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%\Worm:Win32/Dorkbot!lnk\ Worm:Win32/Dorkbot!lnk.xpi
  • %ProgramFiles%\Worm:Win32/Dorkbot!lnk\ Trojan:Win32/Peals.D!plock64.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%\Worm:Win32/Dorkbot!lnk\Uninst.exe
  • %SystemDrive%\ProgramData\Microsoft\RAC\StateData\RacWmiDataBookmarks.dat
  • %SystemDrive%\ProgramData\Microsoft\RAC\StateData\RacWmiEventData.dat
  • %AllUsersProfile%\Microsoft\RAC\StateData\RacWmiDataBookmarks.dat
  • %AllUsersProfile%\Microsoft\RAC\StateData\RacWmiEventData.dat

Next, Worm:Win32/Dorkbot!lnk creates the following registry entries:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{814664b0-d93b-4da6-9216-722c56179397}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{814664b0-d93b-4da6-9216-722c56179397}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows Activation Technologies\AdminObject\Store\55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Classes\CLSID\{814664b0-d93b-4da6-9216-722c56179397}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Worm:Win32/Dorkbot!lnk
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{814664b0-d93b-4da6-9216-722c56179397}

Perform the following steps to delete the associated Registry entries by Worm:Win32/Dorkbot!lnk

  1. While in the desktop view, Press window’s icon and R.
  2. It will open the Run window and type “regedit”.
  3. It will open the Registry Editor window, Now you need to locate and delete all registry items associated to Worm:Win32/Dorkbot!lnkprogram.
  4. Go to File<Click Export
  5. Save the file in c:\ as regbackup. Click save.
  6. Go to Edit< find< Type Worm:Win32/Dorkbot!lnk
  7. Press F3 to search.
  8. Once an item is found, read to make sure it is a link to that program.
  9. Press delete to remove it.
  10. Continue pressing F3 and deleting items pertaining to the program, until all the links are gone.

Warning: you must only choose and delete the values and their associated registry entries for Worm:Win32/Dorkbot!lnk, others should not be tampered, edited or deleted. At any point you think not comfortable with the manual process, stop it immediately and use Worm:Win32/Dorkbot!lnkRemoval Tool for safe problem solution.

Step:-4 Reboot the Computer and Run the Anti-malware tool for Complete Removal of Worm:Win32/Dorkbot!lnk

Now Reboot the computer and run the scanner to detect any threat or suspicious program remaining inside. If you are not satisfied with the results and still see the issues, We recommend using the automatic Worm:Win32/Dorkbot!lnkRemoval Tool for complete removal.

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Experts Guide To Prevent Future Attacks

The following steps will guide you to reduce the risk of infection further.

  • Scan all files with an Internet Security solution before transferring them to your system.
  • Only transfer files from a well known source.
  • Always read carefully the End User License agreement at Install time and cancel if other “programs” are being installed as part of the desired program.
  • When visiting a website, type the address directly into the browser rather than following a link.
  • Do not provide personal information to any unsolicited requests for information.
  • Don’t open attachments or click on Web links sent by someone you don’t know.
  • Keep web browser up to date and computer is configured securely.

 

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