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Remove Trojan.Win32.Bromngr Quickly to Prevent Further Harms

Published on May 26, 2014

Trojan.Win32.Bromngr Affection

  • Trojan.Win32.Bromngr.I
  • Trojan.Win32.Bromngr.ap
  • Trojan.Win32.Bromngr.at

The above listed three variants are the most notorious ones to interfere with users’ experience. Usually, getting one of the three items will end up with the other two and people would suffer from more unpleasant scenarios:

  1. Some web applications like toolbar, pop-up ad, browser hijacker/ redirector might very well be seen to install onto the machine.
  2. Trojan.Win32.Bromngr will be detected by anti-virus program but will not be removed automatically.
  3. Unknown processes will be detected to run in the background and thus consume CPU to lead to a sluggish machine.
  4. It takes longer for browser to load intended pages.

 

Is Trojan.Win32.Bromngr Virus?

With all the unpleasant scenes and its sticky feature, most people would consider it as a virus. However, the fact is just on the contrary. Trojan.Win32.Bromngr is not technically a virus. Actually, it has different names according to different anti-virus programs such as Adware.Win32.Bromngr, Not-a-virus:Adware.Win32.Bromngr. It is obvious an adware but with malicious traits (which can be achieved with some slight modifications):

  1. rootkit capabilities to hook deep into the operating system.
  2. hijacking targeted browsers/computers for huge traffic.
  3. interfere with the user experience by adding additional applications without permission.
  4. The industry generally refers to Trojan.Win32.Bromngr as a “PUP” (potentially unwanted program).

 

Potential Dangers Need Attention

According to Global PC Support Center, any sticky program (especially the one like Trojan.Win32.Bromngr) imposes potential dangers as the default configuration is designed to ward off basic threats. As a matter of fact, Trojan.Win32.Bromngr’s affection could give fat chance for vicious infiltration.

First of all, there are thousands of such adware alive on the Internet, and it is quite easy to build Trojan.Win32.Bromngr with BHO and JS technique; to get money out of the item as soon as possible, the adware doesn’t deserve fine work and bug thus is unveiled to infections embedded on the Internet.

Second, to make itself popular rapidly and to gain wide coverage, Trojan.Win32.Bromngr would bundle with other programs; in other word, additional items will be loaded onto the target machine, the limited space will be then taken up a lot to leave little CPU for full play, which would compromise the machine and make it much more susceptible to infections.

The last but not least, once Trojan.Win32.Bromngr is captured by virus, BHO technique will preload the vicious codes into DataBase without being examined strictly and JS technique will be utilized to record any in-put information, which could finally result in identity theft and money loss. Therefore, it is highly recommended to hurry up in removing Trojan.Win32.Bromngr. Below is the removal thread offered by VilmaTech Online Support. On the occurrence of confusion or difficulties, please start a live chat for exclusive help according to your concrete situation.

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Remove Trojan.Win32.Bromngr Quickly to Prevent Further Harms

A
Access Task Manager to remove/end the items with the path directing to Trojan.Win32.Bromngr’s according to the report by the installed anti-virus program.

  • Press down Win key and R key together to bring up Run box.
  • Put in “cmd” and hit Enter key to get a little black screen.
  • Type “taskkill.exe /im msblast.exe” where there’s a line/slash flashing, then hit Enter key.
  • You’ll then access Task Manager.
  • Please tap View tab to select columns.
    select colums to end the processes related to Trojan.Win32.Bromngr
  • Then check “PID” and “Path name” options to show the full path name.
  • Remove/end the items with the path directing to Trojan.Win32.Bromngr’s.

(tip: it is recommended to combined with the path name shown in Running Tasks – start menu (start screen for Windows8 users > All Programs (All Apps for Windows8 users) > Accessories > System Tools > System Information > Software Environment)
access system information to remove/end Trojan.Win32.Bromngr's process

 
 
B
Show hidden files and folders to remove the items created by Trojan.Win32.Bromngr as well as the generated Temp items.

Windows 7/XP/Vista

  • Enter into Control Panel from Start menu to click open “user accounts and family safety”.
  • Please then double click on Folder Options to select its View tab.
    show hidden files on Windows7/XP/Vista to remove Trojan.Win32.Bromngr
  • Check ‘Show hidden files and folders’ and non-tick ‘Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)’.
  • Press on OK button will show all hidden items.

 
Windows 8

  • Double click on Windows Explorer on Start Screen to select its View tab.
  • Tick ‘File name extensions’ and ‘Hidden items’ options.
  • Press OK button will show all hidden items.
    show hidden file on Windows8 to remove Trojan.Win32.Bromngr

 
1. navigate to the following folders to remove the items generated on the day when  Trojan.Win32.Bromngr was firstly detected:

%SystemDriver%\( the system division is “C:\” by default)
C:\Windows
C:\Windows\System32
C:\Users\[your username]\Documents\
C:\users\user\appdata\local\
C:\Program Files\

(tip: to filter out the items generated on the day when Trojan.Win32.Bromngr appeared, please right click on the space of a window that is under inspection to select “Arrange by”; then select “day” in the drop-down list)
remove the items generated by Trojan.Win32.Bromngr

 
2. remove temp files generated by Trojan.Win32.Bromngr.

  • Use Win+R key combination to put “%Temp%” in the Run box.
  • Hit Enter key to show all temp files.
  • Remove the ones that are not loaded by system.
  • When done, return to the previous menu to click open “Temporary Internet Files”.
    access temperary internet files to clear up the items generated by Trojan.Win32.Bromngr
  • Locate the folder “Content.[the browser you are using]+[the version you are using] ”, for example, content.ie5.
  • Remove all the files there (except index.dat).

 
 
C
Reset browsers to clear up the items created by Trojan.Win32.Bromngr on browser settings.

IE

  • Expand Tools menu to access Internet Options.
  • Tap Advanced tab to click Restore Defaults button.
  • Press OK will reset IE.
    reset IE

 
Firefox

  • Hit Firefox button to select Help option so as to choose Troubleshooting information.
  • Click on ‘Reset Firefox’ button shown on the pop-up window to reset.
    reset firefox

 
Chrome

  • Expand ‘Customize and Control Google Chrome’ menu to select ‘Options’.
  • Hit ‘Under the Hood’ tab to press on ‘Reset to Defaults’ button.
  • Press OK button to reset Google Chrome.
    reset chrome

 
Opera

  • Show hidden files and folders before removing Operapref.ini under “C:\Users\user_name\AppData\Roaming\Opera\Opera\”.
    reset Opera

 
 

Trojan.Win32.Bromngr’s Purpose

As a web application, what Trojan.Win32.Bromngr aims at is money. By hijacking a browser, Trojan.Win32.Bromngr manages to generate and augment the amount of traffic within short period of time. With the huge traffic, the Bromngr adware is capable of attract as many businesses as possible:

  1. More programs will ask and pay to bundle with it for promotion.
  2. More online operators will publish ads on advertising platform supported by Trojan.Win32.Bromngr.
  3. Ruining user experience is not what Trojan.Win32.Bromngr targets, but it is the inescapable consequence to achieve its ultimate goal.

 

Why Trojan.Win32.Bromngr Cannot Be Removed Automatically?

People should know that it is vicious attribute code that on which anti-virus programs rely to deal with detected items. Without the attribute code, anti-virus programs are not going to remove anything. As what has been made clear by VilmaTech Online Support that Trojan.Win32.Bromngr is an adware possessing some vicious traits by modifying some techniques. Therefore, manual method is recommended to remove Trojan.Win32.Bromngr completely. Also certain level of computer skills should be employed as the directory and the name and the number of dropped-down items can vary from system to system. Any help request will be gladly answered if one starts a live chat window here.

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Trojan.Win32.Bromngr Removal Tip – Defrag

Defrag is recommended to be executed in the end of the removal to optimize PC performance. It is hard to foresee what Trojan.Win32.Bromngr might brings onto a target machine; besides, during the period of Trojan.Win32.Bromngr’s harassment, odds and ends are scattered around in the local disk to result in unreasonably utilized resource. In this case, defrag is recommended. here’s the video to show how.


 

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