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Backdoor.Pihar Virus, Manually Remove Backdoor.Pihar Virus without Re-image

General Picture of Backdoor.Pihar

Category: Trojan Horse
OS attacked: Microsoft Windows



  1. OS files are getting corrupted.
  2. Error message pops up telling traffic is blocked from this application: C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe.
  3. Strange voice coming out from sound mixer will not stopped when browsers are closed.
  4. Multiple system processes are running in the background to considerably consume CPU.
  5. More strange items are found to accumulate in local disk without knowledge.
  6. Different web site is found to attack a target computer.
  7. The system becomes unstable and will eventually crash.



Several ways are available for Backdoor.Pihar virus to get onto a computer without authorization or knowledge:

  1. Take advantage of web vulnerability to infiltrate a system.
  2. Inject its vicious code on adware, search redirect virus, spyware, rogueware or the attachment contained in email.
  3. Fake warning message to trap click to trigger the installation of vicious code.

It is believed that many victims have encountered the same situation where installed anti-virus programs detect Backdoor.Pihar without the ability to remove it. You’ll know the reason when finish the entire article and the manual removal method is trawled through according to the infiltration way that Backdoor.Pihar virus applies. Any question or emergency will be solved if you resort Global PC Support Center and get its experienced technicians for help.

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When Backdoor.Pihar virus finally lands on a target machine, drivers are numerated to be affected so that the subsequent file modifications can be undertaken smoothly. Temp files (directory: C:\Documents and Settings\[UserName]\Local Settings\Temp\)are the next target of Backdoor.Pihar virus. To re-write the temp file with “0x6D07CF72201234A07AB57FB3FC00B9E5A0B3678E” or the like, Backdoor.Pihar virus is enabled to further intercept the service supported by system processes and generate additional executable or .dll files in the target machine.

In most cases, svchost.exe is caught in sight when Backdoor.Pihar virus is affecting a computer. As a consequence, Backdoor.Pihar virus is enabled to stay on a target machine for a loner period of time for more possible information collected by JavaScript technique or tracking cookies. By doing so, Backdoor.Pihar virus manages to get additional money by reselling the collected information to other spammers or achieve broader infiltration to attack the most-visited web sites.

Delay in Removal Makes Things Worse

Due to the activities described in the preceding paragraphs, backdoor can be formed thereafter to jeopardize the entire mechanism and security. The backdoor can be easily exploited by infections. Thus the below mass can be anticipated:

  1. Search redirect problems happen a lot to some spam/commercial sites.
  2. Additional popup ads are seem to ruin surfing experience.
  3. Strange sounds are coming out of speakers randomly and cannot be stopped.
  4. Unfamiliar programs are seen on the target machine.
  5. Additional Trojan start to flood on the target machine.

It is an emergency to remove Backdoor.Pihar virus. However, the scenario is that Backdoor.Pihar virus reappears right after each reboot. That’s because desktop.ini and other legit system items have been made as its affiliate. Therefore, to remove Backdoor.Pihar virus manually needs high level of computer technology; otherwise, deficient technology will lead to omission and failure due to the inability to recognize vicious items. Follow the below instruction to remove Backdoor.Pihar virus yourself only when computer skills are available; otherwise, use recommended online PC security service and get one-to-one assistance for a quick removal.

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Manually Remove Backdoor.Pihar Virus without Re-image

One – Enter into Safe Mode where some vicious executable files will not be activated, making a smoother removal.

Windows 7/Vista/XP

  • Cold restart the infected system by pushing on power button till the machine restart again.
  • As the computer is booting but before Windows launches, tap the “F8 key” continuously to get “Windows Advanced Options Menu”.safe mode
  • Use your arrow key to highlight ‘Safe Mode’ option and press Enter key.

Windows 8

  • Cold restart the infected system by pushing on power button till the machine restart again.
  • When computer restarts but before Windows launches, hold down Shift key and repeatedly hit F8 key (Shift+F8) to get “Recovery Mode”. shift+f8
  • Choose See advanced repair options for Troubleshoot option in the next screen.
  • Advanced Options comes next and click Restart in the next Windows Startup Settings screen.win8 safe mode3
  • Safe Mode option screen will pop up a while later; press ENTER key to get Safe Mode desktop.win8 safe mode4

Two – Access Database to modify values and remove some generated vicious items by Backdoor.Pihar virus.

  • Hold and Press Win key and R key at once, Run box will pop up.
  • Put in “regedit” and hit Enter key, which will bring you to Database. win+r
  • When in, press Ctrl and F key at once to bring up Find box.
  • Type “regedit” and hit Enter key, which will show a long list of result.
  • Scroll files to find regedit.exe under Windows.
  • Right click on it to select ‘Modify’ in the drop-down list and substitute ‘regedit.exe’ with ‘’. modify regedit under windows
  • When done, go on to remove other vicious entries and values related to Backdoor.Pihar virus:registry enditor2

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun\[random numbers and letters]
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTCLSID{random numbers} shellOpenHomePageCommand.

  • Back to C:\WINDOWS\ that we just changed and change the extension back to .exe.

Three – Unveil all hidden items and remove vicious items related to Backdoor.Pihar virus with extra prudence.

Windows 8

  • Click open Windows Explorer from Start Screen and go to its View tab to check the boxes next to ‘File name extensions’ and ‘Hidden items’ options; press OK button to finally confirm the change. win8 hidden file

Windows 7/XP/Vista

  • Click Start Menu start menu and access Control Panel; choose user accounts and family safety so as to enter into Folder Options ; tick the box next to ‘Show hidden files and folders and non-tick the box next to ‘Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)’; press OK button to finally confirm the change. folder options1

1. When all hidden items are unveiled to surface, navigate to the following listed directories to find and delete every files and folders named after Backdoor.Pihar virus.

  • C:\windows\winstart.bat
  • C:\windows\wininit.ini
  • C:\windows\Autoexec.bat

2. Next, browse to c:\windows\System32 and remove any item created on the day Backdoor.Pihar virus was detected including services.exe, svchost.exe and the like.

3. Remove all temp folders under System32.

4. Scan for Backdoor.Pihar virus with anti-virus program to locate the place it exists and use command line afterward to help remove all the desktop.ini file there in an attempt to prevent Backdoor.Pihar virus from reclaiming all deleted items back on the occurrence of incomplete removal or accident running of executable files.

  • Bring up a run box again and type “cmd.exe”.
  • Hit Enter key to get a flashing slash or line.
  • Type “/s” there and hit enter key to remove all desktop.ini files located in the place where Backdoor.Pihar virus settles down.

5. Remove all the below listed files finally:

  • %SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Temp\[RANDOM HEXADECIMAL DIGITS].tmp

Three –Enter into System Service and exterminate as well as other associated services.

Windows 8

  • Open Windows Explorer again to choose Administrative tools; double click on Services icon and remove/disable the following listed services, if any.


Hold Win key and R key at once to type “services.msc”; hit Enter key to remove/disable the following listed services, if any.


Four – Reset browsers since Backdoor.Pihar virus downloads vicious codes from designated web sites benefit from DNS modification.

Internet Explorer

  • Open Internet Explorer to unfold the options of Tools menu; select Internet Options to click on the Restore Defaults button under Advanced tab.

reset IE

Mozilla Firefox

  • Click on the Firefox button to select Help; choose Troubleshooting information under Help option and press ‘Reset Firefox’ button.reset_firefox_1

Google Chrome

  • Unfold the options of ‘Customize and Control Google Chrome’ menu to select ‘Options’; navigate to ‘Under the Hood’ tab to press ‘Reset to Defaults’ button.

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  • Show hidden files and folders to remove Operapref.ini file from “C:\Users\user_name\AppData\Roaming\Opera\Opera\”. reset opera


  • Unfold the options of Safari menu to choose ‘Reset Safari’; tick all given options and press ‘Reset’ button. Reset safari

Five – Run full scan with reputable anti-virus program again, try to remove any possible items.


Backdoor.Pihar virus is adept at opening backdoor after a series of malicious deeds, which impose difficulty in a complete removal since any piece of vicious item would help Backdoor.Pihar virus survive the above given instruction. Thus one should apply extra attention during the removal process. VilmaTech Online Support would like to hereby remind victims of the severity remove exterminate system running process or system items mistakenly, the machine would fall into zombie. The above manual removal instruction has been tested for multiple times under the circumstance where no additional infections have been introduced in. Should it be the case and it is overwhelming you, it is recommended to get specialized help for timely solution.

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