Virtumonde Detection and Removal
Virtumonde can be classified both as adware and spyware. This means that not only does it deliver annoying pop-up ads to your computer screen, but it also invades your privacy by spying on your browsing habits.
Virtumonde is constantly in communication with its home server and reporting on your activity, which means that it uses up both processor speed and your Internet connection bandwidth. It also runs as a background process, starting every time you start your computer up (without asking user permission, of course). These are the main reasons it will slow your computer down so much.
Virtumonde has also been known to download software from other servers. Not only can this REALLY slow your system down, it can also be a security risk (we think of Virtumonde as an “Elevated” threat).
There are many variations of Virtumonde, many of which also act as Trojans to download malicious programs to your computer. This program often creates duplicates of its startup software with random file names which it may then hide in various folders and directories on your computer. As you might guess, this makes it very resistant to removal.
To list all the registry keys it can create would literally take 40-50 web pages in addition to this entry! We HIGHLY recommend that you use ZookaWare PC Cleaner to rid yourself o f this menace, as doing it yourself can take all weekend.
Virtumonde file contents: