Windows\update.js - Dangerous


Manual removal instructions:

What is UPDATE.JS?

UPDATE.JS is reported and classified as malicious program (malware). UPDATE.JS actively resists detection and employs a number of techniques to ensure that you cannot remove UPDATE.JS from infected computers.

How UPDATE.JS got on your computer?

Phishing is the most common way for malware to infect computers. It could be a fake email message that appears to be originated from Microsoft Customer Service, eBay, PayPal, Amazon, or even your bank or insurance company. Fake emails that appear to come from the police, the FBI and other government entities were also reported. UPDATE.JS could also infect your computer by exploiting a security vulnerability of your Web browser or one of its plugins. If this is the case, UPDATE.JS would be injected into a Web page, and could get to your PC when you visited a malicious or hacked Web site. UPDATE.JS can be distributed with legitimate software that is repackaged by the scammers. It could be downloaded from warez Web sites or download archives.

How do you know you have UPDATE.JS on my computer?

UPDATE.JS works in background. It does not appear as a window, does not have a shortcut. UPDATE.JS hides its existence from your eyes.

How to remove UPDATE.JS?

It may not be easy! Be careful! Make a full backup of your PC before starting.

Use this guide to remove UPDATE.JS manually:

STEP 1: Uninstall UPDATE.JS using Windows uninstallation applet (use Add/Remove Programs or Uninstall Program or Apps & features).

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STEP 2: Open Task Manager and close all processes, related to UPDATE.JS in their description. Discover the directories where such processes start. Search for random or strange file names.

Remove UPDATE.JS virus from running processes Remove UPDATE.JS virus from running processes.

STEP 3: Inspect the Windows services. Press Win+R, type in: services.msc and press OK.

Remove UPDATE.JS virus from Windows services Remove UPDATE.JS virus from Windows services.

Disable the services with random names or contains UPDATE.JS in it's name or description.

STEP 4: After that press Win+R, type in: taskschd.msc and press OK to open Windows Task Scheduler.

Remove UPDATE.JS from scheduled task list.

Delete any task related to UPDATE.JS. Disable unknown tasks with random names.

STEP 5: Clear the Windows registry from UPDATE.JS virus.

Press Win+R, type in: regedit.exe and press OK.

Remove UPDATE.JS virus from Windows registry Remove UPDATE.JS virus from Windows registry.

Find and delete all keys/values contains UPDATE.JS.

STEP 6: Check your shortcuts on your desktop and in the Start menu for UPDATE.JS presence. Fix infected shortcuts.

STEP 7: Remove a virus from Google Chrome.

STEP 8: Remove a virus from Internet Explorer.

STEP 9: Remove a virus from Mozilla Firefox.

STEP 10: And at the end, clear your basket, temporal files, browser's cache.

UPDATE.JS is related to: UPDATE.JS.

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