Today we will find out what is S5M, how it works and how to delete S5M from your computer.
The main purpose of S5M is to display ads on your PC and to hijack your browser by changing its settings.
S5M usually infiltrates your computer while being downloaded in a bundle with a popular hacked programs or while being included in downloaded file with a bunch of other trojans.
S5M causes the great problems for you, such as replacing your browser starting page with malicious one, browser search redirecting, changing security settings and allowing popup advertisements to show up.
S5M virus accomplishes this tasks by registering virus process in startup or by automatically launching malicious sites.
How to remove S5M manually:
STEP 1: Check all shortcuts of your browsers on your desktop, taskbar and in the Start menu. Right click on your shortcut and change it's properties.
You can see S5M at the end of shortcut target (command line). Remove it and save changes.
In addition, check this command line for fake browser's trick.
For example, if a shortcut points to Google Chrome, it must have the path:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe.
Fake browser may be: …\Appdata\Roaming\HPReyos\ReyosStarter3.exe.
Also the file name may be: “chromium.exe” instead of chrome.exe.
STEP 2: Investigate the list of installed programs and uninstall all unknown recently installed programs.
STEP 3: Open Task Manager and close all processes, related to S5M in their description. Discover the directories where such processes start. Search for random or strange file names.
STEP 4: Inspect the Windows services. Press Win+R, type in: services.msc and press OK.
Disable the services with random names or contains S5M in it's name or description.
STEP 5: After that press Win+R, type in: taskschd.msc and press OK to open Windows Task Scheduler.
Delete any task related to S5M. Disable unknown tasks with random names.
STEP 6: Clear the Windows registry from S5M virus.
Press Win+R, type in: regedit.exe and press OK.
Find and delete all keys/values contains S5M.
STEP 7: Remove S5M from Google Chrome.
STEP 8: Remove S5M from Internet Explorer.
STEP 9: Remove S5M from Mozilla Firefox.
STEP 10: And at the end, clear your basket, temporal files, browser's cache.
But if you miss any of these steps and only one part of virus remains – it will come back again immediately or after reboot.
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