Mytob Virus Removal

The Mytob is a notorious mass-mailing worm that uses infected systems as mail servers to send out millions of spam emails containing infected files. Mytob reaches the user’s computer via spam emails that have Mytob as an attachment. The emails may warn the user about some payment that they have made and that they should download the attachment if they want to cancel. Other emails may ask for some form of verification that can only be provided by downloading the attachment. The attachment, of course contains Mytob which gets installed on the system as soon as the user attempts to open it.

Once installed on the system, Mytob establishes itself as a running process and proceeds to compose meaningful messages and send them to all email addresses contained in the computer via its own SMTP server. It gathers the email recipients from the user accounts contained within the system, and refrains from sending emails to security-related email addresses. Mytob also contains backdoor access which connects to the internet without the user’s knowledge and waits for the malware developer to access the computer through it. The attacker may use this mode to access the administrative functions of the system, install more malicious programs or to perform other malicious actions. Mytob also blocks access to security-related websites and terminates all legitimate antimalware applications that may be installed on the system.

As Mytob is a dangerous malware application that engages in a large number of unauthorized activities, you should take steps to remove it as soon as you find a copy on your system. One recommended method of approaching such a situation is to conduct a full system scan using genuine antivirus software such as Spyware Doctor with Antivirus as it is capable to detect threats similar to Mytob.

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Manual Mytob removal Guide

In order to remove Mytob manually, you need to stop its process and delete its one file. Before you engage in this activity, you should restart your computer in safe mode.

The first step for manual Mytob removal is to stop the following process:

  • taskmanagers.exe

The next step is to delete the following file:

  • taskmanagers.exe

Now your computer is completely safe from Mytob. However, inexperienced users are discouraged from attempting to remove Mytob manually, as any mistake made during removal could damage the operating system of the computer.

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