Trust Doctor Virus Threat

Trust Doctor is rogue security application which belongs to the WiniSoft family of malware. It uses scare tactics to try and induce users into paying for its license. Trust Doctor reaches the user’s system via Trojans that get downloaded along with fake video codec packs. Once installed, Trust Doctor creates a large number of harmless files on the computer’s hard disk. It also performs a large number of fake security scans on the system and comes up with a lot of fake infections which it claims are plaguing the user’s computer, tagging the previously created harmless files as dangerous malware. Trust Doctor also displays fake warning pop-ups from the Windows taskbar. By installing a Browser Helper Object, Trust Doctor hijacks the user’s web browser and then gives the user fake warnings that their privacy is about to be invaded while blocking access to legitimate antivirus websites. The aim of all this activity is to try and get the user to purchase a license to the ‘full’ version of Trust Doctor by claiming that the currently installed ‘trial’ version is insufficient to remove all the detected ‘threats’. However, the so-called ‘full’ version of Trust Doctor is just as incapable of cleaning out any computer system as the ‘trial’ version is.

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Trust Doctor Manual Removal Procedures

The first step you need to take in order to delete Trust Doctor is to stop the following processes:

  • TrustDoctor.exe
  • <random>.exe

The next step in Trust Doctor removal is to unregister the following DLL files:

  • 10566wormz5e.dll
  • 2325viruz9.dll

Next, it is necessary to delete the following files and folders from your computer:

Windows XP:

  • c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\TrustDoctor
  • c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\TrustDoctor\1 TrustDoctor.lnk
  • c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\TrustDoctor\2 Homepage.lnk
  • c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\TrustDoctor\3 Uninstall.lnk
  • c:\Program Files\TrustDoctor Software\
  • c:\Program Files\TrustDoctor Software\TrustDoctor\
  • c:\Program Files\TrustDoctor Software\TrustDoctor\TrustDoctor.exe
  • c:\Program Files\TrustDoctor Software\TrustDoctor\uninstall.exe
  • c:\WINDOWS\101213zo9m49d5.cpl
  • c:\WINDOWS\10566wormz5e.dll
  • c:\WINDOWS\system32\2325viruz9.dll
  • c:\WINDOWS\system32\15274hzcktool3d59.bin
  • c:\WINDOWS\system32\77481tzoj56fc.bin
  • c:\WINDOWS\system32\<random>.exe
  • %Temp%\<random>.exe

Windows Vista/7:

  • c:\Users\Public\Start Menu\Programs\TrustDoctor
  • c:\ Users\Public \Start Menu\Programs\TrustDoctor\1 TrustDoctor.lnk
  • c:\ Users\Public \Start Menu\Programs\TrustDoctor\2 Homepage.lnk
  • c:\ Users\Public \Start Menu\Programs\TrustDoctor\3 Uninstall.lnk
  • c:\Program Files\TrustDoctor Software\
  • c:\Program Files\TrustDoctor Software\TrustDoctor\
  • c:\Program Files\TrustDoctor Software\TrustDoctor\TrustDoctor.exe
  • c:\Program Files\TrustDoctor Software\TrustDoctor\uninstall.exe
  • c:\WINDOWS\101213zo9m49d5.cpl
  • c:\WINDOWS\10566wormz5e.dll
  • c:\WINDOWS\system32\2325viruz9.dll
  • c:\WINDOWS\system32\15274hzcktool3d59.bin
  • c:\WINDOWS\system32\77481tzoj56fc.bin
  • c:\WINDOWS\system32\<random>.exe
  • %Temp%\<random>.exe

Trust Doctor Registry Removal Procedures

Removing files alone is not sufficient to completely delete Trust Doctor. The following registry keys and settings should be deleted as well:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\TrustDoctor
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\TrustDoctor
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\TrustDoctor
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "<random>.exe"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "TrustDoctor"

After you have completed the above steps, you have successfully removed Trust Doctor.

Trust Doctor Directories:

  • c:\Program Files\TrustDoctor Software\

Outside Resources:

http://www.im-infected.com/rogue/trust-doctor.html

http://webtoolsandtips.com/remove-spyware/remove-trustdoctor-uninstall-trust-doctor-virus-free-how-to/

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