How to Remove System32 Virus

By Thomas King

System32 Virus, also referred to as "Sys32," is actually a Trojan. The main difference between a virus and a Trojan is that Trojans do not spread themselves. Nevertheless, a Trojan can be very dangerous. A remote hacker can use a Trojan to procure personal information from your computer, such as bank account numbers. In addition, a remote hacker can download additional Trojans onto your computer and change various computer settings.

End Infected Processes

Step 1

Press "Ctrl + Alt + Delete."

Step 2

Click on "Task Manager."

Step 3

Click on the "Processes" tab.

Step 4

End the following processes. To end a process, simply right-click on it and select "End Process." "server.exe" "system32.exe""system33 trojan v1.1.exe"

Delete Infected Files

Step 1

Click on the "Start" menu.

Step 2

Click on "Search Files and Folders."

Step 3

Search for and delete the following files. Delete only the files listed below. Do not delete the "System32" folder, this is a necessary part of your operating system. To delete a file, simply right-click on it and select "Delete." "server.exe" "system32.exe""system33 trojan v1.1.exe" "system33.txt" "worm.p2p.tanked.11"

Tips & Warnings

  • Also update your antivirus program and run a scan. This will help detect and remove any malicious files you may have missed. In addition, keeping your antivirus up to date helps prevent future viruses from infecting your computer.
  • The System32 virus uses the name of a legitimate system folder. While cleaning your computer of the virus, don't touch the "System32" folder in your Windows Directory.