How to Remove the Win32 Heur Virus

By Thomas King

Win32/Heur, or Win32 Heur, is a virus that infects computers through corrupt media files, spam emails and illegitimate file sharing applications. The Win32/Heur virus often creates a fake anti-virus program that pops up on your computer and notifies you that your computer is infected. The Win32/Heur virus also can download additional viruses, slow your computer, redirect your Internet browser, and even cause your computer to crash.

End Infected Processes

Step 1

Press the three-key combination of "Ctrl," "Alt" and "Delete."

Step 2

Click on "Start Task Manager."

Step 3

Click on the "Processes" tab.

Step 4

Right-click on "Win32/Heur.exe," and select "End Process" from the context menu.

Delete Infected Registry Keys

Step 1

Click on the Windows "Start" menu.

Step 2

Type "regedit" into the Search field and press "Enter" to open the Registry Editor.

Step 3

Locate the registry key "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\Software\\Win32/Heur" in the left pane of the Registry Editor window.

Step 4

Right-click on "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\Software\\Win32/Heur," and select "Delete."

Delete Infected Files

Step 1

Click the Windows "Start" menu.

Step 2

Search for any files named "Win32/Heur." These files may have different extensions. For example, you may fine Win32/Heur.exe or Win32/Heur.dll.

Step 3

Delete the files you find in the search.

Tips & Warnings

  • In addition to the steps above, you should update and run your anti-virus program. If you do not have an anti-virus program, consider purchasing one.