How to Remove File Infector Virus

The concept of modern computing is not limited to just data processing, but connecting to the world through a worldwide network (Internet). However, it involves certain level of risk. While roaming around through the webpages, you can stumble across the infections that transfer to your system and infect your files. File Infector is among the most common of these infections. Key properties of this virus are:

Prior to proceeding this piece for the solution, let be advised to first Scan and Fix your system’s concealed disorders which most probably is eliciting the inconsistencies:

  • Also known as Parasitic Virus
  • Infects executable files with .exe and .com extension
  • Activates every time infected files are executed
  • Replicates itself into other executable files
  • Remains in the memory for long

Once infected, your system can contain the infection in a wide range of files. You are advised to remove and fix it through a systematic procedure. Such procedure, in detail, is described below.

Create Recovery Drive

As it is recommended booting out the of Windows environment to confiscate a file infector, create a recovery drive prior to that. This drive can be a USB memory stick or a CD/DVD-ROM. To create a recovery drive,

Boot into DOS

As File infector marks the system files, it may not be possible to remove it while logged into Windows. System files are locked in Windows environment, and therefore, cannot be diagnosed. Perform following steps to exterminate this infection through DOS.

  • Save your files, settings, and reboot your computer
  • On a restart, press F8 key continuously until you see the Advanced Boot options
  • From the boot options, choose to boot via Command Prompt (DOS)
  • In the black screen of command prompt, type to access your recovery Drive (for example D:)
  • Type to run the executable file of your antivirus application (for example virusscan.exe)
  • On being asked for confirmation, type Y and hit Enter

Wait for the scan to be completed, as it may take some time depending on the size of storage. Once the scan is completed,

  • Type exit and hit Enter to reboot the system

Re-Scan your drives

A reboot will direct you to the Windows environment. Hopefully, the virus scan would have removed the infectious part from the system files. However, scan all your drives with antivirus to ensure cleanliness.

  • Boot into Windows with a clean or limited startup
  • Run the antivirus software from recovery drive
  • Scan all your storage drives

Repair Registry

The earlier infections may have disrupted the links and paths to .exe files, stored in Windows Registry. To reconcile these bonds, scan your registry with a free and useful registry cleaning tool such as Registry Recycler or CCleaner, remove the errors detected, and defragment your registry (if needed).

Repair System Files

You may experience an inconvenience, even after the virus is removed. This is because the system files were under attack of malwares, due to which a part of files may have been destroyed. Restoration of these system files may help.

  • Open Run box by pressing Windows key + R
  • Type command prompt in the run box, to view the result
  • In the results area, right click command prompt and Run as administrator
  • In command prompt window, type SFC /SCANNOW and hit Enter key

A scan will be started, examining system files. It will analyze the damaged and destroyed files and try to mend these on its own. Please insert Windows installation disc, if System File Checker asks for it.

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One Thought on “How to Remove File Infector Virus

  1. TechAxle on September 9, 2013 at 6:22 pm said:

    Thanks for the informative read, I was looking for that because my PC is full of that virus.

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