If your antivirus software detects Trojan.Autoit or Trojan:W32/AutoIt then it indicates that your computer is infected with a previously unknown malware. This malicious software usually come with some freeware or from malicious websites that ask users to download and run a Flash Player or Java update. Once started, the Trojan.Autoit will be configured to start automatically when your personal computer starts. The trojan may download and install other malware, display large number unwanted popups, inject ads into internet pages that you are opening in the web-browser, hijack the browser’s settings such as homepage and search engine, and so on.
If you find that your antivirus detects the Trojan.Autoit threat, then don’t wait, follow the step-by-step guide below which will help to remove Trojan.Autoit and any associated malware for free.
Common symptoms of Trojan.Autoit
If you still are not sure that your computer is infected with this parasite, then check your computer for the common symptoms of the infection:
- Your browser displays banner ads where previously you have never seen.
- Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Internet Explorer (Edge) shows a lot of annoying advertisements.
- Web browser’s settings such as homepage and default search engine are hijacked
- Your an antivirus or antispyware software detects an infection.
- Internet connection may be slow.
How to remove Trojan.Autoit
The following instructions is a step-by-step guide, which will help you manually remove Trojan.Autoit and clean your computer.
- Scan your computer with MalwareBytes Anti-malware
- Scan your computer with AdwCleaner
- Scan your computer with Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool
- Disinfect browser’s shortcuts
- Reset web-browser’s settings
- Protect your computer from annoying ads and malicious sites
Scan your computer with MalwareBytes Anti-malware
You can delete Trojan.Autoit and associated malware automatically with a help of Malwarebytes Free. We recommend this free malware removal utility because it can easily remove adware, browser hijackers, potentially unwanted applications and toolbars with all their components such as files, folders and registry entries.
Download Malwarebytes Free on your PC from the link below. Save it on your Desktop.
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After the download is finished, close all windows on your system. Further, open the file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up like below, click the Yes button.
It will display the “Setup wizard” that will allow you install Malwarebytes on the system. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
When the setup is finished successfully, click Finish button. Then Malwarebytes will automatically start and you can see its main window like below.
Next, press the “Scan Now” button . This will begin scanning the whole computer to find out malware and Trojan.Autoit components. When a threat is found, the number of the detected objects will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is finished. Please be patient.
Once the system scan is finished, you can check all threats detected on your PC. Make sure all entries have “checkmark” and press “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will start removing malware and Trojan.Autoit. Once the disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to restart your computer. I recommend you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the Malwarebytes to get rid of adware and other dangerous software.
Scan your computer with AdwCleaner
If MalwareBytes cannot delete the annoying Trojan.Autoit and other unwanted software from your PC, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for ‘ad-supported’ software, browser hijackers, PUPs and toolbars.
Download AdwCleaner using the link below.
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Once the downloading process is complete, open the directory in which you saved it. Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this utility is started, you will see a screen such as below.
Now, click the “Scan” button to start checking your system for the malicious extensions and adware. When it has finished scanning, it will show a scan report as shown below.
Review the report and then click “Clean” button. It will open a prompt. Click “OK”. Once the clean-up is done, AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your personal computer.
Look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the AdwCleaner to get rid of adware, browser hijackers and other dangerous applications.
Scan your computer with Kaspersky virus removal tool
Kaspersky virus removal tool is a well-known free security tool. It uses the Kaspersky Anti-Virus engine to detect and remove viruses, trojans and malware.
- Download Kaspersky virus removal tool from the following link and save it directly to your Windows Desktop.
Kaspersky virus removal tool
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- Double-click on the KVRT icon found on your desktop. Once initialization process is finished, you will see the Kaspersky virus removal tool screen.
- Click Change Parameters and set a check near all your drives. Click OK to close the Parameters window.
- Press Start scan button. Kaspersky virus removal tool will now start scanning your computer for known infections. This procedure can take some time, so please be patient.
- When KVRT has finished scanning, click on Continue to start a cleaning process.
Disinfect browser’s shortcuts
The Trojan.Autoit may also change a desktop shortcut for Chrome, Firefox and IE. Due to this, every time you start the browser, it will open an unwanted web-site.
To clear a browser shortcut, right-click to it and select Properties. On the Shortcut tab, locate the Target field. Click inside, you will see a vertical line – arrow pointer, move it (using -> arrow key on your keyboard) to the right as possible. You will see a text that has been added here. You need to remove it.
When the text is removed, press the OK button. You need to clean all desktop shortcuts for all web-browsers, as they may be infected too.
Reset web-browser’s settings
- Open the Google Chrome, then press the Menu icon (icon in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will display the Chrome main menu. Click the “Settings” menu.
- Next, press the “Show advanced settings” link, that located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- Further, press the “Reset settings” button, which located at the bottom of the Advanced settings page.
- The Google Chrome will open the reset settings prompt as on the image above.
- Confirm the web-browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, look the post How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
First, run the Firefox and click button. It will display the drop-down menu on the right-part of the internet browser. Next, click the Help button () as shown in the following image.
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the web-browser address bar and press Enter. It will show the “Troubleshooting Information” page as shown in the figure below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will open the confirmation dialog box, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The FF will start a procedure to fix your problems that caused by the unwanted and malicious software. When it is complete, click the “Finish” button.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click the “Reset” button. The IE will open the “Reset Internet Explorer” settings prompt. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and press Reset button.
You will now need to restart your system for the changes to take effect. It will restore the Internet Explorer’s settings like homepage, new tab and default search engine to default state, disable ad-supported internet browser’s extensions and thereby remove a redirect to unwanted web-sites.
Protect your computer from annoying ads and malicious sites
To increase your security and protect your PC against new annoying ads and malicious web-pages, you need to use program that blocks access to dangerous advertisements and web sites. Moreover, the application can block the show of intrusive advertising, which also leads to faster loading of sites and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard program using the following link.
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After the download is finished, start the file named adguardInstaller. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as on the image below.
Follow the prompts. When the installation is finished, you will see a window as shown below.
You can click “Skip” to close the install program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial that will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
In most cases, the default settings are enough and you do not need to change anything. Each time, when you start your PC, AdGuard will start automatically and block unwanted popups, annoying ads, as well as other dangerous or misleading pages. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, which is located on your Windows desktop.
Now your computer should be clean of the Trojan.Autoit . Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted ads and unwanted dangerous sites) and Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your personal computer for new malware and adware). Probably you are running an older version of Java or Adobe Flash Player. This can be a security risk, so download and install the latest version right now.
If you are still having problems while trying to remove Trojan.Autoit ads from your system, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.