If you’re reading this post, it means that your antivirus software detects the Trojan:Win32/Shelma threat. It indicates that your personal computer is infected with malicious software, which is often installs on the machine with the freeware. You probably want to know how to remove any security threats as well as remove Win32/Shelma virus. In the steps below we will tell you about how to solve your problems.
Once started, the Win32/Shelma virus makes changes to the personal computer settings and configures itself so as to start automatically each time the system is turned on. Immediately after startup, the Trojan:Win32/Shelma virus can send information about your PC to a remote malicious hacker; reroute your browser to malicious, misleading and spam sites; use your PC for click fraud and other dangerous and harmful actions.
It’s not a good idea to use a PC that affected with the Trojan:Win32/Shelma virus. The reason for this is simple, it doing things you don’t know about. This virus has the ability to collect a wide variety of your user data which may be later sold to third party companies. You do not know if your home address, account names and passwords are safe.
In order to get rid of Trojan:Win32/Shelma from your PC system and restore system settings to its default state, please use the Trojan:Win32/Shelma removal guidance below.
How to remove Trojan:Win32/Shelma virus
In order to remove Trojan:Win32/Shelma from your machine, you should look up for questionable entries, such as files, applications, internet browser extensions and shortcuts. However, if you want to get rid of Trojan:Win32/Shelma easily, you should use reputable anti-malware utility and let it do the job for you.
To remove Trojan:Win32/Shelma, perform the steps below:
- Delete questionable apps using Microsoft Windows Control Panel
- How to automatically get rid of Trojan:Win32/Shelma with Zemana Free
- Get rid of Trojan:Win32/Shelma virus and malicious extensions with Hitman Pro
- Remove Trojan:Win32/Shelma virus from Internet Explorer
- Remove Trojan:Win32/Shelma virus from Google Chrome
- Remove Trojan:Win32/Shelma virus from Mozilla Firefox
- Use AdBlocker to stay safe online
- To sum up
Delete questionable apps using Microsoft Windows Control Panel
The best way to start the machine cleanup is to remove unknown and questionable programs. Using the Microsoft Windows Control Panel you can do this quickly and easily. This step, in spite of its simplicity, should not be ignored, because the removing of unneeded apps can clean up the Mozilla Firefox, Edge, Chrome and Microsoft Internet Explorer from pop up advertisements hijackers and so on.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Click the Microsoft Windows logo, and then click Search . Type ‘Control panel’and press Enter like below.
When the ‘Control Panel’ opens, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category like below.
Windows 7, Vista, XP
Open Start menu and select the ‘Control Panel’ at right as shown in the following example.
Then go to ‘Add/Remove Programs’ or ‘Uninstall a program’ (Microsoft Windows 7 or Vista) as shown on the screen below.
Carefully browse through the list of installed applications and remove all questionable and unknown applications. We recommend to press ‘Installed programs’ and even sorts all installed apps by date. When you have found anything questionable that may be the virus and other kinds of potential threats like malicious software and potentially unwanted apps or other potentially unwanted application (PUA), then choose this program and press ‘Uninstall’ in the upper part of the window. If the dubious application blocked from removal, then run Revo Uninstaller Freeware to completely remove it from your system.
How to automatically get rid of Trojan:Win32/Shelma with Zemana Free
Zemana Free highly recommended, because it can find out security threats such adware and viruss that most ‘classic’ antivirus programs fail to pick up on. Moreover, if you have any Trojan:Win32/Shelma virus removal problems which cannot be fixed by this utility automatically, then Zemana Anti-Malware provides 24X7 online assistance from the highly experienced support staff.
Visit the page linked below to download the latest version of Zemana for Microsoft Windows. Save it on your Desktop.
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When the downloading process is finished, close all programs and windows on your PC. Double-click the setup file called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as on the image below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Zemana Anti-Malware on your PC. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once install is done successfully, Zemana Free will automatically start and you can see its main screen as shown in the figure below.
Now click the “Scan” button to scan for the Trojan:Win32/Shelma and other kinds of potential threats like malware and potentially unwanted programs. A scan can take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of files on your computer and the speed of your computer. While the Zemana is scanning, you may see number of objects it has identified either as being malicious software.
When Zemana Free has finished scanning your machine, you will be displayed the list of all found items on your PC. In order to get rid of all threats, simply click “Next” button. The Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) will start to delete the Trojan:Win32/Shelma related files, folders and registry keys. When that process is done, you may be prompted to reboot the system.
Get rid of Trojan:Win32/Shelma virus and malicious extensions with Hitman Pro
If Zemana Free cannot get rid of the Trojan:Win32/Shelma, then we recommends to use the HitmanPro. The Hitman Pro is a free powerful, professional removal utility for malware, adware, potentially unwanted applications, toolbars as well as virus and other security threats. It completely removes all traces and remnants of the infection.
Visit the page linked below to download the latest version of Hitman Pro for MS Windows. Save it on your Microsoft Windows desktop or in any other place.
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Update: June 28, 2018
Download and run Hitman Pro on your machine. Once started, press “Next” button . Hitman Pro program will scan through the whole personal computer for the Trojan:Win32/Shelma, other malware and PUPs. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your PC. During the scan Hitman Pro will find threats exist on your system..
After the scanning is finished, Hitman Pro will show a screen that contains a list of malicious software that has been found.
Make sure all items have ‘checkmark’ and press Next button.
It will open a dialog box, click the “Activate free license” button to begin the free 30 days trial to remove all malware found.
Remove Trojan:Win32/Shelma virus from Internet Explorer
If you find that Microsoft Internet Explorer browser settings had been infected by the Trojan:Win32/Shelma , then you may return your settings, via the reset web browser procedure.
First, start the Internet Explorer, click ) button. Next, click “Internet Options” as on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click Reset button. The Internet Explorer will show the Reset Internet Explorer settings prompt. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and click Reset button.
You will now need to restart your PC for the changes to take effect. It will remove virus and other security threats, disable malicious and ad-supported web browser’s extensions and restore the IE’s settings like default search engine, startpage and newtab page to default state.
Remove Trojan:Win32/Shelma virus from Google Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a simple way to remove changes to web browser settings, harmful and adware plugins, as well as to restore the web-browser’s settings that have been modified by Trojan:Win32/Shelma virus.
- First, start the Google Chrome and click the Menu icon (icon in the form of three dots).
- It will open the Chrome main menu. Select More Tools, then click Extensions.
- You’ll see the list of installed plugins. If the list has the plugin labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following guide: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
- Now open the Google Chrome menu once again, click the “Settings” menu.
- Next, press “Advanced” link, that located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- On the bottom of the “Advanced settings” page, click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
- The Google Chrome will display the reset settings dialog box as on the image above.
- Confirm the web browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, read the article How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Remove Trojan:Win32/Shelma virus from Mozilla Firefox
The Mozilla Firefox reset will remove modified preferences, extensions and security settings. It will keep your personal information like browsing history, bookmarks, passwords and web form auto-fill data.
First, open the Mozilla Firefox. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will show the drop-down menu. Next, click the Help button ().
In the Help menu click the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page click on “Refresh Firefox” button as displayed on the image below.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
Use AdBlocker to stay safe online
It’s important to run ad blocking software such as AdGuard to protect your machine from harmful webpages. Most security experts says that it’s okay to block ads. You should do so just to stay safe! And, of course, the AdGuard may to block misleading and other unwanted pages.
- Please go to the link below to download AdGuard. Save it on your Desktop.
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Update: July 17, 2017
- After the download is done, launch the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- After the installation is complete, press “Skip” to close the installation application and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial which will help you get to know AdGuard better.
- In most cases, the default settings are enough and you don’t need to change anything. Each time, when you start your machine, AdGuard will run automatically and stop unwanted popup ads, as well as other harmful or misleading web-sites. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the icon named AdGuard, that is located on your desktop.
To sum up
Now your computer should be clean of the Trojan:Win32/Shelma virus. We suggest that you keep Zemana Free (to periodically scan your PC system for new malware and other security threats) and AdGuard (to help you block unwanted popups and harmful sites). Moreover, to prevent any malicious software, please stay clear of unknown and third party applications, make sure that your antivirus application, turn on the option to search for PUPs.
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