If you are an avid internet user, you will know that there are a number of different viruses that can affect and damage the file system of your computer. Having a knowhow of these different viruses and malicious programs can only be helpful for yourself, as you will know what files to avoid and which to allow to enter your computer. Hence, in this article, we shall talk about one of the most dangerous and the most damaging forms of malicious software that can harm your computer. The name of this virus/ worm is Hiloti and it can really harm your computer in a number of different ways. Firstly, before we get in to details, it is important to know how this Trojan enters and affects your computer.
The exact definition of Hiloti can be a Trojan which can cause interference in an affected computer user’s browsing performance as well as daily browsing habits. Also, it can download programs on its own and execute arbitrary files which can be harmful for your computer. The one reason why this Trojan is considered to be so dangerous is because it leaves virtually no trace behind. This means that if your computer is infected, there is little chance for you to find out whether this Trojan is at large inside unless you carry out a thorough scan.
On the other hand, there are virtually no immediate effects symptoms displayed by your computer. A lot of Trojans and viruses tend to slow down your computer immediately, which gives you an idea that there might be something fishy happening inside. However, when it comes to this Trojan, you must make sure that you regularly scan your computer every week in order to make sure that no such virus infiltrates your computer.
It automatically executes itself once your computer starts up, and then copies itself in to the Windows directory with a file name that is generated on a random basis. The file type is modified by the Trojan so that it becomes a dynamic link library extension. Also, it can increase the work load of your computer substantially as it tends to affect computing processes such as explorer.exe and iexplore.exe.
This can slow down your computer to a certain level, but it will be a significant amount of time before you will actually get to feel the real effects that will be caused. Also, the dangerous thing about this Trojan is that it can monitor a host of different processes on your computer, and can increase the amount of pop ups that show while browsing. Not only this, but it can also alter the content that is shown to the users on a HTML page, as well as enter new scripts on the page. If you wish to remove this Trojan, you must make use of a powerful system optimization tool and antivirus program which will remove all traces of the Trojan from the windows directory and the registry of your computer as well.