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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Useful Tips for DirtyDefrag.exe Manual Removal

Having issues with DirtyDefrag.exe thing and can't get rid of it? No worries, you could try to implement the removal tutorial in this post or download automatic removal tool SpyHunter to help yourself out effectively.

What is DirtyDefrag.exe Actually?

Name: DirtyDefrag.exe 

Type: ransomware 

Risk level:high/severe 

Target OS: Win xp, Win7, Win8, Win vista

Vulnerable browser: IE explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox etc. 

DirtyDefrag.exe is a notorious ransomware appearing on the Trojans and hacked websites. As a bundled program and being a part of a third party, DirtyDefrag.exe can be installed into user’s computers easily. After sneaking into computer from Internet, it will invade your system, modifies windows registry, and then places a fake Dirty Alert on user’s files and claims that users’ files including MS office, powerpoint, image, video, PDF files has been encrypted. 

Examples of Actions That DirtyDefrag.exe May Perform are: 

1. DirtyDefrag.exe modifies your system files and data and locks you out of your computer; 
2. DirtyDefrag.exe messes up the system by modifying files and data on the infected computer. 
3. DirtyDefrag.exe installs backdoors for cyber criminals behind it to access and compromise your computer remotely; 
4. DirtyDefrag.exe prevents you from opening your files properly and claims that you need to pay for files decryption; 
5. DirtyDefrag.exe downloads and installs other malware automatically on your computer without your consent; 
6. DirtyDefrag.exe may disable your anti-malware programs and hide deeply behind your system to perform more malicious actions.

How Does DirtyDefrag.exe Enter My PC?

If you know that DirtyDefrag.exe is a fake and unwanted program, you won’t install it on your computer manually. However, promoted by a third party, it can also get enter your computer easily without your consent. For example, it may come with spam email or attachment to some download package; sometimes you use removable storage device which infected with this malware on your computer, it can infect your computer, too. 

DirtyDefrag.exe is such a devious ransomware that it will modify the files of antivirus programs on your system, so the antivirus program on your computer can’t work normally. There is no wonder that it has bad reputation and impact online. Under such circumstance that you can’t remove it, and can’t not using the files on your computer either, you must calm yourself down and do not transfer any penny to cyber hackers behind it.

Steps to Remove DirtyDefrag.exe Manually

1) Boot your computer into safe mode with networking by restarting it and keeping pressing F8 key until Windows Advanced Options menu shows up, then select “Safe Mode with Networking” and press Enter. 

2) Use windows Task Manager to end DirtyDefrag.exe processes. 
Press CTRL+ALT+DLE or CTRL+SHIFT+ESC to launch Task Manager. 
3) Go to the Start and click on “Search program and files”, search for DirtyDefrag.exe files.
%AllUsersProfile%\ DirtyDefrag.exe
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\. DirtyDefrag.exe dll
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\. DirtyDefrag. exe
%ProgramFiles%\ DirtyDefrag.exe.exe

4) Go to the Register Editor, then find and delete all files created by DirtyDefrag.exe 
Hit Win+R keys and then type regedit in Run box to search. 

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ DirtyDefrag.dll

5) Reboot your PC to check with the effectiveness.

If you don't have sufficient skills to do the manual removal by yourself, please feel free to download the most popular malware remover SpyHunter to automatically scan your PC and delete the unwanted program. 

Steps to Remove DirtyDefrag.exe Automatically

1) Click the icon below to download DirtyDefrag.exe remover SpyHunter automatically    

2) Follow the instructions to install SpyHunter spyhunter run
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3) Run SpyHunter to detect DirtyDefrag.exe

Run SpyHunter and click "Malware Scan" button to scan your computer, remove all detected items after scanning.
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Hope the manual tips will be helpful for you to rid DirtyDefrag thing. If the manual removal process is kinda complicated for you, you could directly download the best DirtyDefrag Scanner to automatically get the issue fixed without pain.