On your desktop there was a small desktop called Desk 365? Being Desperate to get rid of this desktop of unknown origin? This page contains step by step instructions on how to remove Desk 365 virus. Read more.
What is Desk 365 Virus
Although we called Desk 365 virus here, actually, it technically not belongs to virus. To be precise, it is a potentially unwanted program that had bundled into its installation other toolbar or browser hijacker. One of browser hijacker that to be known packaged with it is V9.com virus.
Below are screenshots of Desk 365 virus
It is worth mentioning that the desktop of this virus is constantly updated. The icon of Desk 365 virus can be a coloured ball, flower or diamond as shown below:
Upon most occasions, Desk 365 virus is as a browser hijacker itself bundled with free software or other materials like video recording/streaming, download-managers or PDF creators, etc. downloaded from the internet to infiltrate your PC sneakily. This is the reason why so many victims don’t know how this small desktop appears on their screen. But the following case can’t be ruled out, that is some of users download the PUP from its website causing its claim of helping them organize their desktop shortcuts easily and quickly.
After Desk 365 virus goes to your PC, it will arouse the following series of bad influences:
Ⅰ. Install Desk 365 malicious program on your PC.
Ⅱ. Add startup items to your computer. So whenever you log in your computer, Desk 365 virus will run automatically.
Ⅲ. Hook deep into your operating system via rootkit capabilities.
Ⅳ. Make you infected by other toolbars and browser hijackers, including redirect virus V9.com which will modify your default browser settings and change your browsing experience. Learn more…..
How to Remove Desk 365 Virus Easily and Quickly
Steps for effective removal of Desk 365 virus
- Step 1> Uninstall/Remove Desk 365 malicious program from control panel
- Step 2> Remove V9.com or other browser hijacker from IE, Firefox and Google Chrome
- Step 3> Remove residual junk files and invalid registry entries from your PC using Cloud System Booster
- Step 4> Disable Desk 365 startup item
Step 1> Uninstall/Remove Desk 365 malicious program from control panel
Tips: Desk 365 virus goes to your computer bundled with free software, shareware or other third-party programs, and it is proved that such software is useless for you but make more toolbar and redirect virus install alongside it. Thus, not only do you need to remove this PUP but also the software/programs you don’t familiar with, especially those of installing recently.
For Windows XP: Click “Start“>”Control Panel“>”Add or Remove Programs“>”Programs and Features“>Look for Desk 365 and other PUP, select them and click Remove.
For Windows 7/Vista: Click “Start” (“Windows Logo”)>”Control Panel“>”Uninstall a program“(under Program)>look for Desk 365 and other PUP, select them and click Uninstall/Change.
For Windows 8: Right-click on the screen’s bottom-left corner> “Control Panel” >”Uninstall a program“(under Program)> Look for Desk 365 and other PUP, select them and click Uninstall/Change.
Step 2> Remove V9.com or other browser hijacker from IE, Firefox and Google Chrome
Tips: Because Desk 365 virus has had your PC infected by other virus like V9.com, you have to remove such redirect virus from your browsers to let your computer be free from virus and PUP completely.
—Repair browser damages via Anvi Slim ToolBar
1: Download and install Anvi Slim ToolBar.
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2. Remove toolbars from browsers
After installing Anvi Slim ToolBar, please open it(if you use trial version, click at the right bottom of box; if you use pro version, input your license key in the blank box), and click on Manage to detect toolbars in your browsers. When the result is displayed, select V9 and others you what to remove, and then click Remove button to remove them.
3. Repair hijacked homepage and modified search engine.
In Anvi Slim ToolBar box, please click on Browser Repair. IE, FF and Google Chrome are listed in the left; you can select any of them to change its homepage and search engine. When you choose customize homepage or customize search engine, please input the one you prefer.
Then click on Repair button to repair hijacked homepage and modified search engine and click on OK.
Step 3> Remove residual junk files, invalid registry entries form your computer
There still exists some residual junk files and invalid registry entries in your computer system after uninstalling Desjk 365 virus. Thus, Cloud System Booster is required to clean up them and save your disk space so as to increase running speed of your computer.
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1. After you install the program, please open it, click on the BOOST button on the main screen to run a quick and full scan.
2. Once the scan completes, there will come out a result screen, please click Clean button to remove these junk files, malicious registry entries, etc to make sure the computer system is clean.
Step 4> Disable Desk 365 startup item
Causing Desk 365 virus will add startup item to your PC sneakily, so whenever you boot your PC, this malicious startup item will run. To prevent Desk 365 virus from coming back by reinstalling, you should remove this startup item from your computer.
To solve the issues mentioned above, please use msconfig (a Windows OS management program) to help you to edit and manage the configuration files.
Click Start( left bottom of screen)>input msconfig or msconfig.exe in the Search programs and files bar> find and click it to run.
Then please click Restart to apply these changes.
Next, please switch to Startup tab, and do the same operation to disable the object files.
Now, you have removed Desk 365 virus completely.
Though you remove Desk 365 virus successfully, your disk drives may still carry a heavy load. Due to the infection of this browser hijacker or even other more malicious malware, there will be some of file system errors and junks and invalid fragments in your disk drives. it is necessary to install a repair and clean tool like Anvi Ultimate Defrag to help you fix bug and errors of files in your disk drives, clean up junk files, rearrange fragmented data in the disk as well as optimize the performance of your disk drives.
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After install it, please select the disk drive you want to repair and clean and operation you would like to run ( Repair, Clean, Defrag and Optimize ), then click on Start.
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