Poweliks Trojan Removal

poweliksThe Poweliks Trojan is an infect that downloads and executes malware on your computer. It can b very hard to diagnose and remove, fortunately ESET has developed a tool that can remove the infection. Some symptoms are sluggishness, and the inability to download files with Internet Explorer, resulting in a error like the picture above. First we must resolve that issue, then download the removal tool.

Resolving downloading issues with Internet Explorer:

Step 1: Open the Run dialog bow by hitting the WinKey + R on your keyboard.
Step 2: Type “inetcpl.cpl” and hit enter.
Step 3: Click “Reset all zones to default level”, then “OK” and close the window.

Removing the infection:

Step 1: Download the ESET Poweliks Removal Tool from http://download.eset.com/special/ESETPoweliksCleaner.exe
Step 2: Run the “ESETPoweliksCleaner.exe” and accept the license.
Step 3: If it detects the Poweliks infection you will be prompted to remove it, hit “Y” on your keyboard to proceed.
Step 4: Once it has finished removing the infection hit any key on your keyboard to close the dialogue.
Step 5: Reboot your computer to finish the removal process.