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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Get Rid of Web Attack: Angler Exploit Kit Website 12, 15, and 33 (Removal Guide)

Here below is the complains from the computer users about their computer problem with Angler Exploit Kit Website:

I keep getting constant notifications that my antivirus has blocked a web attack from angler exploit toolkit website 12, 15, and 33.  But the antivirus cannot remove them. What is going on? Is a web attack caused my something on my machine or is it an attack on my IP? Should I try to get a different IP? Would changing my IP even stop the attacks? Thanks in advance for your help.

Hi.  Tried to get help a few weeks ago but had to go on a business trip.  Story is 3 weeks ago I came home to discover my computer was operating extremely sluggish.  Under Windows Task Manager (Process Tab) I saw that I was using 100% usage and 98% memory usage.  I also noticed a whole lot of .exe*32 processes running like dllhost.exe*32 (COM Surrogate)  and Lpu31anurtka.exe*32, (Google Chrome) and more than I want to count.  Also Symantec detected a constant malicious web attack and thing called Web Attack Angler Exploit kit website 12.
Here in this post, you can find the solution to fix the problem.

Information about Angler Exploit Kit Website 12, 15, and 33

Web Attack: Angler Exploit Kit Website

Severity: High
This attack could pose a serious security threat. You should take immediate action to stop any damage or prevent further damage from happening.

This signature detects attempts to download exploits from a malicious toolkit which may compromise a computer through various vendor vulnerabilities.

Additional Information
Malicious toolkits contain various exploits bundled into a single package.Victim on visiting the malicious server hosting exploit toolkit is attacked with several different exploits exploiting different vulnerabilities one by one.Exploits may include MDAC,PDF,HCP etc.

After your computer is infected with Angler Exploit Kit Website, your computer setting will be changed and you will get a lot of processes running in your task manager. You may find your computer run very slowly and the CPU turn to the top. When surf the Internet, you will constantly get unwanted popup. It is annoying and unstoppable.  If you click on the malicious links, you will be redirected to install the malicious executed files which will bring in many other malware, like toolbars, adware, rogue programs or other viruses. o protect your computer, you should remove Angler Exploit Kit Website infectionfrom your computer as soon as possible. It is highly recommended to scan your computer with a powerful anti-virus like Spyhunter to check out the problem in details and remove other infections on your computer. The guide as follow is for your reference.

Solutions to remove Web Attack: Angler Exploit Kit Website 

In this post, there will be two solutions to remove Web Attack: Angler Exploit Kit Website:

1. Remove Web Attack: Angler Exploit Kit Website manually.
2. Remove Web Attack: Angler Exploit Kit Website by using SpyHunter anti-malware.

Instructions to Get Rid of Web Attack: Angler Exploit Kit Website

Method 1: Web Attack: Angler Exploit Kit Website Manual Deletion

Step 1: Stop related running processes in Windows Task Manager first.
( Methods to open Task Manager: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL or CTRL+SHIFT+ESC or Press the Start button->click on the Run option->Type in taskmgr and press OK.)

Step 2: Remove Web Attack: Angler Exploit Kit Website extension or add-ons from your browsers.

Internet Explorer

1) Start Internet Explorer and choose “Tools “>”Manage add-ons”.
2) Choose “Toolbars and Extensions”, then find and remove related programs.

3) Restart browser to complete the whole process.

Mozilla Firefox

1) Start Firefox and choose” Tools” > “Add-ons”> ‘Extensions’.
2) Search for related items and remove them.

3) Restart Firefox to complete the process.

Google Chrome

1) Open Google Chrome and click on “Wrench” or “bar” icon in top right corner.
2) Choose “Settings” > “Extensions”, then find and delete add-ons.

3) Restart the browser to complete the whole process.

Step 3: Open Control Panel in Start menu and search for Folder Options. When you’re in Folder Options window, please click on its View tab, tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then press OK.

Step 4: Go to the Registry Editor and remove all the infection registry entries listed here:

(Steps: Hit Win+R keys and then type regedit in Run box to search)

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Start Page" = "http://www.<random>.com/?type=hp&ts=<timestamp>&from=tugs&uid=<hard drive id>"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search "CustomizeSearch" = "http://www.<random>.com/web/?type=ds&ts=<timestamp>&from=tugs&uid=<hard drive id>&q={searchTerms}"

Step 5: All the infection associated files listed below need to be removed:

C:\Program Files\<random>

Method  2: Automatic Removal with SpyHunter

SpyHunter is a world-famous real-time malware protection and removal tool, which is designed to detect , remove and protect your PC from the latest malware attacks, such as Trojans, worms, rootkits, rogue viruses, browser hijacker, ransomware, adware, key-loggers, and so forth. To keep SpyHunter Anti-malware on your computer is an important way to protect your computer in a good condition. Please find the instruction as follow. 

Step 1: Press the following button to download SpyHunter.

Step 2: Save it into your computer and click on the Run choice to install it step by step.

Step 3: Click Finish then you can use it to scan your computer to find out potential threats by pressing Scan computer now!

Step 4: Tick Select all and then Remove to delete all threats.

Guide to download RegCure Pro to optimize PC 

If you are still worried about the left over of Angler Exploit Kit Website and want to clean all the unwanted registry entries,  it is recommended to use RegCure Pro.

Step 1. Install and launch RegCure Pro on your PC.

Step 2.  Select "Yes" to download and install RegCure Pro.


Step 3. Click "Next" to continue.

Step 4. RegCure Pro will open automatically on your screen.

RegCure Pro

 Step 5. RegCure Pro is scanning your PC for error.

 RegCure Pro2

Step 6. After scanning, choose the issues you want to fix. 


Note: Manual removal Web Attack: Angler Exploit Kit Website 12, 15, and 33 refers to key parts of computer system. Any error step may lead to system crash. If you don’t have sufficient expertise in dealing with the manual removal. Install Spyhunter can be your better choice, because it is capable of auto-detecting and removing viruses. You can also Download RegCure Pro to help you optimize the computer.

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