My computer has been infected with Trojan.Gataka.D and since then my PC has been in complete mess. It has slowed down my computer poorly and it takes hours to load any application altogether. I have no idea how to cope with this Trojan.Gataka.Di.D Trojan. Anyone suggest me?

What is Trojan.Gataka.D?

Trojan.Gataka.D is known as dangerous type of Trojan virus that generally harm your all Windows version such Win 7/ 8/ Vista/10 etc. it will do a lot of harmful activities to harm your PC as it will destroy your system security and software and reset your system accordance it to launch itself on the PC without asking your approval. Typically, Trojan.Gataka.D sneaks into the computer via spam emails attachment, by means of freeware such as audios, videos, games etc that you download from malicious resources.

Being more specific, Trojan.Gataka.D prevents execution of the application program which are installed inside and also won’t let you install any new software program into computer. It is one of the most dangerous computer threat which executes malicious action inside the machine and makes its speed of performance gradually slower down. Apart from this, it uses keyloggers to record all your keystrokes and thus collects your entire browsing details. Further, this infection may steal your confidential information, private details, sensitive details etc. and later on, makes you the victim of identity theft. Therefore, it is recommended to remove Trojan.Gataka.D immediately without wasting even a single minute and secure your computer from any further attack.

How Trojan.Gataka.D Intrudes Into User PC:

Trojan.Gataka.D usages lots of method to intrudes into the user System, some of them are as follows:-

Freeware software packages
Junk mail attachments
Pornographic sites
Infected media devices
Unauthenticated file sharing
Browsing suspicious links
System loophole etc.

Harmful Effects of Trojan.Gataka.D:

Automatically modify System or browser settings
Add new files or registry into user System
Generates lots of annoying or irritating pop-up ads and advertisements
Allow hackers to steal user all personal and crucial information
Degrades System performance etc

Method 1: Remove Trojan.Gataka.D by Using SpyHunter.

SpyHunter is a useful malware removal tool that detects and removes many malicious threats that several of the major brands can’t detect. This tool will be able to find out and delete Trojan.Gataka.D and other related threats from your PC without much trouble. Now follow the steps below to automatically remove the Trojan horse:

Step 1: Download and install SpyHunter on your PC.

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Step 2: Upon the installation, launch SpyHunter and perform a full system scan by clicking “Scan Computer Now”.

spyhunter-scan computer now

Step 3: Wait for the scan to complete. Then, you will be shown all detected threats on your PC.

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Step 4: To clean up all threats completely, click “Fix Threats” and restart your PC.

Method 2: How to manually get rid of Trojan.Gataka.D?

Restart your computer in Safe Mode with Networking.

For Windows 8:

Reach the desktop on Windows 8 first.
Press Ctrl + Alt + Del keys together.
Open Switch User interface.
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And then hold down the “Shift” key and click on “Shut down” button.
Select Restart option from the pop-up page.
From the next page to choose “Troubleshoot”.
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Click on “Advanced Option” and choose “restart”.
Under Startup Settings, press F5/5 key to navigate to the Safe Mode with Networking.

Windows 7, XP and Vista:
Shut down the affected computer first.
Press F8 key repeatedly until Windows Advanced Option Menu loads.
Select the Safe Mode with Networking option by using the up and down arrow keys.
Hit Enter key to reach the desktop.

Step 2: Open Task Manager by tapping Alt+Ctrl+Del keys together. Move the mouse pointer to “Processes” tab. Detect the fake process created by the Trojan.Gataka.D popup and click on “End processes” to terminate them.

You can skip this step if you do not find any file associated with Trojan.Gataka.D popup.

Step 3: Uninstall Trojan.Gataka.D popup programs from the Control Panel.

Remove Trojan.Gataka.D popup For Windows 7| Vista

  • Click on Start menu and tap Control Panel.

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  • Select “Programs” option and choose “Uninstall a Program”.

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  • Detect all the malicious programs associated with Trojan.Gataka.D popup and click on Uninstall button.

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Steps to Delete Trojan.Gataka.D popup From Windows 8

  • On the right edge of the screen, Click on Search button and type “Control Panel”. Click on search button.

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  • From the search results, select Control Panel. Its Window will appear on the screen, click on Programs and Features option.

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  • Identify the unknown programs and click on Uninstall button to get rid of Trojan.Gataka.D popup permanently.

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Steps to Delete Trojan.Gataka.D popup From Windows 10

  • Click on Start button.

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  • To show all the contents, you need to click on Settings option.

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  • Tap System.

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  • From the System menu, Choose Apps and Features option.

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  • Find Trojan.Gataka.D popup from the list.

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  • Finally, Click on Uninstall button to protect the system from Trojan.Gataka.D popup.

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Step 4.Uninstall Trojan.Gataka.D via System Restore.

System Restore is a utility which comes with Windows operating systems and helps computer users restore the system to a previous state and remove programs interfering with the operation of the computer. If you have created a system restore point prior to installing a program, then you can use System Restore to restore your system and completely eradicate the unwanted programs like Trojan.Gataka.D. You should backup your personal files and data before doing a System Restore.

Steps:

a. Close all files and programs that are open.

b. On the desktop, right click Computer and select Properties. The system window will display.

c. On the left side of the System window, click System protection. The System Properties window will display.

System protection

d. Click System Restore and the System Restore window will display.

system properties system restore

e. Select Choose a different restore point and click Next.

restore system files and settings

f. Select a date and time from the list and then click Next. You should know that all programs and drivers installed after the selected date and time may not work properly and may need to be re-installed.

choose a restore point

g. Click Finish when the “Confirm your restore point” window appears.

confirm your restore point

h. Click Yes to confirm again.

windows 7 restore finish confirm

Conclusion

Trojan.Gataka.D is commonly Trojan horse that targets computers users worldwide and it uses advanced techniques and manages to conceal its components in the computer system so it is very hard to get rid of the virus. It is believed that this trojan can be used for the distribution of other malware, such as rogue anti-spyware programs, backdoors and similar threats. The parasite also can be used to monitor victim’s web searches and browsing habits. It modifies your browser settings, alters your search results and redirects you to malicious website for trying to make money through pay-per-click advertising scheme and similar methods. It is suggested users should remove Trojan.Gataka.D immediately once upon detection to avoid any further damages.