Hi friends my system was not working well from last few days and hence I scanned it with the anti-virus program installed in my PC. Well, anti-virus program did detected Pony Botnet virus in my system but it is unable to remove this threat completely from my computer. Please help me guys….

What is Pony Botnet?

Pony Botnet is recognized as a risky Trojan horse that accidentally get entered in your system and make it corrupt. It will get complete access to your compromised system and even drain out all your valuable information including banking and personal details. Pony Botnet is created by cyber criminals and evil hackers to make PC vulnerable and make enable other malware easily get entered and ruin up entire system’s performance. Once activated, you will be even prohibited to access your valuable system’s data resulting in severe data loss. It usually target Windows PC by mixing its code in the boot section aiming to get re loaded every time when ever PC get restarted. Thats why, it is advised to remove Pony Botnet as soon as possible and thus make PC again usable.

Pony Botnet can infect your Windows computer quite easily by using several deceptive methods such as software bundling, visiting pornographic sites, social engineering, clicking unknown links, using infected media, opening spam attachments, peer to peer network sharing, shareware and so on. However, once infected then users are likely to experience some very critical issues in their system. It makes changes in all crucial system setting, slower your computer response, cause corruption in file system, hard drive failure, system crash, and may eventually result in severe data loss issue. Furthermore, it also enables other malware infection to infect your computer. It even steal confidential data from your system and pass it to remote hackers. Therefore, it is recommended to get rid of Pony Botnet as soon as possible on your Windows computer system.

Symptoms of Pony Botnet

when your system will be infected with this harmful virus you will see following certain changes and modifications in your system

It will be appear as a batch file in a form of .bat extension.
It will not be deleted.
You will not be able to open Google and Facebook.
Your data and files will be encrypted and renamed.
You will not be able to access your own files.

What are the Prevention measures should be taken against Pony Botnet Virus

Do not download freeware programs
always download programs and applications from official websites.
Do not visit illegal websites.
Install an updated anti-virus in your system.
Do not open Spam email attachments.
Do not insert cards and pen drives in your system which contains harmful programs.

Method 1: Remove Pony Botnet 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 Pony Botnet 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”.

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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 Pony Botnet?

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 Pony Botnet popup and click on “End processes” to terminate them.

You can skip this step if you do not find any file associated with Pony Botnet popup.

Step 3: Uninstall Pony Botnet popup programs from the Control Panel.

Remove Pony Botnet 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 Pony Botnet popup and click on Uninstall button.

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Steps to Delete Pony Botnet 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 Pony Botnet popup permanently.

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Steps to Delete Pony Botnet 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 Pony Botnet popup from the list.

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  • Finally, Click on Uninstall button to protect the system from Pony Botnet popup.

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Step 4.Uninstall Pony Botnet 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 Pony Botnet. 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.

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

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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.

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

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h. Click Yes to confirm again.

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Conclusion

Pony Botnet is a highly dangerous virus that can trigger high CPU occupancy rate, cause annoying browser redirection problem and even generate pop-up of advertisements whenever your computer is online. Trojan is designed to steal financial data, such as credit card numbers, login names, passwords, valuable personal documents and other sensitive information although sometimes it won’t show you any infected symptoms once downloaded. For this nasty virus, it can disable firewall and generate misleading virus alert to infected users every few seconds. It terminates and totally disables running antivirus software installed on the target computer and then connects to various malicious servers to download other harmful parasites to destroy the PC. It can make your privacy in a dangerous situation so please take action to remove it from your computer as soon as possible.