If you’ve followed the first two parts of this guide:
Trojan Adclicker Removal — What is The Trojan Adclicker Malware Threat
Trojan Adclicker Removal — Part Two: A Step-by-Step Removal Guide
You should be well on the way to be completely free of the Adclicker trojan malware threat. On rare occasions, however, there may be a few additional steps that you’ll need to take to ensure that your computer is completely free from all malware threats.
1. Check That You Are Infection Free
The best way to check that your computer is free from the adclicker trojan threat is to reboot your computer in safe mode and rerun a scan using your malware removal tool.
Obviously, if the results return further infections, then your PC is not free from malware quite yet. Follow these additional steps to completely remove the adcliker threat — along with any other nasty malware infections that you may have picked up on the way.
2. Disable the System Restore Feature
Some malware programs have the ability to restore themselves even after they have been deleted by exploiting the Windows system restore facility. To temporarily disable the system restore feature if you are using Windows Vista, follow these steps:
Click Start, right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
In the System Properties dialog box, click the System Restore tab.
Click to select the Turn off System Restore check box. Or, click to select the Turn off System Restore on all drives check box.
When you receive the following message, click Yes to confirm that you want to turn off System Restore: “You have chosen to turn off System Restore. If you continue, all existing restore points will be deleted, and you will not be able to track or undo changes to your computer. Do you want to turn off System Restore? After a few moments, the System Properties dialog box closes.”
3. Ensure That Your Anti-Malware Tool is Updated
You are only as protected as your last update. If you are having problems removing a particular threat, ensure that you have the latest version/database update relating to your chosen anti-malware tool.
You will be able to download the most recent update either through the tool’s interface or from their website.
4. Ensure That Windows is Updated
Malware developers make their money by exploiting security holes in both third party programs and Windows itself. To ensure that you are running the most up to date version of Windows, follow these steps:
Click Start, click Control Panel, and then click Security.
Click Security Center, and then make sure Automatic updating is turned on.
5. Rerun a Scan in Safe Mode
After checking these common troubleshooting fixes, reboot your PC in Safe mode and rerun a scan as per the instructions in the second part of this article series.
Following these steps will almost certainly completely remove the adclicker trojan threat from your computer.
Malware infection is incredibly wide spread. Whether or not you think you may have been infected with malware, it is best practise to scan your computer regularly for malware threats. At Malware Threat HQ you can download the best malware scanner available on the Internet today — for free.