Monday, November 23, 2015

Packed.Win32.Krap.hc Found in Microsoft.perftrack.dll – How to Remove Packed.Win32.Krap.hc from Computer?

Received a 'Windows Copy not valid' message, though this was validly purchased and accepted at previous validation upon install. After multiple attempts and re-burns, was able to run Kaspersky Rescue Disk and received the warning about the 'Packed.Win32.Krap.hc' trojan and removed it...maybe...

If you have come to this post, you might have got Packed.Win32.Krap.hc in your computer. Here are some methods that may help you remove it. Please keep reading.

What is Packed.Win32.Krap.hc?

Object name: Packed.Win32.Krap.hc
Object type: Trojan program
Location: C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.WindowsReadingList_6.3.9654.20540_x64_8wekyb3d8bbwe\microsoft.perftrack.dll

Packed.Win32.Krap.hc is detected as a high risk Trojan horse that usually sneaks into your computer without your knowledge. It is usually bundled to infected software, packaged into spam email attachments or peer to peer share files, or embedded onto malicious links. You should be cautious when surfing the internet. Please do not download anything from spam email & suspected websites and please do not click links on compromised websites. Otherwise, you may download malware to your computer.

As a dangerous Trojan horse, Packed.Win32.Krap.hc will allow remote users or hackers to access and control your computer, so that they can steal data stored on your infected computer. Same to some other Trojan, it will perform baleful activities in your computer. For example –

It will mess up your browser settings and hijack your browser;
It will corrupt or change your system files or registry keys;
It will download malicious programs or files to your computer;
It will exploit your system vulnerability to trigger more infections;
It will steal your banking accounts, credit card passwords, important flies, etc.
It will damage your hard drive and decrease your PC performance;
It will cause system crashes and blue screen of death...

How to Remove Packed.Win32.Krap.hc?

It is dangerous to have this Trojan horse in your computer. You should remove it from your computer in time to avoid further damage. Here are some removal methods that may help you out.

Guide 1: Manually Remove Packed.Win32.Krap.hc by Yourself
Guide 2: Automatically Remove Packed.Win32.Krap.hc with SpyHunter

Guide 1: Manually Remove Packed.Win32.Krap.hc by Yourself

Step 1. Restart your computer in Safe mode.

Keep tabbing F8 key before the Windows start-up logo appears until you get to Advanced Options, select Safe Mode, and hit ENTER.

Step 2. End up the trojan processes in Windows Task Manager.

Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc or Ctrl+Alt+Delete to open Windows Task Manager, find malicious processes and click End process.


Step 3. Navigate to Registry Editor and clean up all Packed.Win32.Krap.hc registry entries.

Press Win+ R key at and same time to open Run Commend Box. Open Registry Editor by typing “regedit” in Runbox and clicking OK.

Look through the registry entries and find out all listed harmful items. Right click on them and terminate the related entries.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "<random>" = "%AppData%\<random>.exe"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "<random>" = "%AppData%\<random>.exe"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Attachments "SaveZoneInformation"=1
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon "Shell" = "%AppData%\<random>.exe"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msseces.exe "Debugger"="svchost.exe"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\MpCmdRun.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\MpUXSrv.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\MSASCui.exe

Step 4. Show hidden folders and files.

Windows XP

Start button > Control Panel > Appearance and Personalization > Folder Options > Show Hidden Files or Folders

Remove the checkmark from Hide extensions for known file types. And remove the checkmark from Hide protected operating system files (Recommended).

Windows 7 / Vista

Libraries > Folder Options > Tools > Show Hidden Files or Folders

Remove the checkmark from Hide extensions for known file types and Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)

Windows 8 /8.1

Windows Explorer > View > Hidden Items

Delete Packed.Win32.Krap.hc Virus associated files.

%UserProfile%\Application Data\Microsoft\[random].exe
%System Root%\Samples
%User Profile%\Local Settings\Temp
C:\Program Files\<random>
C:\ProgramData\[random numbers]\

Step 5. Remove leftover and speed up your PC.

You can download and install RegCure Pro to speed up and optimize your PC. It is packed with the tools you need to boost your PC's speed and performance.

  • Clean away Windows registry errors
  • Eject active viruses, spyware and other malware
  • Stop unneeded processes 
  • Delete startup items
  • Delete privacy files

Click the icon to download RegCure Pro.

Guide 2: Automatically Remove Packed.Win32.Krap.hc with Powerful Removal Tool

SpyHunter is an adaptive real-time spyware detection and removal tool. It  can help you remove Packed.Win32.Krap.hc and all the threats in your PC. It will never bundle with any programs and can get along with existing security programs without any conflicts. Please feel relieved about usage.

Click the download button below to get SpyHunter

After detecting all the threats in your system, you can click on “Fix Threats” to remove them.

Warm Reminder:

SpyHunter is a powerful anti-virus for inexperience computer user. It can help you remove all the detected threats automatically. So all you need to do is install it for immediate and ongoing protection.

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