Manual Removal of the D.exe Virus

The d.exe file is a known Trojan that is installed and used by WormMytobGH and Trojan.Dropper-AZT malware programs. This Trojan file usually infiltrates your PC through an email with an attachment and starts working as soon as the attachment is opened.

As with many other email Trojans, the d.exe Trojan has its own SMTP engine that enables the file to redistribute itself to all email addresses in your address book. In the worst case scenario, the Trojan may also steal your passwords and other personal data to send to external sources for malicious use.

How to Get Rid of D.exe

To remove the d.exe Trojan manually, perform the following steps:

Step 1: Identify the location of the d.exe file.

  1. In the Start menu, select Search.
  2. Click All files and folders and then in the All or part of the file name box, type d.exe.
  3. Select the local hard drives option in the Look in: list.
  4. Click Search.
  5. When the results are displayed copy and paste the paths of the d.exe file in a notepad file and then close the Search Results window.

Step 2: Remove d.exe Processes

  1. Press CTRL+ALT+DEL key combination or right-click on the taskbar and then select Task Manager.
  2. On the Processes tab, click the Image Name column to sort the list alphabetically.
  3. Search for d.exe, right-click on the file, and then select End Process to stop the process from running on the PC.

Step 3: Search for and Remove Other d.exe files

Quite often, files related to Trojans and spyware are added in such a way that they are not easy to detect and remove using the Windows Search feature. To view and delete these files, you need to open the Command Prompt window.

To open Command Prompt, at Start > Run type CMD and then press Enter. Now, if you know the directory in which the virus and spyware files are located, then use the cmdfileName command to go to that directory and then use the del command to delete the virus files. If you need to delete the entire folder, run the rmdir folderName command.

Manual removal of virus, Trojans and spyware requires you to remove directories and process files. Many of these files are also registered in the registry. This is the reason why, at times, manual removal of malware may cause serious problems.

To counter this problem, we recommend that you update your antivirus and antispyware tools and then perform a thorough full system scan. To repair registry problems, you must use an efficient registry tool, such as RegServe to scan and repair all registry errors. A good registry tool will also enable you to weed out all virus and spyware entries that have been added deep within the registry tree and ensure complete malware removal.