Title: Harakit
Type: Worms
Also known as: W32.Harakit

Remove Harakit
Removal instructions

Severity scale:Harakit severity is 70  (70 / 100)
Harakit worm is typical representative of its kind. Harakit (also known as W32.Harakit) spreads through network shares and online chat applications. It also creates copies of itself on every removable drive it can locate; this is how it reaches new victims.

Harakit makes changes in Windows registry in order to hide itself from computer’s owner. The modifications it makes also enables Harakit worm to run on every startup. Harakit usually deletes some registry entries that are responsible for security settings; this way it stays unobserved by anti-spyware and anti-virus scans. Changing security settings also helps Harakit to achieve its goals. Replicating itself is not the main purpose of W32.Harakit; it targets personal information. Harakit collects sensitive data and delivers it to remote attackers. Harakit is as threat to person’s privacy and security. Harakit properties:
• Sends out logs by FTP or email
• Connects itself to the internet
• Hides from the user
• Stays resident in background

Automatic Harakit removal:

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SpyHunter is recommended remover to uninstall Harakit. You should confirm using free trial that it detects current version of parasite.

Note: Manual assistance required means that one or all of removers were unable to remove parasite without some manual intervention, please read manual removal instructions below.

If you failed to remove Harakit using SpyHunter, submit question to our support team and provide as much details as possible.
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Harakit snapshot:

Harakit manual removal:

Kill processes:
Delete registry values:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\Explorer\Run\"cftm" = "C:\WINDOWS\system32\cftm.exe"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\Explorer\Run\"csrcs" = "C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrcs.exe"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\"cftm" = "C:\WINDOWS\system32\cftm.exe"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices\"cftm" = "C:\WINDOWS\system32\cftm.exe"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\"ShowSuperHidden" = "0"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\"Shell" = "Explorer.exe csrcs.exe"
Delete files:

QR code for Harakit removal instructions:

Harakit qrcode
QR is short for Quick Response. They can be read quickly by the mobile phones. QR codes can store more data than standard barcodes, including url links, geo coordinates, and text.

The reason we add QR code to the website is that parasites like Harakit are really hard to remove on infected computer. you can quicly scan the QR code with your mobile device and have manual removal instructions to uninstall Harakit right in your pocket.

Simply use the QR scanner and read removal instructions from mobile device.
Information added: 2008-11-12 01:22:15
Information updated: 2008-12-10 08:12:32

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I deleted most of the files above, but found the khr system file on my drives. My hard drive has been failing so I hope that is the problem.

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