Remove WhiteSmoke Translator (Uninstall Guide)
WhiteSmoke Translator is “an all-new application that enables you to take any text from any text-based application, and automatically translate it into a destination language”
However, when WhiteSmoke Translator is installed on the computer, trojan (MD5: c5a4a504e73fda80390b630643d580b9) is also secretly installed. Besides, WhiteSmoke Translator also installs other adware/malware on the system without confirmation of the user.
Because WhiteSmoke Translator is a malicious software which can severely damage your computer, compromise your credit card security and lead to identity theft,you are strongly advised to follow our WhiteSmoke Translator removal instructions below.
Am I infected with WhiteSmoke Translator ?
This is how the main screen of WhiteSmoke Translator looks:
WhiteSmoke Translator Removal Instructions
STEP 1: Perform a full system scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free
- Please download the latest official version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free.
- Install Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware by double clicking on mbam-setup.
- When the installation begins, keep following the prompts in order to continue with the installation process. Do not make any changes to default settings and when the program has finished installing, make sure you leave both the Update Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware checked. Then click on the Finish button. If Malwarebytes’ prompts you to reboot, please do not do so.
- Malwarebytes Anti-Malware will now start and you’ll be prompted to start a trial period , please select ‘Decline‘ as we just want to use the on-demand scanner.
- On the Scanner tab,please select Perform full scan and then click on the Scan button to start scanning your computer for any possible infections.
- Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware will now start scanning your computer for WhiteSmoke Translator malicious files as shown below.
- When the scan is finished a message box will appear, click OK to continue.
- You will now be presented with a screen showing you the malware infections that Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware has detected.Please note that the infections found may be different than what is shown in the image.
Make sure that everything is Checked (ticked) and click on Remove Selected button.
- Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware will now start removing the malicious files.
If during the removal process Malwarebytes will display a message stating that it needs to reboot, please allow this request.
STEP 6: Perform a system scan with HitmanPro
- This step can be performed in Normal Mode ,so please download the latest official version of HitmanPro.
- Start HitmanPro by double clicking on the previously downloaded file.
NOTE : If you have problems starting HitmanPro, use the “Force Breach” mode. Hold down the left CTRL-key when you start HitmanPro and all non-essential processes are terminated, including the malware process. (How to start HitmanPro in Force Breach mode – video)
- Click on Next to start a scan for malicious software.
- The setup screen is displayed, from which you can decide whether you wish to install HitmanPro on your machine or just perform a one-time scan, select a option then click on Next to start a system scan
- HitmanPro will start scanning your system for malicious files. Depending on the the size of your hard drive, and the performance of your computer, this step will take several minutes.
- Once the scan is complete, a screen displaying all the malicious files that the program found will be shown as seen in the image below. Please note that the infections found may be different than what is shown in the image.
After reviewing each malicious object click Next .
- Click Activate free license to start the free 30 days trial and remove the malicious files.
- HitmanPro will now start removing the infected objects, and in some instances, may suggest a reboot in order to completely remove the malware from your system. In this scenario, always confirm the reboot action to be on the safe side.
STEP 3 : Reset your browser to its default settings (homepage,add-ons and search engine)
For Internet Explorer users
- Open Internet Explorer ‘Internet Options
For Internet Explorer 9 : Click on the gear icon at the top (far right) and click again on Internet Options.
- For Internet Explorer 8 : Click on Tools, select Internet Options.
- Now in the Internet Options dialog box, click on the Advanced tab, click Reset
- In the Reset Internet Explorer settings section. Click Reset again in the information dialog box.
- When Internet Explorer finishes resetting, click Close in the confirmation dialogue box and then click OK.
- Close and open Internet Explorer again.
For Mozilla Firefox users
- Start Firefox and at the top of the Firefox window, click the Firefox button, go over to the Help menu.Select Restart with Add-ons Disabled,Firefox will start up with the Firefox Safe Mode dialog.
Note: You can also start Firefox in Safe Mode by holding down the shift key while starting Firefox.
- Click to put a check mark by Reset all user preferences to Firefox defaults.
- To apply your changes, click Make Changes and Restart.
- Firefox will restart with your preference settings changed back to the defaults.
For Google Chrome users
- Close Google Chrome and then go to Start → Run to open Run box,if you do not see Run option, press Win + R keys to get Run box on the screen.
- In the Run box copy the the below path according to what system are you using;
Windows XP users:Code:
%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\GoogleChrome\User Data
Windows Vista and 7 users:Code:
- This will open a new folder that will contain more files and folders. Search for Default folder in the list and Rename it to something random like Old Default.
- Start Google Chrome and that’s it , a new Default folder will be created with the default settings.
STEP 4 : Remove the residual damage from WhiteSmoke Translator
WhiteSmoke Translator may also modify your HOSTS file default settings, which can cause browser redirects or errors while trying to access antivirus and security websites.
To protect itself, WhiteSmoke Translator has changed the permissions of the HOSTS file so you can’t edit or delete it.
- Please download the following batch file to revert your HOSTS file permissions:
hostfix.bat (Size: 134 bytes)
- Click on hostfix.bat and allow this file to run.Once it starts you will see a small black window that opens and then quickly goes away, then you should be able access your HOSTS file.
- Please download and run the below file from Microsoft to revert your host file to its original settings.Please note that if you have added custom entries to your HOSTS file then you will need to add them again after restoring the default HOSTS file.