Desk 365 virus – Desktop 365
The Desk 365 virus (also found as Desktop 365 virus; though not technically a computer virus) is a potential malware application categorized as adware and spyware that utilizes unethical techniques to access a computer system, gain customers, and cause many problems for computer users relating to the invasion of privacy, loss of computer functionality, and rarely cyber crimes including credit theft, extortion, identity theft, and others.
Desk 365 is promoted as a free application that can be manually installed and allows users to organize Windows Desktop; however, most users report that Desk 365 downloaded and installed without consent and that the application is very difficult to remove (uninstall). Desk 365 may even corrupt Microsoft Windows desktop and generate continuous Desk365 pop-ups that usually promote the standalone desk item. Some pop-ups may say “The shortcut has been moved to Desk 365 – Desk 365 helps to manage your shortcuts!”
Once Desk 365 is installed, the program will begin to alter existing Windows settings, change browser settings, display unwanted pop-ups on the bottom left and right of the Windows Task Bar, and will add an icon to the Task bar. Windows Desk 365 pop-ups may also display unwanted advertisements.
The Desk 365 also raises concerns in relations to related parties and items used to promote the application. Desk 365 and relating parties collect and distribute sensitive user information including your name, home address, telephone number, email address, and especially information users manually submit online while Desk 365 is installed including usernames, passwords, credit card details, bank account information, social media content, and more.
Associated third-parties may include users to marketing and mailing lists without their consent or knowledge. Victims have reported unwanted email spam, junk mail, phone calls from telemarketers at home, and more (often relating to recent internet browser activity and history).
How does Desk 365 malware get onto a computer?
Desk 365 can be manually and voluntarily downloaded from a variety of websites though most victims report that it may install without consent or use exotic techniques to attach to Microsoft Windows.
Desk 365 may also bundle with questionable third-party freeware and shareware such as VAF Player,r Vafmusic2, Optimzer Pro, Omiga Plus, and more. During the installation process of third-party or associated items users may be given the opportunity to accept or decline an offer to download and install the Desk 365; However, the request to deny the installation is often ignored or represented in a colluding manner.
Related software that often bundles with Desk 365 titled Omiga Plus may alter Windows Desktop as well, often replacing the existing desktop background and activating a confusing theme.
How to remove the Desk 365 virus
- Automatically remove Desk 365 – Scan for and automatically remove Desk 365 and third-party malware
- Manually remove Desk 365 – Remove/Uninstall Desk 365 promoted software and third-party malware (if necessary)
1. Automatic Desk 365 removal
Use the instructions below to automatically remove Desk 365 malware and third-party unwanted software, as well as automatically remove unwanted search engines from your installed internet browsers.
1. Install the free or paid version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
2. Once Malwarebytes is installed, run the program. If you are using the free version of Malwarebytes you will be prompted to update the database, make sure to do so.
3. On the first tab labeled “Scanner” select the Perform full scan option and click the Scan button to perform a full system scan. Malwarebytes will automatically detect malware infecting the computer system.
4. Once the malware scan is complete, Malwarebytes may prompt a notice stating malicious objects were detected. Select the malicious objects and click the Remove Selected button to completely remove the malicious files from your computer (the image below shows a file that is NOT selected) or click the Delete button to remove quarantined files.
CCleaner can be used to automatically repair internet browser settings startup up settings, and uninstall Desk 365 and associated third-party software.
1. Install the free or paid version of CCleaner by Piriform.
2. Once installed, open the program and navigate to Cleaner > Windows/Applications and click the Analyze button. Afterwards, click the Run Cleaner button on the bottom right of the program interface.
3. Next, navigate to Tools > Startup and search through each tab starting from windows, internet explorer, etc., all the way to Content Menu, for additional suspicious entries and click Disable and Delete once anything is found.
4. To automatically uninstall Desk 365 and other unwanted programs, navigate to the Uninstall tab and search for Desk 365, etc. in the list of installed programs. Uninstall the unwanted software as selected by clicking the Run Uninstaller button.
2. Manual Desk 365 removal
Use the instructions below to manually uninstall Desk 365 and third-party software using generic Microsoft Windows removal procedures.
How to uninstall Desk 365
1. Access Windows Start Menu and navigate to the Control Panel.
2. Click Uninstall a program or Add and remove a program.
3. In the list of installed programs search for Desk 365 and other potentially unwanted software. Once located, double click the unwanted programs or highlight them in the list and click the Uninstall button.
How to remove Desk 365 add-ons and extensions
Use the instructions to remove Desk 365 add-ons, extensions, plug-ins, and toolbars. Please note, it may be necessary to remove multiple third-party items.
1. Click on the Customize icon (wrench or 3 bar icon) next to the address bar and navigate to Tools > Extensions.
2. Search for the Desk 365 extension and remove it by clicking the trashcan icon next to them.
1. Type Ctrl+Shift+A.
2. On the Extensions and Plugin search for the Desk 365 add-on and remove it.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
1. Click Tools and select Manage add-ons.
2. On the Toolbars and Extensions tab search for the Desk 365 add-on and remove it if located.