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How to Fix Windows System Date Malfunctioning Cause by Trojan Virus

Updated on July 30, 2012

Did it occur to you when your windows system date changes to September 2020 and whenever you try to change the settings to the correct date and time, it always comes back to the same date? If your computer server is infected and synchronize date and time with other computers, then all these computers will have the same date settings.

Having this isssue is cause by some trojan and backdoor virus that hides somewhere in your hidden Recycler folder and somewhere in your windows Registry – this could be tedious to track manually. The Backdoor and Trojan are high level of malicious programs that gives the attacker to gain unauthorized access to the machine and the means of controlling the machines without the user’s knowledge. It compromises system integrity by making changes to the system that allow it to be used by the attacker unknown to the user. Having said so, the attacker can easily implement malicious programs like keyloggers – a program that detects and record your keystrokes – once such program is implemented, the attacker can use your login details to steal and hack your accounts. These means that there's high risk of security in your banking details and other financial accounts.

Windows System Date Settings

Windows System Date Settings Malfunctioning
Windows System Date Settings Malfunctioning

The said culprit can be acquired through any infected removal flash drives or other sources of devices that you may have use to copy, thus will infect your computers too. It is best that you scan your removal drives with your updated antivirus programs before copying data from it.

However you may be able to remove most of these using your updated antivirus and anti malware softwares but unfortunately some maybe left behind. If this is the issue then perhaps that you should try other sorts of removal program or procedures. Try googling around in the internet to find solutions. Visit forums and join discussion and the solution they’ve tried.

Now going back to our scenario, if you tried scanning it with your usual antivirus but did not able to find and fix this viruses, then perhaps you should try other antimalware programs. My encounter on this took me almost half a day before I find the solution and got it fix.

Here's how to fix it

  1. I used my AVG antivirus program and scan the entire PC.
  2. Downloaded and installed the latest updated Malwarebytes software – pretty nice program – they offer free and professional version. Now it would be up to you whichever you choose.
  3. Scanned using Malwarebytes.
  4. Now removed detected Trojans and Backdoor virus. See screenshot below.
  5. After removal, restart your computer.

Set the right date and time of your windows system date

Malwarebytes Detected Trojan and
Malwarebytes Detected Trojan and


If any other issues that might occur like missing program during startups then that is because the antivirus or anti malware program has remove them. You may want to use Hijackthis to remove any startup program errors. Just simply take note of the program or the missing file, then let Hijackthis scan your registry, then marked the file and perform the fix solution. Perform this with your own risk.

If this solution has been helpful to you please don’t forget to place your comments. Thanks.


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    • babybrownfox profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      How did you remove the trojan virus? Did you apply the same technique? If you have use other program to remove, please share it to us.

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      8 years ago

      my pc was affected by that virus last few months...

    • babybrownfox profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago

      Yep. Its better to be prepared. Thanks for dropping by

    • cgull8m profile image


      9 years ago from North Carolina

      My Windows doesn't have this problem, but I will book mark this for later use. Thanks for the instructions.


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