000.exe is a software virus of the Trojan Horse category that usually spreads through different types of disguise and enters the computer without triggering any symptoms. 000.exe can be used as an espionage or as a cryptocurrency tool and it may also distribute other threats such as Ransomware.
A Trojan Horse is definitely not a piece of software that you would like to see in your computer – a virus of this type can cause many problems with your system and repairing the damage may not always be possible. There are many different types of Trojan infections out there and the one we will be focusing on today is called 000.exe. This malicious program is a new one and the security specialists are still studying it in order to come up with better ways to counteract this virus. Here, what we can offer you is a guide that consists of manual steps that our readers with 000.exe in their machines can follow in order to eliminate the infection. We, however, cannot promise that these steps will work for everyone. Sometimes, it may just be too late to revert the negative consequences of this Trojan’s attack. Still, it’s better to take action instead of simply stand around and do nothing, which is why we urge you to use our guide and try to remove 000.exe and W32 LeChuck with its help in case you are currently struggling with this infection. Before you start completing the steps from our guide, however, you should take a few more minutes to read about the characteristics of this sort of viruses so that you know what you are dealing with right now.
The 000.exe Virus
A typical trait that is attributed to the Trojan Horse malware programs such as the 000.exe virus is that they may be used differently depending on the instance. This makes it rather difficult to determine the exact goal of the 000.exe virus infection once it attacks the computer.
It may be seeking to corrupt or alter some key system components such as some Registry Keys or some system files but it may also attempt to spy on you and acquire sensitive data from your computer. Needless to say, once such data is obtained by the hackers behind the virus, the information could be used for all kinds of harassment and, in most cases, blackmailing. This, however, is not the end of the abilities of the Trojan Horse viruses. A threat of this family may also be able to command your computer to carry out tasks without your authorization. This is how many hackers create whole networks of infected computers and then use these computers for mining cryptocurrencies and for conducting large-scale DDoS attacks. And, of course, there are more possible ways a Trojan infection could be used but we can’t go over all of them in such a short write-up.
As far as 000.exe is concerned, it is a new threat and there’s not enough data yet to determine it’s precise purpose. The one thing that is certain, though, is that if you have any suspicion that this virus may have infected your computer, you should definitely scan your computer with a reliable anti-malware tool and then use our guide to to remove anything that may be hazardous and harmful from your system.
|Danger Level||High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)|
|Symptoms||The symptoms of a Trojan may vary but would usually have something to do with software failure, system errors and maybe BSOD crashes.|
|Distribution Method||The hackers who use Trojan viruses oftentimes resort to pirated content and clickbait ads in adult sites as means of distributing their malicious software.|
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Remove 000.exe Virus
If you are looking for a way to remove 000.exe you can try this:
- Click on the Start button in the bottom left corner of your Windows OS.
- Go to Control Panel -> Programs and Features -> Uninstall a Program.
- Search for 000.exe and any other unfamiliar programs.
- Uninstall 000.exe as well as other suspicious programs.
Note that this might not get rid of 000.exe completely. For more detailed removal instructions follow the guide below.
If you have a Windows virus, continue with the guide below.
If you have a Mac virus, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide.
If you have an Android virus, please use our Android Malware Removal guide.
If you have an iPhone virus, please use our iPhone Virus Removal guide
Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.
Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).
WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!
Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which processes are dangerous.
Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:
After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders.
Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections.
Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.
You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them. If you see a screen like this when you click Uninstall, choose NO:
Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:
Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious.
- Remember this step – if you have reason to believe a bigger threat (like ransomware) is on your PC, check everything here.
Hold the Start Key and R – copy + paste the following and click OK:
A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:
If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.
Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.
Once inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show up this way, go manually to these directories and delete/uninstall them:
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random
If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!