aBSunset Virus Removal (Oct. 2018 Update)


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This page aims to help you remove aBSunset Virus. Our removal instructions work for every version of Windows.

Trojan Horse viruses are well known for their malicious capabilities and dangerous nature. This particular malware category is highly dangerous and problematic and every user who has issues with it must be well acquainted with the different capabilities of Trojan viruses which is why we have written this article – to provide our readers with useful and important information regarding aBSunset, one of the latest representatives of the Trojan Horse malware group. In the next lines, you will be able to learn more about this nasty piece of malware so that you know exactly how to deal with it should it get inside your PC system. Be sure to carefully read all the following information and then, in case aBSunset Virus has already attacked your computer, head down to the removal guide for the virus. Use the guide to eliminate the threat so that it won’t be able to cause any harm to your PC and to your virtual security. As we already said, Trojans truly are one of the nastiest forms of malware and it is crucial that users take the necessary precautions on time so that the potential damage that such a virus may cause could be avoided.

Trojan Horse infections – why are they so difficult to handle?

A typical trait of most malicious programs that belong to this malware type is their stealthiness and their ability to “keep a low profile” while simultaneously carrying out their illegal and insidious tasks within the targeted machine. A Trojan Horse is an unseen threat that many users fail to notice and detect on time which could lead to all kinds of unpleasant and harmful consequences. First of all, when a Trojan infection occurs, it typically happens without any visible symptoms. The lack of red flags that could help the user recognize the infection oftentimes continues throughout the duration of the contamination period meaning that unless there’s a good and reliable antivirus software on the computer, the chances of spotting the virus would be rather low.

aBSunset Virus Removal


Step1

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).

Step2

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. 

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Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:

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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. 

Step3

Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.

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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:

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Step4

Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:

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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:

notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

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:

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If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.

Step5

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—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
    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!

Trojan Horse capabilities

Bear in mind that having a security program on your PC doesn’t guarantee the safety of the machine. Antivirus programs are useful and helpful but they are not flawless. Even if you have the best antivirus software on your computer, it might still fail to detect a certain malicious program, especially if the virus is a new one (such as aBSunset). That is why it is always better to ensure that no such threats come near your PC in the first place. The good news here is that in most of the cases you can actually provide your PC with some adequate protection as long as you remember to keep away from any potential sources of Trojan Horse viruses such as aBSunset Virus. Note that even the nastiest of viruses typically need you to make some kind of a mistake so that the infection could actually take place inside your PC. Such a mistake could involve the opening of an infected spam message attachment, the running of a compromised software installer, the clicking on a misleading online advert or something similar. Hackers are really good at sneaking their viruses inside users’ computers by disguising the malware as seemingly harmless content. Still, though, a user who is vigilant and cautious enough should be able to recognize and identify potentially hazardous content and stay away from it in order to keep their PC safe. Therefore, make sure that you too remain careful while surfing the Internet and avoid interaction with anything that might not be reliable or safe. If anything you come across on the World Wide Web doesn’t seem to be trustworthy, it is probably better to simply keep your distance.

A virus such as aBSunset might actually be capable of executing different tasks once inside the targeted machine. Those tasks might include infecting your PC with other viruses (such as Ransomware), harming the system through corruption/deletion of important OS data and Registry keys, stealing personal/professional data, monitoring the user’s activity while they are on the PC, stealing money from the victim’s online banking accounts, etc. Some Trojans create botnets of infected machines and use all of the infiltrated devices to conduct tasks such as crypto-mining, Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, spam e-mail campaigns and others. All in all, Trojans are a very versatile group of viruses and predicting what such a virus might be used for in each separate case might not always be possible. Nevertheless, regardless of what aBSunset might be seeking to accomplish in your particular case, you should certainly not wait to find out first hand. Instead, as we already said, it is advisable if you use the guide provided on this page and eliminate the threat before it has managed to cause some major damage to your machine and/or to your virtual privacy.

SUMMARY:

Name aBSunset
Type Trojan
Danger Level  High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)
Symptoms  Typically, Trojans do not display any visibly symptoms though certain red flags such as CPU and RAM spikes or sudden errors or crashes might indicate a Trojan Horse infection.
Distribution Method Through malicious ads, dangerous spam e-mails, pirated downloadables, etc.
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