Js/Adrozek.A belongs to the infamous category of computer viruses – Trojans. This makes Js/Adrozek.A highly dangerous and it is crucial to have it removed as soon as possible.
Trojans are the most notorious type of malicious code out there, and with good reason. These are the most versatile viruses of them all, as they can be programmed to perform a wide range of different malicious tasks. And this, in turn, is what has made them extremely popular with hackers of all kinds. Hence, Trojans are accountable for some 80%-90% of all malware attacks.
Another very valuable quality that Trojans possess is their stealth. They are experts at quietly infiltrating your system and remaining there equally quietly without drawing any attention to themselves as they do their dirty work. Moreover, malware like Js/Adrozek.A, Wup.exe, Presenoker are actually known to be able to hide deep in the victims’ systems for as long as several years at a time! So it’s already pretty great news that you’ve managed to detect this variant. All you need to do now is remove it from your computer. And that can be taken care of with the help of our manual removal guide that we’ve posted just below this article. Alternatively, as this is a rather tricky task, you can also make use of our professional removal tool, which will perform a full system scan and handle the infection automatically.
The Adrozek.A Trojan
As Adrozek.A is a relatively new Trojan horse variant, there’s not enough data available to determine its exact purpose at the moment. Furthermore, as we’ve already stated, there’s a whole plethora of different malicious tasks that this virus may have been programmed for.
What we can do, though, is outline the main and most common usages of these malicious programs, so that you at least have some understanding of what you might be faced with.
For one, this Trojan may be used to exploit your system’s resources and put your computer to work for the hackers behind the malware. For example, it can be turned into a bot and made to send out spam messages or infected other computers within the same network with this or other malicious software. Alternatively, your PC can be set to mine cryptocurrencies for the cybercriminals behind Js/Adrozek.A, which is a phenomenon that we are seeing more and more of lately.
Another possible and also very common usage involves data theft. There are numerous techniques in which Js/Adrozek.A can steal information from your PC, and many more ways in which the hackers may choose to misuse that information. For instance, the Trojan can tap into your mic and webcam and allow the hackers to gather compromising material to blackmail you with. Then there’s the more likely scenario of the virus logging your keystrokes and/or hijacking your traffic, so the hackers can gain access to banking details or other sensitive data.
Needless to say, you may fall victim to fraud, identity theft and you may simply just be robbed of your money. And that’s only just a few of the things that this virus infection may lead to, which is why it’s vital that it be dealt with accordingly and without delay.
|Danger Level||High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)|
|Symptoms||Trojans are notorious for their ability to remain hidden over long periods of time and this is possible largely due to the lack of any symptoms.|
|Distribution Method||Spam messages and their attached files and/or enclosed links are still as common as ever, followed by fake online ads and infected downloadable content (e.g. torrents).|
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Remove Js/Adrozek.A Virus
If you are looking for a way to remove Js/Adrozek.A 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 Js/Adrozek.A and any other unfamiliar programs.
- Uninstall Js/Adrozek.A as well as other suspicious programs.
Note that this might not get rid of Js/Adrozek.A 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!