Adylkuzz Virus Removal (August 2019 Update)

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

There are hundreds of malicious infections lurking on the web, but not many of them can match the harmful nature of a Trojan horse. Adylkuzz Virus is a threat of this type, and if you landed on this page, you have probably become one of its numerous victims. We strongly recommend that you immediately remove this Trojan from your computer the moment you come to know about it because its malicious activities can cause you a lot of issues. This includes severe malfunction of the infected machine, destruction of files and software and even insertion of some other viruses like Ransomware, Spyware and other different nasty infections. So, if you don’t want any of this to happen to you, please read the information below. It contains some details about Adylkuzz Virus and its typical traits, as well as some proven removal steps, neatly organized in a guide. They can help you effectively detect and remove the Trojan from your PC, even if your antivirus fails to completely eliminate the infection.

The Trojan horse infections – well-camouflaged malware that comes out of nowhere!

It is extremely difficult to detect a Trojan horse like Adylkuzz Virus. This is one of the trickiest and destructive types of malware and most of the victims fail to recognize and stop it on time. The reason is, the Trojan usually uses some very smart camouflaging and tends to attack the users in many ways. No wonder it is called exactly a Trojan because, just like the Trojan horse from the Greek myth, this malicious script commonly appears like a harmless file, application, an email attachment, audio or video files, images or ads and it is almost impossible to distinguish it from all the commonly used web content without proper antivirus software. That’s why, when the unsuspecting online users come across a Trojan, they are not able to recognize it as malicious and easily get infected by clicking on it.

These multi-face abilities of the Trojans are what the hackers take advantage of to effectively break through the victim’s system and they usually rely on the people’s curiosity to do that. The people, who control the malware normally mask it inside some spam messages, emails with misleading links or infected attachments, “too-good-to-be-true” offers, free applications and add-ons, different intrusive “you won a prize” pop-ups, and much more.

What kind of harm could a Trojan cause?

Having Adylkuzz Virus on your machine is equal to a disaster. A new and sophisticated Trojan like this one can be used for a number of harmful activities. The criminals, who control it, can program it to perform specific tasks, which depend entirely on their purpose. Once inside the computer, Adylkuzz Virus can create some serious system vulnerabilities and provide full remote access of your system to the hackers. This way, they can mess up with all the data and software, found on the PC, delete or modify files, change your settings, destroy or format your disks and even insert some other malicious scripts like Ransomware, Spyware, Botnets, etc. They can program the Trojan to silently track you and collect sensitive information about your online habits, passwords and accounts, login credentials and profiles and then use this information to blackmail or harass you in a number of ways.

Unfortunately, there are hardly any symptoms, which can give Adylkuzz Virus away while it is operating, because most of its harmful activities happen in the background. The malware tries to remain undetected for as long as possible and silently finish its nasty job. A reliable and updated antivirus program in most of the cases can detect such unauthorized activities and alarm you about them. But if you by any chance notice some unusual behavior of your computer, don’t wait for the antivirus  and better run a manual scan.

How to remove Adylkuzz Virus without risk for your system?

As we already said, detecting the Trojan is a tricky task. This malware usually installs its malicious scripts deep inside your system and if you want to safely eliminate all of them, you may need some special instructions just like the ones in our step-by-step guide below. If you carefully follow them, you will be able to reach to the Adylkuzz Virus files and manually delete them. Do keep in mind though, that most of the time you will be dealing with some vital system files. So if you think you may not be able to correctly identify the Trojan, don’t delete anything as this may corrupt your OS. Better use the special Adylkuzz Virus removal tool, which can safely detect and eliminate all the malware-related scripts without any risk for your system.


Name Adylkuzz
Type Trojan
Danger Level  High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)
Symptoms  Hardly any symptoms can give this threat away, but if you notice some strange activity in your system, you should better run a scan with your antivirus. 
Distribution Method  Spam messages, emails with misleading links or infected attachments, “too-good-to-be-true” offers, free applications and add-ons, different intrusive “you won a prize” pop-ups.
Detection Tool

Keep in mind, SpyHunter’s malware detection tool is free. To remove the infection, you’ll need to purchase the full version.
More information about SpyHunter and steps to uninstall.

Remove Adylkuzz Virus



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).



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:

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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. 


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:

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:

hosts_opt (1)

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—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random

If the guide didn’t help you, download the anti-virus program we recommended or ask us in the comments for guidance!

1 Comment

  • First of all, our website is absolutely legitimate and we have no intention of lying to people or misleading them into buying anything that they might not need or that might cause issue to their system.
    Secondly, we do not say that any of those things are certain. With an unwanted piece of software, one can never know what to expect. This one in particular might not be getting spread via spam e-mails and might not steal personal data, yet, it is confirmed that the program does something unwanted and it doesn’t take much to modify it to carry out yet another unwanted task. A Trojan Horse can easily be used for something else should the need arise. All we try to do here is inform the users regarding the potential issues that might come at a certain point and provide possible solutions to such issues.


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