Trojan Malware Removal

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

The virus we are reviewing throughout this article – Malware, is one of the most common cyber threats nowadays. It falls under the notorious malicious category of the Trojan horse viruses, which is actually one the biggest and most devastating groups of malware. What is especially bothering about this malware category is the uncertain purpose of its representatives – the common Trojan versions like could be set to perform absolutely anything once inside the affected system. There are plenty of uses and sources that could be mentioned regarding Trojans and we have tried to provide you with all the important information and knowledge regarding this insidious virus threat. Hopefully, the article we are offering here will be the tool you need to finally and forever remove Malware and never catch it in future.

Trojans – general characteristics:

As we have already briefly mentioned, Trojans are generally characterized by their extremely multifunction and versatile nature – no matter what the hackers behind the virus want from the affected user, it is very likely that they could program such a virus like to achieve it for them. Down below, you can read more about the possible ways in which a virus such as this one can be used. What else could generally characterize these viruses is their ability to secretly sneak into your computer, meaning that usually the affected user has no clue an infection has occurred, which enables the virus to achieve its malicious goals unnoticed. As a result, you might find out a virus has been messing with your PC when it is already too late and, for example, has done something especially nasty.

Getting Malware removed from your system:

Getting such a serious threat removed from your machine could be difficult, though, it is certainly not impossible to do so. could be eliminated in case you successfully implement the instructions inside our Removal Guide below. Make sure to do that really carefully so that no additional problems arise. Malware Removal



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 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!

Likely uses of Malware and of other Trojans:

Here are some examples of what a Trojan Horse might be capable of:

  • Stealing corporate secrets – Trojans could be used for espionage, meaning that they could be programmed to infiltrate a professional network and steal some sensitive info from there;
  • Making sure other viruses get spread – Malware might be used for backdooring Ransomware virus or other malicious malware threats into the already infected machines. This possibility is pretty much one of the most problematic ones as Ransomware could encrypt your most valuable/important data files and threaten to keep them that way indefinitely unless a certain ransom gets paid. Believe us – you don’t want any Ransomware on your computer ever!
  • Hijacking your identity – some of these malicious programs could be set to steal info about you which could later enable the hackers to hijack your entire identity or commit some nasty online crimes on your behalf. Not to mention the probable legal consequences that might also come from such insidious activities.;
  • Draining your bank accounts – the cyber criminals controlling might program it to copy and steal your bank account credentials so that they may later use them to steal your money.;
  • Controlling your social media accounts – this is especially likely in case you are have a lot of online followers. Your accounts could be used for distributing spam, fake news or simply bothering other people.;
  • Making use of your machine’s resources – Malware might need to use bots to mine cryptocurrencies or spread spam. For that reason, your PC could become a potential victim because of its resources.

The most common Trojan sources out there:

Now, that you know what a Trojan horse could possibly do, it is time to learn where such viruses are especially likely to lurk – below we have collected the most usual sources:

One very common source of Trojan infections are the fake ads that you see everywhere on the web – some of them might lead to dangerous content. Stay alert. Another source could be the attachments of any spam emails you might receive. All kinds of online content such as shareware and torrents could also be contaminated and lead to virus infections. WIth all that said, it is essential that you browse sensibly, use only licensed software, visit only trusted web platforms and use your common sense while surfing the online world.


Type Trojan
Danger Level  High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)
Symptoms  Most Trojans tend to be unnoticeable since they show no visible symptoms during the infection.
Distribution Method Fake ads as well as some forms of contagious emails as well as any other form of spam.
Detection Tool

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