If you have recently spotted a malicious piece of software named Aria-body inside your computer, you must know how to remove it in the quickest and safest way possible, or else this malware may lead to all sorts of unpleasant consequences. Trojans are some of the worst forms of computer malware, and Aria-body is one of the newest, and most advanced representatives of its respective malware family.
Here, we will try to help you with its removal, and we will also share with you some important information about the nature of the Trojan Horses, their abilities, and distribution methods. We strongly advise you to read everything that the following article has to offer so as to obtain a basic understanding of the characteristics of the malware you are currently faced with.
What are the Trojans used for?
Most viruses of the Trojan Horse family have significant versatility in their abilities, and can be used for the completion of different tasks.
One example is when a Trojan is used to spy on their victims and obtain sensitive data about their lives. The malware may be tasked with finding out what the usernames, and passwords of the user are, spying on their online conversations, or even obtaining their banking numbers. Needles to say, such information, when placed in the wrong hands, could be used in all sorts of harmful ways – blackmailing, personal harassment, banking frauds, and more.
Another even more common example of how a Trojan the likes of Aria-body can be used by its creators is when the virus’s goal is to take over the computer, and force it to carry out different tasks. Usually, in such cases, there is a whole botnet of machines that have been infected by the same Trojan Horse, and all of them are given the same task – it could be cryptocurrency mining activities, the distribution of more malware via automated spam letters, the conducting of Denial of Service attacks targeted at big and popular sites, and more. In those instances, there would usually be no harm caused to the computer, but due to the excessive use of system resources, which are required to carry out the Trojan’s processes, the infected machine would likely become so slow that it would be pretty much unusable.
The third example of how a virus like Aria-body could be used, that we are going to give here, is when such a malware piece is utilized as a backdoor tool. Backdoor viruses have one main task – to secretly download some other malware threat into the targeted system. Trojans do that very well, and are therefore oftentimes used to spread Ransomware cryptoviruses. And if the Trojan also has Rootkit abilities, it may also “silence” or “block” your antivirus program, and thus prevent it from detecting the malicious activities that are being carried out in the system.
Removing Aria-body – we can help you!
It is very important to waste no time in case you spot a Trojan in your computer. A good place to start the process of eliminating the threat would be the guide you are about to read below – its instructions, as well as the added professional anti-malware tool should be enough to aid you in the successful elimination of Aria-body.
|Danger Level||High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)|
|Symptoms||You can expect a Trojan to trigger sudden errors, freezes, restarts, to corrupt your data, to cause BSOD crashes, and so on.|
|Distribution Method||Methods typically used to spread Trojans are the malvertising, the distribution of spam letters, and the use of pirated content.|
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Remove Aria-body Malware
If you are looking for a way to remove Aria-body 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 Aria-body and any other unfamiliar programs.
- Uninstall Aria-body as well as other suspicious programs.
Note that this might not get rid of Aria-body 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
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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:
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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:
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!