Asnarok is a dangerous program for Windows that security experts define as a Trojan horse. Once inside the computer Asnarok can launch various harmful processes that may not cause noticeable symptoms, but may cause serious damage.
If you have a reason to believe that Asnarok has attacked your machine or you have found some potential symptoms of the presence of this Trojan horse inside your system, it is a good idea to read the information on this page and to take a look at the removal guide below. The instructions there explain how to detect and remove Asnarok and can help you deal with this piece of malware in a quick and reliable manner even if you are not an expert.
The Asnarok Trojan
The greatest challenge is to correctly identify the Asnarok Trojan because it typically shows no visible symptoms while it operates. What is more, this type of malware is known to use camouflage and to disguise itself as common system files or mimic regular system processes. In some cases, however, even stealthy threats such as Asnarok can cause computer disturbances that can give them away.
For instance, if you get to notice some unwanted or unauthorized changes to your machine’s configurations or you detect unfamiliar computer programs, or you start to face issues like sluggishness, unresponsiveness and frequent BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) crashes then you should take these as potential signs of a malicious activity that may be performed by a Trojan horse infection such as Asnarok. Another potential indication could be the usage of unusually high amount of system resources which usually happens when the Trojans are running their harmful processes.
Some additional red flags that may potentially be linked to a Trojan horse attack on the device could be the frequent freezing of the screen, unusual program errors and system unresponsiveness. One thing to note here, however, is that all these potential symptoms can occur due to a variety of other system problems that are unrelated to Trojan horse infections. In fact, some normal system processes such as software updates can often make the machine extremely sluggish. That’s why not all of the described symptoms should be taken as a sure sign for a malware infection. Still it is easier to scan your device with reliable security software and remove anything that seems suspicious on time rather than having to deal with the malicious consequences of the malware’s attack.
Sadly, there could be too many ways in which a threat like Asnarok can cause harm to your computer. In fact, most Trojan-based viruses are very flexible and can, depending on the situation and the current objective of the hackers behind it, they can perform different malicious operations.
Virus and malware distribution is one of the most common things Trojans are used for. A lot of Ransomware and spyware threats, for instance, use the help of a Trojan horse to get inside the computer without being detected. Trojans are also great tools for espionage that can allow their criminal creators to watch what you type and eventually gain access to some of your personal information that can later be used for blackmail, money theft, online fraud and more.
That’s why the sooner you remove Asnarok, the greater the chance to save your computer and avoid a close encounter with other malicious programs such as the aforementioned Ransomware, spyware, viruses and other computer threats.
|Danger Level||High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)|
|Symptoms||Very rarely users may observe unusual system behavior such as sudden crashes, errors, sluggishness, and unauthorized changes.|
|Distribution Method||Pirated content, spam messages, infected email attachments, malvertisements, torrents and deceptive ads are commonly used to distribute Trojans.|
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Asnarok Trojan Removal
If you are looking for a way to remove Asnarok 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 Asnarok and any other unfamiliar programs.
- Uninstall Asnarok as well as other suspicious programs.
Note that this might not get rid of Asnarok completely. For more detailed removal instructions follow the guide below.
If you have a Windows virus, continue with the guide below.
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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!