Atuct Service

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Atuct Service

Atuct Service is a malicious software that belongs to the Coin Miner Trojan family and is bearing similarities to other malware like Aluc Service and AIService.exe miner. It is designed to use the infected computer’s resources to mine cryptocurrencies for the benefit of the attackers, therefore, its installation leads to significant CPU usage, sometimes to almost 100%, causing system slowdowns and potential overheating. However, Atuct Service can also perform other harmful actions, such as stealing sensitive information, installing additional malware, and allowing remote access and control of the affected system, which is why it should be removed as soon as possible.

Atuct Service
Reddit user complains about the Atuct Service virus

What is Atuct software?

Atuct software is a software that pretends to be a useful or legitimate service, such as a firewall, an antivirus, or a game, but in reality, it is a scam that can harm the computer and data. It asks the user to provide personal or financial information, such as name, email, phone number, or credit card number, in order to register or access the service. Then, it can use the information for various purposes, such as spamming, scamming, or hacking.

What is Atuct service?

Atuct service is a term that refers to the Atuct software and the process that it runs. Atuct service operates as a malicious process that can run in the background and consume the computer’s resources. It can start automatically in the Task Manager or the Services Manager with the name “AtuctService” or “Atuct Service” and prevent the user from stopping or removing it. Victims can also spot it in the Registry Editor or the System Configuration with the same name.


AtuctService.exe is the executable file associated with the dangerious Atuct Service. It is the primary component responsible for the initiation and execution of the malicious activities attributed to this malware and is typically located in the %AppData% or %ProgramFiles% folder with the name “AtuctService” or “Atuct Service”. Antimalware programs detect the atuctservice.exe as a danger to the system that should be removed, and failure to do so can cause issues for the computer, such as slowing down the performance, consuming the resources, crashing the system, corrupting the files, and compromising the security.

The Atuctservice.exe application

Atuct App

The Atuct App, also known as AtuctApp, operates as a coin miner application that silently installs itself on the computer without the user’s consent. Once it finds its way to the system, Atuct App’s primary objective is to use the infected computer’s resources to mine Bitcoins, Monero, or Ethereum cryptocurrencies and make the attackers richer. This Trojan is often distributed through deceptive methods, such as fake download links, spam emails, bundled software, or compromised websites, therefore, users tyipically get infected with it without knowing, and only then they start to experience the negative effects of its operation on their system.

Atuct App
Reddit thread about the Atuct App virus

Atuct software

Atuct software is a term that relates to the Atuct Service and the Atuct App software. Users have reported difficulties in removing this software from their systems, indicating that standard uninstallation methods, such as using the control panel or task manager, are often ineffective. This persistence is a hallmark of sophisticated malware and its ability to hide and persist on the system, often necessitating specialized removal tools and methods.

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A user from a Microsoft forum looking for a way to remove the Atuct software virus

The Atuct virus

The Atuct virus is a term that victims use to refers to the malware that is associated with the Atuct Service software and the Atuct App software. It represents a significant cybersecurity threat, with its various components designed to exploit and harm infected systems. Therefore, understanding its nature and removal methods is crucial for maintaining system integrity and security. When the atuct virus infects the computer, it usually modifies the behavior of the legitimate browser, such as Chrome, Firefox, or Edge and installs the Atuct software on the computer, or redirects the victims to cryptocurrency mining platforms.


NameAtuct Service
Type Trojan
Detection Tool

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How To Remove Atuct Service

To try and remove Atuct Service quickly you can try this:

  1. Go to your browser’s settings and select More Tools (or Add-ons, depending on your browser).
  2. Then click on the Extensions tab.
  3. Look for the Atuct Service extension (as well as any other unfamiliar ones).
  4. Remove Atuct Service by clicking on the Trash Bin icon next to its name.
  5. Confirm and get rid of Atuct Service and any other suspicious items.

If this does not work as described please follow our more detailed Atuct Service removal 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.

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Next, Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).

Step1 Uninstall the Atuct Service app and kill its processes

The first thing you must try to do is look for any sketchy installs on your computer and uninstall anything you think may come from Atuct Service, Atuct Application or Barousel. After that, you’ll also need to get rid of any processes that may be related to the unwanted app by searching for them in the Task Manager.

Note that sometimes an app, especially a rogue one, may ask you to install something else or keep some of its data (such as settings files) on your PC – never agree to that when trying to delete a potentially rogue software. You need to make sure that everything is removed from your PC to get rid of the malware. Also, if you aren’t allowed to go through with the uninstallation, proceed with the guide, and try again after you’ve completed everything else.

  • Uninstalling the rogue app
  • Killing any rogue processes

Type Apps & Features in the Start Menu, open the first result, sort the list of apps by date, and look for suspicious recently installed entries.

Click on anything you think could be linked to Atuct Service, then select uninstall, and follow the prompts to delete the app.

delete suspicious Atuct Service apps

Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc, click More Details (if it’s not already clicked), and look for suspicious entries that may be linked to Atuct Service.

If you come across a questionable process, right-click it, click Open File Location, scan the files with the free online malware scanner shown below, and then delete anything that gets flagged as a threat.

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    Delete Atuct Service files and quit its processes.

    After that, if the rogue process is still visible in the Task Manager, right-click it again and select End Process.

    Step2 Undo Atuct Service changes made to different system settings

    It’s possible that Atuct Service has affected various parts of your system, making changes to their settings. This can enable the malware to stay on the computer or automatically reinstall itself after you’ve seemingly deleted it. Therefore, you need to check the following elements by going to the Start Menu, searching for them, and pressing Enter to open them and to see if anything has been changed there without your approval. Then you must undo any unwanted changes made to these settings in the way shown below:

    • DNS
    • Hosts
    • Startup
    • Task
    • Services
    • Registry

    Type in Start Menu: View network connections

    Right-click on your primary network, go to Properties, and do this:

    Undo DNS changes made by Atuct Service

    Type in Start Menu: C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts

    Delete Atuct Service IPs from Hosts

    Type in the Start Menu: Startup apps

    Disable Atuct Service startup apps

    Type in the Start Menu: Task Scheduler

    Delete Atuct Service scheduled tasks

    Type in the Start Menu: Services

    Disable Atuct Service services

    Type in the Start Menu: Registry Editor

    Press Ctrl + F to open the search window

    Clear the Registry from Atuct Service items

    About the author


    Brandon Skies

    Brandon is a researcher and content creator in the fields of cyber-security and virtual privacy. Years of experience enable him to provide readers with important information and adequate solutions for the latest software and malware problems.

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