A Trojan Horse PC virus is a malicious piece of software capable of infiltrating the user’s PC and carrying out different harmful and illegal activities while inside the targeted machine. This malware group is really dangerous and widely-spread and if one of its representatives manages to infiltrate your computer, you really need to make sure to get rid of the Atuct Service infection as soon as possible or else a number of unforeseen consequences might arise (we’ll get into that later). The main reason why we have written this article is Atuct Service Virus – a recently reported representative of the Trojan Horse family. This virus is quite new and as such is likely highly-advanced and difficult to detect and counteract.
What is Atuct Service?
A typical trait of most such viruses like Atuct Service is that their victims often do not even realize that their machines have been infected by malware. Weeks and even months could pass without the user finding out that their computer has been compromised and that there is some dangerous and harmful program, like Atuct Service inside of it. All of this can be contributed to the overall lack of specific symptoms during most Trojan Horse infections. That is not to say that there are never any red flags, though. Increased RAM and CPU use, frequent freezes, crashes and errors as well as overall system instability and random blinking windows appearing on the screen of the infected machine every now and then are all possible indicators of a Trojan Horse contamination.
Is Atuct Service a Virus?
Therefore, if you suspect (or know) that your machine has been attacked by Atuct Service, it is highly advisable that you read the whole article and use the information that we are about to provide you with in order to handle the infection and to prevent it from recurring in future. Down below, at the bottom of the main part of the article, you can find a instructional guide with screenshots that will show you the exact steps towards successfully eliminating the infection. Be sure to give it a try if Atuct Service has indeed managed to get inside your system. In the guide, you can also find a recommended software tool that has been specifically designed to handle malicious PC virus infections – you can use it in addition to the guide to fully ensure that there’s nothing left from the virus inside your system.
The Atuct Service Virus
However, it is perfectly possible that none of those potential symptoms might be present if the Atuct Service virus has gotten inside your machine making it highly unlikely that you’d be able to manually spot the Atuct Service virus. Therefore, it is of utmost importance that your system is at tall times protected by a strong security program that has its latest updates installed. Know that this is oftentimes the only way you might be able to detect such a malicious infection. However, do not solely rely on your antivirus tool to keep your machine protected. Most Trojan Horse attacks actually happen due to a user mistake so be really careful when browsing the Internet as this is the main source of the majority of Trojan Horse infections.
If you want to avoid future encounters with Atuct Service, make sure that you stay away from sites that distributed illegal and pirated software or ones that have low reputation and look questionable. Also, opening random unreliable spam message attachments or sketchy online ads puts your PC system at great risk so be sure to avoid doing that as well. Generally, any form of suspicious content needs to be avoided if you want to make sure that your computer doesn’t get targeted by some insidious malware virus.
Viruses like Atuct Software Virus might actually have more than one purposes and might be capable of completing different insidious tasks while on the targeted computer. Data theft, system corruption and damage, collection of sensitive personal or work-related information for the purposes of blackmailing and many others. Some more specific uses of Atuct Software could be when then malware is tasked with loading Ransomware programs (another highly-malicious form of malware) inside the victim’s machine or forcing the PC to use its resources for crypto-mining, DDoS attacks or spam e-mail distribution. Many other potential uses of a Trojan Horse could be listed but there’s no need to mention them all. What’s important is the fact that those highly-versatile viruses can cause different forms of damage and have various harmful effects on your machine and on your virtual privacy which is why you ought ensure that you remove Atuct Service Virus ASAP if it has managed to get inside your computer.
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Atuct Service Removal
To try and remove Atuct Service quickly you can try this:
- Go to your browser’s settings and select More Tools (or Add-ons, depending on your browser).
- Then click on the Extensions tab.
- Look for the Atuct Service extension (as well as any other unfamiliar ones).
- Remove Atuct Service by clicking on the Trash Bin icon next to its name.
- 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.
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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Next, Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).
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.
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.
After that, if the rogue process is still visible in the Task Manager, right-click it again and select End Process.
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:
Type in Start Menu: View network connections
Right-click on your primary network, go to Properties, and do this:
Type in Start Menu: C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts
Type in the Start Menu: Startup apps
Type in the Start Menu: Task Scheduler
Type in the Start Menu: Services
Type in the Start Menu: Registry Editor
Press Ctrl + F to open the search window