Autoit v3 Script
Autoit v3 Script is a dangerous computer virus, reports of which have recently started to surface. Autoit v3 Script exhibits all the qualities and characteristics of a typical Trojan horse virus.
Trojans are by the far the most infamous of malware categories, and there’s hardly an internet user out there who has not heard of them before. This also happens to be the most numerous type of malicious code, as the overwhelming majority of malware attacks are actually attributed to none other than these viruses. And with solid reason, too.
Namely, Trojans like Autoit v3 Script and Wup.exe happen to be exceptionally versatile and multifaceted in what they are capable of doing on the victim’s computer. This gives the hackers behind the virus endless possibilities for mischief. Hence, it’s no wonder that Trojans tend to be preferred by them over other types of malware. But we’ll get into that in a little more detail in a little bit.
Another very important quality that all Trojans share and that also adds to their value from the point of view of a cybercriminal is their stealth. Trojans are notorious for being able to go unnoticed over longer periods of time on the machines of their victims. But what’s important is that you’ve apparently already managed to discover Autoit v3 Script one way or another. And now all you have to do is remove it, which you can do with the help of the removal guide below. And if you would rather trust a professional malware removal tool with this procedure, then we have one of those available for you on this page, as well.
The Autoit v3 Script Malware
The types of activities that a piece like the Autoit v3 Script malware may be up to on your PC will probably make you shudder if knew the full length of it. And unfortunately, we can’t cover them all in the length of this brief post, so we’ll just mention the most common usages of the Autoit v3 Script malware so you’re at least aware of the basics.
Namely, a variant like Autoit v3 Script can be used to steal sensitive information from your PC. Whether this be financial information, login details for emails and social media accounts, passwords or whatever form of correspondence – there are several techniques that Trojans can apply to obtain the desired information. And from then on it’s up to the hackers to decide what they may use it for: identity theft, fraud, robbing you of your funds, etc.
Another fairly common purpose that Trojans may serve is the remote exploitation of your PC’s system resources. Lately, there have been large numbers of Trojans designed to set victims’ computers to mine cryptocurrencies for the hackers, for example. But there are also other things they may want to exploit your machine for, like for the purpose of infecting other computers in its network and creating a whole botnet.
Then there’s also the possibility that Autoit v3 Script may have been acting as a backdoor for some other form of malware. And for this reason we highly recommend that you scan your PC for other malware after you have dealt with this Trojan.
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Uninstall Autoit v3 Script
The quick instructions below offer you a way to detect and remove Autoit v3 Script from your list of System Programs in case that it has nested there:
- Tap on the Windows Start button and then select Control Panel >>> Programs and Features >>> Uninstall a Program.
- Carefully search the list of programs for Autoit v3 Script and if you find it, click on the Uninstall option at the top of the screen.
- If you find any other programs that look suspicious, Uninstall them as well.
If that doesn’t help you remove Autoit v3 Script completely and you suspect that there might be traces of the treat in other system locations, use the removal instructions in the guide below.
Before you do anything else, please make sure that you Bookmark the page with this guide so you can get back to it and complete all of its steps in case you are required to close your browser.
After that, reboot the infected computer in Safe Mode by using the instructions from the guide in the active link. After that, get back to this guide and follow the next steps.
WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!
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With the computer in Safe Mode, go to the Windows search field and type “Task Manager”. Open the result and click on the Processes Tab. A list of all running processes will be displayed on your screen. Try to figure out which processes are linked to Autoit v3 Script and are potentially dangerous for your system. Right-click on any process that you think is problematic and tap on Open File Location.
Then, drop the files stored in that location in the free online virus scanner below to check them for malware:
The scanning process shouldn’t take long. If the results show that there is a threat in the scanned files, go to the Processes tab, end the related processes and delete the malicious files and folders from their File location.
Next, go to your desktop and press Start and R buttons from the keyboard together. A Run dialog box should appear on the screen. Type appwiz.cpl in the text field and click OK.
This command will automatically lead you to the Control Panel where you will have the chance to carefully search for Autoit v3 Script and other questionable programs in the list of installed programs. Search for suspicious entries and as soon as you find any Uninstall it/them. In case that a notification like the one below asks you if you are sure about your actions when you click the Uninstall option, make sure that you choose NO:
After that, continue with the instructions in the next step.
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Trojans are famous for their ability to make changes in the Registry. Thus, in order to remove Autoit v3 Script completely, you need to check your Registry for entries added by the malware. To do that, go to the windows search field, type Regedit and press Enter.
When the Registry Editor opens, press CTRL and F keyboard keys together to open the Find function. In the Find dialog box, type the NAME of the Trojan, which in your case is Autoit v3 Script, and click on Find Next. Delete any results by right-clicking on them.
Attention, you may need to repeat the search until no more results are found with the name of the Trojan. After that, to ensure that there are no entries that are left behind, go manually to these directories and delete/uninstall them:
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory.
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random
After you are done with the Registry Editor, go to the windows search field again, but this time type msconfig and hit Enter. This will open the System Configuration window on your screen. From the tabs that are available, select the Startup tab and search for any Autoit v3 Script-related entries in the list.
If you find any, Uncheck them and click O. Also, pay close attention to entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or look suspicious and consider removing their checkmark as well after you carefully research them.
Sometimes, bigger threats like Spyware and Ransomware may sneak inside the system with the help of a Trojan like Autoit v3 Script. That’s why, before you close this guide, make sure that you check your Hosts file for any signs of hacking. This can be done in the following way:
Press the Start and R keyboard keys together and copy the command below in the Run box that opens:
Press the Enter key after that and the Hosts file on your computer will open on the screen. Scroll it until you find Localhost and check for suspicious IP addresses under it. Normally, there shouldn’t be any additional IPs except your IP. If you see anything questionable, just like the Virus Creator IPs in the example image below, please write to us in the comments below this post as this might be a sign that your computer is hacked.
In case the completion of the steps in this guide can’t help you to remove Autoit v3 Script successfully, don’t leave the Trojan in the system. Instead, download the recommended anti-virus program and run a full scan of the infected computer. Also, if you have any questions or concerns regarding any of the steps above, please feel free to write to us in the comments.