BackSwap Malware Removal

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This page aims to help you remove BackSwap Malware. Our removal instructions work for every version of Windows.

If your computer has gotten infiltrated by a virus program known as BackSwap Malware, then we advise you to stay on this page and read the information that this article has to offer as your computer system and your virtual identity might be in danger. BackSwap is a Trojan Horse PC virus and if not handled properly, this program might lead to a series of unfortunate consequences that you’d certainly want to avoid. In order to help you acquire a better understanding of Trojan Horses and of BackSwap, we have made sure to go over the most important traits and characteristics of this virus group in the paragraphs below. In addition, we have added a removal guide manual with screenshots and detailed instructions to help any of you who might have already landed the nasty infection have it removed in a quick and effective way. If you are indeed currently struggling with this insidious piece of malware, we strongly recommend you read everything from this page and make sue of the tips and instructions provided here. In the guide, you can also find a suggested software tool that has been specially designed to handle unwanted and dangerous software such as BackSwap so if you feel like you might need additional help with the removal process of the virus, give this tool a try. One other thing to keep in mind is that you can always request our assistance from within the comment section by writing us a comment in case you face any difficulty while trying to eliminate the virus – we will make sure to reply back to you as soon as we see your comment.

Stealth and deceit

As you probably already know, the name “Trojan Horse” comes from the ancient Greek mythology and more precisely, from the myth about the Trojan war where the Greeks used a wooden horse to stealthily infiltrate the besieged city of Troy. The reason why the Trojan Horse PC viruses are given this same name has to do with their ability to enter one’s system silently, giving little to no symptoms that could give their presence away. In many instances, the targeted users remain absolutely unaware of the ongoing infection for long periods of time. Sometimes, the victims might not even find out about the malware infection whatsoever. Of course, in some cases red flags that could indicate the infection are possible – some Trojans might trigger different kinds of system instability such as slow-downs, freezes, Blue Screen crashes, errors and others. In case of an infection, the machine might start consuming more RAM and CPU time than usual and random flashing windows might start appearing on the screen for no visible reason. However, you cannot rely on that when it comes to detecting a Trojan virus which is why it’s crucial that you have a strong and reliable security program on your system that could improve your chances of spotting such a threat. A good antivirus could surely enhance the safety and security of the computer but even that might not be enough to detect a Trojan, especially if it is a new one such as BackSwap.

BackSwap Malware Removal


 

Step1

Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.

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

Step2

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We get asked this a lot, so we are putting it here: Removing parasite manually may take hours and damage your system in the process. If you want a fast safe solution, we recommend SpyHunter. 

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Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which processes are dangerous. 

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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. 

Step3

Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.

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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:

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Step4

Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:

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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:

notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

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:

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If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.

Step5

WARNING!
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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—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
    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!

Because of what was mentioned so far, know that it is simply better if you make sure that no Trojans come to you in future. The good news here is that the security of your computer is, for the most part, in your hands. If you do not expose your machine to danger, no danger should come to it. Therefore, make sure to avoid any potential malware sources the likes of spam online message attachments, suspicious links, unreliable and sketchy-looking ads, misleading banners and web offers, online update requests, etc. Be sure to keep away from any web address that has low reputation or that might be illegal and also do not download pirated or illegally distributed software as there’s high chance such software might be used for virus distribution.

Harmful effects

Trojans are versatile malware threats which means they can be used to carry out a wide variety of insidious and harmful tasks such as system corruption, espionage, theft of sensitive personal or work-related data, distribution of other malware types (most commonly Ransomware), etc. Some Trojans are even able to silently control your PC, forcing it to execute different actions like mining cryptocurrencies or sending spam e-mails to other users to further spread itself and expand its botnet of infected machines. DDoS attacks orchestrated by Trojans are also a possibility. In such cases, your machine’s resources would be constantly getting drained by the malware as long as it remains inside your system. There are many other possibilities when it comes to how a virus like BackSwap can be utilized which is the reason why we can’t really tell you for sure what it might be trying to do in your particular case. One thing’s for sure though – you need to get rid of it ASAP so as to prevent it from causing you any further harm.

SUMMARY:

Name BackSwap
Type Trojan
Danger Level  High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)
Symptoms  Most Trojans show no symptoms, yet if you notice some shay and unusual system behavior know that there might be a Trojan on your PC.
Distribution Method Misleading and hazardous web ads, illegal sites that distributed pirated programs, spam letters with dangerous file attachments, misleading web-links, etc.
Detection Tool We generally recommend SpyHunter or a similar anti-malware program that is updated daily.