There are many different kinds of software issues that can happen with your computer and it getting infected with a Bazarcall malware is one of the worst of them. Trojans are well-known computer threats, and we’d be surprised if you haven’t already heard about them.
However, what many fail to realize is just how problematic a Trojan Horse attack could be. One of the most typical traits of the representatives of this malicious group of malware threats is their versatility – if you get infected by a Ransomware cryptovirus, your files will get locked and you’d be asked to pay a ransom to release them, and if a Spyware infects your computer, you’d get spied upon, but hardly anything else would happen to your computer. If, however, a Trojan Horse infects you, there are many different unpleasant consequences that you may come to experience, and in many cases you wouldn’t even be aware of what the malware is trying to achieve until it has already achieved it.
The Bazarcall Malware
Such could be the case with the Bazarcall malware – a new and harmful threat of the Trojan Horse family that we will be focusing on in today’s article. Bazarcall is a sneaky malware threat that oftentimes uses disguise in order to make its potential victims lower their guard and willingly allow the infection to enter their machines.
A typical example of how this may happen is when the Trojan is disguised as some program that many users may want to download and install. In such cases, the virus is uploaded to some popular, but not overly-moderated file-sharing site, or it gets distributed via the help of spam email letters, and misleading clickbait pop-ups and banners. The users who get the malware file downloaded onto their computers would likely get tricked into opening it, which would, in turn, release the malware, and unleash it upon the victim’s computer system.
Antivirus protection may oftentimes prove to be useful when it comes to spotting and stopping such Trojan Horse attacks, but if the virus is a new one such as Bazarcall, intercepting the infection may not be possible even with a reliable antivirus solution. The problem is that newer infections the likes of Bazarcall aren’t present in the databases of most antivirus programs during the first days of their release. This makes it less likely for an out-of-date antivirus tool to stop the infection in its tracks, and in turn leaves your system vulnerable to such newer infections. This is why you must always be vigilant on the Internet or else some new and hazardous piece of malware like Bazarcall may infect you and cause all sorts of problems.
Saving the computer from Bazarcall
In case you are one of the numerous victims of this nefarious malicious program, be sure to take a look at the next instructions, and follow them in order to liberate your computer, and make your system malware-free once again. In case you need extra assistance, you can contact us in the comments section.
Remove Bazarcall Malware
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
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).
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:
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!