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BazarLoader Malware


BazarLoader

BazarLoader is a recent computer danger regarded as a Trojan Horse. As such, BazarLoader is capable of performing a number of malicious actions from within the infected computer and is deemed exceptionally risky.

BazarLoader Malware

Multiple VirusTotal scanners detect the BazarLoader Malware

Facing a Trojan virus and dealing with it can be a very challenging task, especially if you are not a computer expert and don’t know where to look for it and what to remove from your system. This is because, threats like this one are very stealthy and can hide in different system locations and directories, oftentimes mimicking regular system files and processes which further complicates their successful detection and elimination.

In certain situations, it could even be impossible to remove such a hazard from a contaminated computer without the help of an IT professional with strong programming skills or a very powerful malware removal program.

The BazarLoader Malware

If you actually have the BazarLoader malware or some other Trojan on your computer the one thing you shouldn’t do for sure, however, is to wait idly for the malware to perform its harmful activities. That’s why, we highly recommend you to read this article and take the necessary steps to remove the BazarLoader Malware.

Naturally, you may need some assistance which is why we have created a very detailed removal guide just at the end of this post. There you will find some comprehensive removal manual that will help you delete the insidious malware from your computer.

First, however, we should tell you a few more words about the malicious capabilities of the threat you are about to deal with. The so-called Trojan horses, such as BazarLoader, are very flexible and multifunctional pieces of malware. Unlike other advanced malware representatives like spyware or ransomware, they appear to have multiple capabilities that can be used together or independently based on the particular outcome that the hackers who manage them want to achieve.

In certain examples, a virus of this kind may remove vital data from your HDD and, thereby, cause a massive loss of important information which could be work-related or personal. In some scenarios, the intent of the malicious actors behind the Trojan could be to try to secretly spy on you and collect personal details, passwords, login credentials and other data that could serve them well in some other criminal scheme. Sadly, most of the malicious activities that Trojans like BazarLoader, Walliant and Presenoker could do may have no visible symptoms. However, in any case, the elimination of the infection is always the most important thing, irrespective of the actual usage of the Trojan. In fact, it is best if you manage to get rid of the threat before it even gets to harm your computer.

A few tips on future protection

The elimination of BazarLoader c is definitely vital for keeping a safe and stable computer but it is also essential that threats like that never enter your machine in the future. For that, it is essential that you invest in a reliable anti-virus program and try to apply some basic online security rules while surfing the web such as not clicking on random pop-ups, keeping away from pirated content and sticking to reputed pages as much as possible.

SUMMARY:

Name BazarLoader
Type Trojan
Danger Level High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)
Symptoms Specific symptoms that can be linked to Trojans are non existent but any unusual system or software activity should be addressed carefully as might be caused by this type of malware.
Distribution Method Trojans may commonly be found in different illegal websites, in spam messages, random email attachments and ads.
Detection Tool

BazarLoader Malware Removal

If you are looking for a way to remove BazarLoader you can try this:

  1. Click on the Start button in the bottom left corner of your Windows OS.
  2. Go to Control Panel -> Programs and Features -> Uninstall a Program.
  3. Search for BazarLoader and any other unfamiliar programs.
  4. Uninstall BazarLoader as well as other suspicious programs.

Note that this might not get rid of BazarLoader completely. For more detailed removal instructions follow the 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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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).

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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.

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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.

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    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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    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.

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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!

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    About the author

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    Lidia Howler

    Lidia is a web content creator with years of experience in the cyber-security sector. She helps readers with articles on malware removal and online security. Her strive for simplicity and well-researched information provides users with easy-to-follow It-related tips and step-by-step tutorials.

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