The Goodgame Big Farm Virus
The Goodgame Big Farm Virus belongs to the dangerous malware group of the Trojans. What we call a Trojan is a kind of a virus that can have numerous diverse usages. This makes these malware-based programs so awfully dangerous and frightening.
All of the details about this exact Trojan are going to be presented in the following article. We can differentiate some broader types of activities that such malware could be able to perform, as well as some more specific ones. But firstly, we will explain the ways in which you may contract such a grave threat.
The Big Farm Virus
The first basic way in which The Big Farm Virus DAMAGE your PC is by DESTROYING or REMOVING something from it. The Big Farm Virus may also have a destructive purpose. The hackers who are using it could just be having some fun by crashing your PC, deleting some of your files or modifying some data in your system. Another possible use might be for VIRUS DISTRIBUTING. Any Trojan can be used as a tool for spreading other versions of malware, most commonly – Ransomware-based viruses.
The role of the Trojan in this case is to review your device and check for any existing vulnerabilities. Such could be some programs haven’t been updated in a while, or an anti-virus tool that’s not working properly. Once such vulnerability has been found, the Ransomware virus infiltrates your computer, and you will face a complex process of encryption of the data you use and need the most. This is a really terrible possibility as these two viruses are too hazardous separately. Nonetheless, when combined, the consequences that come as a result of them could be awful beyond words.
The hazardous threats like Big Farm Virus are very nasty, as they may be hiding pretty much anywhere on the Internet. Torrents; spam emails and their corresponding attachments; program bundles; contagious websites: all of them are among their most favorite hiding places. Furthermore, hackers may put such viruses in seemingly harmless ads – the infamous fake ads that actually simply lead to web pages distributing different virus versions or in fact contain viruses themselves. Whatever the way your PC has caught such a virus, the infection most often occurs stealthily, without any noticeable signs of the ongoing danger. Only very few users find out about such an infection on time. Once your system has been infected by Big Farm Virus, the virus can get exploited for a large number of different purposes.
In general, one more basic purpose of Big Farm Virus may be to function as a DATA THIEF, meaning that your bank account credentials, social-media account passwords, as well as everything yours on the Internet could be in grave danger. Cyber criminals use such programs to steal your personal information from your keystrokes, controlling your PC stealthily or from watching you 24/7 via your own camera. Hackers may exploit such a Trojan because they want to BENEFIT FROM YOUR SYSTEM RESOURCES. By remotely CONTROLLING your DEVICE, the cyber criminals may use it as a spam-spreading point without your stated permission and against the law. Such a virus can turn your device into a bot, and use it for mining cryptocurrencies. Because of Big Farm Virus, your computer might become an ESPIONAGE instrument. If you are connected to some professional network, especially those of the company you work for, once the virus has invaded your machine, it could also invade the other connected devices and steal some important or sensitive data.
Some prevention tips that we find useful:
Trojans are indeed dangerous mainly because you can never be sure exactly what to expect from such a malicious program. That’s why as soon as you find out about this infection, you should try to remove it once and for all. The removal process can be possible if you decide to follow the simple instructions we have gathered for you inside the Removal Guide below this article. Moreover, it is possible that you might need the experience and advice of an actual expert in this field. It is also a probability that you may have to buy a specialized piece of software, or to update your anti-virus tool to a better version in order to counteract such threats successfully. Try to always avoid sites that seem suspicious and shady and instead stick with web pages that are proven to not contain malware, as well as legal software sources. Furthermore, learn to ignore all spam emails and other messages that may come your way. Avoid opening any suspicious ads in any forms.
|Danger Level||High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)|
|Symptoms||It creates the eponymous Big Farm folder on your PC.|
|Distribution Method||Inside emails, spam, malvertising and all kinds of suspicious web pages and pop-up requests.|
Some threats of this type reinstall themselves repeatedly if you don't delete their core files. We recommend downloading SpyHunter to scan for malicious programs. This may save you hours and cut down your time to about 15 minutes.
Uninstall Goodgame Big Farm Virus
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:
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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.
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 didn’t help you, download the anti-virus program we recommended or ask us in the comments for guidance!