This page aims to help you remove Bitrep.A Trojan. Our removal instructions work for every version of Windows.
If Bitrep.A Trojan has gotten inside your PC, then you need to know what you need to do in order to eliminate this malicious piece of malware and bring your PC system back to normal. Unfortunately, Bitrep.A belongs to one of the nastiest categories of malware – the so called Trojan Horse virus family. In the lines below, you will have the opportunity to learn more about this type of noxious software threats and you will also be given some practical advice that could help you keep your computer safe in future. Also, we have made sure to provide our readers with a manual removal guide to help those of you who have had the misfortune of getting their machines infected with the malicious Trojan. Just make sure to follow the instructions from the guide after you finish reading the article and if you run into any problem while trying to remove the virus, know that you can always ask for our aid by hitting us up in the comments section.
Preventing Trojan Horse attacks
There are coupe of things you ought to keep in mind when seeking to avoid getting your machine infected by a Trojan Horse or by any other virus for that matter.
- Firstly, never go to any shady and possibly illegal web locations since those are commonly used as distributors of all kinds of unwanted and potentially dangerous software.
- Next, if you see a new message or e-mail in your inbox that seems odd, try to avoid it if you don’t think it’s important, especially if it has some file or link added to it, because such a message could be malicious spam that carries the virus.
- Thirdly, do no trust most of the web ads and online requests that you see. Most of them are indeed harmless but it is still possible to land some noxious malware infection if you click on the wrong banner or pop-up. After all, malvertising is yet another very widely-used method for spreading viruses like Bitrep.A Trojan.
- Lastly, as we already mentioned above, do not ignore the importance of having reliable software protection on your PC. Also, in relation to that, always make sure that all software on your computer (the OS included) is fully updated to its latest version.
Bitrep.A Trojan Removal
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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.
To remove parasite on your own, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. If you were to do this, you need to be extremely careful, because you may damage your system.
If you want to avoid the risk, we recommend downloading SpyHunter - a professional malware removal tool - to see whether it will find malicious programs on your PC.
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!
More about Trojans
A common trait that most Trojan Horse viruses share is their ability to sneak inside the user’s system without getting noticed whatsoever. In most cases, the virus gets distributed as a file or online request that seems interesting or useful at first. This is how the malware is typically disguised in order to trick the user into running it on their computer. Once the malicious file or request gets executed, the computer gets infected by the malware and the hacker responsible for this attack becomes able to carry out whatever malicious task they are seeking to complete.
In terms of what a typical Trojan Horse such as Bitrep.A can do, there are many different possibilities. Keep in mind that Trojans are some if not the most versatile group of malware threats and there are all kinds of dangerous and malicious activities that they can be used for. Below, we will provide you with a couple of commonly encountered examples to give you an overall idea of what you could expect from a Trojan.
- Some Trojans seek to simply damage your computer system. They can do that in a number of different ways – they could cause errors and freezes or Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) crashes. Due to system data corruption and modification of the computer’s Registry, the malware might even be able to prevent your computer from loading into Windows after a reboot.
- Another common use of such viruses is spying on the targeted victim. Such malware can achieve that by keeping tabs on the user’s monitor or recording their keystrokes. In some instances, even the personal webcam of the victim might get taken over and used for stalking purposes.
- The next particularly nasty use of such Trojans is when they try to force the infected machine to carry out certain tasks. The most common of those tasks are cryptocurrency mining and spreading spam to other computers through e-mails or through social network messages. In either case, the resources of your machine would get exploited for the hacker’s profit.
- The last example that we are going to give here is the use of Trojans for spreading other malware such as, for example, Ransomware. In those cases, the virus would be used as a backdoor and would load the second malicious program without the need for any user interaction whatsoever.
Detecting a Trojan
It is typically very difficult to spot a Trojan infection manually. Symptoms with such infections tend to be rare and oftentimes they can be mistaken with something else. For instance, a Trojan Horse might cause BSOD crashes and other forms of system malfunction but this could also be the result of some other issue as well. Therefore, we recommend that you get your PC equipped with a reliable antivirus tool that will keep it protected and spot any potential Trojan infections for you.
|Danger Level||High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)|
|Symptoms||Unusual PC behavior such as increased use of RAM and CPU, Blue Screen crashes, system slow-down, sudden errors and others.|
|Distribution Method||Malicious web ads, suspicious sites, misleading online requests, spam e-mails, etc.|