Bluteal Trojan Removal (June 2018 Update)


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

In the paragraphs that follow you are about to learn more about the Bluteal malware virus in detail. They also show the problems that may occur when being infected with such virus. We have also attached a special Removal Guide made to help you remove the Trojan from your PC.

What type of software is Bluteal Trojan to be exact?

The Bluteal is a representative of the Trojan malware group. Talking about malware, is a very-widely spread malware category that has been around for quite some time and is also one of the most commonly encountered cyber threats.

Such an infection can be so subtle that it can easily mislead you in its real plans and intentions. Moreover, there are many different versions of Trojans. They are members of the same family because they usually get exploited by cyber criminals for infiltration of PCs in a secret way.

What is more, this is where their well known name originates from – they attack their victims secretly. The most common infections are the ones caused by Trojans, and if you are presently dealing with such a dangerous malware, we advise you to keep on reading in order to find out what you ought to do so as to save your PC.

Bluteal might be found inside:

Basically, there are no concrete places, where this sort of a malicious product might be lurking. More precisely, there are lots of different methods Bluteal could put into use so as to invade your PC.

More often, a contamination might occur if you “come into contact” with any of the following: malicious online ads, emails (with infected attachments), webpages which distribute shareware, illegal/pirated software or videos or movies. Some Trojans might also be able to exploit weaknesses in your system and software vulnerabilities that some of your programs might have.

To see things clearly, you should be aware that such weak spot may be the lack of an antivirus program. Always remember our best safety tip:

*It is generally a better idea to pay for the license of a top-quality anti-malware program than to pay for cleaning your system from viruses after it has already been contaminated.

How to remove a program like Bluteal?

Our team, as always, has just the perfect resolution for all of these horrible situations. All you need to do is check our Removal Guide down below. We can’t fully guarantee that it will solve the problems entirely but it is undoubtedly worth giving it a try.

 

Bluteal Trojan 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

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. 

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

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!

What can this Trojan be used for?

Trojan horses have many purposes, as mentioned above, but we are not able to list all of them in this article so we will just stick to the ones that are considered to be the most common. Keep in mind that these purposes are not the only ones and your case may be an exception.

Most Trojans such as Bluteal could be used for:

  1. Theft: of private or sensitive info, social media account or banking credentials – all of these may be targeted and when you enter such information in your PC it might get acquired and used by the hackers.
  2. Espionage and stalking: such viruses could easily check what your web searches are as well as acquire your location, information regarding where you work, what your hobbies are etc. They might also be able to watch you through your webcam! And these examples are only few of all the possible ways in which a virus like Bluteal might mess with your privacy.
  3. Destroying/corrupting data: the hackers controlling Bluteal might try to delete or corrupt essential system data on your PC leading to all sorts of unpleasant consequences. It’s perfectly possible (and even likely) that your machine stops functioning properly after an attack from such a virus;
  4. Sneaking other malware inside the system of your PC: You’d better be cautious as this scenario happens quite often. Bluteal’s purpose might be to load some other infection inside your PC such as a  Ransomware cryptovirus version. This is indeed one of the most horrifying possibilities – to be infected with two of the worst and most problematic forms of malware simultaneously.
  5. Exploiting your device’s resources: Your device can also get corrupted by the hackers and they can use it as a bot (for sending spam emails and for mining cryptocurrencies).

 

SUMMARY:

Name Bluteal
Type Trojan
Danger Level  High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)
Symptoms  Unfortunately, nothing really noticeable would be present in most cases.
Distribution Method Via spam and fake ads mostly.
Detection Tool We generally recommend SpyHunter or a similar anti-malware program that is updated daily.


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