If your computer has been infected by a malicious program known as Bumblebee Malware, it is important to remove it immediately. Bumblebee Malware belongs to the class of Trojan horse viruses and is therefore extremely dangerous for you and your system.
Trojan horse viruses are by far some of the most common cyber threats out there. They assist the hackers behind them with invading your computer without getting detected. The use of these malicious programs is so versatile that they make up over 70 percent of all recognized malware on the web. Bumblebee Malware is exactly one of these new Trojan-based representatives, which will do no good to your system if it gets inside.
The methods this malware uses to infect your computer are as numerous as the ways in which the hackers can use it against you. The distribution techniques may vary from program packages, to different files, and ads that can be distributed via email or via malicious websites. Typically, most Trojans can take advantage of weaknesses in the operating system or, if you are very careless, they could just take advantage of the absence of an antivirus program. In this post, however, we will explain to you how to remove them.
What can a Trojan like Bumblebee Malware be used for?
A Trojan-based threat can be used for a whole list of criminal activities, but the exact attack depends on the intentions of the hackers who are in control. To give you an idea of the potential malicious consequences, we would like to just mention several of the most typical ways in which cybercriminals can exploit an infection like Bumblebee Malware. One of them is system destruction. Such malware can secretly delete, modify, or replace core files of your system and, this way making it unusable, and controlled by the hackers.
In other cases, the hackers may want to obtain some sensitive information from you in order to blackmail you, or steal your money and identity. For this, they can use the Trojan to secretly hack into your system, and steal the files you store there, keep track of your activity and keystrokes, or even log into your webcam and mic to capture personal or embarrassing conversations and videos of you. There have been registered cases in which a cyber-crime has quickly turned into a full-blown physical one, when criminals have used the webcam of a person to get an idea of what was inside his house. Shortly afterwards, a burglary would follow, and that is still not the worst thing that might happen.
It is not uncommon that Trojans like Bumblebee Malware may also be used for virus and malware distribution. They can play a supporting role in the insertion of infections like rootkits, ransomware or spyware, for example, because they can act as a backdoor to the system.
Banking frauds, and theft can also be performed with the help of such malware, as the crooks can easily obtain your passwords, and online banking details once they gain access to your machine.
Finally, another popular use of Trojans such as Bumblebee Malware or Bloom.exe is to exploit the resources of your machine. Your computer could be transformed into a bot that will execute various activities on behalf of the criminals, including things like sending spam, or cryptocurrency mining. Again, this is just a glimpse of what these threats are capable of. Therefore, we suggest you do not lose time, and instead make use of the instructions in the removal guide below, and remove Bumblebee Malware right away.
|Danger Level||High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)|
|Symptoms||Most Trojans rarely show visible symptoms which is why their detection is very hard without reliable security software.|
|Distribution Method||Some of the most common methods of distribution include spam, fake ads, infected email attachments, cracked software, illegal websites.|
Some threats reinstall themselves if you don't delete their core files. We recommend downloading SpyHunter to remove harmful programs for you. This may save you hours and ensure you don't harm your system by deleting the wrong files.
Remove Bumblebee 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!