ColorMania is a newly reported virus program known as a Trojan Horse that uses disguise tactics to infiltrate its victims’ computers. ColorMania will add your computer to its botnet and use its resources for the completion of illegal and harmful tasks.
The Trojan Horse viruses are common computer threats that practically every computer user has heard of in one way or another. Yet it seems that many people don’t really know much about the Trojans’ capabilities. For instance, many users who have been infected with one of the new Trojan Horse variants named ColorMania have been asking about how to deal with the infection and what to expect from it. That’s why we’ve put together the current article and the removal guide that follows it. If you are one of the unfortunate victims of ColorMania, we suggest you don’t lose any time and immediately remove the infection. But before you go to the removal instructions, first learn a little bit more about what Trojans like this one might be able to do.
The ColorMania Virus
The ColorMania virus normally operate in stealth and don’t show visible symptoms which is one of the key aspects that make such viruses so successful in their criminal operations. An email from the ColorMania virus can go unnoticed for weeks and may silently hide in the system until it causes some major damage that can eventually give away its presence.
Considering this, it’s actually fortunate that you’ve found out about the presence of ColorMania on your computer. Unfortunately, we can’t tell you exactly what kind of harm you could expect from the infection because the other outstanding quality of the Trojans has to do with their versatility. A hacker can program a piece of software such as ColorMania and Bokang Speedup to do almost anything – from stealing important documents from the system, to spying on the user’s activities, and more.
In many cases, the Trojans can be used to simply compromise the computer and exploit its vulnerabilities to help other malware sneak in. So, the presence of ColorMania on your computer can easily lead to infection with Ransomware, Spyware, Worms, and who knows what else.
A Trojan can also turn your computer into a bot and allow hackers to use it remotely without you even suspecting it. Furthermore, the Trojan can set up your computer to mine cryptocurrencies for someone else, or even spread spam. With the same ease, an infection like ColorMania can perform activities such as surveillance, theft of valuable digital information, theft of passwords and login credentials, and so on.
As you can see, a Trojan isn’t a form of malware that you can afford to underestimate, so it’s important that you quickly remove it before it manages to damage your computer in such a way that it cannot be repaired. For that, you can use the manual removal instructions below. Keep in mind, though, that these may require some slightly deeper knowledge of system files and computing in general. That’s why, if you are not comfortable using the manual instructions, the professional removal tool attached to the guide may make your life easier. In just a few minutes, this tool will find and remove ColorMania from your machine and even scan the computer for other potential security threats.
|Danger Level||High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)|
|Symptoms||It is unlikely for a Trojan to show visible symptoms of its presence in the system therefore such malware is best detected with security software.|
|Distribution Method||Spam, malicious ads, infected software installers, torrents, malicious email attachments.|
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Remove ColorMania Virus
If you are looking for a way to remove ColorMania you can try this:
- Click on the Start button in the bottom left corner of your Windows OS.
- Go to Control Panel -> Programs and Features -> Uninstall a Program.
- Search for ColorMania and any other unfamiliar programs.
- Uninstall ColorMania as well as other suspicious programs.
Note that this might not get rid of ColorMania 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
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!