The purpose of this page is to share with its readers important information about a representative of the Trojan Horse malware category named Corona-virus-Map.com.exe. This is a recently discovered virus, and the sudden increase of the number of infected users is what has led us to write this article. Here, you will find out about the distribution channels of Corona-virus-Map.com.exe, how it hides in the system, what damage it may cause to the computer, and, at the end of the article, you will also see a removal guide which can help you save your computer from this malware.
There are numerous ways a Trojan Horse infection could reach the systems of its potential victims, and we won’t be able to go over all of them in this short post, so we will only tell you about the most common ones. Probably, spam messaging and malvertising are the two most universally used ways to spread not only Trojans, but any other form of malware as well. Every user should know that they mustn’t open any sketchy messages, the attachments included in them, or the questionable ads that some sites tend to display.
The Coronavirus Map Malware
One other very typical and widely-used method of the Coronavirus Map malware distribution is when the malware is disguised as a useful program, and is uploaded to some file-sharing or torrent site. Usually, the sites that hackers use to spread Trojans are ones that distribute pirated content, so you aren’t supposed to go there anyway. And, in case you do tend to go to such sites, here is one more reason why you shouldn’t, in addition to the fact that downloading stuff from such sites is illegal.
Corona-virus-Map.com.exe – stealth tactics
In order to make their removal more difficult, some Trojans may disguise their elements. Their files may be given names that won’t raise suspicion, such as the names of actual system files, and the same may be done to their Task Manager processes. Not only does this make the malware more difficult to find and eliminate, but it also increases the chances of damaging your own system by deleting some system data, or killing a system process while trying to remove the infection.
Corona-virus-Map.com.exe – harmful abilities
What you must know about the Trojan Horse viruses is that they may have quite a lot of different abilities, and depending on what the hackers behind them want to achieve, the virus could be used differently in each case.
Typically, a Trojan would try to take over the system, and then use your computer for cryptomining, for spreading spam to more users, or for conducting mass attacks on popular sites alongside other infected machines.
Another possibility is that the Trojan may try to steal some important and valuable data from your machine. Some infections like Corona-virus-Map.com.exe are after the user’s banking details in order to commit money theft, while others try to acquire some sensitive private information about the users themselves, which can later be used for blackmailing purposes.
Trojans are also sometimes used for backdoor activities – they could sneak additional infections like Spyware, Rootkits, and Ransomware once they have already infected their victim’s computer.
|Danger Level||High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)|
|Symptoms||This type of security threats may crash your system, delete some of your data, or fill your machine with additional infections.|
|Distribution Method||Pirated content may oftentimes hide Trojan Horse threats in its code.|
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Remove Corona-virus-Map.com.exe 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!