This page aims to help you remove the Discord Malware. Our removal instructions work for every version of Windows.
The Spidey Bot Malware
The Discord Malware is believed to be a malware of the notorious Trojan Horse variety. A Trojan virus such as the Discord Malware could be a source of numerous security issues.
Trojans can be very damaging to your system, and they may even invade your personal space, and allow the hackers behind them to harass you through their virus. Because of this, it is highly important that you stay away from such malware (or any other malware for that matter). However, the hackers on the Internet have their ingenious ways of tricking their victim, and infecting more and more computers with Trojans Horses, and other nasty types of malware. In many cases, even the most vigilant of users are unable to spot the infection on time, and prevent it from infecting their computer. This is why it is also important to know how to fight a Trojan Horse, in case one such infection has already nested itself in your computer.
Since you are reading our article on Discord Malware, a newly released Trojan virus, we assume that this is the malware threat that’s currently messing with your system. If that is the case, we understand that you may be frustrated, and concerned about the safety of your computer. However, the very fact that you have spotted the Trojan is already some good news. Most infections like Discord Malware are extremely sneaky, and their victims typically do not find out about the ongoing infection for weeks, possibly even months. Since you are aware that Discord Malware is currently in your computer, this gives you a significant advantage – you have the opportunity to remove the malware and save your computer from it, and with the help of the guide you will see on this page, you would hopefully be able to do so.
Discord Spidey Bot
The Discord Malware is a dangerous malware known as a Trojan Horse. This type of malware is considered to be potentially very dangerous and the Discord Malware is certainly one to be removed as soon as possible.
A specific characteristic of many Trojan Horse programs is their versatile abilities. This means that a virus of this type may be used in different ways, tasked with the completion of different goals. In many cases, what those goals are remains a mystery for a very long time. In fact, you shouldn’t wait to learn what the purpose of the Trojan in your computer is – instead, you should make sure to rid your system of the malware ASAP, before there are any visible consequences of its attack.
Still, if you are curious to learn what a virus like Discord Malware may do in your system, here are several examples:
- Trojans may try to turn your computer into an automated bot, part of a huge botnet of other infected machines, which are all collectively used to complete large-scale actions. Oftentimes those actions are the en masse distribution of spam letters, the carrying out of distributed denial of service attacks, or the mining of BitCoins and other cryptocurrencies.
- Espionage is another common use for Trojans – through keylogging, screen-capture, and other similar methods, many Trojans are able to acquire sensitive, and personal information about their victims, which could later be used in all sorts of nefarious ways.
- Trojans viruses like Discord Malware are also commonly used as tools of spreading Ransomware – once they infect a given computer, they silently download the Ransomware cryptovirus, allowing the later to complete its job in full stealth, without getting detected.
|Danger Level||High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)|
|Symptoms||Trojans may slow-down your machine, delete or corrupt your data, cause errors, freezes, crashes, and so on.|
|Distribution Method||Spam letters, pirated content, and misleading malvertisements are the usual suspects here.|
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.
Discord Malware Removal
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
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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:
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!