This page aims to help you remove Doc.Exploit.Ddeautoexec-6348842-0. Our removal instructions work for every version of Windows.
A Trojan horse comes… well, it comes from Greek mythology and the story about the unconquerable city of Troy, which was defeated by the Greek army, which was hidden inside a wooden horse, presented as a gift. Even if you have not read Greek mythology, however, you have probably heard about Trojan horses, as these are usually referred to as a very nasty type of computer threats. One particular representative of this type of malware is Doc.Exploit.Ddeautoexec-6348842-0 – a nasty Trojan horse infection, which can cause a number of malicious actions in a very stealthy way. If your system has been infected with Doc.Exploit.Ddeautoexec-6348842-0, we highly recommend you read the information that follows and immediately remove the malware from your computer. Quick action is needed for you to prevent the dreadful consequences that may follow in case that the threat is not completely removed. That’s why, for your convenience, below you will find a detailed removal guide and a trusted malware removal tool, which can scan and clean your PC.
Trojans – what is a myth and what is a real computer threat?
You may not be interested in history and mythology, but it seems that cyber criminals are and they often seek inspiration in stories like the war of Troy in order to create their malicious pieces of software. Similarly to the threats and tricks, used in the ancient story of Troy, infections like Doc.Exploit.Ddeautoexec-6348842-0 seem to have employed some very simple, yet very tricky and successful techniques of attack, which target today’s online users.
When communicating over the network on your computer, you probably know that you are always exposed to the risk of bumping into some harmful software. Unfortunately, just as in the past, even now there are people with malicious intentions, who want to “break through” your fortress (aka your system) and do some criminal stuff in it. In order for the criminals to break through, though, there must be a spy (some software on your computer) to take the necessary action when receiving the malicious instructions. The Trojan horse is just that – a program waiting for a signal, listening to a particular port on your PC. When a packet with a particular criminal structure (a sequence of bytes) arrives at this port, then that Trojan wakes up and performs what its authors have created it for. For example, it can steal files from your computer, or pass all your passwords and credit card numbers to a specific place on the Internet. This is the main difference between a threat like Doc.Exploit.Ddeautoexec-6348842-0 and the common virus. “Simple” viruses are constantly raging on your computer – redirecting your Internet traffic, scraping your files, formatting your disks, etc. Trojans, on the other hand, are “sleeping” hidden somewhere in the computer’s memory and waiting for someone to order them to do their hard work, which may not always be related directly to your computer. Often the Trojan is also used as a “backdoor” – it just provides access to your computer for interested hackers. It can also “open the door” for a virus such as Ransomware, or Spyware to come in or turn your computer into a bot and use its resources to send out thousands of spam e-mails and malicious transmitters to other unsuspecting online users. Obviously, it is not a good idea to keep such malware on your system and if you have even the slightest doubt that your PC might be infected, you should scan your entire machine and remove the threat as soon as possible. For effective detection of sophisticated Trojans like Doc.Exploit.Ddeautoexec-6348842-0, we highly recommend you use a professional malware removal tool, (such as the one available below) or the instructions of a detailed manual 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:
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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.
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.
To remove parasite on your own, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. If you were to do this, you need to be extremely careful, because you may damage your system.
If you want to avoid the risk, we recommend downloading SpyHunter - a professional malware removal tool - to see whether it will find malicious programs on your PC.
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 didn’t help you, download the anti-virus program we recommended or ask us in the comments for guidance!
How to protect your PC from Doc.Exploit.Ddeautoexec-6348842-0 and similar infections?
Most of the reputed security specialist will tell you that detecting a Trojan horse is a very difficult task. Having such a malware removed and dealing with its malicious consequences is also not easy, that’s why preventing the infection is really important. To protect your PC, you basically need good security software. If regularly updated, it should be able to provide optimal protection to your system from all sorts of infections, especially from new threats like Doc.Exploit.Ddeautoexec-6348842-0. Additionally, you should keep yourself away from potential malware transmitters and stick only to reputed web content and well-known software developers. Oftentimes, hackers use attractive pop-ups, ads, links, free download offers and installers to trick the web users and this way, infect them with malicious software. That’s why our advice is to use your common sense and stay away from sketchy web messages, spam emails, suspicious attachments, add-ons and similar unreliable sources of software and web content and take immediate actions in case of a doubt.
|Danger Level||High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)|
|Symptoms||A very tricky infection, which lacks the usual virus symptoms.|
|Distribution Method||Various malicious transmitters such as spam messages, infected emails, malicious attachments, fake ads, misleading links and web pages, pop-ups, torrents, pirate content and many more.|
|Detection Tool||We generally recommend SpyHunter or a similar anti-malware program that is updated daily.|