This page aims to help you remove DualToy. These DualToy removal instructions work for every version of Windows.
If you have been infected with DualToy and you need help to remove it, on this page we are going to show you how to do that. This is one of the newest online threats you can come across, and it originates from the Trojan horse family. With this in mind, you will need some general information and detailed instructions about the way this Trojan operates and the possible ways to effectively delete it from your system. Luckily, below we have prepared all the instructions you may need and the only thing you have to do is to follow them closely. But before you do that, let’s first tell you how malicious it is can be and how can you protect yourself in the future. DualToy is a Trojan virus designed to attack your Android or iOS device once you attach it to a contaminated Windows computer. In this article we are going to explain how to remove this Trojan virus from your computer. And in the case that your mobile device has been already affected – we are going to provide removal instructions for both Android and iOS.
Trojans – a stealthy threat that knows how to hide well.
Trojans are the most widespread type of online threats nowadays, and the most sophisticated ones. They make up to 80 percent of the all known malware and are the malicious tool of choice for many unscrupulous cyber criminals. And the reason for that hides in their ability to execute almost all types of harmful activities one can think of. The worst is that they can infect users in many ways and can remain undetected for a long time. Another thing that helps them spread online unnoticed is their ability to camouflage as almost anything and this way easily trick users into clicking on them and this get them infected. That’s why they are named Trojans actually, similar to the Trojan horse that the Ancient Greeks used to trick the Trojans and conquer the impregnable city of Troy.
What can you expect from a Trojan horse?
If you want to deal with such a threat effectively, you may want to know what you should expect from a Trojan like DualToy. The first and most important thing you should know is that this bad guy won’t do any good to your machine and it is extremely dangerous to keep it on your system. Here is why. Trojans are famous for spreading one of the most harmful and trendy threats – Ransomware – a very malicious cryptovirus that can encrypt the victim’s data and blackmail them to pay ransom if they want to get it back. In fact, they create vulnerability in your system, through which not only Ransomware, but any kind of malware can sneak in. Trojans can integrate deep inside your system and silently perform various malicious activities. For example, a threat like DualToy can be programmed to steal valuable information, and keep a track on the user’s activity, login credentials, banking details or credit and debit card data. It can even steal your passwords through a malware activity known as keystroke logging. This way the hackers behind the Trojan can get access to sensitive information and online accounts and steal the victim’s identity. Very often, the unauthorized access to the infected computer may enable the hackers to delete the victim’s data, insert other malware, or even spy on the victim’s life through a hacked webcam or microphone. Using such hacks, they may see inside your home and listen to your conversations, which is an extreme privacy invasion. They may even use the infected machine to spread other malware and spam by converting it into a bot. Having said this, now you know how dangerous a threat like DualToy can be and how important it is to remove it from your system as soon as possible. But before you proceed to the removal guide below, let’s share with you a few protection tips that may turn very helpful in the future.
How can you keep the Trojans away?
Good online safety habits always come in handy when it comes to malware and virus prevention. And speaking of Trojans, there are a few simple but effective measures you can take. To ensure you don’t come across such threats very often, don’t open and click on spam emails, randomly generated ads or messages. Trojans like DualToy are often spread this way and deliver their malicious payload through harmful attachments. No matter if they appear to be legitimate or harmless office files, pictures or commonly used content – just avoid clicking on them and better scan your system and email inbox. You may need a reputable antivirus for that, and you’d best invest in one to ensure maximum protection for your system. It is unnecessary to say that insecure web locations, torrents, and free download platforms are also places where Trojans can hide; therefore, you are advised to avoid downloading content and applications from such places.
Now, to uninstall DualToy from your computer, take a look at the instructions below and make sure you follow them closely. Such threats know how to hide well and you will need all your attention to detect and manually delete all the related files. In case you need assistance, don’t hesitate to use the DualToy removal tool or drop us a message in the comments section.
|Danger Level||High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)|
|Symptoms||Hardly any symptoms are observed during the infection with a Trojan|
|Distribution Method||Spam emails, malicious attachments, torrents, links and free downloads are the most favorite methods of distribution.|
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Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).
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.
Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC simultaneously. Go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which ones are a virus. Google them or ask us in the comments.
WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!
- This step is very important, because you can catch other threats (like Ransomware and Spyware) while looking for the Adware process.
Right click on each of the virus processes separately and select Open File Location. End the process after you open the folder, then delete the directories you were sent to.
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 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 all the prior steps fail to help you or you have reason to believe your system is exposed to threats like Ransomware, we advise you to download a professional scanner and remover.
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