Evil Extractor Malware

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Evil Extractor

Trojan Horse infections are the most common type of malware threat that you could face, and we are here to share with you information about Evil Extractor – a recently released malicious computer program that a number of experts have categorized as a Trojan Horse. For those of you who have come here hoping that they would find a way to remove Evil Extractor from their computers, know that there are instructions down below, which will allow you to manually eliminate this malware.

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The Evil Extractor malware detection by multiple anti-virus programs in VirusTotal

And, if for some reason the manual steps do not work for you, you can also try the linked removal tool – it is a tested and reliable anti-malware application that should be able to liberate your computer from Evil Extractor. However, before you make any attempt at removing the infection, it is advisable that you first read the lines leading up to the guide in order to learn more about the threat you are currently faced with.

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One of the main characteristics associated with EvilExtractor malware is the stealthy abilities of the Trojan Horses. For starters, most Trojans like EvilExtractor infect their victims with the help of disguise – usually, the file carrying the infection is designed to look like a harmless piece of software, and even as something that most users would be tempted to interact with.

An example of that is when the malware is presented its potential victims as an installer – usually that of a game or a useful program that has been downloaded from some site which spreads pirated content. Users oftentimes download stuff from such sites hoping they’d get some free software, but since there isn’t much control over what gets uploaded to such sites, it’s easy for the hackers to upload disguised Trojans there. And once the infected file gets executed, the Trojan gets activated, and it starts to operate in the system. In many cases, the users don’t even realize that their systems have been infected.

The stealth of the Trojans, however, isn’t only during the infection. These threats also use disguise for their processes and their other files, naming those with the same names as those of regular system processes or data. This way, the user is less likely to locate the elements of the infection. The guide below should help you tell apart system data and processes from ones related to the Trojan, but you should be really careful. If you are not sure about something, it’s best to use the recommended anti-malware tool from the guide, or directly ask for our assistance via the comments section. Remember that if you delete the wrong thing, the situation may worsen instead of improve.

The harmful effects of a Trojan

Trojans like Altruistic, Oneetx.exe are versatile, meaning they can be used for different things – espionage, data theft, Ransomware distribution, and creating botnets are only a small number of the potential uses of an infection of this type. Due to lack of sufficient research on the matter, it is still not clear what the end goal of Evil Extractor may be. Regardless, it is crucial that you make sure to eliminate this Trojan ASAP, so be sure to do that as soon as you finish reading this article.

SUMMARY:

NameEvil Extractor
TypeTrojan
Detection Tool

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Remove Evil Extractor Malware

If you have a Windows virus, continue with the guide below.

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Step1

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).

Step2

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Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which processes are dangerous. 

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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. 

    Step3

     

    Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.

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    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:

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    Step4

     

    Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:

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    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:

    notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

    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:

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    If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.

    Step5

     

    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—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
      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!

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    Brandon Skies

    Brandon is a researcher and content creator in the fields of cyber-security and virtual privacy. Years of experience enable him to provide readers with important information and adequate solutions for the latest software and malware problems.

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