Trojan

ForeLord Malware

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Forelord

ForeLord is an unpredictable malware threat that can get you into a lot of trouble if it infiltrates your system. Infections from the Trojan Horse category, like ForeLord, are quite versatile malware tools, and their creators are known for using them for different tasks.

ForeLord Malware

The ForeLord Malware will steal your personal data if it is not removed immediately.

Here, our goal is to share with you what we know about a Trojan named ForeLord. This is a new infection, and it is likely that a lot of antivirus programs are yet to have it added to their malware databases. This fact makes ForeLord even more dangerous than older Trojans, because it is likely that even if you have a reliable antivirus in place, your machine may still get infiltrated by ForeLord without you knowing it, if the antivirus is out of date. Most of the top tier antivirus solutions have features that allow them to detect and stop unidentified malware that’s not in their database by monitoring the malware’s behavior, but these features may not always work, so even if you have one of the best antivirus programs, this still doesn’t guarantee that a virus like ForeLord won’t attack you.

The ForeLord Malware

As was pointed out, a Trojan such as ForeLord can be a very versatile piece of malware with multiple uses, which is why there isn’t a singular answer to this question. However, we can give you examples of the possible ways a hacker could utilize a virus of this category:

System exploitation – one of the most popular and widespread uses of Trojans is for taking over the targeted machine, and forcing it to do the criminals’ bidding. In such cases, the malware would typically set up a whole network of computers, also known as a botnet, and would use it to complete tasks that cannot be done with a single system. Some examples of such tasks are DDoS attacks, mass spam distribution, and large-scale cryptomining.

Data theft/espionage – The Trojans are also some of the most commonly used malware espionage tools. They can sneak a Spyware virus inside your computer, or they may spy on your themselves depending on what they’ve been programmed to do. With the help of a virus like ForeLord, the hackers may learn what your banking numbers are, the passwords and usernames to your online accounts, or even obtain some sensitive personal info about you, and your everyday life. Depending on what the acquired information is, the criminals may use it to blackmail you, to steal your money from under your nose, or to “steal” your virtual identity.

Malware distribution – some Trojans can also be used as “helper” malware, that can download another “main” infection on your computer. This is called backdooring, and one of the most common examples of it is when a Ransomware is snuck inside the user’s machine with the aid of a previous Trojan infection.

We can give you many more examples, but what’s more important now is that you remove ForeLord from your system if it’s there, so we leave you with our removal guide.

SUMMARY:

Name ForeLord
Type Trojan
Danger Level High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)
Symptoms A Trojan Horse may crash your system, delete some of your data, and infect you with Ransomware (among other things).
Distribution Method Trojans typically get distributed through the use of spam messages, and malicious ads.
Detection Tool

ForeLord 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


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

WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!

We get asked this a lot, so we are putting it here: Removing parasite manually may take hours and damage your system in the process. We recommend downloading SpyHunter to see if it can detect parasite files for you.

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

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.

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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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