Funvalget is among the latest Trojan horse variants to be discovered by security researchers. Funvalget is highly dangerous and must be removed from your system if detected as soon as possible.
Trojan horse viruses are notorious for the kind of damage they are capable of causing. And it’s no coincidence that they are the most widely known category of computer viruses. In addition to being highly dangerous, they are also the most numerous type of malware out there.
In fact, a whopping 75%-85% of all malware attacks are attributed to none other than this particular type of malicious code. And with the amount of malicious attacks that occur every day on the internet, you can also guess that the sheer numbers of Trojans like Wup.exe lurking out there is astounding. Moreover, new ones are developed almost every day and security software specialists are constantly struggling to keep up with the latest variants in order to add them to their databases.
This is why regularly updating your operating system as well as your antivirus or antimalware software is crucial for maintaining your computer safe from such infections. But occasionally new threats that have not yet been discovered and made known to the public slip past our defenses and can cause a lot of harm.
The Funvalget Backdoor
The Funvalget backdoor is one of the newest viruses. So new, in fact, that we don’t yet have sufficient data on it to determine what exactly its criminal creators are after.
But it’s enough to know that whatever it is – it’s no good. Here are just a few examples of what malicious software of the Trojan horse category is capable of. And believe us that this list is by no means exhaustive.
- Trojans like Funvalget can be programmed to steal information and even money from users with the help of a whole range of different techniques. For instance, a Trojan can hijack your traffic and have it pass through remote servers, allowing the hackers behind it to gain access to everything you do online.
- Similarly, viruses of this type can employ a variety of techniques in order to spy on users. Key stroke logging, accessing the webcam and mic and sharing the computer screen are just some of the possibilities.
- Resource exploitation. Your computer could be made part of a botnet as a result of a Trojan horse infection, for example. But an increasingly popular use of these viruses is cryptocurrency mining. So your machine’s resources could be put to use to mine Bitcoin or some other crytpocurrency for the hackers without you knowing it.
So as you can see, there are plenty of ways in which Funvalget could compromise you and your computer.
If you have detected Funvalget.A threat on your machine, it’s important to see to its removal immediately. Below is a detailed removal guide that will show you how to do this manually, although this process may require a somewhat higher level of technical skills. Alternatively, you can also use the professional removal tool linked below.
These quick instructions may help you detect and remove Funvalget from the list of programs in Programs and Features in case that it has created some entries there:
- With your cursor go to the bottom left on the screen and tap on the Start button.
- Find Control Panel and click it.
- Then go to Programs and Features and select Uninstall a Program.
- Look for any Funvalget-related entries in the list of programs that have been installed on your PC.
- If you find such entries, uninstall them.
- Do the same if you find other suspicious programs that you can’t remember installing yourself.
Attention! Keep in mind that Trojans like Funvalget may create entries in different system locations. Please proceed to the guide below if the short instructions above can’t help you remove Funvalget completely:
Bookmark this page by clicking on the star icon on the upper right corner of your browser’s URL bar and reboot the computer in Safe Mode.
WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!
Once you are done with the preparations from step 1, it is time for the actual removal of Funvalget. For that, press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC keyboard keys together to open the Windows Task Manager. Then go to the tab called Processes. There you should see the processes of all programs that are running on your computer. Look carefully at each process and try to figure out if it is legitimate or malicious.
If a given process seems to be operating in an odd and unusual way (for instance it uses too much Memory or CPU, has a strange name, cannot be linked to any program, etc.) right-click on it and select Open File Location. Drag the files that are stored in that location in the free online virus scanner that is available here and run a scan:
When the file checking completes, you will know if the questionable process is malicious or not. In case the scanned files get highlighted as threats, end their processes from the Processes tab and delete those files and their folders from their file location.
From the Start menu, open the Control panel and go to Programs and Features>>>Uninstall a program.
Search for suspicious and Funvalget-related entries in the programs’ list. If you detect a questionable app, Uninstall it. In case a prompt like the one below appears when you click the Uninstall button at the top, make sure that you choose NO:
Next, tap again on the Windows Start button and type msconfig in the search field. Select System Configuration and tap on the Startup tab:
Funvalget may have added some helper components to the system startup in order to facilitate some of its malicious activities. Search for entries with “Unknown” Manufacturer and other entries that look unfamiliar and questionable. If you find any, remove the checkmark from their checkbox and click OK to save the changes.
Important! It is not uncommon for Trojans to invite other malware (ransomware, spyware, etc.) into the system. That’s why if you are afraid that some other threat is on your PC, follow these instructions:
Copy the command below and paste it in the Windows search field:
Select the notepad file that shows up in the results and open it. Then, head to the bottom of the file where it is written “Localhost”
If everything is normal, you won’t see any suspicious IPs below localhost. If you are hacked, however, there will be a number of strange IPs just as it is shown on the image here:
If you detect Virus Creator IPs under “Localhost” in your hosts file, please leave us a comment below this post and we will assist you.
In your Windows search field, type Regedit. Press Enter and this will open the Registry Editor on your screen.
Once in it, press CTRL and F keyboard keys simultaneously, and in the Find window that appears type the name of the Trojan that you want to remove. Then, click on Find Next and delete any results that are found with that name. Repeat the search as many times as needed until no more results are found.
After that, to ensure that all the traces of Funvalget have been removed, go manually to the directories below and delete them:
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory.
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random
Don’t hesitate to ask us in the comments if you cannot decide what needs to be deleted. Alternatively, use the recommended anti-virus program to scan your entire computer for any hidden entries that the Trojan may have created.