Gallery.exe Virus

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Gallery.exe

If you have any reason to believe that the newly detected Gallery.exe virus has sneaked into your computer, you should take this threat very seriously. When a Trojan Horse like Gallery.exe infects a system, the user often has no idea what is happening, and it may take a long time before he finds out about the presence of the infection.

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Trojan viruses are difficult to detect and remove since they operate in secrecy. That’s why a reliable antivirus program is your best bet for increasing your chances of detecting a Trojan early on. Unfortunately, Gallery.exe is a recently discovered threat, thus, many antivirus programs may not have it in their databases yet. Of course, some antivirus products have zero-day protection that may help, but even that is not a guarantee that a new Trojan like Gallery.exe will be detected before it is too late. In such cases, you may need to use manual methods to find and remove the threat. Still, if you haven’t dealt with malware of this type before, it’s a good idea to invest in a security tool that has the capacity to detect Trojans and other dangers rather than spend your money on recovery solutions after a heavy attack.

Generally, Trojans like Gallery.exe and Altruistics may not show any obvious symptoms while they’re on your machine, but this isn’t always the case. If, for instance, the Trojan establishes full control of your computer, it may force it to perform certain tasks that might require high resource consumption. This includes mining cryptocurrency, sending spam emails, or launching distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. These activities typically use a lot of CPU and RAM, and, as a result of them, your computer may slow down, stop responding, or even crash suddenly. So, if you experience such issues often, they may potentially serve as an indicator that something is wrong in your system.

Of course, this is not the full list of infection symptoms—they may vary depending on the malware’s intended actions once it gains access to the system. For instance, if the malware is just trying to spy on you, there may be no visible symptoms of infection at all. Keylogging is another malicious activity that can run in the background of the infected computer without symptoms. Performed by a program like Gallery.exe, keylogging may be especially damaging since it could steal private data from your system. This includes your financial information, personal chat discussions, and other sensitive data related to your work or personal life, as well as your passwords. Needless to say, if hackers get access to such details, they may use them to blackmail you, harass you, or steal money from your bank accounts.

What do I do if Gallery.exe is on my computer?

We recommend reading the detailed steps provided in the guide below to successfully remove Gallery.exe and any associated harmful files from your computer. In the event that you are unable to complete the instructions, or if the manual steps fail to successfully remove the virus, you may also use the removal program recommended below.

 

SUMMARY:

NameGallery.exe
TypeTrojan
Detection Tool

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Remove Gallery.exe Virus

If you are looking for a way to remove Gallery.exe you can try this:

  1. Click on the Start button in the bottom left corner of your Windows OS.
  2. Go to Control Panel -> Programs and Features -> Uninstall a Program.
  3. Search for Gallery.exe and any other unfamiliar programs.
  4. Uninstall Gallery.exe as well as other suspicious programs.

Note that this might not get rid of Gallery.exe completely. For more detailed removal instructions follow the guide below.

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!

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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

     

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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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    Lidia Howler

    Lidia is a web content creator with years of experience in the cyber-security sector. She helps readers with articles on malware removal and online security. Her strive for simplicity and well-researched information provides users with easy-to-follow It-related tips and step-by-step tutorials.

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