Gamarue Virus Removal (Updated June 2017)

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This page aims to help you remove Gamarue Virus. Our removal instructions work for every version of Windows.

Unfortunately, globally there exist countless malicious programs these days. What happens is that hackers worldwide introduce their newest viruses. However, the biggest share of all malware infections ever caused still belongs to the group of the Trojans. In the article below we are going to discuss a specific Trojan version referred to as Gamarue Virus, and the general characteristics of the entire malware family.

Generally speaking, what makes Trojans such awful viruses?

First of all, these viruses can indeed be extremely different. They may be programmed to do everything to your system. Here you are going to find a detailed list of all the probable malicious purposes Trojans can be used for. Second of all, these malware versions could get around in  plenty of  various ways, and you will never be sure or safe because everything on the web may be really contagious. What’s even more annoying is the fact that the Trojan-caused infections could not reveal themselves, at least not before they have been done with their tasks.

Why are such different viruses characterized as components of one and the same category?

These malicious pieces have more in common than  you may think. The specific ways in which they could infiltrate your device, whatever their source is, are typically very similar. These viruses are able to do that instantly and stealthily. In the most common case they don’t even need to try to trick you into installing them yourself, as they  can and  pretty much self-install themselves. Furthermore, the way they  function in general is usually one and the same:  quite silently, without giving out any signs of their bothering activities. You might have been infected for months before you do realize that.

Gamarue Virus Removal


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!

A lot of people ignore what is written and then ask us, so we are putting this information here. To remove parasite without it coming back, you WILL 100% have to:

  Delete files belonging to suspicious processes in your Task Manager.

 

  Meddle with system files and folders, including ones belonging to Windows.

Both of these can damage your system. If you want a fast safe solution, we always recommend SpyHunter, because it has an option, allowing its owners to send a customized fix made for your PC. We guarantee it will work. You can access it at "Spyware HelpDesk" ----> Select Problem Type ---> Unremoved Parasite. 

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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. 

malware-start-taskbar

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.

appwiz

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:

msconfig_opt

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:

hosts_opt (1)

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

Step5

WARNING!
To remove parasite, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. Making a mistake and deleting the wrong thing may damage your system.
Avoid this by using SpyHunter - a professional Parasite removal tool.

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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 didn’t help you, download the anti-virus program we recommended or ask us in the comments for guidance!

Where and how you are likely to come across Gamarue Virus (or any other similar malware piece):
We have made a list of all the most probable Trojan sources, which you really need and should strive to avoid.

  • On no condition should you trust any spam letters or any strange emails inside your Inbox:
    It is common for Trojans to be found incorporated into spam emails or other letters from your Inbox. What is even more terrifying about this probability is that in this case Gamarue Virus may not come alone, but together with a specific version of Ransomware. This ransom-requiring malware is really frightening as it is able to encrypt some extremely valuable data on your PC, and  after completing this process, you will have to pay in order to access this data again.;
  • Stay suspicious always, especially in the case of popping-up update requests and demands:
    Such malware could come from loading a fake not-system-generated  notification, made to resemble the original system-broadcast ones to a great extent. Simply read carefully and take a look at your Action Centre regularly for the purpose of checking for updates manually.;
  • Get picky especially when it comes to free software, torrents , odd websites:
    Generally, viruses could be built in web pages and all you have to do in order to get infected is to go to such a place; to download  or open a torrent;  or to install a free program you have found on the Internet. We suggest that you always do more research and be picky about the sites you visit regularly.;
  • Most online ads are quite harmless but oftentimes they could lead to serious problems occurring:
    The pop-ups and the other cyber-based ads you can see on the web are typically nothing serious to make you worried. They are a part of a common marketing scheme. Nonetheless, the ones, produced by malicious websites might be more than challenging to handle – they could be hard to close, and once you have clicked on them, they may send you to locations, full of malware. Do not click on any ads under any circumstances.

What can Gamarue Virus do to your PC and to you as a user?

The outcome of Gamarue Virus can range from simple system-resources related draining to serious crime activities such as identity theft and money stealing. Trojans might get used for controlling your PC remotely, collecting various details about you,  or about the business you work for. You may get spied on all the time, each keystroke of yours may be remembered by the virus, and all your accounts info can easily be stolen. These are only a few of the dangerous effects Gamarue Virus could have, but they are indeed most bothering ones. 

An alternative way of dealing with Gamarue Virus:

Even in case your PC gets contaminated, there is still  at least an alternative solution. We have designed it and improved it to help you- right below the chart is our Removal Guide, a number of valuable instructions, we have especially designed to aid the Gamarue Virus victims in removing this malicious infection from their devices.

SUMMARY:

Name Gamarue
Type Trojan
Danger Level  High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)
Symptoms Nothing really suspicious, which makes this malware so unpredictable and dangerous.
Distribution Method  Via spam; emails, fake ads and system messages, contagious web pages.
Detection Tool We generally recommend SpyHunter or a similar anti-malware program that is updated daily.

Keep in mind, SpyHunter’s malware detection tool is free. To remove the infection, you’ll need to purchase the full version.
More information about SpyHunter and steps to uninstall.