GSpace Discover is a dangerous program that belongs to the Trojan Horse malware family, and the following article, and the removal guide after it, will help you keep your system safe against this threat. GSpace Discover is a newer infection of this malicious family, and there are still things that aren’t yet known about it.
The article will provide you with some important information regarding the characteristics and behavior of the Trojan, and the guide will show you how you may be able to remove the infection from your computer on your own.
Make sure you read everything carefully, and be especially cautious when following the manual steps from the guide, so that you don’t accidentally delete something you aren’t supposed to.
What you can expect from a Trojan like GSpace Discover
For example, we cannot tell you with certainty the exact goal of this malware piece because most Trojan programs like Great Discover, Walliant can be used in multiple ways. However, there are still a lot of things that GSpace Discover has in common with other malicious programs of its category. One such thing is its stealthiness, its ability to stay unnoticed while operating in the targeted system. Most Trojans do not show symptoms while inside a given computer, which makes it very difficult to spot them before it gets too late. A good antivirus program may be of help here, but bear in mind that newer threats like GSpace Discover may not yet be added to the databases of a lot of antivirus solutions. Unfortunately, the chances of such an outdated antivirus spotting a Trojan aren’t particularly high, even if the antivirus itself is reliable. Some disturbances like sudden restarts of your system, software failure, and unusual errors may be potential signs of an ongoing infection with a Trojan, but there isn’t guarantee that GSpace Discover would trigger such symptoms.
Anyway, if you think you may have GSpace Discover in your system, know that its files, processes, and Registry entries are probably going to be disguised. Their names and appearances may be almost identical to those of certain elements of your system. For instance, the processes of this Trojan may have the same name as some important system process. This makes it difficult for most users to identify the malware process and stop it. The same can be said about the Trojan’s files, and the entries it may make in the Registry Editor. Hopefully, if you correctly execute the steps from the guide below, you should be able to deal with this issue, but our advice is to ask us in the comments if you aren’t sure about whether or not you are supposed to delete something. Also, you can use the help of the removal tool that will be linked below, as it can automatically detect anything related to the malware, and aid you in its removal. Once the Trojan is gone, make sure you never download pirated content, stay on sites with questionable ads, or open any spam messages, or their attachments. Those are the most common methods Trojans get distributed, which is why you must make sure you to avoid them.
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Remove GSpace Discover Virus
If you have a Windows virus, continue with the guide below.
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The successful removal of GSpace Discover from your computer require your full attention and a set of concrete instructions that ensure no malicious components, data or settings, related to the Trojan are left on the system.
What we suggest you do first is, check the list of programs that are presently installed on the infected device and uninstall any rogue software that you find there:
- From the Start Menu, navigate to Control Panel ->>> Programs and Features ->>> Uninstall a Program.
- Next, carefully search for unfamiliar programs or programs that have been installed recently and could be related to GSpace Discover.
- Research online the programs you find suspicious and uninstall them if they turn out to be linked to the Trojan.
- If a notification like the one below appears on the screen when you try to uninstall a specific questionable program, make sure you choose NO and complete the steps from the uninstallation wizard:
Please note that while the steps above may show you how to find and delete the dangerous software from the system, this might not remove the malicious GSpace Discover files from other system locations completely. Therefore, to ensure that the threat is completely removed and no processes or files related to it are left on the computer, please use the detailed removal instructions in the guide below.
Before you start with the steps from this guide, it is a good idea to Bookmark this page in your browser. In this way you will be able to quickly get back to it after the needed system restarts that follow.
Rebooting your infected computer in Safe Mode is another recommended action, as when in Safe Mode, the system will run only the most essential processes and programs, making it easier for you to spot any unusual activity or dangerous file.
WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!
The first place where malicious activity may be detected is the Processes tab in the Task Manager.
To open it, press CTRL, SHIFT and ESC from the keyboard and go to Processes from the top panel.
Scroll the list of running processes or simply sort it by Memory or CPU consumption to determine which of the processes are most resource-consuming. Also, pay attention to the names of the processes as the Trojan may use an odd name for its malicious process, or a name similar to some legitimate program but with twisted or missing letters or symbols.
If a particular process looks to you as threatening, right-click on it and then select Open File Location to see its related files.
Once you see the files of the process in question, drag and drop them for a malware check with the powerful free online virus scanner below:
If one or more files get flagged as malicious, immediately end the processes they originate from (right-click>>>End Process), then delete the files and their folders from their location.
Often, a threat like GSpace Discover may add malicious entries in the Startup settings in order to start one or more malicious processes immediately after the computer starts.
To check if such entries have been added to your system, go to the Start Menu and type msconfig in the search bar. After that, open the result and click on the Startup tab:
Once you see the list of Startup Items, search for anything suspicious that you cannot link to any legitimate program. Items with “Unknown” Manufacturer or odd names should best be researched online and if they turn out to be dangerous, should be disabled by unchecking their checkmark from the checkbox.
Aside from adding malicious entries in the Startup list, GSpace Discover is a Trojan that may make changes in the Hosts file of your computer without any indications. These changes may involve adding malicious IP addresses that need to be removed.
To check if any changes have been made in your Hosts file, type Run in the Start menu search bar, open the result and copy/paste this line in the Run window:
Press Enter from the keyboard to open the file and check what is written below Localhost:
In case you find IPs that appear to be dangerous, please copy them and drop us a comment so we can check them and tell you what needs to be done.
GSpace Discover may have added malicious items in your system’s Registry. Therefore, if you want to deal with the Trojan effectively, you have to find and delete these items. At the same time, you have to be very careful not to delete any regular system items, as this may cause system corruption.
To search the Registry for malicious entries, type Regedit in the Start menu search bar and press Enter.
When the Registry Editor opens, press CTRL and F and type the name of the Trojan in the Find box. Then, click on Find Next to start a search and if anything gets found, right-click and delete it.
If needed, repeat the search several times until nothing gets detected with that name. After that, use the left panel to navigate to each of the following Registry locations by expanding the folders:
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Random Directory.
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Windows/Current Version/Run/Random Directory
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Internet Explorer/Main/Random Directory
In each of them, search for randomly named files and if you find anything suspicious, consider removing it from the Registry. Again, be careful what you remove and if you are not sure about the deletions you are about to make, better use a professional removal tool to get rid of the questionable entries without a risk of a system corruption.
If you come into trouble during any of the steps in the guide, or after you complete it, you find out that GSpace Discover has not been removed, please consider downloading the powerful anti-virus program we recommend and try eliminating the Trojan with its help. Also, feel free to ask us any questions in the comments below. We will be more than happy to help!