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Holcus Topical Soft

Holcus Topical Soft

Holcus Topical Soft is a harmful Trojan Horse virus that can secretly access important system files, settings, and processes and manipulate them to complete its goal. Holcus Topical Soft can be used as an espionage tool, it can distribute Ransomware, illegally mine BitCoins, and complete other harmful tasks.

Holcus Topical Soft

The Holcus Topical Soft malware drops executable file immediately after starts

Usually, a competent antivirus program of sufficient quality should be able to fend off threats like this Trojan Horse but the problem with Holcus Topical Soft at the time of writing is that this virus is a very recently released one and most antiviruses wouldn’t be able to recognize that it is a threat because its details would not yet be added to their databases. Nowadays, more and more security software vendors are doing their best to equip their antivirus products with competent behavioral-monitoring functions that could allow the antivirus to recognize suspicious behavior patterns even in software that is otherwise not known to be malicious. However, there’s still a lot of work to be done until this type of malware detection could reliably keep one’s computer safe against all kinds of threats. Besides, the Trojan Horse viruses are some of the most advanced malware threats out there and they usually have the ability to keep the antivirus blocked during the time they are inside the computer so, unfortunately, even if you have good and reliable antivirus, this may still not be enough to keep you safe from Holcus Topical Soft or to remove the threat in case it has already entered the computer.

The Holcus Topical Soft malware

For starters, you need to find out if the Holcus Topical Soft malware is indeed in your computer in case you are not sure about that. Oftentimes, the Holcus Topical Soft malware could stay silent and show no symptoms for weeks and maybe even months until the damage caused by its activities becomes apparent.

However, in other instances, red flags such as sudden crashes of the system, BSOD, frequent software errors, severe slow-downs, and data corruption could quickly give away the presence of a virus like HolcusTopicalSoft or Yixspeedup. It must be said, though, that a lot of these symptoms can be related to a wide variety of other issues and even some legitimate system processes but it’s still important to investigate such irregularities to figure out if they are indeed linked to a Trojan Horse infection. In case you think or you know Holcus Topical Soft is on your computer at the moment, be sure to complete our removal guide for this Trojan that is posted below immediately after you are done reading this article.

The may uses of the Trojan Horse viruses

There are a lot of ways a virus of this type can harm you – it could delete sensitive data, steal important information and use it for blackmailing, insert Ransomware in your computer, or make the PC nearly unusable due to excessive RAM, GPU, and CPU consumption triggered by cryptocurrency-mining operations in the system. It is not yet clear what the specific goal of Holcus Topical Soft is since it is a very new threat but it is nonetheless crucial that you rid your system of this virus ASAP or else there could be serious unforeseen consequences.

SUMMARY:

Name Holcus Topical Soft
Type Trojan
Danger Level  High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)
Symptoms  A Trojan might cause your computer to slow-down due to high RAM and/or CPU use, experience sudden errors and crashes, and it might also corrupt important files or change the settings of different programs.
Distribution Method  Pirate sites that spread illegal software are commonly used by hackers to spread Trojans that are disguised as useful programs.
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Remove Holcus Topical Soft Malware

If you are looking for a way to remove Holcus Topical Soft 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 Holcus Topical Soft and any other unfamiliar programs.
  4. Uninstall Holcus Topical Soft as well as other suspicious programs.

Note that this might not get rid of Holcus Topical Soft 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


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).

WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!

Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which processes are dangerous. 

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. 

    Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.

    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:

    Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:

    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:

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

    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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