How to Uninstall Cloudnet Virus (September 2017 Update)

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

In the text below, you will find all the important details about one recent Virus infection called Cloudnet. If you stay on this page, you will come to know more about the possible negative effects you may experience due to this particular virus as well as all the possible methods to remove it from your system. For this, please find the manual removal guide that we have published below. Our most sincere desire is to help you cope successfully with this infection because the longer it stays on your computer, the worse the consequences for your system and your safety would be.

What exactly is a malware?

Cloudnet Virus is just one of the freshly detected viruses that have recently attacked some online users, however, there is a whole big group of malicious scripts of this type. This particular virus can be very malicious software, used to cheat on your system or exploit its vulnerabilities in a number of ways. These threats are very versatile, but one thing puts them in the same malicious group – they are all exploited by online criminals to secretly infect your computer and help them accomplish their criminal plans and intentions. It may be shocking to know, but more than 70% of all computer infections are usually with Trojans, which makes them the most common threat you can encounter.

How to Uninstall Cloudnet Virus


 

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

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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

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

WARNING!
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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

Step6

  • After you complete this step, the threat will be gone from your browsers. Finish the next step as well or it may reappear on a system reboot.

Right click on the browser’s shortcut —> Properties.

NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but you can do this for Firefox and IE (or Edge).

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Properties —–> Shortcut. In Targetremove everything after .exe.

ie9-10_512x512  Remove Cloudnet Virus from Internet Explorer:

Open IE, click  IE GEAR —–> Manage Add-ons.

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Find the threat —> Disable. Go to IE GEAR —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.

firefox-512 Remove Cloudnet Virus from Firefox:

Open Firefoxclick  mozilla menu  ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.

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Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundRemove Cloudnet Virus from Chrome:

Close Chrome. Navigate to:

 C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. There is a Folder called “Default” inside:

Rename the Folder to Backup Default

Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome.

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

How can Cloudnet Virus enter your system?

There may be many ways in which a virus script like Cloudnet can integrate into your PC. For instance, your computer can catch such malware through a variety of sources, such as suspicious-looking websites with potentially infected content, program packages, infected links, ads or messages and their attachments, especially some spam that you may find in your e-mail inbox. Typically, one click on the virus transmitter is enough to activate the script and help it fully exploit the vulnerabilities of your system. The absence of an effective and reliable antivirus tool can also be considered serious negligence towards your system’s safety. In most of the cases, good antivirus software can detect and notify you about the potential threat, while without it, the virus can secretly infect you and it may take months or even years for you to realize what malware is lurking inside your PC.Unfortunately, most of the victims come to know about it after serious damage has been done to their machine.

Specific features of Cloudnet Virus and potential damages it may cause:

Basically, every virus can be programmed to perform a wide range of malicious tasks. It all depends on the hackers, who control the infection and their intentions. If you have one on your computer, you are facing probably the worst type of malware ever developed, and you can never be sure what damage it may cause and what the criminals may use it for. We can only give you an idea about some of the most common issues, reported by the victims of viruses, so you could understand the harmful abilities of such an infection and take immediate actions to remove it from your PC.

  • A possible usage of the Cloudnet Virus is for fun. Oftentimes, hackers, who create such malware, use it to entertain themselves by destroying random victims’ computers. This may sound sick but you never know how sick the brain of cyber criminals is. In most of the cases, the results of the attack are the complete damage of the OS and all the data on it.
  • A virus like Cloudnet can be used as a tool for data theft. In such a case, the malware could be programmed to secretly create copies of your login credentials, passwords, banking and payment details and deliver them to the crooks. There is no need to tell you what they can do with this data once they get their hands on it. Drained bank accounts and online profiles theft are just some of the possible scenarios.
  • This virus may deliver another dreadful “buddy” inside your PC. In most of the cases, the virus comes in a combo with some other malware such as Ransomware or another nasty virus, that’s why you should scan your system throughout and remove all the malware that could have snuck inside.

Removing the threat:

When it comes to removing such a serious threat from your system, we recommend you use the instructions in the removal guide below and combine them with a thorough scan with the professional Cloudnet Virus removal tool. This will ensure that no malicious scripts will remain hidden on your machine and you will be able to clean everything and use your PC safely.

SUMMARY:

Name Cloudnet
Type Trojan
Danger Level  High (Viruses are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)
Symptoms This threat is very tricky and usually has no visible symptoms. Only reputed antivirus software may detect it on time. 
Distribution Method Suspicious-looking websites with potentially infected content, program packages, infected links, ads or messages and their attachments, especially some spam that you may find in your e-mail inbox.
Detection Tool We generally recommend SpyHunter or a similar anti-malware program that is updated daily.

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