I know all the things
I know all the things belongs to the malicious software category of the infamous Trojan horses. I know all the things is therefore extremely dangerous code that must be dealt with accordingly in order to minimize the harm it can cause on your PC.
Everyone has heard of Trojan horse viruses at least once in their lifetimes, and pretty much everyone knows that they mean trouble. But if you ask someone what exactly they know about variants such as “I know all the things”, you probably won’t get as many confident responses. And there’s a good reason for that, too.
The thing about Trojans is that they are uniquely versatile in a way that sets them apart from all other malware types. If you have developed a Trojan horse like “I know all the things”, you can program it to do a vast variety of different things on the computers it infects. For instance, a malicious piece like this can be set to spy on you via your microphone and webcam. Similarly, it may also be tasked with recording your keystrokes, and in that way the hackers behind it may gain access to your passwords, login credentials and any other sensitive information you’re in possession of.
Other potential usages of a Trojan like “I know all the things” include the exploitation of your system’s resources – also for a variety of purposes. Among others, there’s the distribution of spam, infecting other machines in the same network, mining cryptocurrencies, etc. Then there’s also the potential distribution of other malware, or rather aiding it in infecting a given computer. This technique is known as being used as a backdoor, and most commonly Trojans serve as backdoors for ransomware variants, which is another highly dangerous type of malicious code.
What to do about it?
Of course, first and foremost, you will have to remove “I know all the things” from your system. And the sooner you do that, the better. Our team of experts has put together a detailed removal guide to help you through this process, and you can find just below the current article. But please be aware that the removal of “I know all the things” may involve dealing with system files and therefore require a slightly higher level of tech savviness. So if for whatever reason you don’t feel like you’d want to risk deleting the wrong file by mistake, you can also make use of our professional malware removal tool.
Then after you have cleaned your system of the infection, it’s important to take the necessary precautions to avoid such contaminations in the future. First of all, it’s important to maintain your system by allowing new updates to be installed as soon as they are available, and also having a reliable antivirus working at all times.
But not least important are your web browsing habits and the type of content you interact with online. Be sure to always use safe and reliable download sources, and avoid those that may potentially be harboring viruses such as “I know all the things”. And also be very careful with any emails or other messages containing links, attachments or asking you to fill in any kind of information.
|Name||I know all the things|
|Danger Level||High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)|
|Symptoms||Trojan horse viruses like “I know all the things” usually don’t have any symptoms and are actually notorious for their stealth.|
|Distribution Method||Usually with the help of spam messages and malicious online ads aka malvertisements, but can also be included in cracked software, illegal or pirated downloadable content, etc.|
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Remove I know all the things Email
If you are looking for a way to remove “I know all the things” you can try this:
- Click on the Start button in the bottom left corner of your Windows OS.
- Go to Control Panel -> Programs and Features -> Uninstall a Program.
- Search for “I know all the things” and any other unfamiliar programs.
- Uninstall “I know all the things” as well as other suspicious programs.
Note that this might not get rid of “I know all the things” 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:
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—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!