Icsant is an online system threat that needs no permission to infiltrate your computer and start various harmful processes and tasks on it. Due to its use of stealth techniques and its versatile nature, Icsant is considered to be a Trojan horse virus.
Representatives of the Trojan horse category are known to be some of the most powerful and most dangerous forms of Windows-based computer malware. There is hardly a computer user who doesn’t associate the term “Trojan horse” with something extremely dangerous and harmful to the computer. That’s why, to protect your system successfully against such threats, you need to know a bit more about their capabilities, their infection tactics and, of course, the tools and the methods that can help you remove these threats and prevent them in the future.
In this article, our focus will be specifically on a new Trojan horse version called Icsant which is related to Segurazo and SAntivirus. This threat seems to be extremely successful in sneaking inside a lot of computers and secretly running different malicious tasks in them without being detected. Even a robust antivirus program may have a hard time detecting and eliminating this threat, especially if you have not updated it for long. That’s why below we have prepared a detailed guide that explains all the steps to remove Icsant manually.
How can I know that Icsant is on my PC?
If you have the suspicion that Icsant has infected your computer but you are unable to detect it or spot any particular red flags, remember that the possible symptoms of a Trojan horse infection may differ significantly depending on the situation and the type of attack the malware is trying to perform. For example, if Icsant is trying to spy on you, keep track of your activities or collect sensitive information from your computer, it is very likely that there will be no clear indications of its presence. After all, the malware tries to remain hidden for as long as possible in order to successfully collect the data that it wants, or steal whatever it needs from you.
If Icsant is trying to corrupt and/or control your system, however, you may potentially notice some symptoms such as unexpected crashes, unusual program errors, noticeable system slow-downs and screen-freezes, or some other irregularities that occur without any particular reason. Alarming and obvious red flags, such as the ones described above, may also be detected if the Trojan tries to exploit the resources of your computer to complete various malicious tasks. These tasks may be the distribution of spam messages or the mining of cryptocurrencies through your computer. Some victims may realize that they have been compromised only after the Trojan has invited a bunch of other viruses (such as Ransomware, spyware, rootkits, etc.) in their computer.
In conclusion, Trojans may differ greatly in their symptoms and potential uses. The key is that you always check your computer with reliable security software if you suspect you might have been attacked with such malware. Hopefully, the steps in the guide below will help you locate and remove any malicious files related to Icsant before you have suffered any significant damage to your computer or data.
|Danger Level||High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)|
|Symptoms||Particular symptoms may not be observed but frequent system issues may potentially indicate the presence of a Trojan.|
|Distribution Method||Users may often get infected with Trojans when they download software from unreliable sources or click on random links, spam messages and sketchy email attachments.|
Some threats reinstall themselves if you don't delete their core files. We recommend downloading SpyHunter to remove harmful programs for you. This may save you hours and ensure you don't harm your system by deleting the wrong files.
If you are looking for a way to remove Icsant 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 Icsant and any other unfamiliar programs.
- Uninstall Icsant as well as other suspicious programs.
Note that this might not get rid of Icsant 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
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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:
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!