This page aims to help you remove JS/Banload Trojan Horse . These JS/Banload Trojan removal instructions work for every version of Windows.
Malware of the Trojan horse type can be a huge problem if one such virus infects your machine. There are a whole lot of malicious tasks that Trojans can be used for and here we will try to give you a general idea of what those viruses are capable of and how to protect your system against them. The reason for writing this article is a recently reported Trojan that is known under the name of JS/Banload. Many users have already fallen prey to this new and harmful piece of malware and if you do not know how to keep your PC safe, you might end up landing it as well, which is why we strongly recommend that you read all the information that we are to offer you in the following article. Probably some of you have ended up visiting this page because they have already gotten their machine attacked by JS/Banload. If you are one of those unfortunate users, you can find a removal guide for JS/Banload, which can help you get rid of the virus and cleanse your PC. However, it is still important to read the article itself, since the info provided in it can greatly help you in the future.
Spotting the threat
A major issue when dealing with Trojans is that they oftentimes show no symptoms whatsoever. Noticing a Trojan horse infection on your own really depends on the specific situation – if you are lucky, the virus might reveal itself but it is also possible that it remains fully hidden from your sight until it has completed its task (and maybe even after that). This is why, in order to have reliable defense against this type of malware, one needs to ensure that they have a reliable and fully-updated antivirus program on their PC. Another important thing is to have the latest updates of your OS installed or else your PC’s security might be compromised and your system might become vulnerable to threats such as JS/Banload.
- As far as the more common symptoms that might be displayed by a Trojan, here is a list of those. Should you notice any of them on your computer, be sure to immediately complete the steps from our guide down below in order to remove any potential Trojan Horse threats.
- One really common sign of a virus infection typical for most malware types (Trojans included) is the increase of processor time and virtual memory consumption or in other words – RAM and CPU spikes in your Task Manager’s performance tab.
- Due to the increase of system resources usage, the infected computer might get slowed down, which is yet another sign worth mentioning. Additionally, some Trojans might make the system itself become unstable and experience freezes and crashes, which leads us to our next entry on this list…
- Blue Screen of Death (a.k.a. BSOD) crashes are oftentimes caused by malware of the Trojan horse type. Therefore, if your PC has recently started to experience those on a regular basis, you should probably take precautions. However, keep in mind that such crashes, as well as all the other symptoms we mentioned so far, are situational and can also be caused by a number of other non-malware issues.
- Another potential (though less common) indication of a Trojan infection might be the generation of obnoxious and intrusive banners and pop-ups inside your browser. Generally, this is more typical for Adware programs, but there is still some chance that a Trojan might cause this as well.
What are Trojans used for?
Apart from being difficult to detect, there are several other reasons why Trojans Horses are one of the most widely spread types of malware. One other reason for their popularity among hackers is the fact that they can be used for a very wide variety of illegal and harmful tasks. Here are several examples of their most common uses so that you have a general idea what you might be dealing with.
- Harmful programs like JS/Banload can get inside your PC system and corrupt or delete important OS files and Registry keys that are essential for the normal functioning of your machine. In some cases the damage cannot be reversed and your PC is rendered utterly useless.
- Some Trojans can spy on their victims via methods such as keystroke logging, monitoring of the PC screen and even through the personal webcam of the user.
- Through any of the aforementioned espionage methods, Trojans can gain valuable and sensitive info about the user. Later, this can be used for blackmailing purposes or if the password and username for the banking account of the victim have been acquired, their money can be directly extracted by the hacker.
- Another possibility is that JS/Banload turns the PC into a spambot or a “mining tool” for bitcoins, in which case all the machine’s resources would be used for serving the purposes of the hacker, who controls the virus.
- With the rise of the infamous Ransomware type of viruses, Trojans have started to be commonly used as a backdoor device that allows Ransomware to attack computers that have already been infected by the Trojan Horse.
Tips for future protection
The following security list of rules has been written with intent of providing you with valuable tips regarding your machine’s safety, so make sure to read them and utilize them in the days to come.
- Beware of websites that have a shady reputation or suspicious-looking contents. Oftentimes, such websites serve as distributors of all sorts of harmful malware so be sure to stay away from those.
- Different forms of internet spam are frequently employed for spreading JS/Banload and other Trojans – always think twice before opening a new email and if you think that it might be spam, you’d better outright delete it.
- If you really want to keep your machine as safe as possible, all your browsers must be prohibited from automatically downloading anything without first asking for your permission.
- A good antivirus/anti-malware program that gets frequently updated is always a good protection measure when trying to fend off Trojan horse viruses like JS/Banload.
|Danger Level||High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)|
|Symptoms||CPU and RAM spikes, general system instability and suspicious system/file changes.|
|Distribution Method||Spam letters, big online banners within sketchy websites and also infected torrent files.|
JS/Banload Trojan Horse Removal
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Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).
This is the most important step. Do not skip it if you want to remove JS/Banload successfully!
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.
To remove parasite on your own, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. If you were to do this, you need to be extremely careful, because you may damage your system.
If you want to avoid the risk, we recommend downloading SpyHunter - a professional malware removal tool - to see whether it will find malicious programs on your PC.
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 didn’t help you, download the anti-virus program we recommended or ask us in the comments for guidance!