Kinsing is a malicious computer program that uses disguise to enter its victims’ computers and then launch various harmful processes. Kinsing can be described as a Trojan horse virus that can be used differently depending on what the hackers controlling it are after.
Trojan horses have been around for a very long time and it is likely that all of this article’s readers have, at one point or another, heard about this infamous category of malware. However, not all Trojans are the same and while some could easily be detected by most antivirus programs, others, especially newer ones such as Kinsing , could silently infect any computer (even those protected by high-quality security programs) and conduct all sorts of harmful actions.
One of the key characteristics of this malware type is that its representatives are quite versatile and can be tasked with the completion of many different criminal goals. At the current moment, the information we have about Kinsing doesn’t allow us to confidently tell you the ultimate purpose of this threat, yet we can still give you an idea of what could be expected if this virus enters a given computer.
The Kinsing Malware
The versatility of the Trojan Horse viruses oftentimes makes them and the damage they could cause unpredictable, especially when the threat is as new as the Kinsing Malware. Still, there are certain tendencies of how Trojans tend to be used.
One particularly common way of using a Trojan virus is disguising the threat as a program many users would willingly download onto their computers. Once the user opens the disguised virus, the Trojan would demand Admin privileges and since the victim doesn’t know he or she is dealing with malware, they are likely to provide the requested privileges. After that, the virus would be free to do anything in the system. Usually, the access given to the malware is used for forcing the computer to carry out tasks such as Bitcoin mining for the hackers or spam email distribution. In those cases, the user is likely to notice the unwanted activities but they’d be powerless to stop them because the Trojan won’t allow it as long as it stays in the system. In most cases, such activities drain the computer’s resources and cause slow-downs, freezes, errors, and, in the more severe cases, BSOD crashes.
Another common way Trojans are being used nowadays is to secretly deliver Ransomware to victims’ computers. In those cases, the Trojan plays a secondary role and the primary threat is the file-locking Ransomware.
A third thing some Trojans are able to do is spy on their victims. Any sensitive personal information gained by a Trojan could be used in harmful ways that could lead to various unforeseen consequences for the user.
These three examples are only a small portion of all the possible things a Trojan could be used to complete. Even though we can’t tell you what Kinsing might do if it’s in your machine, we strongly advise you to not wait for the results of the infection. Instead, use the instructions we provide here and remove the threat before it has completed its agenda.
Remove Kinsing Malware
You are dealing with a malware infection that can restore itself unless you remove its core files. We are sending you to another page with a removal guide that gets regularly updated. It covers in-depth instructions on how to:
1. Locate and scan malicious processes in your task manager.
2. Identify in your Control panel any programs installed with the malware, and how to remove them. Search Marquis is a high-profile hijacker that gets installed with a lot of malware.
3. How to clean up and reset your browser to its original settings without the malware returning.
You can find the removal guide here.
For mobile devices refer to these guides instead: Android, iPhone