Trojan.Kwampirs Malware Removal (May 2018 Update)


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This page aims to help you remove Kwampirs Malware. Our removal instructions work for every version of Windows.

The article you are already reading is here with the aim to help you against Kwampirs. According to the experts, this virus is related to the Trojan malware group. Actually, more than 80% of the whole number of malware-caused cyber infections takes place because of this virus category. In the article below, you are going to read about every reason why a mischievous program like this one is considered to be one of the most terrifying viruses you can ever meet.

General traits of all the viruses known as Trojans:

On the whole, a Trojan Horse could be exploited for a huge number of nasty illegal activities. In the passages below, we are going to focus only on the most prevalent uses. What’s more, we are going to sum up what all these viruses have in common, and why they are such a huge and dangerous group.

Firstly, we would like to say that Trojans may work completely subtly- if they have broken into your computer, you might have no idea that your machine has been infected with something.

Maybe that’s why this kind of malware has been called after the wooden horse from the ancient Greek myth. The way in which the Trojan virus versions function is similar to the way the Greeks used their wooden horse statue to conquer the city of Troy – through stealth and deceit. Even more, Kwampirs may wait with patience, quietly, before the right moment for it to do something hazardous has come.

The locations Trojans could be lurking in:

It is typical that the possible Trojan sources could have differences from one another. Nevertheless, the usual ones are the emails from your electronic Inbox (Spam directory also), where Trojans are usually hiding. There is one more common source – various fake online advertisements you could come across on the Internet. If you click on any of them, there is a big chance to catch a virus like this right away. And finally, illegal torrents or web platforms of all types may be the sources of many Trojan versions.

The way to remove such a serious cyber threat:

Fortunately, a mischievous version like this might be neutralized if you have a guide that is designed exactly for this aim. What you should do now is read the instructions in the Removal Guide we have made and added down below and use them to get rid of the insidious malware virus.

Kwampirs Malware Removal


 

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

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. 

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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

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

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!

Possible negative effects a Trojan:

Maybe, there are a lot of different deleterious activities Kwampirs could have been set to perform on your device. Below have been listed some of them:

For destruction/corruption of files and software:

Most viruses that fall in this category can destroy some or all your files, delete the contents of your hard disks, or even some system files. Therefore, your computer might be rendered unusable or even unable to load into Windows after a reboot.

A tool for distributing other viruses:

The ability of these viruses to infect someone’s machine unnoticed is usually used by cyber terrorists who are on the web to infiltrate your PC with not simply one malware version but with more malicious programs. For instance, the Trojan you’ve caught is maybe trying to sneak a Ransomware program into your system.This is one of the most horrible scenarios. Ransomware is more than just dangerous – it is able to lock your data using a specific code. Following that, you would be asked to pay an amount of money for the affected file formats’ decryption.

For turning the infected devices into bots:

The hackers who have designed Kwampirs could be after your PC’s resources. This means they might want to turn your device into a bot; and later on exploit its resources by using it to spread spam and/or to mine for cryptocurrencies. Also, this is an extremely bothering scenario because you are likely to end up charged with serious online crimes you have never really participated in.

Espionage:

Another common use of any Trojan is the so-called espionage practice. If the cyber criminals are indeed after something like important info from your workplace, they could try to infiltrate your job network from your PC, and they may use a Trojan to achieve that.

SUMMARY:

Name Kwampirs
Type Trojan
Danger Level  High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)
Symptoms Nothing particularly visible.
Distribution Method Via spam, all sorts of fake ads and requests as well as torrents and shareware.
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