MalHide Malware Removal


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

Keeping your computer protected and secured against malware is very important as there are some really nasty PC viruses out there that can really mess up your PC system as well as cause other issues that you certainly don’t want to experience first hand. Unfortunately, hackers and cyber-criminals can be very creative when it come to finding new ways to spread their malware throughout the Internet and making sure that more and more users are having their computers infected. In today’s article, we will be going the main traits and the most typical characteristics of a virus program called MalHide. This is a recently released representative of the Trojan Horse malware family and since a lot of users have already complained about getting their machines infiltrated by this insidious cyber threat, we have also done our best to also give our readers instructions on how to eliminate MalHide ad have it removed from their computers. Nevertheless, regardless of whether or not you currently have this highly-dangerous malware program on you machine, it is advisable that you take a couple of minutes to read the current article and acquaint yourself with this Trojan Horse virus. Being well informed and aware of the potential capabilities of this noxious threat can greatly help you with both having it removed and also ensuring that it doesn’t get inside your computer in future.

About Trojans and MalHide

Surely, you have already heard about this malware category – after all how couldn’t you have? This category of malicious computer threats is everywhere with new versions getting released pretty much every week (if not every day). In most cases, the targeted victims do not even realize that their machines have gotten infiltrated and infected by a virus such as MalHide. This is due to the notorious stealthiness of the Trojan Horse infections. They normally have no symptoms and in some cases even the victim’s antivirus might not be able to spot the threat (especially if the security program is outdated). Of course, in some instances certain red flags like PC sluggishness, CPU and RAM spikes or frequent freezes, errors and crashes might be present in case of a Trojan Horse attack. This, however, certainly doesn’t mean that there would always be such defined and clear indications of a malware infection of this kind. Actually, it is quite the opposite – in many instances, a Trojan Horse attack would have no symptoms whatsoever or even if any are present, they’d be rather difficult to spot. This is why it is very important to have your system equipped with a reliable security tool which might intercept any potential infections coming your way. However, you mustn’t be overly-reliant on your antivirus/anti-malware program to keep your system safe. No security software is flawless and it is perfectly possible that a new virus like MalHide might be able to bypass your protection software and infiltrate your machine without getting spotted.

MalHide 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

That is why, your best bet when it comes to keeping your computer secured would be to stay away from the potential sources of malware threats the likes of MalHide. For instance, you mustn’t open any sketchy e-mails that could be spam (especially if they have links or files attached to them). Also, you are advised to only visit websites that are reputable and that have high security standards. Downloading pirated or low-quality software and interacting with random online offers and ads are two other things that you shouldn’t do if you want to decrease the chances of landing a Trojan Horse virus or some other nasty piece of malware. There are other commonly used distribution techniques used for Trojans but the ones mentioned above are the most important ones that you should be keeping an eye out for. All in all, be careful out there and the chances of getting your machine infiltrated would be drastically decreased.

How could a Trojan harm your PC?

A virus such as MalHide might have different abilities and might be used in different ways depending on what the hackers behind it need to accomplish. This means that such an infection might damage and corrupt the system of your computer or steal sensitive data from your hard-drives. Some Trojans are also able to spy on their victims as well as load other infections inside the targeted machines (such as Ransomware). A Trojan virus might also be tasked to take control over your machine and allow the hackers to have remote access to the computer. After that, the virus could force your PC to carry out tasks such as malware distribution through spam messages, Denial of Service attacks, cryptomining and others. There are many other potential forms of harm and malicious activities that Trojans can be used for which makes those viruses some of the most versatile malware threats out there. If you want to avoid the aforementioned problems, we strongly advise you to take a look at the guide posted on this page and make use of it if MalHide is presently residing inside your computer.

SUMMARY:

Name MalHide
Type Trojan
Danger Level  High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)
Symptoms  Most Trojans do not trigger visible symptoms though sometimes some form of system disturbance might give away the infection.
Distribution Method Most of the time Trojans are distributed through web spam, malvertising and pirated downloadable content.
Detection Tool We generally recommend SpyHunter or a similar anti-malware program that is updated daily.

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!


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