Matanbuchus Malware


If the safety of your computer is currently threatened by the presence in its system of a malicious computer program named Matanbuchus, then you should most definitely read the following information, in order to acquaint yourself with the specifics of this piece of malware. Matanbuchus is a Trojan Horse, and as you probably already know, the Trojan Horses are one of the biggest and most dangerous malware families.


The Matanbuchus malware

There are several typical Trojan horse characteristics that make those infections so dangerous, and we will go over them in a moment. As far as the removal of the Trojan is concerned, you can find instructions on how to achieve the elimination of the malware within the guide posted right after the current article. For best results, we advise you to use the guide, and the removal tool linked in it, as that would give you the highest chance of deleting every piece of data which may be related to Matanbuchus.

Important things you need to learn about the Trojan Horse infections

The stealth levels of most Trojans are quite high, as those threats use disguise to trick their victims into downloading and executing them in their computers. Disguise is also used to ensure that the files, the processes, and the Registry entries of the Trojan remain hidden in the system while the malware is active.

The disguise used to trick the potential victims is usually that of some sort of installer for some useful software program. For example, the carrier files of many Trojans are made to appear as if they are installation files for free games, and programs such as Photoshop, Adobe Reader, and so on. Those files get uploaded to data-sharing sites that lack any serious control over what gets uploaded there, and since many users download stuff from such sites, many users get infected by Trojans hidden there. Of course, there are all sorts of other Trojan Horse-distribution techniques. Spam messages, malicious ads, fake update prompts, misleading social network posts, and many more. In some cases, the Trojan may only need to get downloaded, without requiring any further interaction from the user. This is why you must make sure that your browser always asks you to select a location for new downloads on each separate occasion – this would prevent any automatic downloads that may potentially harm your system

When in the computer, the Trojan may also use disguise in order to hide its files, and processes. It may give them names similar, or the same, as the names of system elements, thus making it difficult for the victim to locate the Trojan-related files, and processes. This is why you must follow the instructions we’ve provided in the guide meticulously, and if you aren’t sure about something, ask us in the comments instead of doing anything that may make things worse. Trojans like Matanbuchus, Bokang Speedup, The Great Discover are particularly tricky to handle, and may be used to harm your system in different ways, as well as to spam you, you infect you with Ransomware, and more. Only the timely removal of this threat can ensure that the consequences of this attack on your computer are minimized.


Name Matanbuchus
Type Trojan
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Remove Matanbuchus Malware

If you have a Windows virus, continue with the guide below.

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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).



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:

    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:

    hosts_opt (1)

    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—-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!


    About the author


    Brandon Skies

    Brandon is a researcher and content creator in the fields of cyber-security and virtual privacy. Years of experience enable him to provide readers with important information and adequate solutions for the latest software and malware problems.

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