Memu-Installer.exe is a computer infection of the widespread Trojan horse malware category. Trojan viruses like Memu-Installer.exe have the ability to use a variety of stealth and disguise tactics to secretly establish a foothold on their victims’ computers and silently perform a variety of malicious actions.
In many cases, people remain utterly unaware of the fact that their system has been compromised by a virus of this category. This is oftentimes due to the specific ways that these threats use to infect the computers of their victims. Oftentimes, it is the users themselves that allow (albeit unknowingly) the virus into their systems. For example, many Trojans travel under the guise of popular games or programs that are distributed for free on illegal file-sharing or torrent sites. Obviously, there would be many who would download the free illegal software hoping they are getting something useful only to eventually find out that it has been a Trojan horse all along.
The Memu-Installer.exe Virus
The Memu-Installer.exe virus, in particular, is a very new infection of this type and there are still many unknowns when it comes to it. More research needs to be conducted to figure out its exact overarching mission and the Memu-Installer.exe virus most common distribution methods.
For now, as always, it’s best to keep away from any type of downloadable content that might be pirated and/or distributed illegally. Also, oftentimes, even seemingly legitimate apps and programs might be used to spread such infections so it’s best to only get your software from established and well-known developers and download sources. Also, it should go without saying that opening random spam emails and interacting with their contents as well as clicking on clickbait web ads is one of the quickest ways to get yourself a Trojan horse infection, so remember that and be sure to not do any of those things.
Unfortunately, Memu-Installer.exe seems to be spreading very quickly and the users who have gotten their systems attacked by it are already quite many. If you are yet another victim of the Memu-Installer.exe Trojan, then you need to immediately take the necessary measures to remove the virus. The guide at the bottom of this article will assist you with the removal and show you exactly what you need to do to locate any data related to the virus on your computer and delete it.
Know that if the virus is allowed to stay on your machine for long, it might lead to severe data and system corruption, cause sudden system crashes, or even introduce additional threats to your computer, including spyware viruses and Ransomware. In general, Trojan horses are some of the most unpredictable forms of computer malware so we have no way of telling you exactly what type of damage Memu-Installer.exe might cause in your particular situation. In any case, getting the virus deleted as fast as possible should now be your first priority. If you don’t currently have a reliable antivirus or anti-malware tool, it might be a good time to get one as this might greatly assist you with the elimination of the virus. Also, if you have any questions related to the manual instructions you will see below, do not hesitate to seek our assistance through writing to us in the comments section.
|Danger Level||High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)|
|Symptoms||Trojans sometimes cause crashes in the system, data corruption, and software unresponsiveness, which is why could give their presence away.|
|Distribution Method||Illegally distributed software and clickbait ads are the most common techniques used to spread Trojan horses. Spam messages are also oftentimes used to distribute such malware.|
Remove Memu-Installer.exe Virus
If you are looking for a way to remove Memu-Installer.exe you can try this:
- Click on the Start button in the bottom left corner of your Windows OS.
- Go to Control Panel -> Programs and Features -> Uninstall a Program.
- Search for Memu-Installer.exe and any other unfamiliar programs.
- Uninstall Memu-Installer.exe as well as other suspicious programs.
Note that this might not get rid of Memu-Installer.exe completely. For more detailed removal instructions follow the guide below.
If you have a Windows virus, continue with the guide below.
If you have a Mac virus, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide.
If you have an Android virus, please use our Android Malware Removal guide.
If you have an iPhone virus, please use our iPhone Virus Removal guide
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).
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.
Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:
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.
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 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!