miAPCP is a multi-purpose malware from the Trojan Horse class that can harm a computer in a number of ways. If not removed on time, miAPCP can delete important personal files from the system, modify vital OS registries, and even steal sensitive information and hand it over to the hackers who are in control.
The Trojan Horses’ nature is most commonly referred to as “multifunctional” and this is because the viruses of this type have the ability to perform different criminal activities, depending on what exactly they have been programmed for. Another key characteristic of the Trojan threats is that they often can deliver another malicious program – typically a Ransomware, inside the system they compromise, which is probably the worst result possible. To our greatest regret, such a disturbing software could be found almost everywhere on the internet. Sources of Trojans can be all sorts of websites, text messages, software packages, spam emails, malicious attachments, fake ads, and more. That’s why it is perfectly possible that you have caught miAPCP while clicking on some web ad or an email message without paying much attention to it. Fortunately, in the paragraphs below, we will help you to remove this Trojan from your system by providing you with a manual removal guide and a trusted removal tool.
What can a Trojan like miAPCP do?
Trojans may be used to give the hackers who build them great entertainment. They can be used for crashing your computer, deleting files and valuable software and stopping your device from being properly used. They could also be used to simply allow the hackers to exploit the resources of your PC. If so, your computer may eventually be turned into a bot and bots are often used in spam spreading and crypto currencies mining.
Many Trojans, such as miAPCP, may have the ability to steal all sorts of data from the computer they have compromised. These threats can search for passwords for your online banking accounts so that hackers can eventually log into them and drain them. Infections like miAPCP could even steal your social media credentials which is also very malicious action because they can allow hackers to compromise your identity and hack your accounts. Trojan horses may also record and monitor your browsing activities and your keystrokes.
In some cases, the hackers behind miAPCP may turn your computer’s microphone and web camera on and literally spy on you 24 hours a day. Such harassment can even become physical because some of the criminals who exploit Trojans may be people with obsessive disorders. The worst thing is that these unstable people will have all the information they need, including your place of work, your age, your photos, and access to your bank accounts and social media and it is only up to their imagination what they can do with all this data.
How can you stop these horrific threats?
You can use the removal guide we have developed to remove the miAPCP virus and clean your PC from any Trojan-related threats. We hope that the instructions there will work well and smoothly, however, if you have any questions or hesitations, you can always run a scan with a professional removal tool or leave us a comment.
|Danger Level||High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)|
|Symptoms||In most of the cases, the Trojan won’t show visible symptoms of its presence until it completes its malicious agenda.|
|Distribution Method||Torrents, illegal websites, malicious email attachments, spam messages, infected ads and fake pop-up notifications.|
Some threats of this type reinstall themselves repeatedly if you don't delete their core files. We recommend downloading SpyHunter to scan for malicious programs. This may save you hours and cut down your time to about 15 minutes.
How To Uninstall miAPCP App
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
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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:
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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:
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!