This page aims to help you remove Mokes Malware. These Mokes malware removal instructions work for every version of Windows.
Trojans are among the nastiest computer viruses out there and if you’ve happened to land one of the latest versions – Mokes, we would urge you to remove it as soon as possible. Trojan horse viruses are the most numerous type of malware; roughly four out of every five encountered viruses on the web are likely to be Trojans. There’s also very good reason for their popularity and it’s the combination of two important factors: their unique stealth and ability to go unnoticed over long periods of time and the wide range of tasks they are capable of performing. We will illustrate just what we mean by that in the following article and we recommend you spend a minute to read the information within it before jumping over to the removal guide. We will do our best to shine as much light on this malware family as possible and also provide you with useful information on how to protect your system from getting infected from now on.
What Mokes Malware might be capable of:
As pointed out, this particular type of malware is incredibly cunning and sophisticated in its ability to perform various different tasks its evil creators program it to. Here’s just a handful of the things Trojans are mainly used for:
- Trojans like Mokes can be programmed to steal information from a given machine, be it of professional or personal value. This may also apply for stealing financial credentials, such as online bank account details and credit card numbers, etc. Tactics like keystroke logging and screen monitoring may be employed for this purpose, as well as for the purpose of hijacking one’s identity by hacking social media accounts, for example.
- There are programs that are specifically designed to be able to monitor your online activities and then report back to their masters. These programs are more commonly referred to as spyware. Well, Trojans are perfectly capable of executing the same actions and keep track of your every move and sometimes not just online. Aside from applying the same keystroke logging technique as mentioned above, Mokes could be programmed to switch on your webcam and tap into your mic in order to spy on your physical activity and whereabouts, as well as your conversations. This is a serious case of privacy violation and can bear dire consequences, if the hackers turn out to also be burglars, blackmailers or worse.
- Your computer can be infiltrated with Mokes malware with the aim of destroying some important data on it. Your hard disk can be formatted as a result of which your entire system’s memory will be wiped and you will have lost all the valuable files on it. To make matters worse, your entire device could crash and be rendered inoperable.
- Resource exploitation. Another very common use for Trojans is basically turning your computer into a zombie machine, as its resources are being used by someone else to perform various tasks remotely. Such tasks may include infecting other machines within the same network, spamming people or mining cryptocurrencies, as the latter requires quite the substantial amount of system resources (not to mention electricity). So if you notice your electricity bill all of a sudden going up for no apparent reason – you might have a problem.
- Introducing other malware. You may or may not know this, but the world’s number one cyber security threat – ransomware, often uses Trojans as a backdoor to infect its victims. Ransomware locks your files by placing an impenetrable encryption on them and then demands ransom in exchange for a decryption key that will unlock the files.
So, with all this terrifying information at hand, it’s time to talk about the most important aspect to dealing with any form of malware: protection. Trojans are most commonly found within the attachments to various spam emails, as well as within compromised adverts and on different illegal or shady websites. As for the emails, they may appear to be as legit as can be, which is why so many users end up being deceived and falling into the trap of opening the malicious attachment (which may also seem as harmless as an innocent text document). Be very cautious when opening new messages, especially from unknown senders and by all means avoid downloading content from obscure web locations. Make sure to perform regular virus scans of your computer and always install software updates, when those are available. Outdated software often turns into a vulnerability and can end up acting as an entry point for viruses such as Mokes.
|Danger Level||High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)|
|Symptoms||Trojans are notoriously stealthy and there are hardly any symptoms of their presence.|
|Distribution Method||Malvertisements, spam emails and their attachments, infected torrents and other downloadable content.|
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Mokes Malware Removal
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Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).
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.
Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC simultaneously. Go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which ones are a virus. Google them or ask us in the comments.
WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!
- This step is very important, because you can catch other threats (like Ransomware and Spyware) while looking for the Adware process.
Right click on each of the virus processes separately and select Open File Location. End the process after you open the folder, then delete the directories you were sent to.
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 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 all the prior steps fail to help you or you have reason to believe your system is exposed to threats like Ransomware, we advise you to download a professional scanner and remover.
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