Msime Malware Removal (Feb. 2018 Update)

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

Trojan Horse PC viruses can be devastating for any computer they manage to infect. Due to their versatile nature and ability to complete different malicious and illegal tasks, you can expect all sorts of different harmful effects from such a malware. In the lines below, we can offer you some more information with regards to this particular group of software viruses as well as a more detailed look into one particular Trojan Horse version named Msime. In case Msime Malware is currently inside your computer’s system, you must make sure to remove it immediately. If you don’t know how to do that, you can use the instructions from our removal guide added to this article (you can find the guide down this current page). Go there and follow the instructions carefully. If you face any problem with completing any of the steps there, do not hesitate to hit us up in the comment section – we will make sure to answer your request and help you finish the guide and eliminate the malware.

System protection

In one of our previous paragraphs we told you about some of the main methods used for Trojan Horse distribution. Now, if you want to keep your system safe and clean in future, we strongly advise you to make sure to keep away from any of those potential distributors of such malware. Make sure to stay safe on the Internet and use your common sense when online as this is the best thing you can do in order to ensure that no malware comes to your machine. Also, we must, once again, point out just how important it is to have a good and reliable antivirus. If you currently don’t have one, make sure to install such a program on your PC as this is another great way of improving the security levels of your system.

 

Msime 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!

We get asked this a lot, so we are putting it here: Removing parasite manually may take hours and damage your system in the process. If you want a fast safe solution, we recommend SpyHunter. 

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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

WARNING!
To remove parasite, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. Making a mistake and deleting the wrong thing may damage your system.
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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!

The danger isn’t exaggerated

You’ve all likely heard how dangerous this particular virus group can be. Well, unfortunately, what most researchers say is not an exaggeration – Trojans, alongside with Ransomware, truly are some of the nastiest virus programs that you can have the misfortune of getting inside your PC. Of course, not all Trojans are the same – some are older and/or less advanced and most good antivirus programs would be able to easily deal with them. However, newer ones such as Msime do indeed represent a significant security threat.

One of the main factors that make such infections so devastating is their stealthiness and ability to stay unnoticed during the time they need to carry out their insidious tasks. Most typical Trojans are capable of getting inside a computer without getting detected whatsoever, especially if the antivirus of the targeted machine is outdated or if there’s no antivirus whatsoever. Know that in most instances, a virus like Msime would initially present itself to the user in the guise of something that doesn’t look inherently harmful – it could be an executable file, some software application suggested via an online banner, a misleading Internet request for some program or driver update or something similar. Some users might identify such type of content as a potential threat and avoid interacting with it, yet, unfortunately, many would click on the malware distributor and would thus allow the Trojan to infect their systems. After all, everybody can make a mistake and even tech-savvy and experienced users could fall for such a bait. The thing is that even if you click on some piece of content that carries the virus, it’s likely that you’d still not realize that your PC has gotten infected. As we already mentioned, Trojans can be super stealthy and unless you have a high-quality, fully updated antivirus program at your disposal, the chances of manually detecting the threat are rather low as there might not be any visible symptoms of the infection.

What to expect from a Trojan

In the beginning of this article we pointed out that Trojans like Msime are very versatile and could be used for different harmful activities depending on what the cyber-criminal’s goals are. Such viruses can easily be repurposed to do something else, different from their initial task. Sometimes, this could even happen remotely, after the virus has already infected your system. The most typical uses of Trojans are system damage and corruption, personal data extraction, espionage, distribution of other malware such as Ransomware. This sort of malware could even be able to take control of your PC and use it to further push the hacker’s agenda – the infected machine might get forced to mine BitCoins (or another cryptocurrency), to spread spam messages to other unfortunate users or to carry out DDoS attacks as a part of a botnet established by the Trojan and controlled by the cyber-criminals who have created the malware. Note that those are just the most common ways in which such a malware piece can be utilized, there are many other possibilities as well.

SUMMARY:

Name Msime
Type Trojan
Danger Level  High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)
Symptoms  Most Trojans do not trigger any symptoms, yet if you notice anything weird happening on your system, know that it could be caused by such a virus.
Distribution Method Social engineering, malvertising, phishing, spam, illegal websites, etc.
Detection Tool We generally recommend SpyHunter or a similar anti-malware program that is updated daily.

Keep in mind, SpyHunter’s malware detection tool is free. To remove the infection, you’ll need to purchase the full version.
More information about SpyHunter and steps to uninstall.