Trojan

Musecador Backdoor


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

Musecador

Musecador is malicious software that can run a process known as keylogging to log everything the victim types with their keyboard. This way, Musecador can obtain data about passwords, login credentials and other sensitive information which can later be used for cybercrimes.

Musecador

The Musecador Backdoor Malware can give a malicious hacker unauthorized access and control of your PC

If a Trojan virus known as Musecador has secretly compromised your computer, then this post is just for you. Here, we are going to try to explain all the possible consequences of such an infection and what you can do to successfully remove it. Therefore, below you will find our useful removal guide with step-by-step instructions and screenshots, as well as a special Musecador removal tool for an automatic system scan. Keep in mind that using the manual removal method described in the guide may require some in-depth computer knowledge, so those of you who are not that confident can use the professional removal tool we have lined on this page to automatically remove Musecador with minimal interaction and minimal risks from the system.

The Trojan Horse infections are much more common than any other type of malware. For one, these threats are incredibly stealthy – they can sneak into your system and hide in there for months without you even knowing that anything has happened. However, depending on their specific goal, they can initiate different harmful activities in the background. And, sadly, there’s often no way of knowing what a given Trojan can be programmed to perform on your computer until the inflicted damage becomes apparent. This is one of the main things that distinguishes viruses like Musecador from other forms of malware. Therefore, it is best to ensure that they are removed as soon as possible.

Nonetheless, you might be wondering what Musecador might be assigned to do. That’s why in order to have some insight on the extent of the damage that may result from such an infection, we will list some of the most common uses of Trojans like this one.

For instance, most Trojans can use different tactics to steal valuable information from your system. They may copy your logins and passwords, or some sensitive banking details, and credit/debit card numbers and send them to the cyber criminals. Such infections may also delete, replace, move, or modify different files that you store on your computer or transfer them to the servers of the hackers.

And in some especially complex situations, the Trojans can even be programmed to provide the hackers with remote access to your machine. In this way, they can access all types of sensitive data and/or mess with the OS and install different malicious code, including other viruses and malware such as Ransomware or Spyware. With the help of infections like Musecador, the crooks can hack your microphone or camera, listen to your conversations and even stalk you secretly. Trojans can even keep track of your correspondence and web browsing and send that information to people with malicious intentions. Therefore, a virus such as Musecador should quickly be removed from the system, before it causes any serious harm to your virtual privacy or to your computer’s health.

Since you are reading this because you’ve had your machine invaded by one of the worst forms of malware out there, you should take reliable measures to not only remove the infection but also to eliminate the weak points in your system that made it possible for Musecador to compromise the computer in the first place. So, if you haven’t installed the latest security updates or you don’t have a trusted security program, we suggest you start from there after you remove the current threat. Of course, you should also try to stay away from potential sources of Trojan Horses. That’s why we recommend that you don’t interact with spam emails, questionable pop-ups, and banners that you see online and we also advise you to try to limit your visits to potentially hazardous web sites.

SUMMARY:

Name Musecador
Type Trojan
Danger Level  High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)
Symptoms  There will rarely be symptoms of the Trojan infection since the malware hides well and can’t be detected without security software.
Distribution Method Some of the favorite methods the hackers use are spam emails with infected attachments, fake ads, infected software installers, and torrents.
Detection Tool

Remove Musecador Backdoor Malware

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


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!

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

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!


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