Musicalm is a Trojan-based virus that may secretly invade and monitor the activities you perform on your computer. Web users can get infected with Musicalm by interacting with spam messages, malicious email attachments, sketchy online ads or pirated downloads.
If you have any suspicion that your device has been infected by this malware, it is important you take the precautions you need to check your machine and remove anything which may threaten its safety. The Musicalm removal guide available at the end of this article can help you with this task. It contains instructions that will show you how to search your PC and how to remove the files related to the Trojan. In case you need professional help, there is also an automatic removal tool that can detect and remove Musicalm for you without putting at risk the rest of the files in your system.
Before you move to the guide, however, we will tell you some more details about Musicalm and other Trojan threats so that you can understand their method of operation and have a better chance to effectively deal with them.
The Musicalm Malware
The Musicalm Malware may be used in a variety of different ways, since it have no one particular purpose, unlike other forms of common malware like Ransomware or Spyware, for example. That makes threats like the Musicalm malware very flexible and unpredictable tools that can perform a lot of criminal deeds.
Sadly, we can’t say with confidence what is the ultimate malicious purpose of the Musicalm malware because this Trojan is fairly new and there is simply not enough of adequate research about its malicious activities. Still, taking into account the most common types of harm the Trojan-based threats can cause, we can give you an idea of what Musicalm may do if not removed from your machine.
In many cases, the Trojan is used as a tool for espionage and gathers confidential and personal information from the computer of its victims without their knowledge. The malware can keep track of the user’s keystrokes, make screenshots, steal passwords and login credentials, online banking details, and important files. The collected data can be transferred to remove servers controlled by criminals and can later be used for blackmail purposes, stalking, banking fraud and theft, and other forms of abuse.
A single Trojan can also take control of certain settings and processes on your computer and can run malicious tasks in the background of the system as well as exploit its resources for cryptocurrency mining, spam distribution and DDoS attacks without the victim’s knowledge. Probably the worst thing that a Trojan-based infection such as Musicalm can do is to invite other viruses and malware (such as Ransomware, Spyware, Worms, etc.) inside the computer. That’s why it is best to be quick and remove the infection with the help of the instructions below before it loads your computer with other nasty threats that can damage it further.
As far as future protection is concerned, you should be very well protected against these viruses if you follow some general online security practices, such as avoiding spam messages and not downloading software from websites which distribute pirated programs. Using your common sense while browsing the Internet is always helpful but having a reliable security program is still the best way to protect your machine from Trojans and other security hazards. That’s why we encourage you to invest in one and run regular scans with it to detect malware in time.
|Danger Level||High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)|
|Symptoms||Normally, the Trojans don’t show visible symptoms but, sometimes, they may trigger system errors or run unusual processes in the Task Manager that consume a lot of CPU and RAM resources.|
|Distribution Method||Hackers often distribute Trojans via spam emails, infected attachments, torrents, cracked software installers and malicious advertisements.|
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.
Remove Musicalm Malware
If you are looking for a way to remove Musicalm 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 Musicalm and any other unfamiliar programs.
- Uninstall Musicalm as well as other suspicious programs.
Note that this might not get rid of Musicalm 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
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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!