This page aims to help you remove Neverquest Malware Trojan. These Neverquest Malware Trojan removal instructions work for every version of Windows.
Trojan horse viruses can mess up your PC system, delete personal file and spy on you among other malicious and illegal tasks that they are commonly used for. A new addition to the Trojan horse malware family known under the name of Neverquest Trojan has recently been reported to have infected a large number of computers. In response to this new arising software threat, we have taken it upon ourselves to provide whoever happens to land on this page with some essential information and tips that would hopefully make our readers more aware of what Trojans like Neverquest Malware are capable of and how one can protect their PC from such viruses. In addition to that, we also have a removal guide in which we give detailed explanation on how to fight off the nasty piece of malware in order to have it removed from the infected computer. However, we strongly advise all of you to first read the article itself and then go to the removal guide.
Common signs of a Trojan horse attack
One very important and problematic aspect of Trojan horse viruses is that they are notoriously difficult to detect. Oftentimes, the only way to spot the infection is with the help of specialized security software such as an antivirus program or an anti-malware scanner tool. This is because in many cases, viruses like Neverquest show little to no indications of the infection. Still, this does not mean that Trojan horses never have any symptoms. In fact, there are quite a few possible signs of an attack by this type of malware. Here is a brief list of the most common symptoms.
- Moved, deleted or modified personal files without you having done anything to them yourself. If you notice this happening to your files, be sure to use our removal guide in order to abolish any potential Trojan horse viruses that might be causing this.
- Even though this next symptom can be caused by a number of different problems, if your PC starts experiencing frequent Blue Screen (BSOD) crashes, one of the potential causes is a Trojan attack.
- Generally, if your PC system has recently become unstable, with a lot of errors, freezes, etc. the likelihood of a Trojan horse infection is considerably high.
- One other potential sign is if your browsers get invaded by different shady and sketchy banners, pop-ups and box messages. Note that this particular symptom is usually related to Adware programs or Browser Hijackers but some Trojans might be responsible for this as well.
Why are Trojans so feared?
At the beginning of this article we hinted towards how versatile these viruses are. However, you’d probably be surprised to find out just how malicious and harmful a Trojan horse can really be. Now, we will list a few possible uses of a typical Trojan so that you know what you are possibly dealing with at this very moment.
- It is possible that Neverquest goes directly for the important OS files of your system. It can delete them or corrupt them and the end result can vary from mere system instability to your PC being unable to boot at all.
- Another increasingly common use of Trojans is when they are employed to further infect the computers they are on with other viruses. A very typical example is when Trojans are used to infect the user’s PC with the extremely dangerous viruses of the Ransomware type.
- Espionage and data/money theft is yet another possible and very harmful way of using a Trojan horse virus. There also a number of different espionage methods out of which the most spine-chilling one should probably be the direct usage of your webcam to spy on the victim. Through other spying techniques such as keystroke logging and monitoring of the user’s PC screen valuable and sensitive data can be acquired and later used for blackmailing purposes or for direct money theft from the victim’s online bank accounts.
- On top of all that, your PC can be turned against you by being forced by the virus to send out malicious spam messages or mine bitcoins for the profit of the hacker who is controlling the Trojan horse.
Be cautious, be safe!
In this last paragraph, we have summarized a number of extremely important and valuable tips and guidelines aimed at helping the reader to protect their machine from any potential attacks from Neverquest or other forms of malware.
- Never open e-mails or hyperlinks if you cannot be sure that they aren’t spam since different forms of spam are oftentimes employed for distributing harmful viruses like Neverquest.
- If you are about to download a piece of software, make sure you do it from a reliable and reputable source! Going to and downloading from shady and possibly illegal sites greatly increases the chances of landing a Trojan horse.
- Be sure to install a dependable and strong antivirus program on your PC if you haven’t already done that. Also, keep it constantly updated for maximum protection.
- Change the settings of all your browsers so that they always ask for a permission from you to download new files. Automatic downloads are better left disabled.
|Danger Level||High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)|
|Symptoms||Some of the more typical Trojan horse symptoms are system crashes to Blue Screen (BSOD), different system changes that the user did not agree to, RAM and CPU spikes and general system instability. However, note that many Trojans have little to no symptoms – always have an antivirus program!|
|Distribution Method||Usual methods of malware distribution (Trojans included) are harmful spam e-mails, shady hyperlinks and online adverts and downloadable content from illegal websites.|
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Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).
This is the most important step. Do not skip it if you want to remove Neverquest successfully!
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
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