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Piggy RPG Virus


Piggy RPG

When you hover over the task bar and an icon as Piggy RPG is displayed there it can be extremely harmful Trojan horse virus that can infect the machine without the knowledge of the user and contribute to severe device, data and privacy issues. Threats such as Piggy RPG appear to hide deep in the compromised system so that they can conduct numerous harmful operations.

Piggy RPG Virus

The Piggy RPG Virus appeared as an icon in the taskbar for about 10 seconds

Piggy RPG can create security holes by deactivating the existing security programs and the firewall so that they cannot detect and remove the infection. In addition to that, the Trojan can act as a backdoor and can invite additional malware like ransomware and spyware into the system by exploiting existing security vulnerabilities. Once in the system, such a threat may easily change the configurations of the system, exploit its resources for illegal purposes, cause software crashes and more. Malware like this will even erase valuable data from your hard drives and corrupt your entire computer in such a way that it is left useless.

How can Piggy RPG be removed from the system?

Tackling Trojan infections can often be very difficult. The main challenge comes from the fact that such threats almost never show noticeable symptoms of their presence and usually hide deep in the system by imitating standard system or user files and processes. This is something unique for the Trojans and is not seen in other pieces of malware. That is why you may have to go through different deletion steps and navigate to different system locations until you can get the actual malware files and successfully remove them.  

But the manual deleting method can involve a certain set of technological skills, so you can end up corrupting the operating system if you accidentally uninstall anything irrelevant to the malware. That’s why, if you are not an advanced user, it will be easier to combine the manual steps with an automated removal tool that can identify and remove the hidden Trojan-related code.

If you need help dealing with Piggy RPG , below we have published a free removal guide, which you can use in this mission. In addition to the manual instructions, you will also find a professional removal tool that can be invaluable in case that the Trojan has blocked your existing antivirus program. This tool can search for hidden viruses in your system and help you remove them without unnecessary risk for the health of your OS.

When a computer has been compromised by an infection such as Piggy RPG or Wup.exe, you may not be able to execute any function comfortably on your machine. That’s why the sooner you deal with it the better. That, however, is not enough. It is also important to know how to keep Trojans away in the future. Sadly, these threats can be distributed through all sorts of popular types of web material. Users that click on spam notifications and sketchy e-mail attachments typically have a greater chance of encountering Trojans. Hackers commonly bundle Trojans in different low-quality app installers, free software packages, torrents, free download links and pirated content or distribute them with malicious ads and fake “you won a prize” messages.

SUMMARY:

Name Piggy RPG
Type Trojan
Danger Level High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)
Symptoms Any unusual system activity may be a potential symptom of a Trojan horse infection.
Distribution Method Spam messages, malvertisements, cracked software installers, and torrents may often be used as Trojan distributors.
Detection Tool

Remove Piggy RPG Virus

If you are looking for a way to remove Piggy RPG you can try this:

  1. Click on the Start button in the bottom left corner of your Windows OS.
  2. Go to Control Panel -> Programs and Features -> Uninstall a Program.
  3. Search for Piggy RPG and any other unfamiliar programs.
  4. Uninstall Piggy RPG as well as other suspicious programs.

Note that this might not get rid of Piggy RPG 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


Piggy RPG Virus

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).

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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.

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    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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    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:

    Piggy RPG Virus

    If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.

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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!

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    About the author

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    Lidia Howler

    Lidia is a web content creator with years of experience in the cyber-security sector. She helps readers with articles on malware removal and online security. Her strive for simplicity and well-researched information provides users with easy-to-follow It-related tips and step-by-step tutorials.

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