PlazyPCAP is a harmful computer program that fits the description of a Windows Trojan Horse. PlazyPCAP is capable of entering a computer without getting spotted by most types of antivirus programs and then launching different harmful processes that may not cause any visible symptoms. If, however, you are here because you think (or know) that PlazyPCAP has attacked your computer, then you have likely noticed some potential Trojan Horse symptom that has tipped you off to the potential presence of the malware.
The PlazyPCAP virus will install malicious software on your system.
Indeed, in some cases, even stealthy threats like PlazyPCAP could trigger certain disturbances in the computer that may give their presence away.If, however, you are here because you think (or know) that PlazyPCAP has attacked your computer, then you have likely noticed some potential Trojan Horse symptom that has tipped you off to the potential presence of the malware. Indeed, in some cases, even stealthy threats like PlazyPCAP could trigger certain disturbances in the computer that may give their presence away.
Some possible symptoms are unwanted changes in the system, in the browser or in other programs on the computer. BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) crashes are also a typical symptom that there’s some serious problem in the system and a Trojan Horse infection could definitely be responsible for such a crash. System sluggishness is another possible symptom because many Trojans, while running their harmful processes, require large portions of your system’s resources, thus causing the computer to become slower. Other disturbing red flags such as screen freezes, software errors, and system unresponsiveness could also be linked to a possible Trojan Horse attack on the computer.
One thing we must say here, however, is that all of these symptoms could be caused by a number of other issues unrelated to a Trojan Horse infection or even by some regular system processes (for example, sometimes, Windows updates could cause the computer to become extremely sluggish). Still, if you notice one or more of the aforementioned red flags, it’s best to check your computer for malware and remove anything that seems suspicious to you. If you decide to do that, we suggest that you use the removal guide for PlazyPCAP that you will find at the bottom.
Plazy PCAP – Stay Protected
This Plazy PCAP virus isn’t like Spyware or Ransomware in the sense that it isn’t limited to a single task that it can execute. Most Trojan viruses are actually quite versatile and, depending on the situation and the current goal of the hackers behind it, this virus may be tasked with harming your computer in different ways.
One of the most common things Trojans are used for is cryptocurrency mining. They take control of thousands of infected computers and they force them to use most of their CPU, memory, and GPU resources for the generation of cryptocurrency. Of course, the money earned that way is afterwards sent to the hackers’ virtual wallets.
Trojans are also good espionage tools, meaning that if PlazyPCAP is currently in your computer, it may be able to keep track of what you type and eventually learn some personal details about you, which can later be used for blackmailing, theft, fraud, and more.
With the rise of the Ransomware virus category, Trojans also started to be commonly used as tools for secretly delivering Ransomware viruses into their victims’ computers. This is yet another very common use for this type of virus.
Of course, we can list many more potential uses of a threat such as PlazyPCAP but we will stop here and instead show you the removal guide that will hopefully allow you to rid your computer of this dangerous malware program.
Plazy PCAP – SUMMARY
PlazyPCAP Windows Virus Removal Guide Remove PlazyPCAP Virus
A quick way to remove PlazyPCAP from your computer is to try the following: First, go to the bottom left corner of your Windows OS and click on the Start Button. Next, navigate to Control Panel>>>Programs and Features>>>Uninstall a Program Then, search for PlazyPCAP or other suspicious and unfamiliar programs. Note that the virus may not be found under the same name that you are searching. When you identify the problematic program and you are sure that this is what needs to be removed, Uninstall PlazyPCAP (as well as other suspicious components and programs) from your PC.
If the steps above are not effective and cannot remove PlazyPCAP completely, please proceed with the instructions in the removal guide that follows:
Step 1. Reboot in Safe Mode
Make sure that you Bookmark this page for using it as a reference later as some of the steps in the guide below will likely require you to exit the page at some point. (click on the link if you need assistance with this step) Next, reboot your computer in Safe Mode .
Step 2. Find Unwanted Processes
In order to locate the unwanted processes related to PlazyPCAP, press the following key combination: CTRL + SHIFT + ESC.
Next, go to the Processes Tab (the “Details”
Tab if you are using Win 8 or 10). Go through the list and try to determine which of the displayed processes are dangerous or unauthorized by you.
When you detect malicious proccesses, right click on each of them and from the menu that gets displayed select Open File Location.
At this stage, you need to use a trusted scanner (such as the one on this page) to determine which processes are dangerous to your computer:
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After the scan is complete, end the processes that are infected and delete their folders. Note: If you have a strong reason to believe that some files, apps and entries are part of the existing infection – delete them, even if the scanner
hasn’t flagged them as threats. Still, be very careful what exactly you are deleting from your OS and better use professional removal software to eliminate any risks related to wrong deletions.
Step 3. Remove PlazyPCAP Virus From Start Up Locations
In order to fully remove PlazyPCAP from your computer, you will need to delete the virus also from the Start Up Locations. For that, press together the Start Key and the R key. A dialog window will open as shown on the image below. In the open box type the following command appwiz.cpl and then click OK.
In the search field that opens, type the msconfig command and press Enter. A new window will appear on your screen that will open the Control Panel. Once you are in it, check for any suspicious entries and in case you decide they are linked to the infection, Uninstall them. Click on the Startup tab as shown in the image above. From the list that gets displayed, uncheck entries that have an “Unknown” Manufacturer or look suspicious and questionable. Apply the changes and click the OK button to complete the action.
Step 4. IP and DNS Settings
Open the search box of the Start Menu by holding the Start Key and R key simultaniously. Then, in the search box copy and paste the following command:
Hit the Enter button.
This command will open the Hosts files for your computer. If you have been hacked, you will notice that where it says “Localhost” a lot of IPs have been connnected to you as shown on the image below.
Drop us a message in the comments seciton below this article if there are suspicious IPs under the “Localhost” section.
In the Start Menu search for Network Connections and hit the Enter. For Windows 10, click the Windows button and just write “Network Connections”.
Next, right-click on the Network Adapter you are currently using.
Select Properties and then Internet Protocol Version 4 (ICP/IP)
Next, click Properties.
The DNS line should be set to Obtain DNS server automatically. If it is not set in this way, you will have to set it manually.
Click on the “Advanced” from the DNS tab.
Remove everything that is found there (if there is anything) and then click OK.
Step 5. Remove PlazyPCAP Virus From All Browsers
Important: Once you complete the instructions in this step, the threat will be removed from your browsers. Make sure you carefully follow the guidelines the way they are show, otherwise the threat may appear again on your system once you reboot it. Note: We are showing these steps on Google Chrome, but you can do the same for any other browser, including Firefox, IE, Ege, etc.
Start with right-clicking on the browser’s shortcut icon and then select Properties.
Once you click on Properties select the Shortcut tab as shown in the image below. From the window that gets displayed, in Target section, remove everything that is written after .exe and click OK to complete the action.
Remove PlazyPCAP Virus from Google Chrome
Close Chrome and navigate to:
C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. You will see a Folder named “Default” just as shown on the image:
Rename this folder to
Backup Default and restart Chrome . Remove PlazyPCAP Virus from Internet Explorer and Edge
For removing PlazyPCAP virus from Internet Explore (Edge), open the browser, click on the (Gear Icon) and from the tab that opens select Manage Add-ons.
After that, locate the threat and select Disable. Then, go to Internet Explorer Gear Icon again, select Inernet Options and if the URL has been hijacked, change it to a URL that you normally use. To finish the action, click on Apply. Remove PlazyPCAP Virus from FireFox
If you are using Firefox, here are the steps to remove PlazyPCAP virus from it.
Start with opening Firefox, and clicking on the Mozilla Menu.
From there, navigate to Add-ons and select Extensions.
Find the adware/malware program that is causing you disturbance and select the Remove option.
Step 6. Remove PlazyPCAP Virus From the Registry Editor
This final step is important to fully remove the PlazyPCAP virus and its entires from the Registry Editor.
For that, you will have to type Regedit in the windows search field and hit the Enter button.
this will open the Registry Editor. Once you are inside, press the CTRL and F buttons together and type the threat’s name (in your case PlazyPCAP).
Carefully look through the entires and right-click and delete any entries that have the same or a similar name. In case there are no entires with the name of the threat, you may have to manually go to the directories shown below and delete/uninstall them:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–*A folder with a strange/suspicious name. HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– *A folder with a strange/suspicious name. HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—-*A folder with a strange/suspicious name.
If nothing of the steps in this guide helps you to remove the virus, then you might be dealign with an extremely complicated infection that may require the assistance of a professional removal tool. We recommend using our free online virus scanner (or another trusted tool of your choice) to scan the entire computer for malware and potentially unwanted programs. Also, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask us in the comments section below this article. We will be glad to help.