Trojan viruses, such as PowerMagic, are capable of performing a wide array of harmful actions. This makes them the most versatile malware group in the world. These threats are actually responsible for the impressive 70 percent of all malware infections out there. But what precisely is a threat like PowerMagic up to once it’s inside your computer?
The Trojan Horse infections are the most notorious of all computer threats out there. If you have recently been infected with one of their latest versions, a threat named PowerMagic, then it would be best to stick around so as to learn what future harm this virus can cause to you, and how to avoid it. We’ll also offer you a set of instructions to assist you in effectively finding and removing all the malicious files linked to this piece of malware. Just be sure to read the following article carefully, as the details provided here can be useful in defending your system from future assaults.
Unfortunately, until the malicious deed is actually completed, there is often no way to say for certain. In some cases, the Trojan may steal some data from the infected machine, and it may also track your keystrokes, allowing the hackers to learn what you type with your keyboard. The Trojan may also simply copy, and send to the hackers’ servers specific documents from your PC.
The PowerMagic Malware
There are cases in which Trojan threats such as the PowerMagic malware can be exploited for the distribution of other types of malware, most commonly Ransomware encryption-viruses. Threats like the PowerMagic malware are generally very sneaky, and well-known for their stealth, which allows them to silently download, and insert other malware in the infected system, typically without getting noticed.
Other potential uses for threats such as PowerMagic and CommonMagic could be for theft and espionage. Without going into too much detail, those pieces of malware can spy on you. This can be achieved by directly hacking into your webcam, or your mic, and as a result some cyber stalker may get their hands on some personal and/or professional information that is not intended for the public eye. With the help of the Trojan, the hacker can record your discussions, stalk you, and monitor carefully everything you do online, and offline. Therefore, you shouldn’t let the Trojan stick around for that long, and should take immediate action to remove it.
How to protect your computer?
Now that you understand why the Trojans are so malicious, and why it is so important to remove them quickly, you also need to learn how to protect your system from future infections of this type. Some of the most popular distribution strategies used by the creators of this malware include different social media messages, spam emails, misleading links, and infected attachments. Therefore, to avoid interaction with a potential Trojan transmitter, do not interact with sketchy messages that ask you to open an attached file, or click on a redirect link. Also, avoid visiting unknown websites, or pages with low reputation, and do not download software from such sources. Always be sure to have a trusted antivirus tool at hand, that can scan your computer on a regular basis, and also remember to be mindful of the web addresses you go to online.
Remove PowerMagic 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
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).
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:
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!
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