Proxycheck Virus Removal (May 2018 Update)

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This page aims to help you remove Proxycheck Virus. Our removal instructions work for every version of Windows.

The text you are looking at serves the simple purpose of assisting you against Proxycheck. According to the professionals in the field – this virus is related to the Malware malicious family. In fact, more than 70% of all the malware-based online infections have taken place as a result of this virus category. In the coming passages, you will read about all the reasons why such a mischievous programs are considered some of the most terrifying viruses you will ever meet online.

Characteristics in general of all the viruses we consider Malware:

A Malware virus may for real be used for an incredibly big number of terrible aims. In the paragraphs below we are going to talk only about the uses of Malware that are most common. Furthermore, we will summarise what all such viruses might have in common, and the possible reasons why they represent the biggest and the most dangerous malware family.

Also, we would like to say that Malware could work in an incredibly subtle manner – in case they have broken into your system, you might have no idea that your personal computer has been attacked by something. Sometimes, users find out that their machine has been attacked only after the malware’s task has been completed and the damage to the machine has been already done.

Normally, you catch such a virus without having any idea about the fact that you are infected. Moreover, Proxycheck might be quietly waiting before the exact moment for it to do its job finally comes.

Probable negative effects a Malware may have on your PC:

In fact, there really are lots of different deleterious activities Proxycheck might have been programmed to do while on your device. Below we are reviewing the most usual of them:

Destructive purposes:

The majority of Malware can be used to destroy a component of or a file on your system, or even delete the entire contents of your hard drives and even destroy some key system files. Thus, your PC may be left unusable.

Distributing purposes:

The ability of Malware viruses to infect someone’s personal computer unnoticed, is likely to be used by some online terrorists so as to infiltrate your system with not simply one malicious program, but with more of them.

For example – the Malware you have recently caught is perhaps seeking to sneak a Ransomware program into your PC. Really, this may be one of the most terrible scenarios. You need to understand that the viruses from the Ransomware category are way more than simply dangerous. Such malware is indeed able to block your important/valuable data via exploiting a special encryption procedure. In the end, you might be forced to pay money for the decryption of your files.

Remote control over the infected machine:

The cyber criminals who design viruses such as Proxycheck may simply want your PC’s resources. Consequently, they may want to turn your computer into a bot and after that exploit your device’s resources with the purpose of distributing spam or mining cryptocurrencies. Moreover, this is an awfully bothering scenario as you are perhaps going to end up accused of some online crimes you have never committed yourself.

Proxycheck Virus Removal


 

Step1

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).

Step2

WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!

We get asked this a lot, so we are putting it here: Removing parasite manually may take hours and damage your system in the process. If you want a fast safe solution, we recommend SpyHunter. 

>> Click to Download Spyhunter. If you don't want this software, continue with the guide below.

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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. 

Step3

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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Step4

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:

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

Step5

WARNING!
To remove parasite, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. Making a mistake and deleting the wrong thing may damage your system.
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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!

The locations Malware could be lurking in general:

It is usual for the Malware to come from your email Inbox Directory (or Spam Folder), where Malware are typically hiding. There is one more usual source out there – the many fake online ads you could come across on the web. By clicking on any of them, there is huge possibility to catch a virus like Proxycheck immediately. Last but not least – torrents or web platforms of all kinds might be the sources of many forms of Malware.

Removing Proxycheck safely:

We are happy to say that even such awful versions of malware as Proxycheck could be neutralized provided that you have a guide that is designed exactly for achieving this purpose. Therefore, we advise you to read the instructions in the Removal Guide we have attached below really cautiously and implement them with great care!

SUMMARY:

Name Proxycheck
Type Malware
Danger Level  High (Malware are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)
Symptoms It doesn’t usually give signs of its presence – a very dangerous and subtle virus.
Distribution Method Via different forms of spam (emails, malicious ads), via fake system requests and illegal torrents.
Detection Tool We generally recommend SpyHunter or a similar anti-malware program that is updated daily.