Rayjump Virus Removal (Sept. 2018 Update)


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

Rayjump is a tough threat to deal with. This new infection belongs to the Trojan horse malware category and is highly dangerous. It can cause some really serious harm to both the infected computer and its user’s virtual privacy. Rayjump may not only corrupt the computer system and any important data on it but it may also steal your passwords and perform cyber crimes using your virtual identity. As every other Trojan horse, this threat is very difficult to detect since it hardly triggers any particular symptoms. That being said, you still have the chance to detect and remove it before it manages to cause you any serious harm and in the text below, we are going to tell you exactly how to do that. In fact, we have prepared a detailed removal guide on that. What is more, in the following paragraphs, you are going to find some useful tips about prevention and protection, as well as some important information about the nature of the Trojan horses and their typical methods of infection.

How do Trojan horse infections typically occur?

Most forms of malware typically need some sort of interaction with a malicious transmitter from the users’ side in order to infect the computer. The same is the case with Trojan horses. However, these threats have taken it to the next level by using camouflage to disguise their transmitters and to delude the victims about their real nature and purpose. An infection like Rayjump, for instance, may pretend to be a completely harmless image, link, an ad, an application or an email attachment that looks absolutely legitimate. It may trick you into downloading it and running its installation or simply to clicking on it in order to activate its malicious scripts, which will automatically invade your system. Sadly, there are so many forms of web content which could be potential malware transmitters that we cannot list them all here but you should already get the general idea – practically anything that you may encounter online may, at some point, act as a hidden carrier of a Trojan horse. That’s why, it is really important to be mindful while surfing the web and to try to avoid any sketchy content, shady links, ads, unfamiliar web pages or different spam and email messages. Sadly, though, even that might not be enough sometimes because the hackers who create threats like Rayjump can get very creative and they usually try to distribute their malicious pieces of software in such a way that it does not raise any suspicion. And this is where the role of having good security software comes into play – a proper antivirus program could greatly help with the prevention and detection of potentially harmful web content and camouflaged transmitters. That’s why investing in a good one can really save you from a lot of trouble.

Rayjump Virus Removal

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


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!

Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab (the “Details” Tab on Win 8 and 10). 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.

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.

Step4

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.

Open the start menu and search for Network Connections (On Windows 10 you just write it after clicking the Windows button), press enter.

  1. Right-click on the Network Adapter you are using —> Properties —> Internet Protocol Version 4 (ICP/IP), click  Properties.
  2. The DNS line should be set to Obtain DNS server automatically. If it is not, set it yourself.
  3. Click on Advanced —> the DNS tab. Remove everything here (if there is something) —> OK.

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Step5

  • After you complete this step, the threat will be gone from your browsers. Finish the next step as well or it may reappear on a system reboot.

Right click on the browser’s shortcut —> Properties.

NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but you can do this for Firefox and IE (or Edge).

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Properties —–> Shortcut. In Target, remove everything after .exe.

ie9-10_512x512  Remove Rayjump from Internet Explorer:

Open IE, click  IE GEAR —–> Manage Add-ons.

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Find the threat —> Disable. Go to IE GEAR —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.

firefox-512 Remove Rayjump from Firefox:

Open Firefoxclick  mozilla menu  ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.

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Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundRemove Rayjump from Chrome:

Close Chrome. Navigate to:

 C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. There is a Folder called “Default” inside:

Rename the Folder to Backup Default

Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome.

Step6

Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.

Inside, press CTRL and F together and type the threat’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

What types of harm may Rayjump cause to your system?

The Trojan horse viruses are famous not only for their tricky infection methods but also for their versatility. Malicious pieces like Rayjump could practically cause any type of harm you might think of. For instance, they could secretly provide their criminal creators with remote access to your machine. This way, the hackers may get their hands on literally everything that you may keep on the computer – your files, your software or your passwords and login credentials. The Trojans may also be used as tools for system destruction, data corruption, espionage or insertion of other viruses such as Ransomware. Sadly, we cannot tell you what exactly may be the task of Rayjump in your particular case because these threats may even get reprogrammed remotely in case that the hackers want to use it for a task different than the one that has been initially programmed into the virus. That’s why, we highly recommend you remove Rayjump as soon as possible before it manages to cause any serious damage.

How to safely remove Rayjump?

Trojan horses such as Rayjump are very difficult to detect without some basic computer skills or without a proper security program. As they usually don’t give their presence away by triggering visible symptoms, these threats may trick even users that are experienced. That’s why we do not recommend you experiment with your malware removal skills if you don’t know what exactly you have to remove. The fastest and the safest way to eliminate Rayjump is to run a scan of your system with the professional Rayjump removal tool or a similar reputed software program. Alternatively (or in combination with the removal software), you can use the instructions in the manual Removal guide below. Just make sure you carefully follow all the steps and correctly detect all the Trojan-related data so you can remove it without deleting anything that you aren’t supposed to.

SUMMARY:

Name Rayjump
Type Trojan
Danger Level  High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)
Symptoms  There may not be any visible symptoms of this infection, which makes it really difficult to detect. 
Distribution Method  Spam messages, fake ads, misleading links, infected email attachments, compromised web pages and software installers. 
Detection Tool

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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