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Remove Acwzmain.accde Trojan Virus (July 2019 Update)


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This page aims to help you remove Acwzmain.accde Trojan malware. Our removal instructions work for every version of Windows.

Acwzmain.accde 

Acwzmain.accde virus

Acwzmain.accde is a legit Microsoft Office file, but sometimes trojans can infect it.

Acwzmain.accde is linked to the recent malware threat called O97m/mamacse.f . The path C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\root\Office16\ACCWIZ\ACWZMAIN.ACCDE has been detected as part of the Trojan horse O97m/mamacse.f.

The types of harm that a virus of the Trojan Horse family could do to your computer are many and in a lot of cases, the users don’t even know what part of their system is being targeted by an ongoing Trojan Horse infection. What’s even worse is that most Trojan Horse victims tend to be unaware of the infection in their machines due to the sneaky nature of the Trojans. Considering all those, as well as many other aspects of this malicious group of programs, it is essential that every PC and Mac (that’s right, even Macs aren’t immune to Trojan Horse infections!) has some basic understanding of how those malicious programs operate, how they can enter a given computer, what damage they may cause in it and, most importantly, how one could manage to eliminate such a virus before the task of the Trojan gets completed.

Acwzmain.accde Trojan (O97m/Mamacse.f)

o97m/mamacse.f trojan

Acwzmain.accde has been infected by the O97m/Mamacse.f Trojan Horse

There is one particular Trojan Horse virus that we will be focusing on in this post. Its name is  O97m/Mamacse.f and it is one of the newer Trojans – it was recently reported as many users have had their computers attacked by it in the last couple of days. One problem with this threat is that there needs to be done more research on it so that everything is known about its capabilities. This is why we cannot tell you with hundred percent certainty what its goal may be if it gets to you. Many of the Trojan Horse representatives (Idle Buddy“Drive by exploit”) have varied abilities and, because of that, could be used in multiple ways.

In some cases, the infection may be tasked with taking over your computer in some way. This is usually done in order to make the attacked machine part of the massive network of infected computers that the Trojan controls. Such networks are known as botnets, as the machines in them are remotely controlled by the hackers behind the Trojan and are collectively used for tasks such as mining BitCoin, conducting large-scale online attacks (DDoS) or distributing other types of malware such as Ransomware and Spyware via massive spam message campaigns. In such cases, there could be various symptoms of the infection like high CPU and RAM use, system unresponsiveness, software failure with many random errors, unauthorized deletion or modification of different files, folders and registry keys as well as many more.

In other instances, however, there may be no visible symptoms at all. This is mostly when Trojans like O97m/Mamacse.f are used as espionage tools. In those cases, the malware program may be able to collect sensitive data like banking details, online passwords and usernames, different important personal or business-related files, conversations and more. In those situations, the malware would be optimized for stealth and would probably not show any signs of its presence.

What to do when faced with Acwzmain.accde

If you are here, reading our article, that means that you probably know or at least suspect that Acwzmain.accde is messing with your PC or Mac. If that’s the case, then the guide we have below is definitely what we would advise you to use in order to eliminate the Acwzmain.accde Trojan Horse. And if, for some reason, the manual steps aren’t cutting it, you can also help yourself with the suggested removal tool we have linked below as it can allow you to automatically take care of the Trojan infection.

SUMMARY:

Name Acwzmain.accde
Type Trojan
Danger Level  High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)
Symptoms  Some Trojans may cause system instability such as crashes to the Blue Screen of Death as well as software errors and overall unresponsiveness of different programs.
Distribution Method Sites with pirated downloads in them or ones with adult content are oftentimes used to distributed Trojan Horses.
Detection Tool

Remove Acwzmain.accde 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


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. 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.

appwiz

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:

msconfig_opt

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:

hosts_opt (1)

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

Step5

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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