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Remove Discord Virus (Kawaiibot Virus) Oct. 2019 Update


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

What is the Discord Virus?

The Discord Virus is a cyber threat that can use phishing methods and direct malware to obtain personal information of the users. It is an infection that is distributed via the VoIP software program Discord. The application is legitimate and used by users all over the world to communicate while playing online video game. Unfortunately, some “users” also create chat servers in order to penetrate someones PC with a malware.

KawaiiBot Discord Virus

KawaiiBot virus

Users’ discussion about The KawaiiBot Virus.

The KawaiiBot Virus is a malicious piece of coding that a number of software security researchers have categorized as a Trojan Horse representative. Currently, this infection is spreading quickly on the Internet and the number of computers attacked by it is rapidly increasing as a result of this. Our goal within the next lines is to tell you about the potential abilities of this malware piece as well as to allow you to save your computer from its corruption in case this Trojan has already reached your machine and is currently inside of it. One thing you should keep in mind regarding the KawaiiBot Virus is that it is a new piece of malware – there is still much research to be done on it and there are many unknown aspects about this malware program. One such aspect is the specific goal of the infection – unlike a Ransomware cryptovirus, a Spyware program or some other type of malicious piece of software, a Trojan virus may have more than one abilities and may be used in different ways.

The Discordgg.ga Virus

Discordgg.ga virus

The Discordgg.ga Virus displays a threatening message.

Some very commonly encountered examples are when Trojans like O97m/Mamacse.fIdle Buddy are used to acquire sensitive data by secretly stealing it from the computers of its victims. Many hackers that use Trojans can get hold of details such as credit card numbers or sensitive personal information and files and could later use the data for various forms of money extortion. However, this isn’t the most common use of Trojans. Instead, viruses like the Discordgg.ga Virus are more frequently used as tools for creating massive botnet networks of thousands of infected computers. All machines from the botnet can be controlled remotely by the hackers behind the Trojan and used collectively as a single unit to complete large-scale criminal tasks. Such tasks could be anything from illegal mining of cryptocurrency to mass attacks on different sites and other networks (DDoS attacks). Also, such botnets could also be used to further spread the infection to more and more computers worldwide. This, of course, is not the end of the potential capabilities of a Trojan. An infection of this kind may also be utilized as a Ransomware-backdoor tool – in fact, this use of the Trojans is becoming increasingly popular among the hackers who seek to spread Ransomware cryptoviruses and use those to blackmail their victims for ransom payments.

We can go on and on about in what other ways a Trojan may get used but you hopefully get the picture – those threats are versatile and it is often unclear what the goal of such a virus may be if it is inside your machine. In fact, if you know that the Discord Virus is in your computer, you can consider yourself lucky because in most cases, the users don’t even know about the presence of the malware in their machines. However, since you are here, you are a step closer to solving this issue and liberating your system from the infectious program. Just stay with use throughout the guide we are about to show you and use its instructions in order to eradicate the Trojan Horse.

SUMMARY:

Name Discord Virus
Type Trojan
Danger Level  High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)
Symptoms  A Trojan can trigger symptoms like software failure, crashes, errors, BSOD, deletion or replacement of different files and folders and more.
Distribution Method  Pirated games, music and movies are one of the most effective tools of Trojan Horse distribution.
Detection Tool

Discord 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. 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:

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:

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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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