Remove Glupteba Malware (Sept. 2019 Update)

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

Recently, a new Trojan has been reported to our “How to Remove” team, and this time the threat goes under the name of Glupteba. If you’re reading this post because this specific Trojan has secretly compromised your personal computer, it’s best to find out how to identify and remove it quickly. Trojans can be very unpredictable, particularly the latest, and advanced versions like Glupteba, and can harm your entire system before you realize it. Luckily, we’re here to assist you with avoiding this, and coping with the malware without losing any time. First, we’ll point you to the information in the next paragraphs, just to help you gain a better understanding of how severe the Glupteba infection can be. Next, at the end of the article, there is a removal guide section, and the attached professional Glupteba removal tool. Ideally, you should be able to remove the Trojan with their assistance.

What harm may be caused by a Trojan like Glupteba?

Glupteba Мalware

Multiple anti virus programs detecting the Glupteba Мalware

The Trojans commonly use a mixture of different techniques of infection, and a wide range of transmitters that can deliver the damaging code to your system. Their objective is to sneak in without being detected, and for that, they usually disguise themselves as some popular types of web content (most commonly as advertisements, email attachments, pop-up messages, social media links, emails with attachments, different media files, torrents, free downloads, etc.). A careless click on a random pop-up message can immediately inject into your computer an infection like Glupteba without any noticeable symptoms. Therefore, we always recommend our readers to not click on shady pieces of web content, too-good-to-be-true offers, suspicious deals, or clickbaits, while browsing the internet.

Unfortunately, this is generally not enough to protect you completely from an accidental interaction with this type of malware. It is therefore always a good idea to invest in trusted antivirus software. The reason is, in most cases, without the help of a professional security tool, it is very difficult to locate the Trojan in the system and remove it, because these threats typically hide in unusual system locations. For example, an infection such as Glupteba may imitate some regular processes or files of the system. Moreover, such a sophisticated Trojan can work quietly in the background of the OS, and launch various damaging actions without your awareness. 

Trojan-related techniques of infection.

 Threats such as Glupteba have damaging capacities that are very versatile. They can be programmed to undertake one damaging activity after the other, and, sadly, there is no way to know exactly how your computer can be damaged. In most cases, the Trojans can be used by the criminals who control them to acquire complete remote access to your computer. They can also use it to hack into your webcam, or microphone, and spy on you secretly. In addition, the Trojans are a form of malware often used to distribute Ransomware cryptoviruses, and execute banking frauds. The Trojans may steal your passwords, login credentials, debit card numbers, and other valuable data through a technique known as keylogging. They can also transfer data from your computer to remote servers without your knowledge, and what’s worse is that all the information stored on the infected machine can be modified, replaced, removed or destroyed.


Name Glupteba
Type Trojan
Danger Level  High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)
Symptoms  Trojans rarely trigger visible symptoms but in some rare cases they may give away by triggering usual system behavior, such as crashes, unresponsiveness or frequent errors.
Distribution Method  Spam, malicious emails, infected software installers, torrents, illegal websites, fake ads.
Detection Tool

Glupteba Malware 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


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).



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. We recommend downloading SpyHunter to see if it can detect parasite files for you.

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:

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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. 


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:



To remove parasite on your own, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. If you were to do this, you need to be extremely careful, because you may damage your system.

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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:

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.


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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