Remove JS/Fakepack Trojan Horse (April 2019 Update)


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This page aims to help you remove JS/Fakepack Trojan Horse. Our removal instructions work for every version of Windows.

Trojan Horses, as you probably know, are very dangerous computer programs that you certainly don’t want anywhere near your system. However, since you are reading the article that we’ve shared on this page, you probably suspect that one particular malicious program of this category has secretly entered your computer and is currently executing malicious tasks in your system’s background. The name of the infection that has likely lead you to look for help on the Internet is the new and highly dangerous and harmful JS/Fakepack virus. This malware is, as we said above, a Trojan Horse representative and it is highly important that you carefully follow our advice and the instructions that you will find further down this article in order to ensure that your system is cleaned from any potential threats like JS/Fakepack that may have managed to infect it.

One issue with JS/Fakepack Trojan  in particular is the fact that the information available about it right now is rather scarce due to the fact that this infection is quite new and still not fully explored and studied. This means we can’t exactly tell you what this infection would be after if it has invaded your computer. What we can tell you, though, is what such viruses are commonly used for. Normally, the Trojans are among the most versatile forms of malware programs and that is why they can be used for a number of criminal activities that could oftentimes be quite unpredictable. Some examples of the potential uses of a malicious program the likes of JS/Fakepack are personal user espionage, distribution of Ransomware, Rootkits and other additional malware programs, corruption of the attacked system and its most important data as well as many others. The important thing to point out here is that, no matter what the virus is targeting, you need to act quickly and use the instructions from below in order to eliminate it while you still can.

Detection issues

What many users struggle with when faced with a Trojan Horse like JS/Fakepack is correctly identifying and removing the data related to the infection. The reason is, these nasty malware pieces tend to disguise themselves really well. Oftentimes, a Trojan may disguise its files as important system data and this could lead you to mistakenly delete the wrong file and further worsen the situation. This is why you really need to be extremely attentive and meticulous when completing the steps from the guide. In case of doubt about anything, you can always request our help through the comments section. Additionally, the linked removal tool that you will see in the guide is also a good option for locating the Trojan Horse data on your computer. The tool will point you to the malicious files and help you eliminate them without danger of deleting anything that’s important for your system. In the end, he bottom line is that you really need to act quickly in this situation because every minute counts and could potentially make the difference between saving your computer from JS/Fakepack and having it severely damaged by the infection.

SUMMARY:

Name JS/Fakepack
Type Trojan
Danger Level  High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)
Symptoms  Sometimes, the Trojan may trigger different irregularities in your computer’s behavior such as errors, crashes and slow-downs.
Distribution Method Trojans can get to you via spam messages, pesky misleading web ads, pirated content as well as through other similar methods.
Detection Tool

Remove JS/Fakepack Trojan Horse

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:

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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

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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