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Uninstall One Updater Malware (July 2019 Update)


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

One Updater Removal guide

One Updater is program that claims it updates your other software programs, but in reality it just installs other unwanted and annoying programs.

Malware is the term used to describe an extremely malicious type of software programs, which can sneak inside the computer without being noticed and can cause various issues inside of it. Unlike a regular virus, a Trojan cannot replicate itself, however, this type of malware is considered as one of the most dangerous software categories. This is because it can open security holes in your computer, and allow the hackers using the virus to gain control over your computer and download additional viruses and infections such as Ransomware or Spyware.

A recent example of an extremely malicious Trojan is the so-called One Updater infection. This threat is a Trojan-based virus that can be used to download different malicious files on the already contaminated PC and also to monitor the user’s activity in it (among other things). You can get infected with the One Updater Virus in several ways, which increases the risk of accidentally catching this malware while surfing the web. Most commonly, the creators spread the Trojan through malicious emails (“Save Yourself” Email), infected websites or fake ads (Ads by Wgx) that have malicious code in them. As soon as the users click on the transmitter, the infection silently gets into the system without showing any visible symptoms.

Once the malware program has already settled itself in the computer, it starts launching the activities it has been created for. Since One Updater is an advanced piece of malware, it can be used to download and secretly install other viruses, keep track of your activities (both online and offline) and cause redirects to malicious sites. It can also corrupt your computer, delete your data, steal your passwords and banking details, as well as lead to much more dangerous issues. In many cases, the Trojan can block the users’ access to legitimate web pages and other resources related to security. It may also disable the security programs on your machine and, in this way, create vulnerabilities in the system, which can be easily exploited by other viruses like Ransomware or Spyware. All in all, such malware can be particularly harmful and damaging to your system and its timely removal is the only way you may be able to save your machine. That’s why you need to make sure you remove it as soon as you can.

How can you remove One Updater Malware?

The Trojans are usually very stealthy infections and are quite difficult to detect. This is because they rarely show any visible symptoms which can give them away and typically hide deep inside the OS by mimicking some important system files in order to mislead the web users about their nature. That’s why, in order to correctly detect and remove the One Updater Virus and to avoid deleting the wrong files from your computer, we advise you to do a complete scan with a reliable antivirus program or a professional anti-malware removal tool. This is the fastest and the safest method of dealing with Trojans. Alternatively, you may decide to use a manual removal guide, such as the one below, in order to handle the infection. However, we need to warn you that you should never try to delete files from your computer manually if you are not sure that they are the exact Trojan-related files or else, you would be risking causing further damage to your system. In order to properly scan your system and find all the suspicious components that can be found in it, you should pay close attention to the instructions from our guide or simply install a reliable removal tool.

SUMMARY:

Name One Updater
Type Malware
Danger Level  High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)
Symptoms  Symptoms of the Trojan horse infection may not be present until a fatal damage occurs.
Distribution Method  Spam, cracked software, torrents, illegal websites, malvertising, malicious email attachments, pirated content.
Detection Tool

Remove One Updater Virus

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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