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Remove Rietspoof Malware


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

We know that it may be really intimidating and panic-inducing if your computer gets invaded by a scary virus program like the newly released Rietspoof. However, this is exactly when remaining calm and making informed decisions with regards to what to do next is of utmost importance. This is why we are here – to tell you more about this nasty Trojan Horse program and to provide you with a possible solution to the issues caused by it in the form of a removal guide for the infection.

Trojans are indeed among the scariest of malware cyber threats you could come across and a typical trait they have is that they are really difficult to spot during the time they are inside an infected machine. So, if you have on your Rietspoof Malware and know that you do, it’s already good news for you because you are at the very least aware of the presence of the infection which gives you a significant advantage as you will now be able to take adequate counteraction. Just make sure that you don’t waste any time when it comes to eliminating the threat – whatever course of action you decide to follow in order to remove the malware, make sure you do it quickly so that the malware doesn’t have any more time to execute its malicious activities. To give you a general idea of what a Trojan may be able to do in your computer, know that it may target your personal data, your system data, tinker with the processes of your computer, spy on you, load the machine with more viruses (Ransomware, Spyware, other Trojans) and even give the hackers full control over what happens in your computer. Luckily for you, the following manual steps should help you take care of the infection and, if for some reason they are not enough, you can also make use of the removal tool that we have added to this page.

Do not forget to stay safe in the future!

After you get rid of Rietspoof Malware, you really need to ensure that the virus doesn’t come back to mess with your system and the best way to do that is to be careful while browsing the Internet and visiting different sites since this is the most common way users get their machines infected. Usually, the malware uses various forms of disguise – from pirated data and programs to shady sites with bed reputation, spam social media messages and e-mails and unreliable web-ads. Trojans truly are everywhere and the fact that most of the time they tend to be difficult to spot makes them that more dangerous. Usually, increased RAM and CPU use combined with unusual errors or frequent crashes of the system may indicate an infection with Rietspoof or a similar threat but there’s no guarantee that these symptoms would always be present. Therefore, it’s important not to ignore the need for having some form of security protection on your machine – an antivirus or an anti-malware program.

SUMMARY:

Name Rietspoof
Type Trojan
Danger Level  High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)
Symptoms  Trojans are sneaky malware threats and they hardly ever show visible symptoms.
Distribution Method Such infections normally get distributed via spam campaigns, misleading and deceitful download prompts from sketchy sites and also via pirated software.
Detection Tool

Remove Rietspoof 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.

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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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