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

One of the greatest threats to any computer system is a Trojan Horse infection. This form of malware is regarded as the most widespread one, and no system can be fully immune to Trojans. Some people think that if they use Mac computers they can’t get attacked by a Trojan, but that’s nothing but a myth. In fact, the number of Trojans targeted at Mac machines or at least ones that can infect Macs has been exponentially increasing throughout the past couple of years. Therefore, it doesn’t matter if you use a Windows PC, a Mac or a computer or smart device with some other operating system – the Trojans are everywhere, and knowing how to stay protected against them, and how to remove them if they infect your system, is as important as it has ever been. 

SystemBC Malware

SystemBC Malware

SystemBC was being sold in an underground marketplace

The Trojan we will be talking about in this post is one that goes under the name of SystemBC. Since it has been released very recently, there is still more research that needs to be done on it – there are still things that aren’t known about this virus. The  SystemBC malware utilizes SOCKS5 proxies to mask network traffic to and from Command and Control (C&C) infrastructure using secure HTTP connections for well-known banking Trojans such as Danabot. For example, the exact end goal of the people behind is yet to be determined with certainty, and because of this, we can’t tell you what the target of this Trojan might be if it makes it to your computer. What’s certain, however, is that you will need to immediately begin the process of eliminating this infection if it has found its way inside your computer. Otherwise, the consequences could be very severe, and, in many cases, irreversible. Here are some examples:

  • A Trojan could secretly initiate a process that monitors your keyboard keystrokes, thus allowing its creators to  learn all kinds of personal information about you, including but not limited to your passwords for different online accounts, your credit and debit card numbers, and even what’s been said in whole conversations made over chat.
  • Trojans are known distribution tools for Ransomware – infections like SystemBC are oftentimes able to download Ransomware cryptoviruses in the attacked system without any visible signs.
  • Some Trojans can restrict the user’s access in the computer and prevent them from executing certain tasks, such as scans with an antivirus program or the downloading of a new security tool).
  • A lot of Trojan viruses can also force your machine to carry out tasks that use up most of its resources. Such tasks could be spam distribution, mining of BitCoin or other similar currencies, taking part on Denial of Service attacks, and more.

Obviously, the harm done to your virtual privacy and to your computer system depends on what the goal of the SystemBC Trojan is. However, in the end, it is almost guaranteed that you will face some quite negative consequences if you allow SystemBC or another similar threat to operate in your computer for long. Because of this, we once again remind you how important it is to remove the infection immediately. To help you with that uneasy task that lies ahead of you, we have prepared an SystemBC removal guide with a professional anti-malware tool included in it – you can find those right below.

SUMMARY:

Name SystemBC
Type Trojan
Danger Level  High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)
Symptoms  A Trojan may cause many different types of system disturbance – BSOD, system errors, software failure, etc.
Distribution Method Pirated content and misleading ads are oftentimes the preferred tools of Trojan Horse distribution.
Detection Tool

SystemBC 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


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. 

malware-start-taskbar

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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