Remove Trochilus Malware (Feb. 2019 Update)


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

Trochilus is a very dangerous and extremely destructive Trojan Horse infection that can cause serious problems the likes of system destruction, theft of personal information and various other harmful effects. It usually enters the system when the users explore and click on stuff that’s in insecure Internet sites, different sketchy file-sharing networks, online chats, shady links, spam messages or spam email attachments, however, there may be many other potential sources. As a typical Trojan, Trochilus may quietly operate in the background of the OS and wait for specific instructions from its creators. Depending on what it has been programmed for, the malware may cause its damage in a number of ways. For instance, it may try to affect the Windows registry by deleting important Registry keys and it may start other destructive activities. It may also fill your computer with other viruses (including Ransomware or Spyware) in order to help them complete their criminal tasks. The Trojan may also have the ability to block your antivirus program (especially if it is outdated) and hide its presence for days, weeks, or even months before the victims actually come to know about the infection. Moreover, Trochilus Malware can connect to various malicious servers and transmit or secretly insert other malicious infections such as Rootkits or keyloggers, which can exploit system resources and transmit sensitive data to their criminal creators.

Unfortunately, threats such as Trochilus Malware work very differently from normal computer viruses and have little to no visible symptoms which can give them away. Therefore, their detection and effective elimination usually require some advanced skills or a professional removal tool. That’s why, if your computer has been compromised by a Trojan Horse, your best chance to remove it is to scan your computer with reliable removal program or strictly follow the steps of a manual removal guide. If you don’t know where to start from, we suggest you carefully study the instructions that follow and use the suggested Trochilus removal tool for optimal results.

If you are about to try to deal with Trochilus Malware, we need to warn you to be extra careful because this is a quite advanced Trojan-based infection and sometimes even a strong antivirus program may fail to completely remove all of its hidden components. That’s why, for fast and flawless removal, we suggest you use the professional Trochilus removal tool on this page, which is regularly updated or give a try to the manual removal steps that our team has assembled above. It is absolutely not a good idea to wait for some particular indications of the infection because when you see them, it may be too late to save your system. With this type of malware the rule “the sooner the better” is fully applicable because the sooner you remove the infection, the greater is the chances of saving your PC from unpredictable damage would be. Sadly, there is currently no way to tell in advance what kind of damage the Trojan Horse may try to inflict on your system and that’s why your best course of action is to quickly get rid of it using the right tools for the job.

SUMMARY:

Name Trochilus
Type Trojan
Danger Level  High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)
Symptoms  Trojans can be really hard to detect without the help of reliable antivirus software since they lack any particular symptoms.
Distribution Method  Typical carriers of this threat are the spam messages, malicious emails and attachments, misleading links, fake ads, compromised installers. 
Detection Tool

Remove Trochilus 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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