Remove Trojan.Win32.Password-unencrypted.a Malware

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Trojan.Win32.Password-unencrypted.a Removal guide

Trojan.Win32.Password-unencrypted.a is a new malware that can infect your system. This VirusTotal Report shows that multiple antivirus programs are detecting the new virus.

Getting your computer infected by a virus, a Ransomware or by some other kind of malicious programs such as a Trojan Horse infection is never a pleasant experience. Such an occurrence can bring along all kinds of complications and issues – you may need to bring your machine to an expert in your area and pay significant amounts of money to have your machine repaired, you may lose important files and information and you may need to have your OS re-installed and have all data and software from your OS drive deleted in the process. Not to mention that the infection itself may be used to harass you and might allow the hackers behind it to gain access to your system or to your online accounts. In some cases, it’s even possible that your webcam and mic may get used as espionage tools that could allow the hackers to directly look at you in your own room at home! This all may sound far-fetched to some of you but the reality is that such things do not only happen in movie and TV shows – the possibility of this happening in real-life, to you, is quite real, especially if you aren’t careful with the sites you visit, the content you interact with on the Internet and the software sources that you use to download new programs, games, movies, etc.

Considering all this, it really is essential that you have at least some basic understanding of how to keep your computer protected and what to do in the case of a malware attack. In this particular post, we will be focusing on a nefarious virus program that is mostly known as Trojan.Win32.Password-unencrypted.a – it’s name may vary from instance to instance but it should generally something along the lines of Trojan.Win32.Password-unencrypted.a Malware.

So, what should I know about Trojan.Win32.Password-unencrypted.a?

The first important thing when dealing with any type of malware is to know what that type is – Trojans, Ransomware, Spyware, Rootkits, Worms and other infections normally function in different ways and identifying the malware category of the offending software can help you deal with the attack in a more effective way. In the case of Trojan.Win32.Password-unencrypted.a, this is a Trojan Horse program – a new and particularly nasty representative of the Trojan Horse family. Since it has been unleashed upon the Internet fairly recently, the information gathered about it is not full at this point and there are things that need further research. One such thing is the precise goal of the infection. Unlike, say, a Ransomware cryptovirus that has a very specific task of encrypting your files so that a ransom could be requested for their release, a Trojan could have many different purposes and abilities. This makes it difficult to pin down its exact target in each situation. Among the things a virus like Trojan.Win32.Password-unencrypted.a may be able to do are personal or professional espionage, data damage, remote system control, backdooring other threats and more. If you have any reason to suspect this Trojan is presently in your system we urge you to quickly have a look and try out the next instructions and maybe the anti-malware tool included in a means of stopping the infection and removing it from your computer!


Name Trojan.Win32.Password-unencrypted.a
Type Trojan
Danger Level  High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)
Symptoms  Usually, the symptoms of a Trojan can be generic or very specific in each instance – the generic ones are crashes to BSOD, slow-downs, system and software unresponsiveness as well as sudden unexpected errors.
Distribution Method Pirated content plays a huge role in the distribution of this form of malicious programs.
Detection Tool

Remove Trojan.Win32.Password-unencrypted.a Malware

If you have a Windows virus, continue with the guide below.

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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).



Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which processes are dangerous. 


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. 


Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.


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:



Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:


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:

hosts_opt (1)

If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.


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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