Remove Win32/BITSAbuse.Z Malware (March 2019 Update)


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This page aims to help you remove Win32/BITSAbuse.Z . Our removal instructions work for every version of Windows.

Win32/BITSAbuse.Z is the name of a new Trojan Horse infection which can be used to steal personal information and load other malware on the affected machines (among other harmful activities). Most commonly, the infection is distributed via phishing emails with malicious URLs or infected attachments. When a user clicks on the link or opens the attachment, the Trojan silently enters the system and nests itself deep in the OS of th attacked machine. Once inside, Win32/BITSAbuse.Z may launch various harmful processes, insert malicious code and exploit weak administrator passwords and system vulnerabilities in order to provide its criminal creators with access to the infected computer and its resources. In many cases, this advanced threat can be used to introduce Ransomware or Spyware into the targeted machine or to steal financial and banking information, login credentials, passwords and other personal details which can be used for fraud, theft, blackmailing and more. The infection may also make various changes to the compromised system and to the software that is installed on it. The hackers who are in control may use Win32/BITSAbuse.Z to collect system information and send it to a remote server. The good news is that a good security program can identify the infection and notify you about it. Although the Trojan can sometimes be detected, however, removing it can be rather difficult due to its specifics. This is because this type of malware is designed to prevent its detection and removal by using various disguise tactics. For example, Win32/BITSAbuse.Z may hide its files and processes by giving them names similar to those of legitimate files and processes and it may also mimic regular system functions. That’s why, if you want to remove it, we do not recommend trying anything on your own before, at least, taking a look at the instructions we’ve prepared in the guide you’ll see on this page. The reason is, there is a high chance to delete something important and to corrupt the OS by mistake. That’s why it is best that you use a powerful antivirus program or install a trusted scanner that can correctly detect and remove only the malicious files and not some important piece of system data.

How can Win32/BITSAbuse.Z infect you?

The authors of Trojans like Win32/BITSAbuse.Z typically spread their malware through infected spam emails, different malicious ads, pop-ups, misleading offers, free software installers, torrents and various sketchy sites. The goal of the criminals is to lure the web users into opening a malicious link or an infected file attached to some spam message. Once the victim clicks on the link or starts downloading the file, the Trojan Horse gets automatically downloaded onto the computer without showing any visible symptoms. The lack of visible indications is exactly what makes this malware so dangerous because it can secretly operate in the background of your system without your knowledge and can attack you out of the blue. Once you detect it, however, you should take immediate actions to eradicate the nefarious infection. If you delay the removal of Win32/BITSAbuse.Z , you’d not only risk the safety of your computer but also your own virtual security and privacy. Keep in mind, though, that this is a very dangerous malware piece that is programmed to hide its presence and attempting to get rid of it may cause permanent damage to your system if you don’t use the proper tools.

SUMMARY:

Name Win32/BITSAbuse.Z
Type Trojan
Danger Level  High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)
Symptoms  It is typical for the Trojans to hide their symptoms in order to trick the users.
Distribution Method  Malicious email links and attachments, infected ads, illegal websites, cracked software, torrents, pirated content, spam.
Detection Tool

Remove Win32/BITSAbuse.Z 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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