Remove Unacev2.dll Winrar Virus (CVE-2018-20250 Exploit) March 2019 Update


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This page aims to help you remove Winrar Unacev2.dll. Our removal instructions work for every version of Windows. Unacev2.dll, as detected by AV programs like Norton, is used by a variety of trojans to take advantage of the  recently found CVE-2018-20250 exploit.

The infamous Trojan Horse family just got bigger after the recent release of a threat named Winrar Unacev2.dll. This nefarious software piece is a dangerous software infection that has managed to invade a big number of computers in a very short period of time. Currently, there are thousands of users who have the insidious Trojan Horse in their machines and who are looking for help against the software threat. Such help can be found on this page – the article you are currently reading contains important information about the characteristics of Winrar Unacev2.dll as well as a removal guide that can help those of you that have already gotten attacked by the Trojan remove the malware and save their computers. Before we give you the removal steps, we must provide you with a general idea about what Winrar Unacev2.dll actually is and what it may do to your computer if you do not remove it on time.

The malicious abilities of threats like Winrar Unacev2.dll

Due to the fact that this virus is relatively new, the data we have about it is still incomplete which is why we cannot be hundred percent sure what its main target would be if it attacks your computer. Any piece of malware of the Ransomware, Spyware or Rootkit category (or of some other malware category) would pretty much always have the same task. Ransomware threats will seek to encrypt your files, Spyware programs will carry out espionage activities and Rootkits will try to block your antivirus software. Trojans, on the other hand, may have a whole set of different abilities which is what makes them so unpredictable. From system corruption to theft of personal information and account credentials, from creating system vulnerabilities to taking over the computer and turning it into a bot for spam activities as well as many many more – those are all things a Trojan may potentially be capable of conducting. The timely removal of the threat is the only way you could minimize the potential damage and other negative consequences which is why you must not waste any time.

Tips that may save your computer in the future

With some luck, after you complete the removal instructions from the guide and maybe use the removal program that’s in it as an additional precaution, you should be able to eliminate the Winrar Unacev2.dll virus and your computer should be liberated from the nasty malware. However, this doesn’t mean that there is no more danger – the Trojans won’t go away any time soon and you need to make sure you don’t get infected again as the next time you may not manage to handle the problem on time. Therefore, to keep your system safe, you must never visit any sites or click on any online content that may threaten your system’s safety. We are talking about websites that distribute pirated programs or ones with obscure content as well as any form of spam or malvertising. Also, you must be really careful with the things you download – never download something that may be getting illegally distributed or that seems to be of low quality.

SUMMARY:

Name Winrar Unacev2.dll
Type Trojan
Danger Level  High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)
Symptoms  Unusual behavior in our system may be a Trojan Horse infection symptom.
Distribution Method  The Trojans usually use pirated programs and spam messages to get distributed.
Detection Tool

Remove Winrar Unacev2.dll

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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