This page aims to help you remove Remsec. These Remsec removal instructions work for every version of Windows.
In the event that your machine has been infected with Remsec backdoor malware, that’s pretty unfortunate, but also hardly uncommon. Remsec belongs to the Trojan Horse family of viruses and is therefore one of the most common type of contamination there is. Trojans make up a whopping eighty percent of all malware and there are a couple of solid reasons for this. First of all, they are notoriously stealthy and can go unnoticed for long periods of time on a victim’s PC. Not to mention that the infection itself happens without any indication. Secondly, Trojans are capable of performing an immense variety of tasks, most of which we will cover in this article. They form an invaluable asset to any hacker and therefore it is vital that you remove the virus from your computer as soon as possible. Our removal guide has been designed specifically to walk you through this process. Just follow the steps described in it and you shouldn’t face any difficulties in locating and removing Remsec from your system.
As pointed out Trojans can be programmed for a wide range of uses the first of which would be plain destruction. Remsec malware could potentially be planted on your computer to format the disks on it, thus deleting any and all information that had been stored on it. This is especially dangerous for businesses and organizations, as they are more likely to be targeted with such intents. Another one of the more common uses is theft. Trojans can be used to steal valuable data from users, especially if it concerns their financial credentials. Keystroke logging is one of the techniques that the malware could employ to get hold of passwords, accounts and other sensitive information that would be necessary in order to, say, rob you of your money and clean out your bank account.
The same techniques could also be used to spy on you for other purposes, but for the sake of labels let’s just give it the general term of ‘spying’. Actually, this is another wide range in itself: your microphone can be tapped to listen in on your conversations, be it those that you have in the privacy of your own living room or over Skype, etc. Your webcam can be tapped in just as effectively to monitor your activity within your home or work space. Alternatively, it could be used to note any valuables within your location and possible entry points. It has happened that burglars have used this to gain thorough knowledge of a person’s home and then rob it.
Other activities that Trojans like Remsec could engage in would be involving your computer in a network of bots or botnets. This could be done to either spam other computers or perhaps to exploit your machine’s resources for bitcoin mining, for example. Should this seem rather unbelievable to you, you should know that roughly 15% of all computers worldwide are actually used as bots. And again, users can be completely unaware of the fact. However, you may be able to suspect something, especially if you are using a laptop. If your PC is being used to mine cryptocurrencies, you will notice that your battery doesn’t last nearly as long as it should and this in turn should prompt you to do some investigating.
How to avoid
Understanding how Trojans like the one you’re currently dealing with are distributed is key to figuring out how to protect yourself from them henceforth. One of the main techniques used to spread this type of malware is through spam emails. Hackers will send elaborately disguised emails with attached files that have the malicious script embedded within them. These emails can seem very convincing and that is what makes them so dangerous. Make sure to pay attention to detail and don’t rush into opening the attachments before you are 100% sure that you can trust the source. Malvertisements, infected torrents and other downloadable content especially from file sharing websites or open source download platforms could also be likely sources of infection. Mind the locations you visit online and also consider upgrading your antivirus software. Also, you might want to invest in a reliable antimalware tool that will recognize and block any harmful programs before they get the chance of reaching your system. Make sure to keep all software and you OS updated, as this is vital in keeping your computer in a healthy and secure state.
|Danger Level||High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)|
|Symptoms||There are usually no noticeable symptoms of a Trojan infection. In some cases you might notice a slowdown or things like your cursor moving on its own, etc.|
|Distribution Method||Spam emails, malvertisments and infected downloadable content from shady websites are likely sources.|
|Detection Tool||Remsec may be difficult to track down. Use SpyHunter – a professional parasite scanner – to make sure you find all files related to the infection.|
Remsec Malware Removal
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Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).
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:
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:
If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.
Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC simultaneously. Go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which ones are a virus. Google them or ask us in the comments.
WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!
- This step is very important, because you can catch other threats (like Ransomware and Spyware) while looking for the Adware process.
Right click on each of the virus processes separately and select Open File Location. End the process after you open the folder, then delete the directories you were sent to.
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 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—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random
If all the prior steps fail to help you or you have reason to believe your system is exposed to threats like Ransomware, we advise you to download a professional scanner and remover.
Remember to leave us a comment if you run into any trouble!