S1deload Malware

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S1deload is a recently detected Trojan virus that can be used to steal data from your computer, to infect you with Ransomware, and more. Disguise is typically used to deliver S1deload into the computers of its potential victims without them finding out about the infection.


If you think that your system might currently be under the attack of this virus, we might be able to help you manually resolve the problem and make your computer safe again. However, we cannot make any promises and you would be doing everything at your own discretion. On the other hand, you can also try the tool we’ve linked among the manual instructions and try to remove S1deload with its help. It is an anti-malware app that has been tested many times against viruses of the Trojan Horse family and has always given very good results so we definitely recommend it.

Whatever option you choose to go for, however, you must act quickly because, the longer S1deload Install is allowed to reside in your system, the worse the consequences of its stay there could be.

The S1deload Malware

Due to the versatile nature of threats of the trojan horse malware family like the S1deload malware, it is often difficult to predict the exact type of harm they might cause. In the case of the S1deload malware, this is a very new representative of its respective malware category so more research is needed to verify its exact end-goal.


Danger LevelHigh (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)
SymptomsThe symptoms that could be linked to a Trojan Horse virus include but are not limited to sudden crashes of the system, severe data corruption, changes in the computer’s settings without your permission, and severe slow-downs due to excessive use of system resources. 
Distribution MethodThe Trojans are typically disguised and made to look as something that isn’t harmless so that users would be tricked into willingly downloading the hidden threat.
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Please follow all the steps below in order to remove S1deload !

How to remove S1deload

  1. First, click the Start Menu on your Windows PC.
  2. Type Programs and Settings in the Start Menu, click the first item, and find S1deload in the programs list that would show up.
  3. Select S1deload from the list and click on Uninstall.
  4. Follow the steps in the removal wizard.

What we suggest you do first is, check the list of programs that are presently installed on the infected device and uninstall any rogue software that you find there:

  • From the Start Menu, navigate to Control Panel ->>> Programs and Features ->>> Uninstall a Program.
  • Next, carefully search for unfamiliar programs or programs that have been installed recently and could be related to S1deload .
  • If you find any of the programs suspicious then uninstall them if they turn out to be linked to S1deload .
  • If a notification appears on your screen when you try to uninstall a specific questionable program prompting you to just alter it or repair it, make sure you choose NO and complete the steps from the removal wizard.

Remove S1deload from Chrome

  1. Click on the three dots in the right upper corner
  2. Go to more tools
  3. Now select extensions
  4. Remove the S1deload extension
  • Once you open Chrome, click on the three-dots icon to open the browser’s menu, go to More Tools/ More Options, and then to Extensions.
  • Again, find the items on that page that could be linked to S1deload and/or that might be causing problems in the browser and delete them.
  • Afterwards, go to this folder: Computer > C: > Users > *Your User Account* > App Data > Local > Google > Chrome > User Data. In there, you will find a folder named Default – you should change its name to Backup Default and restart the PC.
  • Note that the App Data folder is normally hidden so you’d have to first make the hidden files and folders on your PC visible before you can access it.

How to get rid of S1deload on FF/Edge/etc.

  1. Open the browser and select the menu icon.
  2. From the menu, click on the Add-ons button.
  3. Look for the S1deload extension
  4. Get rid of S1deload by removing it from extensions

If using Firefox:

  • Open Firefox
  • Select the three parallel lines menu and go to Add-ons.
  • Find the unwanted add-on and delete it from the browser – if there is more than one unwanted extension, remove all of them.
  • Go to the browser menu again, select Options, and then click on Home from the sidebar to the left.
  • Check the current addresses for the browser’s homepage and new-tab page and change them if they are currently set to address(es) you don’t know or trust.

If using MS Edge/IE:

  • Start Edge
  • Select the browser menu and go to Extensions.
  • Find and uninstall any Edge extensions that look undesirable and unwanted.
  • Select Settings from the browser menu and click on Appearance.
  • Check the new-tab page address of the browser and if it has been modified by “S1deload ” or another unwanted app, change it to an address that you’d want to be the browser’s new-tab page.

How to Delete S1deload

  1. Open task manager
  2. Look for the S1deload process
  3. Select it and click on End task
  4. Open the file location to delete S1deload
  • Access the Task Manager by pressing together the Ctrl + Alt + Del keys and then selecting Task Manager.
  • Open Processes and there try to find a process with the name of the unwanted software. If you find it, select it with the right button of the mouse and click on the Open File Location option.
  • If you don’t see a “S1deload ” process in the Task Manager, look for another suspicious process with an unusual name. It is likely that the unwanted process would be using lots of RAM and CPU so pay attention to the number of resources each process is using.
  • Tip: If you think you have singled out the unwanted process but are not sure, it’s always a good idea to search for information about it on the Internet – this should give you a general idea if the process is a legitimate one from a regular program or from your OS or if it is indeed likely linked to the adware.
  • If you find another suspicious process, open its File Location too.
  • Once in the File Location folder for the suspicious process, start testing all of the files that are stored there by dragging them to our free online scanner available below.
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    • If the scanner finds malware in any of the files, return to the Processes tab in the Task Manager, select the suspected process, and then select the End Process option to quit it.
    • Go back to the folder where the files of that process are located and delete all of the files that you are allowed to delete. If all files get deleted normally, exit the folder and delete that folder too. If one or more of the files showed an error message when you tried to delete them, leave them for now and return to try to delete them again once you’ve completed the rest of the guide.

    How to Uninstall S1deload

    1. Click on the home button
    2. Search for Startup Apps
    3. Look for S1deload in there
    4. Uninstall S1deload from Startup Apps by turning it off
    • Now you need to carefully search for and uninstall any S1deload -related entries from the Registry. The easiest way to do this is to open the Registry Editor app (type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter) and then open a Find dialog (CTRL+F key combination) where you have to type the name of the threat. 
    • Perform a search by clicking on the Find Next button and delete any detected results. Do this as many times as needed until no more results are found. 
    • After that, to ensure that there are no remaining entries lined to S1deload in the Registry, go manually to the following directories and delete them:
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Random Directory. 
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Run/Random
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Internet Explorer/Main/Random

    Is S1deload dangerous?

    For now, you should be prepared for anything from data corruption, and espionage to illegal use of your system’s resources for BitCoin generation for the hackers’ profit and secondary infections with other threats such as Rootkits or Ransomware. Indeed, there are many different ways in which a virus of this family could be employed and, furthermore, in many cases, the specific activity the Trojan is tasked with could remotely be changed on the go by the hackers who control it.

    How to keep Trojans off your computer in the future?

    There are numerous safety practices that you can adopt in order to boost the safety levels of your system and to decrease the chances of running into another Trojan virus in the future. One very important tip here is to make sure to never download anything that isn’t from a reputed and reliable download source and software developer. There really is no need to expose your computer to risk by downloading stuff from questionable sources and unknown developers. Even if you don’t land a Trojan, you could still end up with some undesirable piece of software such as a browser hijacker or an adware app.
    Another really important thing to remember is to never open any email messages that don’t seem to be coming from reliable senders or that look like spam. The same applies to any sketchy web ads and clickbait-y buttons you see on the Internet – do not click on them or, before you know it, you may end up on some unsafe site that is used by hackers to spread Trojans like S1deload Install and Multi Speed Up and get them onto the computers of unsuspecting users.


    About the author


    Brandon Skies

    Brandon is a researcher and content creator in the fields of cyber-security and virtual privacy. Years of experience enable him to provide readers with important information and adequate solutions for the latest software and malware problems.

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