SAproduct Virus


SAproduct

SAproduct is a type of harmful software program that has the ability to enter computers unnoticed and secretly initiate malicious processes. SAproduct uses different forms of disguise to attack its potential victims which is why it is categorized as a Trojan horse.

SAproduct Virus

The SAproduct Virus

This computer threat is a brand new one, which means that most antivirus programs may not be able to recognize and stop it. Therefore, even if your computer is currently being protected by a reliable antivirus tool, this doesn’t mean SAproduct cannot attack you. The reason new Trojans like this one are more likely to slip past security software has to do with the main method used by pretty much all modern protection programs to spot and intercept incoming malware. In order to detect an attacking virus, the antivirus uses its extensive database of existing software threats and if it finds a match with the invading threat, it recognizes it and easily neutralizes it. However, if the virus is a new one, such as SAproduct, it is going to take at least a couple of days before it is added to the database of the antivirus. Until that time, the security tool is way less likely to detect the attacking virus because it can no longer rely on its database to recognize the infection.

Some of the more advanced antivirus solutions offer other malware detection methods such as recognizing unsafe and potentially harmful programs such as SAntivirus, Segurazo, based on behavioral patterns displayed by questionable software. However, those methods are way less effective and don’t always spot incoming viruses.

Unfortunately, this leaves you with virtually no software protection if SAproduct or another similar virus manages to infect your computer. It is even possible for the Trojan to block your current antivirus while at the same time preventing you from downloading and installing a new one. This means that you’d be left on your own against the threat that would now be free to execute its harmful processes without being interrupted.

What damage could the Trojan virus cause?

Some notable examples of what viruses like SAproduct are usually capable of are spying on their victims and gathering sensitive and private data from their computers, controlling important system processes and forcing the machine to use up most of its resources for tasks that only benefit the hackers, inserting additional threats such as Ransomware and Rootkits into the system, corrupting important system files and settings, and so on and so forth. In general, the type of malware threats known as Trojan horses are highly versatile forms of malware and their abilities can be highly varied. In most cases, however, it can be expected from such threats to create a botnet – this is a huge network of thousands of infected machines that are controlled by the virus and used for the completion of resource-intensive tasks such as large-scale cryptocurrency mining or mass distribution of spam messages. Oftentimes, this would cause the computer to become extremely slow, to start experiencing errors and crashes, and to become unresponsive. Those symptoms could, in turn, tell you that there’s a malware threat in your computer that needs to be removed. The next lines will provide you with helpful instructions on how to delete the virus on your own and we advise you to have a look at them and complete them so that you can secure your system.

SUMMARY:

Name SAproduct
Type Trojan
Danger Level  High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)
Symptoms  This Trojan can corrupt important system files and settings, thus causing sudden crashes, errors, and freezes.
Distribution Method  Trojans are mainly distributed through the use of sites that distribute illegal software, where Trojans are uploaded under the guise of pirated software.
Detection Tool

Remove SAproduct Virus

If you are looking for a way to remove SAproduct you can try this:

  1. Click on the Start button in the bottom left corner of your Windows OS.
  2. Go to Control Panel -> Programs and Features -> Uninstall a Program.
  3. Search for SAproduct and any other unfamiliar programs.
  4. Uninstall SAproduct as well as other suspicious programs.

Note that this might not get rid of SAproduct completely. For more detailed removal instructions follow the guide below.

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


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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).

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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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Scan Results


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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. 

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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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SAproduct Virus

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

SAproduct Virus

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.

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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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About the author

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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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