Sarwent Malware

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Sarwent is a very dangerous and stealthy form of computer malware that can be tasked with performing a wide range of harmful activities. Sarwent is categorized as a Trojan Horse virus and it creators could use it for espionage, data theft, Ransomware distribution, and more.

The Sarwent malware conduct various malicious tasks

One of the worst things about getting your computer system infiltrated by a Trojan Horse is now knowing what the malware may be trying to achieve in the infected machine. The versatility of these malware threats allows the cyber criminals behind them to conduct various malicious tasks and a given Trojan may not always be used in the same way in all cases of infections with it. Here, our task is to inform our readers about a new Trojan threat named Sarwent, and to acquaint them with the main characteristics of this threat. Sadly, the information that is currently available about Sarwent isn’t plentiful because of the virus being a rather new one. Still, we believe that we can give you some important and helpful details about this nasty threat, and we also think that we’d be able to help most, if not all of you, who have already had their computers infected with this virus, remove the nefarious piece of malware and make their machines safe once more.

The Sarwent Malware

One of the things that makes the Sarwent malware such a huge problem is the extensive access and control it normally gain in the machines that it attack. This is also the thing that makes the Sarwent malware so incredibly versatile.

You see, in most cases, when a Trojan is being distributed, the hackers behind it make sure to disguise its carrier file, making it as harmless-looking as possible. The idea is that the users who come across it and maybe download it into their computes would execute the file and five it their Admin permission to make changes in the system, thinking that it won’t cause any harm. In fact, one f the key things that allows Trojans to infect so many computers is the plain carelessness of their victims. One very common example of how Trojans spread is when such a virus is disguised as an .exe file that is said to be the installer of some expensive game, that is now being distributed for free on some pirate site. Needless to say, as soon as the file is downloaded, executed, and the user gives their Admin permission, the infection would get set loose inside the system and would now have all the Admin privileges that the user has. In fact, some Trojans may go as far as to limit the user’s Admin profile’s rights, and prevent them from carrying out certain tasks in the computer. For example, if a Trojan like Sarwent attacks you, you may find yourself unable to run scans with your antivirus program or to install a new security tool.

 bviously, with such wide access to all parts of your system, a Trojan could do all kinds of harm -theft of personal info, turning the machine into a cryptomining bot, spying on you, and more. The one thing that is certain here is that you really can’t afford to lose anymore time before you remove the infection from your computer, which is why we urge you to take a look at the guide below and use the instructions in it as a means of eliminating the nefarious Sarwent Trojan.


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Remove Sarwent Malware

If you have a Windows virus, continue with the guide below.

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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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Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which processes are dangerous. 


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. 



    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:





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    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:

    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:

    hosts_opt (1)


    If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.



    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!


    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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