Sinspector.dll is an unpredictable malware threat that can get you into a lot of trouble if it infiltrates your system. Sinspector.dll and other infections from the Trojan Horse category are quite versatile malware tools and their creators are known for using them for different tasks.
Here, our goal is to share with you what we know about a Trojan named Sinspector.dll. This is a new infection, and it is likely that a lot of antivirus programs are yet to have it added to their malware databases. This fact makes Sinspector.dll even more dangerous than older Trojans, because it is likely that even if you have a reliable antivirus in place, your machine may still get infiltrated by Sinspector.dll without you knowing it, if the antivirus is out of date. Most of the top tier antivirus solutions have features that allow them to detect and stop unidentified malware that’s not in their database by monitoring the malware’s behavior, but these features may not always work, so even if you have one of the best antivirus programs, this still doesn’t guarantee that a virus like Sinspector.dll won’t attack you.
The Sinspector.dll Virus
The Sinspector.dll virus is a threatening computer virus that will secretly hijack different system processes and carry out harmful tasks. The Sinspector.dll virus cannot be allowed to stay on the computer or else there are many different forms of damage it can cause to it.
As was pointed out, a Trojan such as Sinspector.dll can be a very versatile piece of malware with multiple uses, which is why there isn’t a singular answer to this question “How can Sinspector.dll harm you?”. However, we can give you examples of the possible ways a hacker could utilize a virus of this category:
System exploitation – one of the most popular and widespread uses of Trojans is for taking over the targeted machine, and forcing it to do the criminals’ bidding. In such cases, the malware would typically set up a whole network of computers, also known as a botnet, and would use it to complete tasks that cannot be done with a single system. Some examples of such tasks are DDoS attacks, mass spam distribution, and large-scale cryptomining.
Data theft/espionage – The Trojans are also some of the most commonly used malware espionage tools. They can sneak a Spyware virus inside your computer, or they may spy on your themselves depending on what they’ve been programmed to do. With the help of a virus like Sinspector.dll, the hackers may learn what your banking numbers are, the passwords and usernames to your online accounts, or even obtain some sensitive personal info about you, and your everyday life. Depending on what the acquired information is, the criminals may use it to blackmail you, to steal your money from under your nose, or to “steal” your virtual identity.
Malware distribution – some Trojans can also be used as “helper” malware, that can download another “main” infection on your computer. This is called backdooring, and one of the most common examples of it is when a Ransomware is snuck inside the user’s machine with the aid of a previous Trojan infection.
We can give you many more examples, but what’s more important now is that you remove Sinspector.dll from your system if it’s there, so we leave you with our removal guide.
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Sinspector.dll Virus Removal
The short instructions below offer you a quick way to remove Sinspector.dll from your Control Panel:
- Go to the bottom left corner of your screen and click on the Windows Start button.
- Next, navigate to Control Panel and open Programs and Features.
- Select Uninstall a Program and look for Sinspector.dll and other questionable-looking programs in the list.
- When you find the trojan or some other suspicious apps, highlight them and click on the uninstall button at the top.
If you see a screen like this when you click Uninstall, choose NO:
Attention! These instructions may remove Sinspector.dll from the Programs and Features list but may not help you get rid of all of its malicious entries completely. That’s why for a more precise removal, we suggest you complete the detailed removal instructions below:
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WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!
Trojans like Sinspector.dll may hide in different system locations. To detect them quickly, it is best to reboot your computer in Safe Mode. If you need assistance with that, please click on the active link and follow the steps from that guide. Then get back to this page to complete the removal of the Trojan.
Next, with your computer in Safe Mode, press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC keyboard keys. This will open the Windows Task Manager. Once in it, click on the Processes Tab and carefully look at the list of active processes.
If you detect a process that behaves in an unusual way, uses too much CPU or Memory, and is not related to any program that you know of, right-click on it. A pop-up menu will show up where you have to select Open File Location. Use the scanner below to check the files stored in that location for malware:
After the scan results show up, you will know if the selected process is malicious or not. In case the scanned files get flagged as malicious, end their processes and delete the folders that contain the malicious files.
In some cases, Sinspector.dll may add malicious startup entries that get loaded as soon as the computer starts. To check for such entries and remove them, type msconfig in the windows search field and hit enter. TheSystem Configuration window will appear on the screen:
You need to click on the Startup tab to see the startup entries. If you see a questionable entry, Uncheck its checkmark. Pay extra attention to entries with “Unknown” Manufacturer and google them if needed to find out if they are legitimate or not. Then save the changes by clicking on OK.
Important! Trojans like Sinspector.dll may invite other malware into the system. If you are afraid that a bigger threat (like spyware or ransomware) has sneaked inside your PC, follow these steps:
On your keyboard, press the Start and R buttons together. Then, copy the line below in the Run box that pops up on the screen:
Press Enter to execute the command. The Hots file of your computer will open up. Scroll it down and find Localhost. Then, carefully look at the example image below.
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 you detect some strange IPs below Localhost in your Hosts file, this may be an indication that your computer is hacked. In this case, please leave us a comment below this guide and we will reply with instructions on what to do in this scenario.
Many Trojan threats tend to make changes in the Registry and add malicious entries that mess up with the system. To search for such entries, open the Registry Editor on your computer by typing Regedit in the windows search field and pressing the Enter keyboard key.
Then, use the CTRL+F key combination to use the Find function. Write the name of the Trojan in the Find field and press Find Next. Any entries that are found with that name should be deleted.
If nothing shows up in this way, go manually to the directories listed below and uninstall/delete them:
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER->Software->Random Directory.
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER->Software->Microsoft->Internet Explorer->Main->Random
If the Trojan still shows signs of its presence in the system after you complete this guide, please use the recommended anti-virus program and the online virus scanner. Also, don’t hesitate to drop us a message in the comments below if you face any difficulties with the steps shown above.