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This page aims to help you remove Malware. These removal instructions work for every version of Windows.

The text below contains valuable information about Malware. This is a Trojan horse program, and is a very common one at that. That’s why we have designed the article and the Removal Guide below – to help the infected users by giving them all the details and instructions they may need to successfully counteract such viruses. Generally speaking, what is typical of Trojans? The viruses, which are representatives of the Trojan category, comprise the biggest group of malicious software ever created. Actually, they may really differ from one another, especially when it comes to their true goals and the intentions of their creators. Nevertheless, all of them represent one and the same group because they DO have more similarities than differences.

What’s similar:

All Trojan horses represent serious cyber threats; there is no doubt about that. They may reach your system with the help of many different sources. The methods hackers use most to spread such malware are mostly the following ones:

  • Suspicious update requests, which may actually look very similar the ones that are indeed sent by your OS. However, such fake updates could redirect you to malware-containing web pages on, where many viruses could infect your machine automatically.
  • Malicious pop-ups and all the other forms of ads, which may lead to websites full of malware.
  • Strange letters inside your email and their attachments – if you happen to receive such a questionable letter (no matter whether your email has placed it inside your Inbox or your Spam Directory), neglect it and delete it. You should ignore their attachments as well – avoid them, they could also be contagious. In such a case, the Trojan inside them may be accompanied by a Ransomware-like program. Ransomware viruses are even more dangerous. What they do is block some of your files and you get no guarantee for their decryption. Moreover, such a virus will demand your money, but will never promise to recover your encoded data. Such malware combos are arguably the worst cyber threat that you can ever come across.
  • Torrents, infected websites and illegal software – these may also be other potential sources of Trojans. Stay away from them.

The way most Trojans normally act is usually the same for all of them as well. They infiltrate your PC and get on with whatever they have been designed to achieve (usually stealthily; so that you will not be able to find out about the contamination before the malicious task it was programmed to has beencompleted). Indeed, this is the main reason for giving them the name of the infamous horse that helped win the Trojan War. In the beginning, such a virus may not remind you of its presence on your PC and after that it could really cause much harm.

What could an infection with lead to?

The potential problems, which may come from an infection with a program like can be totally different. Their number has never been mentioned or stated for sure, either. Cyber criminals program such viruses to achieve various purposes every day. Here we have compiled a list with the most common Trojan uses:

  • Destruction and/or corruption of data: Trojan horses may be the reason for losing valuable files. In some cases the hackers, who spread and design such malware, use it for deleting all the data on your PC or for simply modifying it in one way or another. The possible consequences for your system and you could be so terrible that even a full re-installation of the OS might be required.
  • Spying on you: The cyber criminals may be after you as an individual. What’s more, they could be targeting your bank account credentials, as they might be interested in draining them. Also, your social media accounts could be the real target of the hackers.
  • Trojan horses might be after some professional secrets you may keep or have access to: If your computer is connected to your professional network, immediately after a Trojan invades it, your entire work-place network could get hacked.
  • Cyber criminals might simply need your PC resources: These hackers often turn random computers into bots in order to exploit their resources for many illegal activities.

How do you deal with

Luckily, we have already designed a potential solution. Simply follow the instructions in our removal guide below.


Type Trojan
Danger Level  High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)
Symptoms Usually completely invisible. In the typical case you only find out about the infection after it’s been fully completed.
Distribution Method Many sources comprising malicious pop-ups; illegal software; emails/attachments/ shareware/ torrents.
Detection Tool

Keep in mind, SpyHunter’s malware detection tool is free. To remove the infection, you’ll need to purchase the full version.
More information about SpyHunter and steps to uninstall. Malware Removal Malware Removal

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). Malware Removal

This is the most important step. Do not skip it if you want to remove successfully!

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

Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner: Malware Removal
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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. Malware Removal

Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK. Malware Removal

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: Malware Removal Malware Removal

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

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: Malware Removal

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

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 didn’t help you, download the anti-virus program we recommended or ask us in the comments for guidance!


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