If you have recently come into contact with SysHostt, you are among the thousands of web users who have gotten infected with this horrible computer threat, categorized as a Trojan Horse. SysHostt is targeting the unsuspecting victims, who carelessly browse the web, and is lurking in various web locations.
The reason SysHostt is so common is that it can perform an incredible range of harmful activities, which makes it a favorite tool for hacking. As a typical Trojan, SysHostt is also among the sneakiest pieces of malware, which is a great advantage for the criminals who use it. On this page, however, we will do our best to help you remove this infection from your system, and advise you on how to protect it in the future.
What can a threat like SysHostt do?
The Trojans are notoriously difficult to identify (sometimes even impossible without the help of reliable security software), making them a challenging malware to deal with. They operate in complete stealth, and they rarely show visible symptoms. This is the reason the victims come to know about their presence in the system only after they have carried out their malicious activities.
There are many ways in which those threats can cause harm. They may vary from purely destructive criminal activities, to money-related activities, hijacking the infected computers and beyond.
Corrupting or destroying your information is one of the actions a Trojan can be programmed to carry out. This could be accomplished by formatting the entire hard disk, or by corrupting the information stored on it. In some cases, system errors, and sudden crashes are also not excluded.
You’d be surprised to find out how many elaborate mechanisms a threat like SysHostt, Brarva Speedup, Great Discover can use to spy on you. Keylogging, webcam and mic hacking (meaning you can be spied upon through your own webcam, and microphone), screen tracking, and remote computer control are a few of them. The main goal of the malware here is to collect your personal data, as well as your online banking, and login details, as well as other information related to your money, and accounts. There is no need to say that, with this information in their hands, the hackers can easily drain your bank accounts, log into your online profiles, steal your identity, or blackmail you.
It’s not unusual for the crooks to also turn your computer into a bot, and use it remotely to perform different tasks. These could range from infecting other computers in the same network, distributing spam, viruses and malware, to attacking more devices, and exploiting the system’s resources. This kind of malware oftentimes operates as a Ransomware-distribution tool, and is often used as a portal to your system for Ransomware.
Unfortunately, in almost all of these cases, you will probably have no idea what is happening on your machine while the Trojan operates. That’s why it is best to quickly scan your computer, and remove any possible traces that could be related to SysHostt before it unleashes its full potential upon your system.
Some threats reinstall themselves if you don't delete their core files. We recommend downloading SpyHunter to remove harmful programs for you. This may save you hours and ensure you don't harm your system by deleting the wrong files.
Remove SysHostt Virus
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
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).
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.
Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:
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:
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:
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 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—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!