The Ursnif Malware Ursnif is a malicious program from the Trojan Horse type that can steal sensitive user information and provide hackers with remote access to the infected machine. If not removed on time, Ursnif could also destroy important digital data, turn the computer into a bot, or corrupt the entire OS. Trojan horses at the present moment \u2013 just as hazardous as the Trojan they were named after This category of malware comprises a lot of different viruses. Nowadays they are constantly increasing in numbers, and we can say that the variety of their diverse purposes (the most typical of which we have introduced later in the text); as well as the number of their possible sources (also to-be-discussed in the next paragraphs) are also rising. What makes them a separate software group is their normal way of acting. Firstly, you can never see such a serious threat coming. Secondly, you will never know what exactly such a multifunctional virus intends to do to you or your PC. Last but not least, such an infection itself is not easily seen at all in the general case. Normally, you will realize you have been hacked right after Ursnif\u00a0Virus(or another Trojan virus) has successfully implemented its (usually evil) plan. The plans of these viruses very much resemble the way the Greeks won the Trojan war \u2013 they are equally cunning and subtle. And if we talk about their possible hiding places, these programs are very well-distributed. No website, no program and no torrent on the Internet can be considered safe anymore. Such viruses can find a way to invade anything \u2013 from a document to a file-sharing\u00a0web page; from an online ad to an email letter and its attachments. Ensure that you avoid all sorts of software, which gets spread for free, because such places and files are also a common source of various malware. Potential consequences you may be facing, once your system has been contaminated with a Trojan The effects of the appearance of such a virus inside your system could really be terrible. Trojan horses are usually able to perform plenty of malicious activities and the damage they might cause may be of a different sort. Here we have listed the most common ones. \tData corruption, destruction or a total system crash.\u00a0The idea of having your PC crashed, your operating system completely destroyed, or your data modified surely sounds disgusting. However, this possible effect from a malware infection could be the lesser evil of all the potential ones you may be\u00a0facing.\u00a0 \tSpreading of Ransomware.\u00a0Trojan horses may be exploited for distributing other sorts of malicious software. Generally speaking, the viruses that they may be spreading are mainly Ransomware-like programs. This possible usage of Ursnif is awfully disturbing as these different kinds of viruses are truly dangerous enough alone; and if combined, they may indeed give you no other opportunities but to have to fully reinstall your machine. The ransom-demanding viruses are particularly awful as they do encrypt your most regularly accessed files,\u00a0 and after that you can do really nothing effective enough to recover them. \tAll sorts of stealing activities.\u00a0Such programs may be used as theft tools, bank-account stealing means, social media accounts hacking instruments. The cyber criminals behind Ursnif may be after your finances, so that the virus could be set to track down all the bank account information that you enter while being online. Another possibility is that they might as well be after your own identity, so the purpose of such malicious software may be your social media accounts and other online profiles. \tSimply spying on you as an individual or as a professional.\u00a0Maybe you will become the victim of spying, both professionally and personally. Some hackers may be psychotic and may want to track your activity 24\/7. Moreover, some company\u2019s sensitive information might be what interests the hackers. In such a case, your PC will be used as a means of hacking your professional network. Indeed, there may be other potential usages of this sort of malware, but only the most widely used of them could be described in only one article. The process of removing such a virus Luckily, we have a potential solution for your Trojan-caused problem. To safely and successfully get rid of Ursnif, implement the instructions in the Removal Guide below with attention and care. SUMMARY: Name Ursnif Type Trojan Danger Level High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware) Symptoms Nothing strange or shady before the actual purpose of the virus is revealed. Distribution Method Emails and their attachments\/ spam\/ fake updates\/ contagious ads\/ torrents\/ shareware. 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. Remove Ursnif Malware 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\u00a0Safe Mode\u00a0(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\u00a0and\u00a0go to the\u00a0Processes Tab. Try to determine which processes are dangerous.\u00a0 Right click on each of them\u00a0and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner: After you open their folder,\u00a0end the processes\u00a0that are infected, then delete their folders.\u00a0 Note:\u00a0If 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.\u00a0 Hold together the Start Key and R. Type\u00a0appwiz.cpl -->\u00a0OK. You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries.\u00a0Uninstall it\/them. If you see a screen like this when you click Uninstall, choose NO: Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter.\u00a0A\u00a0window will pop-up: Startup --->\u00a0Uncheck\u00a0entries that have "Unknown" as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious. \tRemember this step - if you have reason to believe a bigger threat (like\u00a0ransomware) is on your PC, check everything here. Hold the Start\u00a0Key\u00a0and\u00a0R\u00a0- \u00a0copy +\u00a0paste the following and click OK: notepad %windir%\/system32\/Drivers\/etc\/hosts A new\u00a0file 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" -\u00a0write 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: \tHKEY_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\u00a0anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!