This page aims to help you remove Triton Malware. Our removal instructions work for every version of Windows.
Trojan horse malware is a favourite tool of hackers that they use to achieve their illegal goals. This is one of the most popular types of malicious programs and every user should have some level of knowledge and understanding regarding the main characteristics of Trojan horses. Here, we will give you such information – you are about to learn the most common ways Trojan malware is used, what symptoms it could trigger that one might be able to notice and what the methods that cyber criminals use to spread such malware throughout the World Wide Web. One recent addition to the Trojan horse family is a piece of malware known as Triton Virus which will be the main focus in this post. In case you have landed on this page due to an infection by this noxious program, we might also be able to aid you in getting rid of it. For that purpose, once you are done reading here, scroll down and take a look at the removal guide for Triton Malware – the instructions there are easy to follow and should help you eliminate the malware threat.
What you need to know about Trojans
Although Trojans are different from one another, there are a number of characteristics that they share and this is what we will focus on in the current paragraph. In fact, one of the main differences between different viruses of this category is the way they are used. However, it is usually possible for the hacker to change the purpose of the malware and the way it is used depending on what their goal is. In most cases, a Trojan like Triton Virus would get downloaded on the user’s PC disguised as a regular program that doesn’t seem harmful at first. However, once executed by an Administrator account, the malware would make certain modifications to the infected system making sure that the attacker gets wide access and control over the attacked PC. From there on, it is up to the cyber criminal to decide what the remote access to the machine provided by the Trojan would be used for. One thing to note about this particular malware kind is that Trojans aren’t exactly viruses, as they do not replicate on the infected computer. That said, for convenience’s sake, we are going to refer to them as such throughout the remainder of this article.
Triton Malware Removal
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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:
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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:
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!
What can a Trojan do?
A typical Trojan horse virus, as was already mentioned, can be used for different tasks. Here are some of the more common ones that you can encounter, but know that there are also many more possibilities as well.
- Backdoor – the Trojan downloads more malware, for example a Ransomware cryptovirus, on the PC that it has attacked (hence the name Trojan horse).
- Espionage – some Trojans can utilize different spying techniques such as telemetry data collection, keylogging, taking snapshots of the user’s screen and even controlling the PC’s camera to spy on the user.
- System damage – this type of malware is also capable of causing system instability, errors, slow-downs, Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) crashes as well as corrupting/deleting system data and messing with the computer’s Registry.
- Botnet – some Trojans create networks of infected machines forcing them to complete different tasks such as cryptocurrency mining or spam message distribution.
How to detect a Trojan
First of all, remember that the best way to spot a Trojan is by having a good, strong and up-to-date antivirus and maybe a dedicated anti-malware web protection tool. Apart from that, it is always preferable if you remember to keep an eye out for certain symptoms that are possible during an infection by a virus like Triton. Those include but are not limited to unusual system slow-down, crashes to BSOD, increased use of system resources, errors, freezes, changes to your system configuration, etc. If you notice any of these, you might want to carry out a full system scan using your antivirus software or maybe directly use our removal guide for Triton.
Ways to protect you computer
The most common reason why users land viruses like Triton on their PCs is because they aren’t careful enough. Hackers who seek to spread malware rely on careless users that download content from unreliable sites or who open sketchy e-mails and click on shady links online. If you want your PC and your virtual security to be safe, do not do any of that. If you see anything suspicious on the Internet, do not try to explore it as it might easily land you some nasty Trojan horse infection or some noxious Ransomware virus. Additionally, always keep all software on your machine updated to its last version. This includes any programs that you might have, your security tools and also the Operating System on the computer. Stick to these rules and the chances of getting your PC attacked by some dangerous and harmful program would be greatly reduced.
|Danger Level||High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)|
|Symptoms||BSOD crashes, CPU and RAM spikes, system errors, slow-down and others.|
|Distribution Method||Mostly through spam e-mails, malicious links and malverising.|
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