This page aims to help you remove Trojan.Malscript. These Trojan.Malscript removal instructions work for every version of Windows.
If you have landed on this page, the chances are that you may have had a close encounter with one very nasty Trojan horse virus called Trojan.Malscript. This threat is one of the latest, most dreadful and widely distributed online hazards, and many users have reached us with a request to help them effectively deal with it. That’s why we have created this article, where all who need assistance in removing this nasty infection can find useful information about it, and the possible methods to eliminate its tricky script. In the next lines, you will read about all the nasty things that a Trojan like Trojan.Malscript could do to your computer, how it spreads online and most importantly – how to remove it and protect your system in the future. The information we’ve provided below is crucial for the successful removal of the infection, so we advise you to spend a few minutes and read it carefully to be prepared for the steps in the removal guide below.
Trojan.Malscript – how to recognize you have been infected?
One of the hardest things when it comes to Trojan horse virus infections like Trojan.Malscript is to figure out that you have really been infected. These threats are real kings of camouflage and they know how to hide well so that no one can detect them. They may silently infect you without you even noticing that you’ve just been compromised and with the same success they can hide deep inside your system and perform their malicious activities undetected. There is a good reason for naming them after the famous Trojan horse from the Greek myth of Troy. These malicious programs are using various delusive methods to get inside your system and they may mask themselves like all sort of random online content such as ads, applications, links, email attachments, torrents, installers, music, videos and what not. Once you click on one such transmitter, the infection will take place mostly without any significant symptoms. The Trojan may stay latent inside the system until the hackers behind it decide to use it or activate the malicious activities that it has been programmed for. In some rare cases, there may be an indication of the infection related to some sudden crashes or system freezing, movements of the cursor on the screen without any actions from the user, or high CPU usage. However, most of the time, the Trojan remains hidden and there is very little chance to spot it before it has done some major damage to the compromised computer.
What damages can a Trojan cause?
Threats like Trojan.Malscript are created by cyber criminals who use them to do all sorts of harm and illegal actions to both your system and your virtual privacy. The list of malicious tasks that a Trojan can perform can literally be unlimited because such threats can be programmed to do almost anything. Some of the most common criminal activities related to Trojans are system destruction, data theft and corruption, espionage and credentials stealing, financial criminal deeds, etc. A threat like Trojan.Malscript, for example, can be used by the hackers to record everything you type on your keyboard. This method, known as keystroke logging allows them to collect information about your passwords, credit and debit card credentials, online banking accounts and details and you social platform profiles. Once they get their hands on such sensitive data, they may use it to blackmail you or steal your money and identity. Another very fearful threat that Trojans are related to is Ransomware. This is a form of online blackmail, where the hackers lock all the data found on your computer and ask you to pay ransom to unlock it. Threats like Trojan.Malscript may play a great role in the infection and transmission of Ransomware because they help it to find its way inside the compromised computer. That’s why removing the Trojan as soon as possible is the best way to protect your system from even nastier infections and the removal guide below will show you how to do that. Such tricky and malicious scripts should not even be allowed to stay a minute on your machine and the moment you have some doubts that something may be wrong with your PC, it is best to scan it with reputable antivirus software. Keeping your system up to date can generally prevent nasty threats from sneaking inside your computer, so make it a habit to regularly update it in order to keep malware away.
|Danger Level||High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)|
|Symptoms||In some rare cases some sudden crashes or system freezing may happen.|
|Distribution Method||This threat can be found in all sorts of random online content such as ads, applications, links, email attachments, torrents, installers, music, videos, etc.|
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.
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Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).
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.
Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC simultaneously. Go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which ones are a virus. Google them or ask us in the comments.
WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!
- This step is very important, because you can catch other threats (like Ransomware and Spyware) while looking for the Adware process.
Right click on each of the virus processes separately and select Open File Location. End the process after you open the folder, then delete the directories you were sent to.
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 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 all the prior steps fail to help you or you have reason to believe your system is exposed to threats like Ransomware, we advise you to download a professional scanner and remover.
Remember to leave us a comment if you run into any trouble!