Trojan.Malware.300983.susgen – Virus Removal Report

We created this page for the removal of Trojan.malware.300983.susgen, which is a current outbreak of a Trojan Horse – a malware that infiltrates PCs and serves a backdoor for other threats to come in. This is where the namesake comes from, the same as the fake gift horse in the Odyssey. We are here to help you remove Trojan.malware.300983.susgen successfully and answer any questions what it can do to your system if you leave it there.

What is Trojan.malware.300983.susgen?

It’s very important to note that the designation Trojan.malware.300983.susgen can be a false positive detected by an AV engine called Maxsecure. Maxsecure is notorious for flagging many safe files with this. The designation has become somewhat of a laughingstock because Maxsecure is part of the Total Virus suite and thus many users report these false positives because many people use Total Virus.

An example of a false positive for Trojan.malware.300983.susgen – by Maxsecure

But the Trojan.malware.300983.susgen designation itself is a real malware – it’s just that frivolous things are often called the same, when they are not it. Here we are talking at length about the REAL Trojan.malware.300983.susgen. Right now it is spreading through several torrent trackers and cracked mods for games. Namely these are uTorrent and qBittorrent installers, and especially cracked torrents for Roblox and the Lossless Scaling mod from Steam. Together with Trojan.malware.300983.susgen, a lot of users are reporting being infected with W32.aidetectmalware as well – something for you to look into.

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The current outbreak of Trojan.malware.300983.susgen (not the false positives) is a Trojan Horse, a form of malware that pretends to be a program by appearing in the Windows Control Panel. Except, when you actually want to find out what it’s doing, it stonewalls you and denies you from removing it through normal means.

This behavior by itself is already alarming, but it can be explained away by bugs or corrupted files. However, under more careful examination you will quickly find out that any name listed in the Company section of the app is fake (it changes regularly, which is why we don’t list any names here). For reference, you can simply do this with a Google search. Any app it creates does not exist legally, doesn’t have a website, and you can’t find any references to its company.

If you are tech-literate enough you can track Trojan.malware.300983.susgen to its files and there you will find the unfortunate truth. Trojan.malware.300983.susgen is an actual backdoor into your computer, designed to help other threats bypass the in-built security of the operating system. Once inside, it operates without the your awareness for an indefinite amount of time until you notice any changes like new extensions, apps or too much system resources allocated to Task Bar processes.

To abbreviate this: Trojan.malware.300983.susgen is the component that spreads other malware. In turn these can really do damage. But what gets installed on your PC without your consent varies on a case by case basis depending on the version of Windows you have.


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Next, Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).

Step1 Uninstall the Trojan.malware.300983.susgen app and kill its processes

The first thing you must try to do is look for any sketchy installs on your computer and uninstall anything you think may come from Trojan.malware.300983.susgen. After that, you’ll also need to get rid of any processes that may be related to the unwanted app by searching for them in the Task Manager.

Note that sometimes an app, especially a rogue one, may ask you to install something else or keep some of its data (such as settings files) on your PC – never agree to that when trying to delete a potentially rogue software. You need to make sure that everything is removed from your PC to get rid of the malware. Also, if you aren’t allowed to go through with the uninstallation, proceed with the guide, and try again after you’ve completed everything else.

  • Uninstalling the rogue app
  • Killing any rogue processes

Type Apps & Features in the Start Menu, open the first result, sort the list of apps by date, and look for suspicious recently installed entries.

Click on anything you think could be linked to Trojan.malware.300983.susgen, then select uninstall, and follow the prompts to delete the app.

delete suspicious Trojan.Malware.300983.susgen apps

Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc, click More Details (if it’s not already clicked), and look for suspicious entries that may be linked to Trojan.malware.300983.susgen.

If you come across a questionable process, right-click it, click Open File Location, scan the files with the free online malware scanner shown below, and then delete anything that gets flagged as a threat.

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    After that, if the rogue process is still visible in the Task Manager, right-click it again and select End Process.

    Step2 Undo Trojan.malware.300983.susgen changes made to different system settings

    It’s possible that Trojan.malware.300983.susgen has affected various parts of your system, making changes to their settings. This can enable the malware to stay on the computer or automatically reinstall itself after you’ve seemingly deleted it. Therefore, you need to check the following elements by going to the Start Menu, searching for them, and pressing Enter to open them and to see if anything has been changed there without your approval. Then you must undo any unwanted changes made to these settings in the way shown below:

    • DNS
    • Hosts
    • Startup
    • Task
    • Services
    • Registry

    Type in Start Menu: View network connections

    Right-click on your primary network, go to Properties, and do this:

    Undo DNS changes made by Trojan.malware.300983.susgen

    Type in Start Menu: C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts

    Delete Trojan.malware.300983.susgen IPs from Hosts

    Type in the Start Menu: Startup apps

    Disable Trojan.malware.300983.susgen startup apps

    Type in the Start Menu: Task Scheduler

    Delete Trojan.malware.300983.susgen scheduled tasks

    Type in the Start Menu: Services

    Disable Trojan.malware.300983.susgen services

    Type in the Start Menu: Registry Editor

    Press Ctrl + F to open the search window

    Clear the Registry from Trojan.malware.300983.susgen items

    What does Trojan.malware.300983.susgen do on your system?

    Trojan.malware.300983.susgen’s actions are very limited at first – it gathers hardware data and monitors your activities. But over time it can do other things depending on the target device. If Trojan.malware.300983.susgen notices you inputting account names and passwords in sites, it can introduce a keylogger in its suite. That keylogger’s purpose is to record any sensitive data. This is especially dangerous if any of your accounts don’t require 2-factor authentication to log in.

    Other possible (meaning this may or may not happen) additions of a Trojan.malware.300983.susgen infection include: 

    Any form of adware or browser hijacker that starts to bombard you with redirects and notifications. This is only done when the criminals have monitored your activities for some time and they can’t find anything else to do with your PC. This is usually an indication that Trojan.malware.300983.susgen has been on the device for some time. 

    Using your accounts to send phishing links to contacts. Such a thing is always done in conjunction with either the previous point, or a Ransomware infection – which is the worst kind of malware you can encounter.

    The only other contributing factor is if you start seeing your battery drain faster on a laptop, or your PC heats up and appears less snappy than usual. This is especially noticeable on older devices which aren’t very fast to begin with. This can be indicative to a bitcoin miner that utilizes your idle resources for the benefit of your cyber attacker.

    How did Trojan.malware.300983.susgen enter my PC?

    Trojan.malware.300983.susgen can infiltrate your computer by relying on your own user interactions. We are not throwing unnecessary blame or stating a general fact just to escape the question. In our research, we tracked the trojan to several vectors: 

    Malicious file attachments via someone else’s account if infected, or if the criminals decided to play it safe, by copying your contact information and sending a legitimate-looking email from an institution. Cybercriminals create emails that prompt recipients to download and open the file leading to the installation of the Trojan.

    Downloads from compromised websites or when a browser hijacker is suddenly activated: users are deceived into downloading the Trojan under the guise of a software update or a free application. Other ads are also a culprit, like fake antivirus notifications, for example, alerts seemingly by Windows Defender.

    How to deal with an infection by Trojan.malware.300983.susgen

    If you find out your system was infected by Trojan.malware.300983.susgen, the first thing you should do is immediately get off any internet network. This prevents further changes to the system and any potential spreading. Then take another device and start browsing from it how to deal with Trojan.malware.300983.susgen. I repeat: don’t use the infected device for this. It can cancel downloads to any AV programs and try to make things more difficult. 

    You need to find out how long ago you were infected, which you should do by tracking down any infected files. A word of advice: the malware’s files are probably spread throughout several folders. If you find one, it doesn’t mean you found them all. Trojan.malware.300983.susgen does this so you can’t remove all components at the same time. This is the reason we usually recommend an anti-malware program – it has a much better chance to detect everything critical, than you yourself do. If you are interested download the tool we recommend in our ads – it has a free scan function.

    After cleaning the system change all passwords – those used on accounts accessed from the device. You never know exactly what was recorded by the trojan. This data can be sold to other criminals online, even if it doesn’t impact you immediately.


    About the author


    Brandon Skies

    Brandon is a researcher and content creator in the fields of cyber-security and virtual privacy. Years of experience enable him to provide readers with important information and adequate solutions for the latest software and malware problems.

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