Trojan.Malware.300983.susgen is a harmful, stealthy malware program that can disguise itself as legitimate OS processes and execute its harmful tasks without getting spotted by the antivirus. Infections like Trojan.Malware.300983.susgen are categorized as Trojan horses and they are commonly used for espionage and distribution of ransomware.
These two examples of ways in which a threat like Trojan.Malware.300983.susgen can be employed, however, shows only a small portion of the full potential of the viruses of the Trojan horse family. This category of computer threats has long been known to be extremely versatile and statistics show that the vast majority of malware attacks, in one way or another, involve the use of a Trojan horse virus. Maybe the Trojan is simply used as a secondary infection like it is in cases where Trojan horses are used to deliver ransomware or spyware into the computers of their victims.
However, in other instances, the Trojan takes a much more central role. Examples of that are when such threats are used for stealing sensitive user data such as passwords, usernames, and even banking numbers or when a Trojan creates a huge network of computers that have been infected by it. Those networks are usually referred to as botnets and, trough them, the hackers behind the virus can carry out large-scale criminal tasks such as the execution of mass DDoS attacks, the illegal mining of cryptocurrency using the resources of the infected computers, the spreading of spam messages to an even larger number of users, and many more. And all of what was mentioned so far only scratches the surface of all the possible cyber-crime activities that can be completed with the help of a Trojan viruses like Trojan.Malware.300983.susgen or Trojan.ciusky.gen.13
Protecting your computer from Trojan.Malware.300983.susgen
One major issue when it comes to newer representatives of the Trojan horse variety is that most antivirus programs do not have their databases updated with the details of the new virus, meaning that they’d be quite ineffective at stopping the threat. Attacks from such new and unknown malware are called Zero-Day attacks and they tend to be the most devastating ones. However, even if your antivirus fails to detect Trojan.Malware.300983.susgen in time, maybe you could do that by simply being observant and keeping an eye out for any potential symptoms. Now, it must be said that a Trojan wouldn’t always trigger any visible signs of its presence, but if it does, you should be ready to recognize them and act accordingly.
Common red flags associated with this type of malware are the crashing of the PC without any warning, especially if a Blue Screen of Death appears afterwards. Another possible symptom is the unauthorized changing of some of the system settings or of the settings of some of your programs. Deleted, corrupted, or modified files can also indicate that you are dealing with some form of a Trojan.
Increased use of CPU, RAM, and even GPU is another likely symptom, but this last one can be related to a wide range of possible issues (as well as some non-harmful processes) so it isn’t a guarantee that there is a Trojan inside your system. As a matter of fact, none of these symptoms necessarily indicate that you have been attacked by Trojan.Malware.300983.susgen but it is still important to not ignore them, especially if they’ve all started to appear relatively around the same time. If anything like that happens on your computer, we strongly advise you to complete the removal guide below, which should allow you to check your PC and, if you find anything harmful, help you remove it.
|Danger Level||High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)|
|Symptoms||Sometimes Trojans show no visible symptoms and can’t be noticed manually but in other cases they can cause system crashes, program errors, file deletion/corruption and other forms of unusual system behavior.|
|Distribution Method||Typical distribution methods for Trojans like Trojan.Malware.300983.susgen are the use of pirated content and misleading links added to malicious spam emails.|
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If you are looking for a way to remove Trojan.Malware.300983.susgen you can try this:
- Click on the Start button in the bottom left corner of your Windows OS.
- Go to Control Panel -> Programs and Features -> Uninstall a Program.
- Search for Trojan.Malware.300983.susgen and any other unfamiliar programs.
- Uninstall Trojan.Malware.300983.susgen as well as other suspicious programs.
Note that this might not get rid of Trojan.Malware.300983.susgen completely. For more detailed removal instructions follow the guide below.
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!