Trojan.Multi.DNSChanger.a Virus Removal (March 2018 Update)

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This page aims to help you remove Trojan.Multi.DNSChanger.a Virus. Our removal instructions work for every version of Windows.

You can search the Internet far and wide, but you will hardly find anything more malicious, more cunning and more versatile than a Trojan horse infection. This type of malware has so many different harmful sources and criminal usages, that this article will definitely not be enough to cover them all. However, what we can cover here is one particular Trojan horse threat, which is named Trojan.Multi.DNSChanger.a. This infection has been spotted recently, and some of its victims have contacted our team for assistance. That’s why, we decided to create a Removal Guide, which can help all of them remove Trojan.Multi.DNSChanger.a and scan their system throughout.

What does a Trojan horse look like?

Do you know that nearly 75% of all the malicious infections that happen through the internet are caused by Trojan horses? Yes, this is quite a big percentage, which kind of gives an idea of how widespread, how popular and how common these nasty infections are. A major role in their success is played by the fact that Trojans can camouflage and it is very difficult to tell exactly what such malware looks like. Sometimes, it may come in the form of a harmless-looking file, an attachment, an ad or a link, while in other cases, it may be delivered to your email inbox in the form of a spam message. On a daily basis, hundreds of Trojan threats are released by anonymous cyber criminals that program them to perform various harmful activities. Different types of fraud and theft are just some of the most common things one may experience if they have a piece like Trojan.Multi.DNSChanger.a on their system. However, there could be many more possible usages. Let us give you an idea in the next paragraph.

What may a Trojan like Trojan.Multi.DNSChanger.a Virus do?

Spread other viruses: If a Trojan horse has managed to get inside your system, you should know that many other nasty malicious threats may sneak inside as well. Basically, the Trojan acts as a backdoor for Ransomware, Spyware and other dreadful viruses and can help them invade your PC in a very stealthy way.

Spy on your individual or professional life: In some cases, the Trojan infection could be effectively exploited as a tool of stalking and spying. With its help, the hackers can gain full access to your system, steal files or other sensitive information such as passwords, login credentials, personal identification information, confidential work details, bank account details, etc. We don’t need to tell you that with such type of data in their hands, they can perform various types of crimes – from money theft, identity theft, business secrets theft to even real blackmail and mental and physical abuse.

Trojan.Multi.DNSChanger.a Virus Removal


 

Step1

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).

Step2

WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!

We get asked this a lot, so we are putting it here: Removing parasite manually may take hours and damage your system in the process. If you want a fast safe solution, we recommend SpyHunter. 

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Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which processes are dangerous. 

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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. 

Step3

Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.

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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:

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Step4

Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:

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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:

notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

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:

hosts_opt (1)

If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.

Step5

WARNING!
To remove parasite, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. Making a mistake and deleting the wrong thing may damage your system.
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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—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random

Destruction of data and software, system resource exploitation: An infection like Trojan.Multi.DNSChanger.a may lead to the complete destruction of all of your data, deletion of files, modification of your software, and exploitation of your system resources for criminal purposes. The hackers may turn your PC into a bot by taking over all of its processes and functions and employ them into illegal activities such as spam and malware distribution or cryptocurrency mining.

The described usages definitely do not represent all the possible issues a Trojan horse may cause. Nevertheless, they are dreadful enough to make you take immediate actions to remove Trojan.Multi.DNSChanger.a from your PC. We suggest you use the instructions in the Removal Guide below to detect the malware and also combine them with the professional Trojan.Multi.DNSChanger.a removal tool, which can scan your system in detail.

How do Trojans spread and how to avoid them?

Trojans are far trickier than most of the typical viruses. They may use plenty of malicious transmitters to delude the web users and get easily inside their system. Their ability to camouflage has made them almost indistinguishable from the usual web content that the people normally interact with. For instance, Trojan.Multi.DNSChanger.a may be hidden inside an interesting ad, a web page or a link, a torrent or some free software installer, an email or a spam message that may bring an infected attachment such as PDF file, .exe file, invoice, image or document in your inbox. Basically, without proper antivirus program, it may not be possible to recognize and avoid the infection, that’s why we strongly advise you to invest in reputed security software and ensure your PC is regularly scanned with it. Also, update your OS to the latest security patches and don’t keep outdated programs, the vulnerabilities of which may be exploited by a sophisticated infection like Trojan.Multi.DNSChanger.a.

SUMMARY:

Name Trojan.Multi.DNSChanger.a
Type Trojan
Danger Level High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)
Symptoms A very tricky infection, which may lack visible symptoms.
Distribution Method This malware may be hidden inside an interesting ad, a web page or a link, a torrent or some free software installer, an email or a spam message that may bring an infected attachment such as PDF file, an .exe file, invoice, image or document in your inbox.
Detection Tool We generally recommend SpyHunter or a similar anti-malware program that is updated daily.

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.

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!