Trojan.Pidief Removal (April 2017 Update)


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This page aims to help you remove Trojan.Pidief. Our removal instructions work for every version of Windows.

Trojan.Pidief belongs to the malware category of the Trojans. A Trojan is a virus, which may have many varying usages. This makes these malicious programs so awfully hazardous and disturbing. All of the details about this exact Trojan version are pointed out in the following lines.

Characteristic features of Trojan.Pidief . Possible purposes of exploiting such a virus:

We could differentiate some more general groups of activities that such a virus could be capable of performing as well as some smaller more exact ones. However, first of all, we are going to explain in what ways you may catch such a serious malware threat. 

Possible sources

As you may expect, cyber threats like Trojan.Pidief are more than just nasty as they could be hiding anywhere on the Internet. Torrents, spam emails and/or their attachments, software bundles, contagious web pages – all of those are Trojans’ favorite lurking places. Some cyber criminals may often incorporate such viruses into seemingly harmless advertisements, which are actually the infamous malicious ads or malvertisements. Most of them are fake and could simply lead to web locations spreading numerous types of these and other viruses. Whatever way exactly your device has caught this virus, the contamination most certainly has taken place in a stealthy way, usually without any signs of the ongoing infection. Unfortunately, just a few users do find out about the presence of such an infection as it is normally subtle and non-visible. Once your PC has been infiltrated by this kind of malware, the virus may indeed be used for a variety of different purposes.

Potential usages of Trojan.Pidief :

The first general way in which Trojans might damage your machine is by DESTROYING something. Trojan.Pidief as well could have a destructive purpose. The hackers who are exploiting it might just be having some great fun while crashing your computer, deleting some of your favorite photos or manipulating some data on your PC. Another probable usage may be VIRUS-SNEAKING. Any Trojan can be used as a tool for spreading other versions of malware, most commonly Ransomware viruses. The main aim of the Trojan in such cases is to check your device and distinguish a possible vulnerability of your system for it to exploit. Such a vulnerability could be a program that you haven’t updated for a long time or a dysfunctional anti-malware piece of software. As soon as such a weak aspect of your system is detected, the Ransomware will be unleashed inside your PC, and you will face complex encryption of the files you have used the most. This is a truly terrifying possibility, as these two viruses are too harmful separately, however, combined, their effects could be disastrous.

In general, another common purpose of Trojan.Pidief could be to function as a DATA BURGLAR. This means the following: your banking credentials, social media account passwords, as well as everything that’s on the Internet and belongs to you may be in serious danger. The hackers behind these programs may use them to steal your private details (even from the keystrokes you make), from controlling your system stealthily and remotely or from watching you live via your own web camera. This possibility is also one of the most disturbing options. Also, the hackers may be using this Trojan because they need to control and take advantage of your system resources. Via remotely managing your device, these cyber criminals can exploit it as a spam-sending center, of course, without your approval and definitely against the law. This virus can turn your PC into a bot that mines crypto currencies.

Several prevention tips:

Trojans represent some of the most dangerous viruses ever created because you can never know for sure exactly what to expect from such malware. Logically, once such an infection gets detected, it should be removed in a quick and timely manner. You may be able to do that by following some basic removal steps – we have prepared them for you in the Removal Guide on this page. However, you might need the skills of a professional in this field, and you might want to contact one. It could also be possible that you have to purchase a specific piece of software, or to update your anti-malware program to a better version in order to counteract such threats. No matter what you decide to do, you should get rid of this contamination immediately. 

 

SUMMARY:

Name Trojan.Pidief
Type Trojan
Danger Level  High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)
Symptoms Many possible functions but not as many symptoms – nothing special and noticeable most of the time.
Distribution Method Almost everything on the web – torrents, spam, malicious ads, fake system requests, malicious emails.
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.

Remove Trojan.Pidief


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. 

>> Click to Download Spyhunter. If you don't want this software, continue with the guide below.

Keep in mind, SpyHunter’s malware & virus scanner is free. To remove the infection, you'll need to purchase its full version. More information about SpyHunter and steps to uninstall.

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:

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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.
Avoid this by using SpyRemoverPro - a professional Parasite removal tool.

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

If the guide didn’t help you, download the anti-virus program we recommended or ask us in the comments for guidance!