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Trojan Script/Wacatac.b ml

Trojan Script/Wacatac.b ml is a dangerous computer program that can take control of your system and initiate damaging processes. The Trojan Script/Wacatac.b ml virus can be described as a Trojan Horse that employs different stealth tactics to attack the PCs of its targets.

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The Trojan Script/Wacatac.b ml detection

Trojan Script/Wacatac.b ml is an extremely versatile and dangerous Trojan Horse infection that can be concealed within seemingly harmless files, email attachments, software installers and other common pieces of web content. This kind of malware most commonly makes good use of the vulnerabilities in the operating system of a computer in order to launch different malicious processes one after the other. To infect a device, Trojan Script/Wacatac.b ml typically uses weaknesses such as the absence of a good antivirus program or the outdated code of an installed application. However, sometimes, clicking on an infected link or a malvertisement while browsing the web is enough to invite the Trojan in the system.

Unfortunately, detecting this malware and having it removed can be a quite challenging task because, unlike other viruses, the Trojan does not show visible symptoms of its presence and secretly operates in the background. That’s why, on this page, we have published a specially created removal guide with an attached professional removal tool to help the victims of Trojan Script/Wacatac.b ml to safely detect and remove it from their computers.


NameTrojan Script/Wacatac.b ml
Danger LevelHigh (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)
Detection Tool

Please follow all the steps below in order to remove Trojan Script/Wacatac.b ml!

How to remove Trojan Script/Wacatac.b ml

  1. First, click the Start Menu on your Windows PC.
  2. Type Programs and Settings in the Start Menu, click the first item, and find Trojan Script/Wacatac.b ml in the programs list that would show up.
  3. Select Trojan Script/Wacatac.b ml from the list and click on Uninstall.
  4. Follow the steps in the removal wizard.

What we suggest you do first is, check the list of programs that are presently installed on the infected device and uninstall any rogue software that you find there:

  • From the Start Menu, navigate to Control Panel ->>> Programs and Features ->>> Uninstall a Program.
  • Next, carefully search for unfamiliar programs or programs that have been installed recently and could be related to Trojan Script/Wacatac.b ml.
  • If you find any of the programs suspicious then uninstall them if they turn out to be linked to Trojan Script/Wacatac.b ml.
  • If a notification appears on your screen when you try to uninstall a specific questionable program prompting you to just alter it or repair it, make sure you choose NO and complete the steps from the removal wizard.

Remove Trojan Script/Wacatac.b ml from Chrome

  1. Click on the three dots in the right upper corner
  2. Go to more tools
  3. Now select extensions
  4. Remove the Trojan Script/Wacatac.b ml extension
  • Once you open Chrome, click on the three-dots icon to open the browser’s menu, go to More Tools/ More Options, and then to Extensions.
  • Again, find the items on that page that could be linked to Trojan Script/Wacatac.b ml and/or that might be causing problems in the browser and delete them.
  • Afterwards, go to this folder: Computer > C: > Users > *Your User Account* > App Data > Local > Google > Chrome > User Data. In there, you will find a folder named Default – you should change its name to Backup Default and restart the PC.
  • Note that the App Data folder is normally hidden so you’d have to first make the hidden files and folders on your PC visible before you can access it.

How to get rid of Trojan Script/Wacatac.b ml on FF/Edge/etc.

  1. Open the browser and select the menu icon.
  2. From the menu, click on the Add-ons button.
  3. Look for the Trojan Script/Wacatac.b ml extension
  4. Get rid of Trojan Script/Wacatac.b ml by removing it from extensions

If using Firefox:

  • Open Firefox
  • Select the three parallel lines menu and go to Add-ons.
  • Find the unwanted add-on and delete it from the browser – if there is more than one unwanted extension, remove all of them.
  • Go to the browser menu again, select Options, and then click on Home from the sidebar to the left.
  • Check the current addresses for the browser’s homepage and new-tab page and change them if they are currently set to address(es) you don’t know or trust.

If using MS Edge/IE:

  • Start Edge
  • Select the browser menu and go to Extensions.
  • Find and uninstall any Edge extensions that look undesirable and unwanted.
  • Select Settings from the browser menu and click on Appearance.
  • Check the new-tab page address of the browser and if it has been modified by “Trojan Script/Wacatac.b ml” or another unwanted app, change it to an address that you’d want to be the browser’s new-tab page.

How to Delete Trojan Script/Wacatac.b ml

  1. Open task manager
  2. Look for the Trojan Script/Wacatac.b ml process
  3. Select it and click on End task
  4. Open the file location to delete Trojan Script/Wacatac.b ml
  • Access the Task Manager by pressing together the Ctrl + Alt + Del keys and then selecting Task Manager.
  • Open Processes and there try to find a process with the name of the unwanted software. If you find it, select it with the right button of the mouse and click on the Open File Location option.
  • If you don’t see a “Trojan Script/Wacatac.b ml” process in the Task Manager, look for another suspicious process with an unusual name. It is likely that the unwanted process would be using lots of RAM and CPU so pay attention to the number of resources each process is using.
  • Tip: If you think you have singled out the unwanted process but are not sure, it’s always a good idea to search for information about it on the Internet – this should give you a general idea if the process is a legitimate one from a regular program or from your OS or if it is indeed likely linked to the adware.
  • If you find another suspicious process, open its File Location too.
  • Once in the File Location folder for the suspicious process, start testing all of the files that are stored there by dragging them to our free online scanner available below.
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    • If the scanner finds malware in any of the files, return to the Processes tab in the Task Manager, select the suspected process, and then select the End Process option to quit it.
    • Go back to the folder where the files of that process are located and delete all of the files that you are allowed to delete. If all files get deleted normally, exit the folder and delete that folder too. If one or more of the files showed an error message when you tried to delete them, leave them for now and return to try to delete them again once you’ve completed the rest of the guide.

    How to Uninstall Trojan Script/Wacatac.b ml

    1. Click on the home button
    2. Search for Startup Apps
    3. Look for Trojan Script/Wacatac.b ml in there
    4. Uninstall Trojan Script/Wacatac.b ml from Startup Apps by turning it off
    • Now you need to carefully search for and uninstall any Trojan Script/Wacatac.b ml-related entries from the Registry. The easiest way to do this is to open the Registry Editor app (type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter) and then open a Find dialog (CTRL+F key combination) where you have to type the name of the threat. 
    • Perform a search by clicking on the Find Next button and delete any detected results. Do this as many times as needed until no more results are found. 
    • After that, to ensure that there are no remaining entries lined to Trojan Script/Wacatac.b ml in the Registry, go manually to the following directories and delete them:
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Random Directory. 
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Run/Random
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Internet Explorer/Main/Random

    What is the purpose of Trojan Script/Wacatac.b ml?

    A Trojan Horse is a malware that can be used in many different ways and for many different purposes. This is what makes infections like Trojan Script/Wacatac.b ml a preferred malicious tool for a lot of online crooks and offenders. As a matter of fact, a sophisticated Trojan like this one can be programmed to steal information from a given computer without the users’ knowledge. In addition to that, such malware can easily destroy certain files that are of great importance to the victim including work-related documents, databases or personal files. In many instances, the Trojan can be the eyes and the ears of the hackers who control it and allow them to hear and watch on their victim through the webcam and the microphone of the infected computer. Another dreadful usage of infections like Trojan Script/Wacatac.b ml and Trojan Script/Wacatac.h ml is for theft of passwords, login details, access code for bank accounts, etc. On top of that, it is possible that the Trojan virus could be programmed to track any keys the victim hits through their keyboard, take screenshots of the screen and even secretly insert other viruses (Spyware, Worms, Rootkits, Ransomware, etc.) in the system through detected security holes.

    How to deal with Trojan Script/Wacatac.b ml

    So, if you have even the slightest suspicion that Trojan Script/Wacatac.b ml might be hiding somewhere inside your computer, we highly recommend you to check the entire system with a reliable security program. If you don’t have such a program at hand, on this page, there is a great system scanner that can do the job. You can use it on its own and, based on the scanning results, you can combine it with the steps in the removal guide below to remove the Trojan right away.


    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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