Trojan infections like Trojan.W97M.CVE202230190.A are known for their stealthy abilities and many potential uses. Our goal throughout the next article is to familiarize our readers with the specifics of the insidious Trojan.W97M.CVE202230190.A infection, and to help them remove this threat from their computers.


Dealing with a Trojan infection such as this one is not an easy task, and you will need all the help you can get in order to eradicate it. The good news is that with the help of the guide posted at the bottom of this page, and the removal tool we have suggested in it, you should be able to clean your computer and get rid of the insidious threat that’s currently operating in it. However, it is advisable to first learn something more about the specifics of this Trojan, so that you have a solid understanding of what you are faced with, and what the potential consequences of its attack may be.

The versatile uses of Trojans like Trojan.W97M.CVE202230190.A

Trojan.W97M.CVE202230190.A, like most other representatives of its malware group like Energy.exe, Bloom.exe, is a threat that can potentially be used in all sorts of ways, for the completion of many different harmful tasks. We cannot go over all possible ways such viruses can be used, but we can still give you some examples of what you might expect from this malware:

  • Data theft and espionage – digital data has never been more valuable, and the hackers are well aware of that. This is why many of them program their Trojan Horse infections to silently spy on their victims and try to obtain some sensitive information from their machines. For instance, a Trojan that can keylog whatever you type on your keyboard could easily acquire information about your banking numbers, or the usernames and the passwords of your online accounts. From then on, there’s no telling what kind of nefarious deeds the hackers may initiate with this kind of information placed into their hands.
  • Backdooring activities – a Trojan is oftentimes used as a tool for inserting other malware into the systems of its victims. A very prominent example of this happening is when a Ransomware encryption-virus gets secretly sneaked inside the computer of its victim by a Trojan backdoor infection. In such cases, the Trojan Horse wouldn’t directly cause harm to the computer, but it may serve as a gateway to all kinds of other harmful threats, and it may download them onto the targeted machine without any infection symptoms.
  • Botnet establishment – Trojans like Trojan.W97M.CVE202230190.A are well-known for their ability to create networks of remotely controlled computers that are all infected by the same virus. Such botnets can be used by the hackers for carrying out cryptocurrency mining tasks, spam message campaigns, and even distributed denial of service attacks on different popular sites.

Currently, the goal of Trojan.W97M.CVE202230190.A remains unknown due to lack of sufficient research. However, if you think that this threat may be in your system, you really shouldn’t waste any time – make sure to immediately check your computer by following our guide, and remove anything potentially harmful that may get found.


Danger Level High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)
Detection Tool

Remove Trojan.W97M.CVE202230190.A

If you have a Windows virus, continue with the guide below.

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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).



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:

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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. 



    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:

    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.



    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 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!


    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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