Trojan.win32.runner.amo Removal (Sept.2017 Update)

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This page aims to help you remove Trojan.win32.runner.amo. Our removal instructions work for every version of Windows.

There is one type of threats that are extremely popular on the web and in this article, we are going to talk about them and more specifically about, one of their latest representatives – a Trojan horse named Trojan.win32.runner.amo. Trojans are considered to be some of the most tricky and commonly encountered cyber infections and the virus that we will describe today is not anything less than that. Trojan.win32.runner.amo is a very dangerous infection and if you have a doubt that your computer has been infected with it, we highly recommend you to remove it immediately. Not only may this Trojan destroy your data or the entire system, insert other viruses and threats like Ransomware and Spyware, but it can put your privacy and your PC in serious danger by stealing your credentials and transmitting sensitive information right to the hackers. The effects of keeping the infection longer on the computer may be irreparable, that’s why we urge you to take immediate actions. The removal guide below contains detailed instructions on how to remove Trojan.win32.runner.amo as well as a helpful automatic removal tool that can scan your PC for malicious scripts. Use them both for optimal results and let us know if you face any difficulty.

What could be the sources of Trojan.win32.runner.amo?

As we already mentioned above, Trojans are the most numerous group of malware on the web. These threats can camouflage as almost anything, therefore you should be very careful when interacting with online content, installing new software or downloading torrents and other components. We would like to point out just some of the most common sources of infections like Trojan.win32.runner.amo, which could be fake advertisements, different pop-ups, and banners, videos, pirate and illegal software, fake download links, infected emails, and attachments. You can look after the removal guide below for more information regarding this threat as well as prevention tips.

Trojan.win32.runner.amo 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:

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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.
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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

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

If you are infected with a Trojan, this is what you should know:

Trojan horses, generally, form a big malware category which consists of viruses with different malicious abilities. What brings these types of viruses together is the specific way they operate and infect their victims. Basically, every malware will do no good to your system because the hackers, who create it, aim for performing some sort of a crime that can cause harm to you and your machine. The same is the case with Trojan.win32.runner.amo, which is a freshly discovered Trojan horse, packed with harmful features. This threat can secretly infect your system and you may not even notice it. Normally, most of the victims realize that something is wrong only after some major and visible system disorder or harm is done. Nobody can tell you for sure what exactly this virus may cause. It is typical for Trojans to perform a specific task, but that task is programmed only by the hackers, who control the infection. That’s why it is better to avoid the infection and protect your system by regularly updating and scanning it for malware on a regular basis instead of dealing with the harmful consequences.

What may go wrong when Trojan.win32.runner.amo infects you?

Probably the most dreadful effect of being infected with a Trojan horse is the fact that you can never know what type of harm it may cause. Its purpose may be different, and the hackers may decide to use it for various criminal deeds. Below, we have listed just some of the possible and most common uses, but we really cannot tell you exactly what may happen to your PC if Trojan.win32.runner.amo gets inside of it. According to the experts in the computing field, these are the most common issues that may follow:

  • System corruption and destruction of your data: In some cases, the hackers may simply use the Trojan to destroy your files or crash your system. Such action may lead to severe data loss and irreparable system damage that may require a complete reinstall.
  • Stealing sensitive information: One of the most frightening possible usages of the Trojans is their ability to steal personal data. Trojan.win32.runner.amo may secretly get access to some valuable private details such as passwords, login credentials, credit or debit cards and banking data and directly transmit it to the hackers.
  • Spying on your personal or professional life: This is another nasty activity, which can be initiated by this type of malware. Some cyber criminals may try to target you and stalk your personal or professional life. With the help of the Trojan, they may secretly use your computer to monitor your online or offline activity, compromise your webcam or mic and collect personal information about you.
  • Spreading Ransomware and other forms of malicious software: Most of the Trojans can and are commonly used to distribute different types of viruses, including Ransomware and insert them into the infected system in a stealthy way without the victims’ consent.

SUMMARY:

Name Trojan.win32.runner.amo
Type Trojan
Danger Level  High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)
Symptoms  A very tricky threat that can infect you almost without any symptoms.
Distribution Method  Spam messages, infected attachments, malicious emails, fake ads, pirate content.
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.