is a malicious program that has the features of a Trojan horse. Once it gets inside a computer, can execute harmful activities such as data theft, espionage, file-modification, system corruption and more.

The Trojan detected by multiple antivirus programs on VirusTotal

Trojan horses, in general, are dreadful online threats that can harm a given computer in many ways. Not only can they spy on you, steal private information or even take full control over the infected device, but also they can insert viruses like Ransomware inside the system and allow hackers to remotely access all the data that is stored there. Mostly, the effects of the Trojan’s attack will be permanent and irreparable, that’s why it is critical to detect and remove the infection as soon as possible. This task, however, may not be easy because Trojan viruses are very stealthy and difficult to catch.

Probably you’ve already heard this but, indeed, if you really want to effectively deal with malware of this type you need to arm yourself with the right tools for detection and more knowledge about the typical features of Trojans. This will help you successfully prevent such infections in the future and remove them before they manage to harm your computer in a serious way. That’s why, in the next paragraphs, we’ll tell you some important details about and Trojans in general, and then will show you the concrete steps to remove the infection and save your machine.

Trojan viruses can be found in all corners of the web. Most commonly these threats get distributed via different intriguing pop-ups and spam messages, as well as intriguing web ads, online offers, misleading links, torrents or cracked software installers. In general, the malware will pretend to be a harmless piece of web content that won’t raise much doubt so the users actually get tricked into clicking on it randomly or out of curiosity. Sometimes, such a virus may be disguised as a common video game, an audio/video player, a free application or an add-on that is readily available to the user in one click. Of course, many people would take the bait, download and then install the disguised Trojan without knowing it. Once activated, the virus typically requests System Administrator rights to accomplish its destructive objectives.

Sadly, Trojan viruses such as don’t show any particular symptoms of their presence in the system for some time. In some cases, especially if the virus is a new one, just like, it may not be identified by the antivirus program that is present on the computer. Still, there are some potential red flags that may at times mean that a malicious program of the Trojan horse type may potentially be operating inside the computer. For instance, if the machine unexpectedly starts to crash or a significant device slowdown is caused due to higher usage of CPU, RAM, and GPU resources, this could be an indicator for an unauthorized activity in the background of the system. Repeated screen freezing, program bugs, unwanted device and program modifications, or machine instability may also indicate a relatively high risk of a Trojan on the computer. That’s why if you detect something like this, you should definitely address all the problems and run a full system scan with reliable security program.


Type Trojan
Danger Level High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)
Symptoms Trojans may sometimes trigger unusual system errors and software changes, OS crashes and general instability.
Distribution Method Hackers often spread Trojans via different sketchy web offers, torrents, spam messages, infected web links and pirated software.
Detection Tool


If you are looking for a way to remove you can try this:

  1. Click on the Start button in the bottom left corner of your Windows OS.
  2. Go to Control Panel -> Programs and Features -> Uninstall a Program.
  3. Search for and any other unfamiliar programs.
  4. Uninstall as well as other suspicious programs.

Note that this might not get rid of completely. For more detailed removal instructions follow the guide below.

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

If you have a Mac virus, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide.

If you have an Android virus, please use our Android Malware Removal guide.

If you have an iPhone virus, please use our iPhone Virus Removal guide

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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Trojan.Win32.Swisyn.acAVG AV

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:

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


Lidia Howler

Lidia is a web content creator with years of experience in the cyber-security sector. She helps readers with articles on malware removal and online security. Her strive for simplicity and well-researched information provides users with easy-to-follow It-related tips and step-by-step tutorials.

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