This page aims to help you remove Trojan.Win64.Patched.qw. These Trojan.Win64.Patched.qw removal instructions work for every version of Windows. Trojan.Win64.Patched.qw has been identified as a computer virus by a number of online databases. It’s of the type known as Trojan Horse. This type of malicious software is very distinctive from other forms of malware as it is content to stay dormant until triggered. Also it is very unlikely that Trojan.Win64.Patched.qw would try to inject itself into another file on your hard drive unlike other computer viruses and worms.
|Symptoms||Unfamiliar software appears, your system is slowed down and unresponsive.
|Distribution Method||Software bundles, e-mails, infected .exe files.
1: Enter Safe Mode.
2: Uninstall the virus from your Add/Remove Programs.
3: Permanently delete Trojan.Win64.Patched.qw from Task Manager’s processes.
4: Uninstall the virus from Regedit and Msconfig.
It is probably a good place to start by briefly going over why exactly this type of malware is called Trojan Horse or just Trojan. You might or might not be familiar with Ancient Greek literature, so here it is – during the siege of the ancient city of Troy the Greek armies tried unsuccessfully for years to penetrate the city’s defenses. Until they used a wooden horse as a disguise to infiltrate and eventually defeat the defenders. This type of malware is essentially operating on the same principle – no brute force, it’s all smoke and mirrors until the affected user makes the mistake of granting Trojan.Win64.Patched.qw elevated privileges.
What a Trojan does and with what purpose?
If a Trojan virus manages to deceive you into installing it or granting it special privileges then it practically has unlimited access to your system. Now, how that access will be used is the perpetrator’s choice. Depending on the purpose of the attacker there is a free reign of choices and none seems even remotely passable as harmless for the affected user.
If the “operator” of the Trojan is feeling particularly evil:
- The crushing of your device is something completely in the realm of possibility.
- Modification or deletion of certain or all files on your hard drives.
- Corruption of your data files.
- If you are in a network, it may be used for malware spreading.
- Spying on your private information or if you are in a network, it may be used to access and spy on other systems in the same network.
- It is even possible that your hard disk might get remotely formatted and all your information eradicated.
Not a much better proposition is if the malware creators chooses to steal the resources of your system for criminal activities:
- Your machine might be used as a “botnet”, which is essentially a spamming device.
- Using your system resources for Bitcoin or other crypto currencies mining. This is not only infuriating it will also have a devastating effect on your hardware in the long run.
- They might use your computer to spread malware to other computers.
- Your system could be used as a form of “proxy” to perform cyber attacks or other illegal activities.
Other extremely illegal and unpleasant uses of Trojans are the identity theft and ransomwares. You are probably more or less aware of how dangerous an identity information theft might be so we are not going to elaborate much on it. It is possible that you are not quite aware what ransomware is though. This is a form of malicious software that uses an encryption key to lock up all your important personal files and then demand money as a ransom, so you can get your files back. It is an even growing trend grossing millions of dollars annually.
Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).
This is just the first preparation.
The first mandatory thing is to allow you to see Hidden Files and Folders. Each version of Windows does this slightly differently.
- I repeat – it’s extremely important you do this. Trojan.Win64.Patched.qw may have hidden some of its files and you need to see them to delete them.
Hold the Start Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.
You are now in the Control Panel. Search around for Trojan.Win64.Patched.qw and suspicious-looking programs. Uninstall it/them. Also, be extremely careful. Viruses often spend one last ditch effort to trick you into installing more of their kind. If you see a screen like this when you click Uninstall, choose NO:
Hold the Start Key and R again – but this time copy + paste the following and click OK:
A .txt file will open – don’t type or change it. If you are hacked and someone has access to your PC, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. This is what a hosts file looks like:
If there are a bunch of strange IPs connecting to you below “Localhost” you may be hacked, and it’s best to ask us in the comments for directions.
Open the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.
Once it opens, choose the Processes Tab. Look at all of the processes in front of you and try to determine which ones are a virus. Google them or ask us in the comments and we will provide the best assistance we can.
WARNING! READ VERY CAREFULLY! DO NOT SKIP!
The last part of the removal process is essential to the successful extirpation of the virus from your system. It is equally important to be extra careful as you will need to navigate and manipulate important OS files. Since even a small mistake might have quite the disastrous outcome for the whole undertaking and even potentially damage your device we encourage you to only go further if you are completely assured in what you will be doing next.
If not, then you should probably consider downloading and installing a professional remover to fix the issue for you.
Right click on each of the virus processes separately and select Open File Location. Also, End the process after you open the folder. Just to make sure we don’t delete any programs you mistakenly took for a virus, copy the folders somewhere, then delete the directories you were sent to.
Take a look at the following things:
Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter: you will be transported to a Pop Up window.
Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
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 you can’t find them this way, look in these directories, and delete/uninstall the registries manually:
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious, but bear in mind they are always different.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random
If these things fail to help you find Trojan.Win64.Patched.qw you need to resort to a professional scanner – obviously this is a malware that was created to steal your credentials and credit cards – meaning the people who created it spent a lot of resources to make it as dangerous as possible.
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