Tsapri SpeedupTsapri Speedup is a serious threat to any computer as it can hijack important system processes and initiate harmful tasks in the attacked PC. Reports state that Tsapri Speedup is a Trojan Horse virus that’s distributed through the use of spam messages and disguised downloads.
The Trojan Horses are the most notorious form of malware that can be found on the internet, and some of their representatives, like the one that we are going to talk about on this page, may be worse than others. Tsapri Speedup is a truly malicious Trojan Horse virus that can cause severe harm to its victims’ computers. If you’ve found out that this specific piece of malware has sneaked inside your system, then you’ll need to take all the required steps to get rid of it as quickly as possible. We have developed a comprehensive removal guide to assist you with that. But before you go straight to the guide, we recommend that you first read through the following article so as to gain a better understanding of exactly what you’re dealing with.
The Tsapri Speedup virusTrojans such as the Tsapri Speedup virus can be very versatile threats, which are mainly used to steal information from the computers of the victims, or to secretly launch different harmful activities. And the reason why the Tsapri Speedup virus is so successful is because it is usually able to deceive the users, and hide it presence really well. In addition, most Trojans are also known for their ability to disable antivirus programs on the computers they invade, making it nearly impossible to detect them. Moreover, while operating, these infections rarely show visible symptoms which can give them away, and this stealth helps them to perform their malicious actions without the user having any clue about what’s happening within their computer. Stealing information such as passwords for your accounts, online banking login credentials, and various other financial and personal identification data is not all that Trojans like Tsapri Speedup and The Great Discover can do. Oftentimes, it is rather difficult to predict what such a threat may be really trying to do. For example, the hackers who create such threats can easily set them to keep track of your keystrokes, record conversations in your room through your microphone, and hack into your webcam to spy on you, and on your environment. This can also frequently lead to physical offenses such as burglary. Other uses may include the distribution of spam or malware. In many instances, a single Trojan can operate as a backdoor for many other viruses and stealthy infections such as Ransomware or Spyware. Therefore, it is best to remove Tsapri Speedup as soon as you detect it, in order to protect your system from further malware invasions. How to remove Tsapri Speedup? Tsapri Speedup, and most Trojan-based threats generally depend on different social engineering strategies that trick the web users into thinking they are interacting with harmless content, while they actually end up downloading the virus, and getting infected. The transmitters of the infection (these could be ads, pop-ups, email messages, different offers, and sites) typically contain a hyperlink, or attached files, and try to persuade the victims into following the link, or opening the attachment. As soon as the victims open the piece of content that carries the malware, they get infected. A good antivirus program, however, can be invaluable when it comes to the detection of the Trojan threats. That’s why, apart from using one to scan your system, and remove the current infection, it is a good idea to invest in such software for future protection.
Remove Tsapri Speedup
If you are looking for not so time-consuming way to deal with Tsapri Speedup and remove it quickly, here is a set of instructions that may help:
- Click on the Start menu button bottom left of your desktop and go to Control Panel.
- From the Control Panel page, select Programs and Features.
- Select Uninstall a Program and scroll the list of programs in a search for Tsapri Speedup or a suspicious program that you believe is linked to the threat even though it doesn’t have the same name.
- As soon as you find the dangerous program, select it and click on the uninstall button to remove it from the system.
- If any other programs grab your attention as suspicious, research them online and if they turn out to be dangerous, uninstall them as well.
In some cases, uninstalling the dangerous program from the Programs and Features list may be enough to remove the threat. However, it is very typical for Trojans like Tsapri Speedup to add other components in different system locations in order to gain persistence. For this reason, if you are not sure that Tsapri Speedup has been removed completely, it is a good idea to use the steps in the guide below. There are more detailed instructions there that will navigate you to the most common system locations where this Trojan may hide.
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Next, it is a good idea to reboot the infected computer in Safe Mode in order to run only the most basic apps and processes and increase your chances of detecting and removing the threat from the various system locations where it may hide.
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As soon as you successfully reboot the computer in Safe Mode, open the Windows Task Manager with the help of the CTRL + SHIFT + ESC key combination.
Head to the Processes Tab and search for processes that you find as unusual, consume too much CPU or Memory without any particular reason or just look suspicious in general.
If you can’t relate a given process to a particular program or you find it suspicious, right-click on it and then select Open File Location. This will allow you to view the files related to that process and scan them for malicious code. For your convenience, below we have published a free online virus scanner that you can use to save time and check the files of the suspicious process.
Based on the scan results, you can easily decide if the selected process is really dangerous and needs to be ended. If it is, select it from the Processes tab, right-click on it and select “End Process“. After that, delete the dangerous files from their file location.
Next, type “Control Panel” in the Windows search bar and open the result. Select Programs and Features and search the list for programs that look questionable or appear to have a relation to Tsapri Speedup and Uninstall them.
You may see a notification like the one below when you click “Uninstall”. Make sure that you choose NO and continue with the uninstallation process of the suspicious program.
Next, type msconfig in the Windows search bar and hit enter.
In System Configurations, select the Startup tab and check the list for Startup Items that could be linked to Tsapri Speedup. In many cases, Trojans like this one may add items that help them start operating when the system launches. Such items may use fake names of common apps or have “Unknown” Manufacturer to confuse the users. In any case, if you find anything suspicious that you cannot link to a legitimate system process or a program, we recommend you to research it and if it turns out to be dangerous, remove its related checkmark to disable it.
Once you are done with checking the Startup Items, click OK to save any changes that you have made.
Other threats (including spyware and ransomware) may secretly sneak inside your PC if Tsapri Speedup has already compromised you. That’s why, to avoid any surprises, we recommend that you check your computer for signs of hacking with the help of the instructions that follow:
- Use the Windows and R key combination to open a Run dialog box on your screen.
- Next, copy this line: notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts
- Paste it in the Run dialog box and click OK
A text file named Hosts will appear on the screen. Find “Localhost” in the text and check if there are any questionable IPs below just as shown on the image:
If you see suspicious IPs under Localhost and you think that this might be due to hacking, please leave us a comment in the comments section below with a copy of the IPs so we can take a look at them and advise you on your next actions.
Another location where Tsapri Speedup may add malicious entries is the Registry. That’s why before you close this guide, in the last step you will need to carefully search the Registry for Tsapri Speedup-related entries and remove them. The easiest way to do that is to open the Registry Editor (type regedit in the Windows search bar and select the result) and use the Find function (CTRL and F key combination) to search for Trojan traces.
Type the name of the threat in the Find box and click on the Find Next button. If there are entries that are found with that name, delete all of them (right-click>>>delete).
It is also a good idea to manually check each of the locations below by navigating to them from the left panel:
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory.
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random