Uwamson is a Trojan Horse that can exploit system vulnerabilities and introduce other malware into the computer. Most commonly, Uwamson can infect the computer with ransomware and provide cover for it to secretly complete its agenda.
If your computer has been infected with a Trojan called Uwamson, it is important that you do what is needed to safely remove the virus from your system. Such malware can go unnoticed for weeks, months and even years. So it’s a very good thing you’ve been able to detect Uwamson in the first place and now have the chance to take appropriate action to uninstall it. To help you with the process, we have prepared a comprehensive removal guide below this post. It contains manual instructions and a professional removal tool for an in-depth system scan.
Now, the first thing that you probably want to know is what Uwamson is doing on your computer and how negative the consequences of its presence could be. And, sadly, we can’t give you a prompt response to that because the truth is there are too many possible malicious actions that a Trojan Horse like this one can perform. The Trojans are multi-functional pieces of malware and they have the ability to perform a wide range of different tasks.
What damage may Uwamson cause?
Perhaps the Trojan’s most common purpose is data theft. There are numerous ways the virus can be programmed to achieve this theft. Ifections like this one and Wup.exe can keep tabs on your keystrokes and, in this way, record everything you type on your keyboard. That is how the cyber criminals behind it can gain access to your passwords, your financial details, and other sensitive information you may type or keep on your computer. Apart from keylogging, however, there are far more advanced methods that would give the crooks full remote access to your machine and everything you’re doing online and offline. For instance, the hackers who are in control can program the Trojan to spy on you by hacking your camera or microphone. In this way, they can see you and hear all of your conversations. And if this is not dreadful enough, the possibility of inserting more another malware program, such as a Ransomware or a Rootkit, inside your computer surely is. Many Trojans could secretly deliver more malicious code inside the already compromised system and, therefore, it is important to remove the virus quickly and safely. Ideally, this should be done as soon as you reach the end of this article.
After you complete the steps in the removal guide below, however, you should also be quick to implement some security measures to make sure your computer doesn’t get infected again. Downloading a reliable security program and running a full system scan is a good start. In addition, try to keep away from the obvious sources of malware such as unauthorized websites, pirated or adult content distribution sites, spam messages, and random online ads. Common malware transmitters are also the malicious advertisements you may see online, so don’t get fooled by the flashing pop-ups and bogus software upgrade requests that may suddenly appear on your screen.
|Danger Level||High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)|
|Symptoms||It is unlikely that you will notice any particular symptoms of the Trojan infection since this malware hides its traces well.|
|Distribution Method||Trojans can often be distributed vial malicious email attachments, spam messages, cracked software installers and malvertisements.|
Some threats reinstall themselves if you don't delete their core files. We recommend downloading SpyHunter to remove harmful programs for you. This may save you hours and ensure you don't harm your system by deleting the wrong files.
Remove Uwamson Virus
If you are looking for a way to remove Uwamson you can try this:
- Click on the Start button in the bottom left corner of your Windows OS.
- Go to Control Panel -> Programs and Features -> Uninstall a Program.
- Search for Uwamson and any other unfamiliar programs.
- Uninstall Uwamson as well as other suspicious programs.
Note that this might not get rid of Uwamson 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).
WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!
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:
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:
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—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!