Uwasson Virus


Uwasson is a harmful computer threat that can be described as a Trojan horse virus that uses disguises to trick people into downloading it. Once Uwasson enters the computer of its victim, it can be tasked with espionage activities, data theft, Ransomware distribution and more.

Uwasson Virus

Multiple VirusTotal scanners detect Uwasson.

Everything from system and data corruption to turning the infected computers into automated bots and collecting sensitive data about the user are things that can be completed by threats like Uwasson. It is exactly because of this versatility and because of the recent release date of Uwasson that we cannot tell you the specific end goal of this infection. More data is needed in order to determine what the hackers behind this virus are after. Nevertheless, we can still give you some information about the most likely abilities and uses of this malware program. What we can also give you is a removal guide for Uwasson that we strongly advise you to use if you suspect that Uwasson may have already nested itself inside your computer. If there’s indeed a Trojan in your machine, every second counts and the sooner you begin the removal process, the less likely it will be that the infection manages to cause any major damage to your system, data, or virtual privacy.

The Uwasson Virus

Trojan horse viruses like Uwasson are, and have been for the longest time, the most widespread type of software threat. They are also the most versatile one, considering the fact that Trojans are used for a very wide variety of cybercrimes.

We already pointed at some of the most common uses of Trojan Horses earlier in the article and now it is time to elaborate upon that.

The first possible Uwasson use we will tell you about is the one that turns the attacked computer into a bot machine that’s partially under the control of the Trojan. Computers attacked by such Trojans are typically “told” to mine Bitсoins (or other cryptocurrencies) and then send it to the hacker’s virtual purse. This almost always drains all of the computer’s RAM, CPU, and GPU, in turn making the machine nearly unusable due to severe slowdowns, constant freezes, and BSOD crashes.

Another common Trojan Horse use is that of espionage. If the virus is employed for that, there will likely be no symptoms. The virus would silently gather data about its victim and then give it to the hackers, who can decide how they could exploit the gathered information. Espionage Trojans are commonly used as blackmailing or banking theft tools.

The third popular use of Trojan viruses is the Ransomware-distributing one. Nowadays, Ransomware threats are almost always distributed via the help of a Trojan that infects the victims’ computers through stealth and then automatically downloads the Ransomware.

There could, of course, be many other possible ways in which a virus like Uwasson could be utilized. Here we have only mentioned the most common ones. If you think that you may have been targeted by this dangerous virus program, be sure to waste no time and directly start completing the steps from the removal guide you will see below in order to clean your PC from this malware threat.


Name Uwasson
Type Trojan
Danger Level High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)
Symptoms Different disturbances in the computer such as sudden crashes, software unresponsiveness and errors, as well as unusual slowdowns could indicate a potential Trojan horse infection.
Distribution Method Sites that spread pirated content and contain clickbait ads are oftentimes used as platforms for Trojan horse distribution.
Detection Tool

Uwasson Virus Removal

If you are looking for a way to remove Uwasson 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 Uwasson and any other unfamiliar programs.
  4. Uninstall Uwasson as well as other suspicious programs.

Note that this might not get rid of Uwasson 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

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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).

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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. 

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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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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.

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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 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


Brandon Skies

Brandon is a researcher and content creator in the fields of cyber-security and virtual privacy. Years of experience enable him to provide readers with important information and adequate solutions for the latest software and malware problems.

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