This page aims to help you remove Vb2.akru Trojan horse virus. These Vb2.akru Trojan removal instructions work for every version of Windows.
The virus we are going to discuss in this article is one of the most dangerous programs ever developed. Its name is Vb2.akru and it belongs to the family of Trojan Horses. You probably remember the old myth about the Trojan War. This malicious program works exactly like the horse from the tale. It attacks your computer silently, without any indication or sign of its existence. It depends on your naiveté and the weak spots in your system, which may be both OS vulnerabilities and program weaknesses. What’s more, it might not come empty-handed, as Trojans are known to often bring Ransomware along. In the article below we are going to further explain the effect, which Ransomware-based viruses could have on your system. After Vb2.akru has infected your machine, it might reveal its own true purposes. However, the number of potential ways that such malware may be used in is incredibly big. In the paragraphs below we are going to point out the most common purposes Trojans can be exploited for.
The Internet is dark and full of malware…
The places where you could come across Vb2.akru are not limited to just a few. Such a malicious program might be hiding inside program bundles, torrents, shareware and streaming websites, various file sharing webpages, spam emails and their attachments. Even text documents could be a source. Honestly, you cannot be sure where this Trojan has come from, if your machine has already been infected. What is really disturbing about the distribution of this malware is that it could take advantage of all kinds of weaknesses your PC might have. You may have no idea that your operating system or any of the installed software are actually vulnerable, but if they truly are, Vb2.akru will use this and will enter your computer along with its best friend forever – a Ransomware-type virus.
*In case you need an example of program/system vulnerabilities, one of the most common weaknesses is an outdated anti-virus tool, which cannot fully protect your PC. Never skip any updates or renewals of your license because in this way you risk being infected with a variety of malware products.
What can Vb2.akru be used for?
As a regular Trojan, Vb2.akru of course has all the typical features of any other Trojan Horse virus. Its possible usages might actually be very different, depending on the intentions of the hackers who are exploiting it. Trojans are famous for their multifunctional nature and are most usually used for the following:
Intrusive actions such as spying on all of your activities such as filling in credentials and passwords, chatting, video conversations, online banking and making payments. Your identity, such as social media profiles or personal details could also become what hackers are aiming at. The harassment that may come from such a virus could also become physical because after such extensive research of your personal details, the hackers will have all the data about you including address, work places, education, family members, etc. Hopefully, this is not your case but it’s one of the most awful scenarios.
Destructive activities such as deleting or blocking certain files, crashing your entire PC or turning it into a bot and sending spam as well as mining crypto currencies. In such a case, hackers do not have any really bad intentions like identity theft or stealing money, they are just entertaining themselves or practicing their evil skills.
Letting an even more malicious program than itself inside your PC. Ransomware-based viruses are indeed the worst and the most disturbing programs you could come across. They use Trojans to infiltrate your computer and after that they scan it to compile a list of your favorite files and lock them up with a double key. You are then required to pay ransom in order to regain access to your encrypted data. Judging by its behavior, we can conclude that Ransomware is more terrible than any other malware and has indeed been declared the web’s top threat.
Removal of this cyber nightmare
We are very happy to tell you that we have come up with a potential solution to your problem with Vb2.akru. You will find a set of removal instructions at the end of this article. Hopefully, by following them in a careful way you will be able to delete this virus from your machine. However, don’t forget to check your Task Manager for any suspicious activities that may be Ransomware-caused because, as you have already been informed, Vb2.akru rarely comes alone. Be careful and good luck!
|Danger Level||High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)|
|Symptoms||Usually no visible signs of having such an infection before its true intentions are revealed.|
|Distribution Method||By spam emails, software bundles, infected web pages, torrents and shareware. It infiltrates your PC through a weak spot.|
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Vb2.akru Trojan Horse Virus Removal
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Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).
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.
Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC simultaneously. Go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which ones are a virus. Google them or ask us in the comments.
WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!
- This step is very important, because you can catch other threats (like Ransomware and Spyware) while looking for the Adware process.
Right click on each of the virus processes separately and select Open File Location. End the process after you open the folder, then delete the directories you were sent to.
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 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 all the prior steps fail to help you or you have reason to believe your system is exposed to threats like Ransomware, we advise you to download a professional scanner and remover.
Remember to leave us a comment if you run into any trouble!