Vbc.exe Virus

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Vbc.exe

Vbc.exe is a very malicious Trojan-based piece of software which can infect your system without your knowledge. You can come across the Vbc.exe virus in so many ways that it is literally impossible to know when and how you may happen to interact with a transmitter of the infection.

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The Vbc.exe virus  can infect your system without your knowledge.

Generally, many Trojans spread around the web with the help of phishing emails, spam messages, infected attachments, and spam. They also can camouflage as useful add-ons, free applications, links, ads, and different components that may be free to download and install. This way, they can trick the web users into clicking on them and the moment they do that, the harmful payload sneaks inside the system without being detected. Sometimes, threats like Vbc.exe may also find their way inside the system through system weaknesses such as the absence of security software protection or vulnerabilities in the web browser. The creators of Trojans typically inject certain websites or illegal pages with malicious code and when the user lands on those pages and clicks on some content (it could be a pop-up window, an ad, or some interesting links) that is published there, harmful scripts immediately infect the computer and install the Trojan infection inside. Sadly, there usually aren’t any visible symptoms which can raise the users’ attention because the malware doesn’t show any notifications or installation windows. That’s why it is really important to have a reliable antivirus program that can detect malware transmitters and hidden installs as well as to avoid any sketchy or unfamiliar web locations which could be used for distribution of viruses and nasty computer threats.

What can Vbc.exe do inside your machine?

If a Trojan like Vbc.exe and Altruistics has found a way to sneak inside your PC without your knowledge, you should take immediate actions to remove it. Such a threat will not spare your machine if it gets activated and the longer it remains there, the greater the damage could be. The criminal creators may use this malware to initiate various types of harmful activities. They may spy on their victims through their webcam or mic, steal passwords and login credentials, get their hands on sensitive banking details, or even insert other viruses such as Ransomware or  Rootkits inside the compromised computer. It is very difficult to predict what exactly would be the damage that Vbc.exe may cause because its malicious abilities are really versatile but one thing is sure – such a program can provide its creators with full control over the computer and to gain access to all the processes and data that is stored there. If not removed on time, the Trojan may secretly run different unauthorized commands and tasks in the background in order to serve the criminal intentions of the hackers. Its attack may result in total system corruption that’s why in the removal guide below we have provided concrete steps on how to remove Vbc.exe and how to save your system from its negative consequences. There is also a professional removal tool which can scan the entire PC and quickly detect and remove all the malware-related files without any unnecessary risk.

SUMMARY:

NameVbc.exe
TypeTrojan
Danger Level High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)
Symptoms Trojans can slow down your machine, cause system errors, sudden crashes and exploit the system’s resources.
Distribution Method Spam, software bundles, infected attachments, malicious emails, fake ads, pirated content, illegal websites.
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Remove Vbc.exe Virus

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


Step1

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).

Step2

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. 

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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. 

    Step3

     

    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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    Step4

     

    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.

    Step5

     

    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!

     
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    Lidia Howler

    Lidia is a web content creator with years of experience in the cyber-security sector. She helps readers with articles on malware removal and online security. Her strive for simplicity and well-researched information provides users with easy-to-follow It-related tips and step-by-step tutorials.

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