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The malicious program we will be describing in the passages below is indeed one of the most dangerous viruses ever developed. Its name is Vigram.A Virus and represents the Trojan horse malware category. Maybe, on hearing Trojans, the old Greek legend about the Trojan War comes to your mind. In fact, this awful virus acts exactly as the wooden horse from the worldwide popular myth did.
Most commonly, such a program infiltrates your PC silently, without any sign of its existence and activities. These viruses really depend on the vulnerabilities of your system or of the programs installed on it. What’s more, Vigram.A Virus might not have come on its own, since such malware often brings Ransomware along with it. In the informative paragraphs below we will further explain the effects that Vigram.A Virus could possibly have on your device. After it has already infiltrated your PC, this Trojan normally reveals its true plans. Nonetheless, the number of the probable ways of exploiting such malware is very big and also very diverse. Here we will mention only the most used methods of distributing and exploiting such malicious programs.
The sources that can spread Win32/Vigram.a Virus are not limited to just a few. This malicious piece may hide inside torrents, shareware and video-spreading web platforms, as well as other contagious webpages. In addition, iWin32/Vigram.acan also be in letters in your email (and their attachments, to top it off).
Oftentimes merely opening text documents or images that come as attachments might get you infected. To be more precise, you can never be absolutely positive where this Trojan has come from if your PC has already caught it. What is awfully disturbing about the distribution of this malware is that it could benefit from all the possible weaknesses your operating system or the programs installed in it may have. It is also possible that you may indeed have no clue that your OS or any of the installed software on it is likely to get hacked. So provided that they really are in some way vulnerable, Vigram.A Virus may use this fact against you and infect and exploit your computer for dishonest purposes.
In case you need an example of a program/system weakness, one of the typical ones is an antimalware app that hasn’t been updated recently and is incapable of protecting your device in the best way. So, make sure that you don’t miss any updates or renewals of the license of your antivirus tool, because in this way you could risk getting contaminated by many different malware versions.
The process of removing a virus like Vigram.A Virus:
We are delighted to inform you that we have designed an effective solution for your issue related to Vigram.A Virus. Here you will find our removal steps (see the Removal Guide). By implementing them in a careful way, you will be able to remove this virus successfully.
Please follow all the steps below in orderto remove Vigram.A!
How to remove Vigram.A
First, click the Start Menu on your Windows PC.
Type Programs and Settings in the Start Menu, click the first item, and find Vigram.A in the programs list that would show up.
Select Vigram.A from the list and click on Uninstall.
Follow the steps in the removal wizard.
What we suggest you do first is, check the list of programs that are presently installed on the infected device and uninstall any rogue software that you find there:
From the Start Menu, navigate to Control Panel ->>> Programs and Features ->>> Uninstall a Program.
Next, carefully search for unfamiliar programs or programs that have been installed recently and could be related to Vigram.A.
If you find any of the programs suspicious then uninstall them if they turn out to be linked to Vigram.A.
If a notification appears on your screen when you try to uninstall a specific questionable program prompting you to just alter it or repair it, make sure you choose NO and complete the steps from the removal wizard.
Remove Vigram.A from Chrome
Click on the three dots in the right upper corner
Go to more tools
Now select extensions
Remove the Vigram.A extension
Once you open Chrome, click on the three-dots icon to open the browser’s menu, go to More Tools/ More Options, and then to Extensions.
Again, find the items on that page that could be linked to Vigram.A and/or that might be causing problems in the browser and delete them.
Afterwards, go to this folder: Computer > C: > Users > *Your User Account* > App Data > Local > Google > Chrome > User Data. In there, you will find a folder named Default – you should change its name to Backup Default and restart the PC.
Get rid of Vigram.A by removing it from extensions
If using Firefox:
Select the three parallel lines menu and go to Add-ons.
Find the unwanted add-on and delete it from the browser – if there is more than one unwanted extension, remove all of them.
Go to the browser menu again, select Options, and then click on Home from the sidebar to the left.
Check the current addresses for the browser’s homepage and new-tab page and change them if they are currently set to address(es) you don’t know or trust.
If using MS Edge/IE:
Select the browser menu and go to Extensions.
Find and uninstall any Edge extensions that look undesirable and unwanted.
Select Settings from the browser menu and click on Appearance.
Check the new-tab page address of the browser and if it has been modified by “Vigram.A” or another unwanted app, change it to an address that you’d want to be the browser’s new-tab page.
How to Delete Vigram.A
Open task manager
Look for the Vigram.A process
Select it and click on End task
Open the file location to delete Vigram.A
Access the Task Manager by pressing together the Ctrl + Alt + Del keys and then selecting Task Manager.
Open Processes and there try to find a process with the name of the unwanted software. If you find it, select it with the right button of the mouse and click on the Open File Location option.
If you don’t see a “Vigram.A” process in the Task Manager, look for another suspicious process with an unusual name. It is likely that the unwanted process would be using lots of RAM and CPU so pay attention to the number of resources each process is using.
Tip: If you think you have singled out the unwanted process but are not sure, it’s always a good idea to search for information about it on the Internet – this should give you a general idea if the process is a legitimate one from a regular program or from your OS or if it is indeed likely linked to the adware.
If you find another suspicious process, open its File Location too.
Once in the File Location folder for the suspicious process, start testing all of the files that are stored there by dragging them to our free online scanner available below.
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This file is not matched with any known malware in the database. You can either do a full real-time scan of the file or skip it to upload a new file. Doing a full scan with 64 antivirus programs can take up to 3-4 minutes per file.
Each file will be scanned with up to 64 antivirus programs to ensure maximum accuracy
If the scanner finds malware in any of the files, return to the Processes tab in the Task Manager, select the suspected process, and then select the End Process option to quit it.
Go back to the folder where the files of that process are located and delete all of the files that you are allowed to delete. If all files get deleted normally, exit the folder and delete that folder too. If one or more of the files showed an error message when you tried to delete them, leave them for now and return to try to delete them again once you’ve completed the rest of the guide.
How to Uninstall Vigram.A
Click on the home button
Search for Startup Apps
Look for Vigram.A in there
Uninstall Vigram.A from Startup Apps by turning it off
Now you need to carefully search for and uninstall any Vigram.A-related entries from the Registry. The easiest way to do this is to open the Registry Editor app (type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter) and then open a Find dialog (CTRL+F key combination) where you have to type the name of the threat.
Perform a search by clicking on the Find Next button and delete any detected results. Do this as many times as needed until no more results are found.
After that, to ensure that there are no remaining entries lined to Vigram.A in the Registry, go manually to the following directories and delete them:
What could cyber criminals be using Vigram.A Virus for?
In its capacity of a standard Trojan virus, Vigram.A Virus has all the typical features of any other member of this category. Really, its probable usages might be varying, depending on the intentions of the scammers who have created and spread this malware. To be more precise, all Trojans are well-known for their multifunction attitude. Some of the manners in which they could be exploited are: Various intrusive activities like spying on all of your online activities such as entering passwords or your private online communication; and/or making any payments. Indeed, your personal identity in terms of the data regarding you that could be found on the Internet might also be what hackers want to access and use. Some destruction-focused activities such as deleting particular files; even crashing your system as a whole; or exploiting it as a bot for sending spam as well as mining cryptocurrencies. Aiding some even more dangerous forms of malware to infiltrate your computer. Ransomware-type viruses may be surely the worst and the most harassing viruses you could ever come across online. They may use Trojans to invade your devices, and following that – they might do a research on your most regularly accessed data, and encrypt it all. Then, after that, some ransom demands will be sent to you in the form of a harassing notification and you will be blackmailed into paying some ransom online criminals.
About the author
Violet is an active writer with a passion for all things cyber security. She enjoys helping victims of computer virus infections remove them and successfully deal with the aftermath of the attacks. But most importantly, Violet makes it her priority to spend time educating people on privacy issues and maintaining the safety of their computers. It is her firm belief that by spreading this information, she can empower web users to effectively protect their personal data and their devices from hackers and cybercriminals.