Vigua.a is a state-of-the-art Trojan horse virus that can seriously destroy any system it manages to infect. Vigua.a is commonly spread via numerous stealthy methods and carriers that usually look safe, but actually contain the virus and use different deceptive tricks to get you infected.
Some of the common infection carriers typically appear on the screen as pop-up notifications or attractive ads, or even as software upgrade requests that seem genuine, yet malicious. In many cases, the Trojan may be delivered in the form of an email attachment, a web link or a spam message that appears to be sent from a friend, a colleague or a popular company or institution.
Unfortunately, it is very difficult to distinguish the malware carriers from regular web content and protect yourself and your computer without the help of good antivirus software because it is still possible to click on something fake or misleading when surfing the internet.
If you think that Vigua.a or Presenoker might have sneaked onto your machine somehow, the first thing we recommend is to run a complete system scan using a trustworthy anti-malware program.
If the Trojan cannot be identified or removed successfully by your protection application, you can still perform a second search with a professional malware-removal tool such as the one that you can find on this page. Alternatively, you may use a manual removal guide for the identification and elimination of the infection. Before you remove anything, though, we still recommend scanning the computer with a reliable scanner since certain Trojan infections have the ability to mimic standard system processes and files and if you don’t know exactly what to remove, you may accidentally delete essential components and files of your OS.
The deletion of essential system files not only doesn’t remove the malware from the computer but may also cause corruption of the operating system. This is why we recommend that you either use reliable malware removal software or carefully follow the directions in the removal guide below. Whichever removal method you choose, make sure you do not waste time because if you do not deal with Vigua.a in time, the Trojan may cause some very serious harm while hiding inside your machine.
For instance, Vigua.a may secretly take over the whole computer and establish full control of its processes and services. In addition to that, the malware may mess with all the data that you store on it – delete, corrupt or transfer it to remote servers controlled by hackers. All of your personal files may unexpectedly be compromised and your HDD configured without any indication.
Another potential task that this Trojan horse may secretly perform is keep track of all your activity and collect information about your bank records, passwords, online accounts, business-related information, personal correspondence and other data that can be handed over to people with malicious intentions and used for theft, fraud, blackmail and more.
If not removed, Vigua.a may also cause protection issues and even perform illegal background operations. The malware may secretly disable your existing anti-virus and firewall protection and inject other viruses, such as ransomware, rootkits, worms and more. The worst thing is that users may not detect any suspicious behavior at least until the consequences become evident and complications begin to occur. That’s why the best way to save yourself from a lot of problems in the future is to invest in a reliable antivirus product or anti-malware app.
|Danger Level||High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)|
|Symptoms||In very rare cases, the Trojan may trigger unusual system activity and cause crashes or errors that may indicate its presence.|
|Distribution Method||Trojans may commonly be distributed via malicious email attachments, spam messages, torrents, ads and cracked software.|
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 Vigua.a Virus
If you are looking for a way to remove Vigua.a 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 Vigua.a and any other unfamiliar programs.
- Uninstall Vigua.a as well as other suspicious programs.
Note that this might not get rid of Vigua.a 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!