This page aims to help you remove w32.sillyfdc. These w32.sillyfdc removal instructions work for every version of Windows.
Have you ever come across the expression “Trojan horse”? When it comes to history, this is the wooden device the Ancient Greeks used to conquer the city of Troy, according to the old tale about the Trojan War. When it comes to computing, Trojans are especially dangerous, very well-spread and mischievous viruses that get installed in a stealthy way – much like their historic counterpart – and can be used for various evil purposes. This applies to w32.sillyfdc in particular, too.
What kind of purposes can w32.sillyfdc Malware serve?
Below you will find a list of all the most common purposes Trojans can potentially be exploited for. We want to remind you that the one you’re currently dealing with could be used for any of these and beyond, depending on the desires of the particular hackers who have developed and/or distributed it.
- A little fun never harms anyone, right? However, if it’s hackers who are having fun, your files could be in danger. Some cyber criminals find the deletion of files a pleasant free-time activity. Crashing your system or modifying some of its features can also be considered entertaining to them and a form of practicing their skills. However, this is the least evil purpose a Trojan like w32.sillyfdc may be exploited for.
- Here comes possibly one of the most harmful usages of Trojans: distributing Ransomware around the web. Trojans are usually used as a means of spreading this awful malware. They infiltrate a victim’s PC through a detected vulnerability and then download the Ransomware virus onto the targeted computer. Once inside it, the Ransomware begins to lock up all of the most frequently used files, typically office documents, photos, videos, etc. The result of its activity is the encryption of some of your most valuable and important data, which is followed by a ransom demand in exchange for a decryption key that would grant you access to the locked files.
- Trojans could also be used for stealing all kinds of data: banking details, so that they can rob you electronically; account details, so that the hackers could be able to hijack your identity; copying your keystrokes, so that company or personal secrets and classified information can be stolen.
- w32.sillyfdc could also turn your camera and microphone on and you could end up under surveillance for a long time. The hackers, who do that, are usually after some important private information they could later use to blackmail you. Alternatively, you may be spied upon with the aim of becoming a victim of actual physical criminal activity, such as burglary or worse.
- The hackers might be interested in your professional details and might use a Trojan to keep track of all your cyber activities in your company network for whatever reason.
- Trojans might serve as providers of access to your computer resources – your device might end up being turned into a bot, into a malware-spreading tool or into a machine that mines crypto currencies.
- w32.sillyfdc may be exploited with the intent of remotely using your PC for certain illegal activities and you might end up charged for crimes you have never committed.
The fact that w32.sillyfdc, as an exemplary Trojan, could be used for so many different malicious activities makes it unpredictably dangerous and the most commonly experienced cyber infection in the world.
Is it possible to avoid or remove Trojans?
It is always possible to stay away from such serious threats, but you should be really cautious as you may catch a Trojan from practically anywhere on the Internet. You should avoid everything that looks shady or questionable like program bundles, torrent-sharing websites, web pages with a bad image or emails from unfamiliar or suspicious senders and addresses. This is the basis of smart surfing and is essential for your cyber health. A top-quality anti-virus program is a powerful tool against all kinds of Trojans and w32.sillyfdc malware in particular, as one could block their harmful effects to your PC. Also, if you continue reading, you will find an uninstallation guide that will help you in case of an w32.sillyfdc contamination. All the instructions have been tested and should work in your case. Just read them carefully before you go on with the removal process and make sure you complete every step exactly as described. Please let us know if you have any additional questions.
|Danger Level||High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)|
|Symptoms||Extremely difficult to be detected. Usually no recognizable symptoms.|
|Distribution Method||Via a variety of possible means: from spam emails and their attachments to infected web addresses and downloadable content.|
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w32.sillyfdc Malware 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!