Wacapew is a computer virus capable of acquiring Admin rights on your PC and then initiating various harmful processes. Wacapew can also be used as a tool for spreading other kinds of malware, including Ransomware and Spyware.


The Wacapew Virus is detected by multiple VirusTotal scanners.

If a Trojan virus called Wacapew has compromised your device, it is important that you have it removed very quickly. Trojans like this one are probably among the most disruptive computer threats out there. Besides, they are very difficult to detect so it’s good you’ve been able to find Wacapew in your system in the first place. You are also lucky that you’ve found this article as it aims to show you how to safely and effectively remove Wacapew from your machine. In the next lines, we will provide you with some important information about this type of malware and a detailed removal guide with screenshots and instructions. Before you start completing the guide, however, let’s first tell you more about exactly what you’re dealing with and how to prevent any such future infections.

We’ve all heard of Trojan horse viruses and most of us definitely associate them with serious danger. The reason why these viruses are so widespread and popular among hackers is because they can operate with stealth and can be used for a variety of criminal actions. Initially, infections such as Wacapew appear to be harmless or even useful pieces of web content (ads, images, links, pop-ups, attachments, etc.) in order to trick you. And then, from the inside, they can secretly initiate different destructive processes. To make matters worse, there are typically no signs of their presence for the most part.

The Wacapew Virus

The fact that the Wacapew Virus can perform a very wide range of different malicious tasks is the thing that makes Trojans extremely dangerous and unpredictable. If a threat like the Wacapew Virus infects your computer, you can expect anything from corruption of your system to the loss of important files and even remote access to your computer given to the hackers behind the Trojan.

Activities such as sending out spam, spreading Ransomware, Spyware, and other malware, or cryptocurrency mining can be commanded remotely. The Trojan may theoretically initiate any of these activities under the command of the hackers and can even serve as a tool for espionage by recording your keystrokes or directly hacking into your web camera and mic.

We can’t get into all the different tactics and ways in which viruses like Wacapew can be used to compromise you, but from what we’ve said, you hopefully understand why you should remove Wacapew as soon as possible.

Another thing you must know is how such a Trojan might have sneaked inside your computer, because this will give you better chances to prevent such infections from happening in the future. Unfortunately, there are many possible sources of Trojans so there is a lot to look out for. Nonetheless, the most common ones are spam email letters that carry infected attachments and links. However, transmitters can also be different social media messages, ads, links, and even certain websites and sketchy platforms. Malvertisements and cracked downloadable content are also commonly used to deliver Trojan infections, so be careful with them too. All in all, be very cautious with any form of online content and interact only with content that originates from a reliable source and gives you no cause for suspicion.


Name Wacapew
Type Trojan
Danger Level High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)
Symptoms It is almost impossible to detect a Trojan without a professional scanner since this malware rarely shows visible symptoms.
Distribution Method Torrents, spam, malicious emails, cracked software, and malicious ads are just some of the possible distributors of Trojans.
Detection Tool

Wacapew Virus Removal

If you are looking for a way to remove Wacapew you can try this:

  1. Click on the Start button in the bottom left corner of your Windows OS.
  2. Go to Control Panel -> Programs and Features -> Uninstall a Program.
  3. Search for Wacapew and any other unfamiliar programs.
  4. Uninstall Wacapew as well as other suspicious programs.

Note that this might not get rid of Wacapew 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).



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:

Each file will be scanned with up to 64 antivirus programs to ensure maximum accuracy
This scanner is free and will always remain free for our website's users.
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.
Drag and Drop File Here To Scan
Drag and Drop File Here To Scan
Analyzing 0 s
Each file will be scanned with up to 64 antivirus programs to ensure maximum accuracy
    This scanner is based on VirusTotal's API. By submitting data to it, you agree to their Terms of Service and Privacy Policy, and to the sharing of your sample submission with the security community. Please do not submit files with personal information if you do not want them to be shared.

    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:

    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:

    hosts_opt (1)

    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—-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!


    About the author


    Brandon Skies

    Brandon is a researcher and content creator in the fields of cyber-security and virtual privacy. Years of experience enable him to provide readers with important information and adequate solutions for the latest software and malware problems.

    Leave a Comment

    We are here to help! Use SpyHunter to remove malware in under 15 minutes.

    Not Your OS? Download for Windows® and Mac®.

    * See Free Trial offer details and alternative Free offer here.

    ** SpyHunter Pro receives additional removal definitions and manual fixes through its HelpDesk in cases where they are needed.

    Spyware Helpdesk 1