Walliant is a very invasive piece of malware that can steal information from its victims, spy on their activity, and corrupt or modify the system without their knowledge. Due to its stealth, Walliant is categorized as a Trojan horse and is considered extremely malicious.
Online hackers constantly seek new ways to compromise the users’ computers in order to perform different criminal activities and Trojans like Walliant seem to be the perfect tools for that. These pieces of malware can easily be distributed across the web via various types of web content, including fake ads, spam messages, email attachments, web links, images, cracked software installers, etc. On top of that, they are extremely difficult to detect and usually have no visible symptoms that would give them away once they infect the computer. The contamination often happens just with one single click on an infected transmitter but it may take weeks, months or even years for the victims to realize that they have been compromised by a Trojan virus. Usually, this happens only after major harm has already occurred due to the malware’s hidden attack.
Since you are on this page, however, you have the chance to avoid major system damage in case you are quick to remove Walliant from your computer with the help of the instructions in the removal guide below.
Walliant Version 18.104.22.168
The nature of Trojan-based infections like Walliant Version 22.214.171.124 is very versatile. That’s why these pieces of malware are feared by many people. In general, it is almost impossible to predict what Walliant Version 126.96.36.199 can cause because its actions are entirely dictated by the criminals who control it. And what they may decide to do is only up to their imagination.
Blackmail is a very common thing that Trojans play a major part of. In some cases, the hackers may secretly infect a computer with a Trojan just to set it to collect some sensitive information which later can be used for extortion, personal abuse and blackmail schemes. For instance, Walliant can be programmed to make screenshots of the victim’s screen, record videos by hacking the web camera or taking audio records of the victim’s conversations through their microphone. Once these records and images fall in the hands of the criminals, they can use them to send you blackmailing emails or threatening messages or to harass you publicly if you don’t fulfill their demands.
Of course, there are numerous other ways in which a Trojan like Walliant can make your life bitter. This malware can start various unauthorized processes in the background of the system, corrupt, erase, or modify system and user files and secretly install new software like Santivirus Realtime Protection Lite (SAntivirus), including spyware, rootkits and even Ransomware cryptoviruses.
Unfortunately, detecting the Trojan can be very difficult if you are not equipped with reliable security software that can scan your entire machine. This is because this malware is very good in hiding deep in the system and mimicking regular system files which users may find hard to recognize and remove without corrupting the OS. That’s why, our suggestion if you are about to deal with Walliant is to use a professional removal tool or a step-by-step removal guide like the one that you can find below.
Remove Walliant Virus
Before you get to the main section of the guide, here is a quick method that may allow you to get rid of Walliant without need to dig any deeper.
- In the Start Menu search box, type Uninstall a Program and open the first item that shows up in the results.
- On your screen, there will be a list of all programs installed on your computer. To make looking for the problematic software easier, sort the list by installation date so that the most recently installed entries are shown at the top of the list.
- Look for recently installed programs that might be related to Walliant. It is possible, but not very likely, that you will see an entry named Walliant or something similar. In most cases, however, the name would be different. If there is a recently installed program in the list that you don’t remember installing yourself or one that you can link to the appearance of the disturbances on your computer, this is likely the one you need to remove.
- Once you single out the item that is potentially linked to Walliant, select it and then click on the Uninstall button at the top. Follow the prompts if there are any and wait for the uninstallation to complete.
- If you see a dialog like the one from the following image, select No. This is very important to remember because, if you click yes, another malware component may get installed on your machine.
- Restart the PC and test for a while to see if the problem has been dealt with.
The previous steps might fix the problem for some users but it is highly likely that Walliant would return after getting uninstalled. It’s also possible that you won’t be allowed to uninstall it whatsoever with this method. In such a case, you should proceed with the next steps from the current guide.
Note that one or more steps from this guide will require you to close your browser so we suggest you bookmark this page so that you can easily find it later. Also, you can open it on another device so that you can freely read the instructions while also applying them.
The first thing you should do is boot your computer into Safe Mode. In Safe Mode, your computer would only be running the most essential processes, hopefully leaving anything that may interfere with the removal of Walliant disabled. If you don’t know how to boot into Safe Mode, here is a guide that will show you how.
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The first thing you should do to manually remove Walliant is open the Task Manager and go to the Processes tab. You can access the Task Manager by searching for it in the Start Menu search box and opening the first item that gets listed.
Once in the Task Manager, look for suspicious processes that could be linked to Walliant. Again, do not expect to find the name Walliant in there but instead look for processes that consume large portions of your RAM and CPU and don’t seem to be related to any programs or apps that you are familiar with.
Once you single out the processes that are likely to be linked to Walliant, go ahead and right-click on them and then select Open File Location. From the folder that opens, drag and drop all files, one by one, to our online malware scanner. It will quickly scan the files for malicious code using up to 64 antivirus engines to provide best results.
If any of the scanned files turn out to contain malware, delete the whole folder they are contained in. Also, in case you are certain a file or folder is linked to the Walliant virus, delete it even if the scanner doesn’t warn you about it. Sometimes, newer threats don’t get picked up by even the most advanced malware scanners!
Type Run in the Start Menu search field, open the first app that shows up in the results, type msconfig in it and hit Enter. This will open the following window – go to its Startup tab.
In the Startup tab, uncheck the entries that have an Unknown manufacturer as well as those that seem suspicious to you.
Next, go back to the Run app, copy-paste the following line in it, and hit Enter: notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts. This will open your Hosts file, which, if you have been hacked, would probably have a number of IP addresses below “Localhost”. If that is the case with your Hosts file, tell us what they are in the comments. It is possible that those IPs are not linked to the infection so we must first see them to tell you if they must be removed. If it turns out that the IPs are not safe and are linked to the Trojan, be sure to delete all of them and then save the changes that you have made to the file.
Back in the Run app, type regedit and press the Enter key. This will open the Registry Editor of your PC – there are lots of different settings in here, some of which are very important to the normal functioning of your PC so you must be careful not to delete something that you aren’t supposed to.
In the Registry Editor, first press the Control + F key combination from your keyboard and in the search field that shows up type Walliant. Hit Enter to see if anything shows up. If there are any results from the search, delete them by right-clicking on the folder/registry key and selecting the Delete option. Keep repeating the search until everything with the name Walliant is removed.
Regardless of whether you’ve found anything with the search, the next thing you must do is manually go to these locations in the Registry Editor and delete whatever’s contained in them.
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/*Suspicious Directory*.
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/*Suspicious Directory*
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Internet Explorer/Main/*Suspicious Directory*
If the Trojan has folders in those directories, they would likely have unusual names such as long strings of numbers and letters that don’t seem to make any sense. If you aren’t certain about a given folder, ask us about it in the comments and we will tell you if they need to be deleted.