Walliant Virus


Walliant

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.

Walliant Virus

The Walliant Virus

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 1.0.0.0

The nature of Trojan-based infections like Walliant Version 1.0.0.0 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 1.0.0.0 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.

SUMMARY:

Name Walliant
Type Trojan
Danger Level High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)
Symptoms In most cases, Trojans show no apparent symptoms but sometimes they may cause system instability, sudden Blue Screen of Death crashes and unusual software errors.
Distribution Method Spam messages and emails that contain malicious attachments and links are commonly used to distribute Trojans.
Detection Tool

Remove Walliant Virus

If you are looking for a way to remove Walliant 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 Walliant and any other unfamiliar programs.
  4. Uninstall Walliant as well as other suspicious programs.

Note that this might not get rid of Walliant 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


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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).

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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.

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Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:

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Maximum file size: 128MB.

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Scan Results


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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.

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Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.

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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:

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Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:

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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:

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If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.

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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!

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Lidia Howler

Lidia is a web content creator with years of experience in the cyber-security sector. She helps readers with articles on malware removal and online security. Her strive for simplicity and well-researched information provides users with easy-to-follow It-related tips and step-by-step tutorials.

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