The WellMail Malware
WellMail is a malicious program that best suits the definition of a Trojan horse due to its ability to execute various malicious processes in the system. If not removed immediately, WellMail can damage the entire OS, delete critical files and user data, steal sensitive information and even insert ransomware into the infected computer.
Trojans are the only malicious type of software that is able to perform a variety of harmful tasks on the computer one after the other. Sadly, in this short article, we cannot cover the spectrum of all possible malicious operations they can perform, but we will still try to address some of the most common ones.
WellMail, in particular, is a new Trojan representative the intentions of which are not very clear. The activities it can perform on behalf of the cybercriminals who control it may range from theft, espionage, system corruption, data destruction and more. In addition, the consequences of its attack may be very different in each case of infection. Sadly, due to its novelty, we cannot tell you what exactly to expect from it. Yet, what we can say for sure is that this virus should be removed from your computer as soon as possible because the longer it remains there, the greater the chance of irreparable harm if that is not already the case.
Therefore, what we will do is point your attention to our comprehensive removal guide, which will help you locate WellMail on your computer and safely remove it without professional help. Please note, however, that Trojans like this one can mask as legitimate system files to avoid detection. That’s why it is critical that you follow the steps listed below closely or use the suggested professional removal tool to avoid involuntary system damage.
What damage may WellMail cause?
One of the most common ways criminals use Trojans is for the secret insertion of other viruses, especially the highly popular Ransomware infections, Spyware and Rootkits. Basically, Trojans may serve as a backdoor for a particular virus or more than one malicious program and secretly invite them all into your system through previously detected vulnerabilities. Sadly, this is quite a popular practice among criminal circles that’s why if you have been infected with WellMail you should not overlook it and carefully scan the entire computer with reliable security software not only for this particular virus, but also for other malware.
WellMail may also have the potential to provide online criminals with access to your passwords, login information to specific websites, your online banking details and financial credentials, and other sensitive information that you store on your computer. This data can be collected through various crafty tactics. For instance, WellMail may either be set to keep track of your keystrokes, or allow the hackers to access your computer remotely. The Trojan may share with them your screen or even allow them to spy on you through your web camera and microphone.
Another common thing threats like WellMail and WellMess can be used for is turning your computer into a bot and exploiting its system resources fur running different malicious processes and tasks without your knowledge. For instance, without you suspecting, your computer may be set to mine cryptocurrencies for the hackers. It may also be used to spread spam or infect other machines in the same network with viruses and malware. That’s why the sooner you detect the infection and remove it, the greater the chance to save your computer and prevent the crooks from completing their criminal agenda.
|Danger Level||High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)|
|Symptoms||Trojans will rarely trigger visible symptoms but in some cases they may cause unusual system errors, Blue Screen of Death crashes and general instability of the OS.|
|Distribution Method||Some of the most common methods of distribution include spam emails with malicious attachments, fake ads, illegal websites and cracked software installers.|
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.
WellMail Malware Removal
If you are looking for a way to remove WellMail 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 WellMail and any other unfamiliar programs.
- Uninstall WellMail as well as other suspicious programs.
Note that this might not get rid of WellMail 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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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:
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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.
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!