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WellMess Malware


WellMess

WellMess is a computer threat that infects computers through the use of disguise and stealth. Researchers have categorized WellMess as a virus of the Trojan horse category – the most widespread type of computer infections known for its versatility and ability to avoid detection.

WellMess Malware

The WellMess Malware targets Windows and Linux operating systems.

The WellMess virus, in particular, is a very new addition to the Trojan horse family and as such it is possible that even advanced and reliable antivirus programs may fail to spot it when it attacks the computer.

The main reason for the inability of security programs to detect such new threats lies in the method pretty much all antivirus tools use to spot incoming malware attacks. To detect incoming threats, a typical antivirus program would rely on its database – this is an extensive and exhaustive list of all known malware threats that allows the security program to recognize and keep the attacking threat from infecting the computer. This list is constantly updated – whenever a new type of virus is created, the developers of the antivirus add it to the database. However, those updates don’t happen immediately – it takes time before the new virus is researched and added to the database of the antivirus. It also takes time before the user’s antivirus program receives the update that includes the information about the new threat. Until then, it is likely that the security tool won’t be able to stop the newly released threat. Because of this, attacks from recently released threats like WellMess (also known as zero-day attacks) are so dangerous and unpredictable. Oftentimes, people don’t even realize that their PCs have been attacked. Furthermore, some Trojans could start processes in the computer that block the antivirus and/or prevent the user from installing a new security program.

How to know if WellMess has attacked your computer

If you have any suspicion that this virus may be in your computer but you are not sure because your antivirus hasn’t warned you about potential threats (or maybe you don’t have an antivirus), then you must pay close attention to the potential Trojan horse symptoms. Sometimes, a virus like WellMess or WellMail may cause some pretty serious disturbances that cannot go unnoticed – such are for example the infamous Blue Screen of Death crashes that are oftentimes associated with Trojan viruses operating in the system. However, it’s also possible that the Trojan shows almost no symptoms or that its symptoms are far more subtle. For instance, some Trojans may moderately increase the use of CPU, RAM, and GPU on your computer, and start different processes that you could notice in the Task Manager’s processes tab. However, unless you are looking for such signs, you may never notice that there’s anything unusual going on in your system. In general, any type of irregularity in the system could be tied to the presence of a Trojan on the computer. Therefore, if you have even the slightest suspicion that this virus may be on your PC, go for the removal instructions in the following lines so that if WellMess is indeed in the system, it will be removed.

SUMMARY:

Name WellMess
Type Trojan
Detection Tool

WellMess Malware Removal

You are dealing with a malware infection that can restore itself unless you remove its core files. We are sending you to another page with a removal guide that gets regularly updated. It covers in-depth instructions on how to:
1. Locate and scan malicious processes in your task manager.
2. Identify in your Control panel any programs installed with the malware, and how to remove them. Search Marquis is a high-profile hijacker that gets installed with a lot of malware.
3. How to clean up and reset your browser to its original settings without the malware returning.
You can find the removal guide here.
For mobile devices refer to these guides instead: Android, iPhone.

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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.

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