Whiteclick Virus


A Trojan Horse PC virus is a malicious piece of software capable of infiltrating the user’s PC and carrying out different harmful and illegal activities while inside the targeted machine. This malware group is really dangerous and widely-spread and if one of its representatives manages to infiltrate your computer, you really need to make sure to get rid of the infection as soon as possible or else a number of unforeseen consequences might arise (we’ll get into that later). The main reason why we have written this article is Whiteclick Virus – a recently reported representative of the Trojan Horse family. This virus is quite new and as such is likely highly-advanced and difficult to detect and counteract. Therefore, if you suspect (or know) that your machine has been attacked by this dangerous piece of malware, it is highly advisable that you read the whole article and use the information that we are about to provide you with in order to handle the infection and to prevent it from recurring in future. Down below, at the bottom of the main part of the article, you can find a instructional guide with screenshots that will show you the exact steps towards successfully eliminating the infection. Be sure to give it a try if Whiteclick Virus has indeed managed to get inside your system. In the guide, you can also find a recommended software tool that has been specifically designed to handle malicious PC virus infections – you can use it in addition to the guide to fully ensure that there’s nothing left from the virus inside your system.

A typical trait of most such viruses is that their victims often do not even realize that their machines have been infected by malware. Weeks and even months could pass without the user finding out that their computer has been compromised and that there is some dangerous and harmful program inside of it. All of this can be contributed to the overall lack of specific symptoms during most Trojan Horse infections. That is not to say that there are never any red flags, though. Increased RAM and CPU use, frequent freezes, crashes and errors as well as overall system instability and random blinking windows appearing on the screen of the infected machine every now and then are all possible indicators of a Trojan Horse contamination. However, it is perfectly possible that none of those potential symptoms might be present if Whiteclick has gotten inside your machine making it highly unlikely that you’d be able to manually spot the virus. Therefore, it is of utmost importance that your system is at tall times protected by a strong security program that has its latest updates installed. Know that this is oftentimes the only way you might be able to detect such a malicious infection. However, do not solely rely on your antivirus tool to keep your machine protected. Most Trojan Horse attacks actually happen due to a user mistake so be really careful when browsing the Internet as this is the main source of the majority of Trojan Horse infections. If you want to avoid future encounters with Whiteclick Virus, make sure that you stay away from sites that distributed illegal and pirated software or ones that have low reputation and look questionable. Also, opening random unreliable spam message attachments or sketchy online ads puts your PC system at great risk so be sure to avoid doing that as well. Generally, any form of suspicious content needs to be avoided if you want to make sure that your computer doesn’t get targeted by some insidious malware virus.

What might be the purpose of Whiteclick Virus?

Viruses like Whiteclick Virus might actually have more than one purposes and might be capable of completing different insidious tasks while on the targeted computer. Data theft, system corruption and damage, collection of sensitive personal or work-related information for the purposes of blackmailing and many others. Some more specific uses of a typical Trojan Horse virus could be when then malware is tasked with loading Ransomware programs (another highly-malicious form of malware) inside the victim’s machine or forcing the PC to use its resources for crypto-mining, DDoS attacks or spam e-mail distribution. Many other potential uses of a Trojan Horse could be listed but there’s no need to mention them all. What’s important is the fact that those highly-versatile viruses can cause different forms of damage and have various harmful effects on your machine and on your virtual privacy which is why you ought ensure that you remove Whiteclick Virus ASAP if it has managed to get inside your computer.


Name Whiteclick
Type Trojan
Danger Level High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)
Symptoms Anything from frequent system freezes and errors to unusually high consumption of CPU, RAM and even GPU memory.
Distribution Method Shady ads and misleading browser offers, illegal and pirated program downloads, spam e-mails and others.
Detection Tool

Keep in mind, SpyHunter’s malware detection tool is free. To remove the infection, you’ll need to purchase the full version.
More information about SpyHunter and steps to uninstall.

Whiteclick Virus Uninstall

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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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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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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!


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.

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