This page aims to help you remove Win32.Trojan.Wisdomeyes. These Win32.Trojan.Wisdomeyes removal instructions work for every version of Windows.
Chances are you have already heard about the infamous Trojan horse viruses that have been one of the most feared and widely spread online threats that one can encounter. There is a good reason for that – programs of this type are harmful and dangerous, both for your PC and your virtual privacy. Recently, a new Trojan horse virus named Win32.Trojan.Wisdomeyes has been reported and in the following article we will attempt to provide our readers with some essential and crucial information regarding how viruses of this kind work, what potential harms they might cause and how you can protect your system from Win32.Trojan.Wisdomeyes infections in the future. Additionally, for those of you who have had their machine attacked by the noxious software, we have a guide beneath this article, which you can use to remove the virus without the need of resorting to professional support.
- Note: We advise you to first read the whole article before going to the removal guide, since the information provided here is essential for successfully and effectively dealing with Trojan horse programs.
How can you determine if there is a Trojan horse infection?
One of the most important things you need to understand about this specific sort of malicious software is that infections with it usually lack any significant symptoms. It is possible that a Trojan might have been in your system for weeks or even months before you realize it. This makes it really difficult to detect and prevent them from accomplishing their task. Occasionally, a Trojan infection might cause a slow-down to your machine or sudden crashes/freezes; you might also notice the appearance of obscure or shady online ads/banners that were no present before. However, in most cases if the hacker really wants to keep the virus unnoticed, there is very little that you can do to spot the infection. Therefore, it is crucial that you ensure the safety and security of your system from now on.
What are Trojans used for?
Viruses, such as Win32.Trojan.Wisdomeyes, are like the Swiss Army knife of malicious software. They can be used for a wide variety of harmful and illegal tasks. In the following short list we will attempt to give you a general idea about the most common uses of a typical Trojan horse, however, bear in mind that this is by no means an exhaustive list of all the potential uses of this sort of noxious programs.
- System destruction – A big number of Trojan viruses can be used to annihilate your system. Sometimes the damage done might be subject to repair, however, in many cases your machine can be rendered useless by the virus. This is one of the reasons why this particular sort of harmful software is so problematic and feared.
- Espionage and data theft – Trojans are oftentimes employed as spying tools. They are perfect for the task, since there are little to no symptoms. A virus like Win32.Trojan.Wisdomeyes can spy on you via a number of different methods. Keystroke logging allows hacker to see everything you type using your keyboard, which is often used to gather valuable information, such as passwords and usernames. Trojans can also enable cyber-criminals to directly see what is happening on your screen and spy on you through your webcam, even when you think it is turned off.
- Money theft – As we said, Trojans can spy on you. The data acquired can afterwards be used in a number of different ways, most commonly blackmailing or money theft. After the criminal has obtained your bank account password, there is nothing to stop them from extracting all your money right under your nose. Days might pass by until you realize you have been robbed and by that time it would certainly be way too late to undertake any effective counteraction.
- Mining and bot-net – A virus such as Win32.Trojan.Wisdomeyes can also be used to turn your PC into a mining tool for bitcoins. This would use up all available resources, such as RAM and CPU time for the sake of generating the cryptocurrency, which is then sent to the hacker. Another possibility is that your machine is made part of a botnet – a network of computers that are used for purposes such as sending spam letters and malicious links. You would oftentimes remain unaware of the fact that your machine is being used by someone else without your permission or consent.
When it comes to keeping your computer safe from any future Trojan horse infections, there are a couple of essential rules that you need to adhere to:
- Install high-quality anti-virus software and make sure to frequently update it, so that it provides your system with the best protection possible against malware like Trojans.
- Do not visit sites that are illegal or appear to be suspicious and shady. Also, download software only from sources that are reputable and trusted. Under no circumstances should you download anything from any obscure and unreliable sites.
- Do not open questionable links and e-mails regardless of the sender – you never know if a friend’s computer has been hacked and forced to send out junk mail to everyone in the contact list.
|Danger Level||High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)|
|Symptoms||Oftentimes there are almost no symptoms of a Trojan infection. Still, some of the most common ones are odd PC behavior, slow-down, freezes and system crashes.|
|Distribution Method||Malicious links, junk mail and illegal torrents.|
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.
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Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).
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.
Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC simultaneously. Go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which ones are a virus. Google them or ask us in the comments.
WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!
- This step is very important, because you can catch other threats (like Ransomware and Spyware) while looking for the Adware process.
Right click on each of the virus processes separately and select Open File Location. End the process after you open the folder, then delete the directories you were sent to.
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 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 all the prior steps fail to help you or you have reason to believe your system is exposed to threats like Ransomware, we advise you to download a professional scanner and remover.
Remember to leave us a comment if you run into any trouble!