This page aims to help you remove the Win64/Longage Trojan. Our removal instructions work for every version of Windows.
Win64/Longage is a Trojan threat that can operate as spyware and collect information about the victim’s personal or professional life. To do that, Win64/Longage can keep track of everything the victim types through their keyboard or directly hack into their webcam and mic.
If you’ve been infected with a Trojan horse named Win64/Longage, the following article is exactly what you may need to remove the stealthy infection. Trojans like this one are some of the most dangerous types of malware and are also the most common. Three out of every four malware infections are typically triggered by representatives of this very malware group, according to recent statistics. That’s also the main reason why the Trojans are so well known even among people who are not so tech-savvy. Despite their fame, however, most web users still don’t have a very clear idea of what to expect from a Trojan Horse infection. Moreover, the contamination typically happens very secretly and many people don’t even realize when and how they have been compromised.
That’s why the news about the presence of Win64/Longage on your computer may have come to you as a real shock. In the next lines, however, we will give you some basic information about the capabilities of the Trojans, and once you’ve read that, you can scroll down to the detailed removal guide below, which can help you find and remove Win64/Longage from your system.
A Trojan Horse like the one you are dealing with now can have nearly unlimited ability to damage your system. Typically, this type of malware is extremely stealthy and can remain hidden deep inside the computer without displaying even the slightest symptoms. Something you probably want to know is what this malware is actually trying to achieve in your system. Sadly, there is no way to know that, unless you experience the negative consequences of its activity first hand. Of course, that’s not something you want to experience, and you should better have the Trojan removed before you find out.
Just to get an idea of its danger level, tough, we can mention some of the most common reasons the hackers use Trojans. Theft is one of the top malicious activities carried out by such threats – theft of digital information, that is. A Trojan Horse such as Win64/Longage can easily steal information that you store on your computer and send it to the hackers’ servers. This information may include your personal or work-related files, databases, images, videos and other bits of data that can later be used for various types of cyber crimes. Malware like this one may also secretly collect information about your bank accounts, profiles on social media, passwords, login credentials, etc., and again send it to the online criminals responsible for the malware attack. If it’s a more advanced piece of malicious code, the Trojan can provide the crooks with full remote access to your machine and let them delete, modify, replace, and corrupt anything they like in there. With its help the criminals can even sneak Ransomware inside your computer.
A piece of malware like Win64/Longage can also be programmed to use similar means to spy on you. It can, for instance, record your keystrokes, or hack your microphone or webcam. This way, not only will the hackers learn what you type on your keyboard, but also they will be able to hear and see you.
And, trust us, this alone is a serious enough reason to take all the needed actions to remove the Trojan infection right away. If you have never dealt with such malware before, we recommend you to stick to the instructions in the removal guide below or use a professional removal tool for automatic detection and removal.
|Danger Level||High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)|
|Symptoms||It is very unlikely for a Trojan to show any symptoms, thus, detecting it may require professional software.|
|Distribution Method||Malvertisements, cracked software installers, torrents and spam emails with malicious attachments are common methods of distribution for Trojans.|
Remove Win64/Longage Trojan
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:
To remove parasite on your own, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. If you were to do this, you need to be extremely careful, because you may damage your system.
If you want to avoid the risk, we recommend downloading SpyHunter - a professional malware removal tool - to see whether it will find malicious programs on your PC.
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!