Woreflint is a recently identified Trojan virus which helps its developers to access computers remotely and perform harmful activities in their background. Trojans like Woreflint are notorious for altering system files and processes that enable the criminals to gain administrative rights.
Typically, the victims of Woreflint may have no idea that their computer has been compromised by this Trojan infection for very long periods of time. This is because viruses of this kind use numerous strategies to conceal their presence in the system and to prevent being detected and removed.
The Woreflint Trojan
Most Trojans, including Woreflint, may try to mimic regular system processes and files and use them as a disguise. In this way, even if the victims look through the tasks and processes in their Task Manager, they may overlook them because they appear to be valid system-related processes. At the same time, the Trojans like Woreflint may consume a significant portion of the CPU and RAM resources for a variety of background criminal activities which the victims may have no clue about.
Another main aspect that helps threats like Woreflint to remain hidden for long and finish their dangerous activities without being disturbed is that some antivirus programs cannot detect new Trojans quickly enough. This is because, almost all traditional antivirus applications rely on database identification rather than behavioral identification. If the virus definitions database is not regularly updated, the speed of detecting and identifying new malware and incoming attacks is significantly diminished. This is especially valid for new dangers like Woreflint that have yet not been added to the database of some antivirus programs.
In such situations the antivirus can fail to detect the infection in due time if it lacks good behavioral detection features. The good news is that nowadays, more antiviruses are introducing and improving their behavioral detection functions by adding features which help them to detect malware based on their behavioral pattern rather than the existence of malware definitions in the database. It takes longer, though, to combat all Zero-Day attacks until this malware prevention strategy is successfully implemented (Zero-Day attacks – intrusion by a virus that is not present in the antivirus databases).
This being said, it should be obvious why it can be especially challenging to avoid new infections, such as Woreflint, and why choosing a reliable and regularly updated security software is typically your strongest weapon.
How can Woreflint harm your computer?
Theft of personal information and espionage are two of the harmful activities that are frequently related to Trojans such as Woreflint. Of course, there are also more ways that a virus such as this may be used by people with malicious intentions. For example, the infection may successfully operate as a delivery tool for other malware including spyware infections and ransomware cryptoviruses or rootkits. In addition to that, it may secretly destroy certain blocks of data, critical system files and personal or work-related information and leave the victims with a totally disrupted computer at the end. However, irrespective of how the virus may be used, it is clear that you have to remove it ASAP before the device or your virtual privacy is compromised irreparably.
|Danger Level||High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)|
|Symptoms||It can be very challenging to detect a Trojan Horse since this malware does not have any specific symptoms of its presence.|
|Distribution Method||Cracked software installers, torrents, spam messages, malicious email attachments, malvertisements, pirated content, low-quality websites and more.|
Woreflint Malware Removal
If you are looking for a way to remove Woreflint 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 Woreflint and any other unfamiliar programs.
- Uninstall Woreflint as well as other suspicious programs.
Note that this might not get rid of Woreflint 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:
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!