Trojan Virus Removal (Feb. 2019 Update)

Parasite may reinstall itself multiple times if you don't delete its core files. We recommend downloading SpyHunter to scan for malicious programs installed with it. This may save you hours and cut down your time to about 15 minutes. 

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This page aims to help you remove Virus. Our removal instructions work for every version of Windows.

A new Trojan horse infection is currently lurking the online world and if you are not careful, you may easily become victim of its stealthiness. The name of the danger is Virus and a lot of web users have complained about it. Our “How to remove” team has lately been contacted by a number of people who seem to have detected the Trojan on their system and have asked us for help with having it removed. That’s why, in the next lines, we will provide all of you with a specialized Removal Guide comprises step-by-step instructions on how to deal with the malware. Specialists warn that the timely detection and elimination of the Virus is really important because if it remains on the system, this threat could perform many harmful actions and cause irreparable damage to the computer. For this reason, we highly recommend that our readers thoroughly familiarize themselves with the specifics of the Trojan, which we have described in the paragraphs below and follow the instructions of the removal guide or use the help of the professional Virus removal tool on this page. It is very risky to take random actions against such a sophisticated malware threat because one wrong step may cause more harm than good. What is more, once inside the PC, the Trojan normally pretends to be a legitimate-looking file, which can easily confuse a non-experienced user. A proper antivirus program, however, could be really helpful in the timely and accurate detection of the hidden threat which is why it is a good idea to use one in order to deal with the infection.

If Virus remains undetected, it can cause big problems to the system. For instance, it could download more infectious files or launch some malicious processes which could mess up the entire OS and its data. The hackers who are normally such viruses may try to gain remote access with the help of the Trojan and/or steal sensitive information such as passwords, login credentials, and banking details. They may also modify the system settings, corrupt the software that’s on the PC, delete some or the entire information on the hard drives and install some other harmful programs such as Ransomware or Spyware. Virus Removal

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


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).



We get asked this a lot, so we are putting it here: Removing parasite manually may take hours and damage your system in the process. We recommend downloading SpyHunter to see if it can detect parasite files for you.

Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab (the “Details” Tab on Win 8 and 10). 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.

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.


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.

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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.

Open the start menu and search for Network Connections (On Windows 10 you just write it after clicking the Windows button), press enter.

  1. Right-click on the Network Adapter you are using —> Properties —> Internet Protocol Version 4 (ICP/IP), click  Properties.
  2. The DNS line should be set to Obtain DNS server automatically. If it is not, set it yourself.
  3. Click on Advanced —> the DNS tab. Remove everything here (if there is something) —> OK.



  • After you complete this step, the threat will be gone from your browsers. Finish the next step as well or it may reappear on a system reboot.

Right click on the browser’s shortcut —> Properties.

NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but you can do this for Firefox and IE (or Edge).


Properties —–> Shortcut. In Target, remove everything after .exe.

ie9-10_512x512  Remove from Internet Explorer:

Open IE, click  IE GEAR —–> Manage Add-ons.

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Find the threat —> Disable. Go to IE GEAR —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.

firefox-512 Remove from Firefox:

Open Firefoxclick  mozilla menu  ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.

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Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundRemove from Chrome:

Close Chrome. Navigate to:

 C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. There is a Folder called “Default” inside:

Rename the Folder to Backup Default

Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome.


Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.

Inside, press CTRL and F together and type the threat’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

How could one get infected?

There are many ways in which a Trojan horse may get inside your system. Usually, one of the most successful tactics that the criminals use in order to infect the computer is to mislead the users with regards to the real nature and intentions of the malware. They oftentimes promote their harmful creations as some sort of useful free programs, browser add-ons or intriguing links and email attachments which prompt you to click on them. Legitimate-looking messages which inform you about “urgent software updates”, some “recommended installations” or pop-up web requests might also be used as transmitters of the infection. That’s why, you should be very careful if such things appear on your screen and ask you to download some .exe files or agree to install something on your machine. In most of the cases, there is a high chance that they could be fake and misleading. To prevent possible contamination, it is best if you only stick to well-known and reputed websites and get your updates and downloads only from the original software developers and their websites.

How to safely remove Virus from the computer?

A malware such as Virus should be removed from the system as soon as it gets detected. There are basically two removal methods which you can find on this page – the manual removal guide and its instructions and the specialized removal software tool for automatic detection. Those of you who are confident enough to follow the manual steps should make sure they carefully execute them in the way they are shown. Just like any other typical Trojan, Virus may hide deep inside the system and some basic computer skills may be required to distinguish it from the rest of the OS files. The reason is, its files may oftentimes be camouflaged under the names of some vital system files or may mimic them. That’s why, detecting them among the healthy files is really important for preventing possible system damage caused due to user mistake. In case of doubt, we really recommend that you do not delete anything and instead run a scan with a reliable anti-malware tool and let it detect the harmful files automatically.


Type Trojan
Danger Level  High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)
Symptoms  System crashes, frequent errors, unusually high CPU or RAM usage might eventually indicate the presence of the Trojan.
Distribution Method  Infected web pages, harmful email attachments, fake ads, misleading links, malvertising, torrents.
Detection Tool

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!

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