How To Remove NoblePCAP

NoblePCAP
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What is NoblePCAP?

NoblePCAP is a dangerous virus of the Trojan horse type. NoblePCAP can burrow deep in the infected system and can prove very difficult to find and effectively remove.

Summary

Name NoblePCAP
Type Trojan
Danger Level High – (NoblePCAP Malware can steal various sensitive information)
Symptoms Trojans like NoblePCAP usually do not display any signs of their presence on the infected machine, which makes them highly difficult to detect.
Distribution Method Spam and phishing messages sent via email and other messaging platforms are among the leading distribution techniques.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is NoblePCAP Dangerous?

YES – We recommend removing all files associated with it

How To Remove NoblePCAP?

You can either remove it yourself manually, or use a professional antivirus program. In this guide we will show you step by step instructions to remove NoblePCAP

For this reason, we have designed a special guide that you can find below this post. It is in step-by-step format and will walk you through the process of locating and deleting NoblePCAP from your system.

Remove NoblePCAP From Programs and Features

To uninstall NoblePCAP we will first try to located it in the Programs and Features window.

Windows

  1. Click Start.
  2. In the Start menu select Settings => Control Panel.
  3. Find and click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Look for NoblePCAP in the list. If you find the app, highlight it.
  5. Click Remove.

However, please be aware that Trojan horse viruses can often try to disguise themselves as system files and processes. Hence, it’s important to pay close attention to the guide in order to avoid potentially deleting an actual system file that may irreversibly damage your computer and its OS.

If you don’t feel comfortable enough dealing with system files, then you may also choose to make use of our designated malware removal software – also available on this page. It will take care of the whole process for you in a matter of minutes and with minimum interaction on your part.

Why it’s important to act quickly

If this is the first time you’ve ever hear of a Trojan, you may be wondering: what’s the rush?

Well, Trojans are notoriously dangerous and for a number of reasons. For one, their stealth gives them a huge advantage in that they can avoid detection over long periods of time. And the more time they have, the more damage they can do.

The NoblePCAP Malware

Malicious software like the NoblePCAP malware has a very large arsenal of harmful capabilities, which is why it has become the weapon of choice for most hackers and cybercriminals out there. As a matter of fact, the overwhelming majority of malicious attacks that occur over the internet are the doing of Trojan horse viruses.

We can’t possibly cover the entire assortment of harmful tasks that NoblePCAP can be capable of executing on your machine. But we can give you several examples of the most common Trojan horse usages.

The NoblePCAP Virus

Trojans like the NoblePCAP virus can be set to steal various sensitive information from your computer using a variety of different techniques. They can log your keystrokes, they can hack into your webcam and microphone or allow the hackers to remotely view your screen. Similarly, more advanced variants might even be able to reroute your traffic and have it pass through the remote servers of the cybercriminals in charge of the virus.

As a result, the criminals can gain access to everything you come into contact with online. This means passwords, login details, financial information, personal and professional correspondence, etc.

Another popular use of Trojans like NoblePCAP is the exploitation of the computer’s resources. This can be done for the purposes of sending out spam, joining your computer into a botnet for DDoS attacks or even for the purpose of infecting other machines with malware. Alternatively, your computer can also be put to work to mine cryptocurrencies for the hackers without your knowledge.

Remove NoblePCAP Malware Guide

1: Preparations

Note: Before you go any further, we advise you to bookmark this page or have it open on a separate device such as your smartphone or another PC. Some of the steps might require you to exit your browser on this PC.

2: Task Manager

Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc to enter the Task Manager. Go to the Tab labeled Processes (Details for Win 8/10). Carefully look through the list of processes that are currently active on you PC.

If any of them seems shady, consumes too much RAM/CPU or has some strange description or no description at all, right-click on it, select Open File Location and delete everything there.

Also, even if you do not delete the files, be sure to stop the process by right-clicking on it and selecting End Process.

3: IP related to NoblePCAP

Go to c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts. Open the hosts file with notepad.

Find where it says Localhost and take a look below that. 

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If you see any IP addresses there (below Localhost) send them to us here, in the comments since they might be coming from the NoblePCAP.

4: Disable Startup programs

Re-open the Start Menu and type msconfig.

Click on the first search result. In the next window, go to the Startup tab. If you are on Win 10,  it will send you to the Startup part of the task manager instead, as in the picture:

If you see any sketchy/shady looking entries in the list with an unknown manufacturer or a manufacturer name that looks suspicious as there could be a link between them and NoblePCAP , disable those programs and select OK.

5: Registry Editor

Press Windows key + R and in the resulting window type regedit.

Now, press Ctrl + F and type the name of the virus.

Delete everything that gets found. If you are not sure about whether to delete something, do not hesitate to ask us in the comments. Keep in mind that if you delete the wrong thing, you might cause all sorts of issues to your PC.

6: Deleting potentially malicious data – NoblePCAP

Type each of the following locations in the Windows search box and hit enter to open the locations:

%AppData%

%LocalAppData%

%ProgramData%

%WinDir%

%Temp%

Delete everything you see in Temp linked to NoblePCAP MalwareAbout the other folders, sort their contents by date and delete only the most recent entries. As always, if you are not sure about something, write to us in the comment section.

 
Author:
Daniel Sadakov has a degree in Information Technology and specializes in web and mobile cyber security. He harbors a strong detestation for anything and everything malicious and has committed his resources and time to battling all manners of web and mobile threats. He has founded MobileSecurityZone.com, a website dedicated to covering the top tech stories and providing useful tips for the everyday user, in an effort to reach and help more people.
Comments
    • You need to close the application first. Hold Ctrl + Shift + ESC button to bring up your task manager. Look for any running applications that are associated with NoblePCAP. Once you find them you can end there processes.

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