What is the Discord Virus?
The Discord Virus is a cyber threat that can use phishing methods and direct malware to obtain personal information of the users. It is an infection that is distributed via the VoIP software program Discord. The application is legitimate and used by users all over the world to communicate while playing online video game. Unfortunately, some “users” also create chat servers in order to penetrate someones PC with a malware.
Kawaiibot Discord Virus
There are many forms of malware and all of them should be kept at a safe distance from your computer if you want a healthy system and secure personal files. However, not all malware types are equal and some are definitely more problematic than others. Needless to say, one of the top malware categories in terms of maliciousness and potential to cause problems are the infamous Trojan Horses. You have surely heard about the nasty Trojan Horse viruses and know that they must be kept as far away from your computer as possible. However, even the most cautious and knowledgeable of users make mistakes and that is when this type of hazardous programs get a chance to infiltrate their computers and carry out all kinds of malicious tasks once inside. The main focus of this article, however, will be one specific Trojan that is known as the KawaiiBot Virus. This threat is a new one and the information available about it is not sufficient enough to tell you about all the characteristics of this infection. However, there is still a lot that we can tell you about it and we advise you to read carefully as the information below may help you save your computer, your virtual privacy and your personal data from this insidious piece of malware.
The Discordgg.ga Virus
Trojans are nasty multi-functional cyber-attack tools and they can be used in many ways to achieve various criminal goals. In most cases, the attacker behind such malware would use the virus as means of getting their hands on some sensitive information such as credit card numbers or online account passwords and usernames. Later, such data could be used as means of blackmailing or of direct money theft without the user realizing what’s happening until the crime gets carried out in full. However, this is definitely where the versatility of the Trojan threats like Discordgg.ga, O97m/Mamacse.f, Acwzmain.accde ends. Infections like this one may also create massive networks of computers that have already been infected – such networks (called botnets) can be remotely controlled by the hackers with the help of the hidden Trojan and used to mine BitCoin or other cryptocurrencies, to conduct massive Denial of Service attacks, to spread spam and other harmful content as well as many more. Another increasingly popular Trojan Horse use is when a virus of this kind is utilized as a gateway for another malicious program (or multiple malicious programs) such as a Ransomware cryptovirus or a Spyware infection. As we said, the information that is currently available about the Discordgg.ga Virus is not sufficient enough and we cannot tell you if this malware is mainly aimed at one single goal or tends to get used for the completion of different malicious tasks depending on each case. The important takeaway from this paragraph, however, is that regardless of what the Discordgg.ga Virus may try to do in your computer, you cannot allow it to fulfill its task as the consequences can be very, very severe. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you use the next instructions and meticulously complete each of the steps from below in order to rid your system of the insidious the Discordgg.ga Virus infection.
|Danger Level||High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)|
|Symptoms||Your system may experience different types of damage and disturbances – crashes, deleted or relocated files and folders as well as overall system slow-down is what you may expect from a Trojan.|
|Distribution Method||Users who download pirated content and visit low-reputation sites and pages are the ones who get Trojans the most often.|
Discord Virus Removal
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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 Discord Virus
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.
If you see any IP addresses there (below Localhost) send them to us here, in the comments since they might be coming from the Discord Virus.
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 Discord Virus , 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 – Discord Virus
Type each of the following locations in the Windows search box and hit enter to open the locations:
Delete everything you see in Temp linked to Discord Virus. About 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.