About The Virus Developer Email Virus
The representatives of the Trojan Horse malware family like Xml/w97m/dropexe.a, Drive by exploit are among the most versatile and harmful computer dangers that can get inside your system. They are sneaky pieces of malware that can come to you in all shapes and forms, which makes recognizing them on time, and avoiding any interaction with them rather difficult, especially for the less experienced users. Here, we will tell you more about a Trojan Horse threat labeled The Virus Developer. It’s a new and highly dangerous addition to the category of Trojan Horses, and though it hasn’t been around for all that long, there are already many people who have had the misfortune of getting The Virus Developer in their systems. If you have any suspicion that this may be the case with your computer as well, be sure to quickly read through the next lines to learn what you might be up against in the face of The Virus Developer, and to find out what actions need to be taken in order to eliminate the malware in the safest and quickest way possible.
What’s the potential harm?
Though we cannot tell you for certain what the damage which The Virus Developer may cause to your computer is because more research needs to be done on this particular Trojan, what we can tell you is that most Trojans could be used in different ways, depending on what the situation calls for. Here are some examples of what a virus of the Trojan Horse family may be capable of once it infects the computers of its victim.
Many Trojans are used to create whole botnets of machines that have been infected by them. The computers in those botnets can be remotely controlled by the hackers, and tasked with different jobs. In some cases, the infected computers may be used to mine cryptocurrencies for the hackers, in others, the machines may be used in coordinated large-scale online attacks, or they may be tasked with spreading spam and more malware to other computers.
Trojans oftentimes specialize in espionage – they can keylog the users’ keystrokes in order to obtain information about their credit/debit card numbers, online accounts, etc. Obviously, such data could later be used for blackmailing purposes, personal harassment, or even direct money theft.
Loading Ransomware cryptoviruses and other threats inside already infected computers is another specialty of many Trojans. This type of malicious programs are oftentimes used as distribution tools for the notorious data-encrypting Ransomware threats.
Needless to say, a Trojan may also heavily damage your system, corrupt your data, cause BSOD crashes, and other irregular computer behavior, but in most cases, this is more of a byproduct of the main activities of the malware.
Removing The Virus Developer ASAP
Our suggestion for you in case The Virus Developer is presently inside your system (or if you suspect it might be) is to closely follow the steps from the guide below. This should allow you to clean your system from the threat. However, to further ensure that the malware gets removed, along with all of its files and system entries, we also advise you to try out the professional removal tool that is linked in the guide.
|Name||The Virus Developer|
|Danger Level||High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)|
|Symptoms||Trojans are known for their stealth, and may oftentimes show no symptoms. Still, system errors, crashes, and software freezes may indicate a Trojan infection.|
|Distribution Method||Methods like spam messaging, the use of pirated software, and malvertising are oftentimes used for spreading Trojans.|
Remove The Virus Developer Email Virus
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 The Virus Developer
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 The Virus Developer.
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 The Virus Developer , 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 – The Virus Developer
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 The Virus Developer. 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.