If you are on this page, the chances are that you have had a close encounter with one very nasty and extremely harmful piece of software called Trojan.Win32.SEPEH.gen. This infection is a new addition to the infamous Trojan Horse family, and in case that it has nested inside your computer, you might be in great trouble.
The operation of a Trojan is very silent and almost invisible, while being very effective at the same time. Generally, the purpose of this type of malware is to secretly sneak inside the system and launch some harmful activities in the background without the users’ knowledge. In most of the cases, infections such as Trojan.Win32.SEPEH.gen Virus can very effectively be used to provide remote access to the infected computer so that a remote attacker can connect to it from his computer with client software, very similar to the execution of a remote desktop.
One specific characteristic which distinguishes Trojans from threats such as viruses, ransomware, spyware and other similar infections is the fact that they are very versatile. This means that a malicious piece like Trojan.Win32.SEPEH.gen, Idle Buddy or “You got infected with my malware” can be specially programmed to run different harmful tasks without being limited to just one harmful action. Another specification is the extreme stealthiness of the Trojan. An infection of this type can erase the traces of its installation and can hide among other applications to avoid detection. It may also mimic important system files in order to confuse the person who is trying to remove it. Therefore, professional software is usually required to correctly detect and remove the hidden Trojan from the system.
Although the Trojan is hidden and generally tries to remain invisible for as long as possible, there are different indications that might help you detect if you are observant enough. For instance, one of the main ones is the activation of different programs or processes, which open and close on their own, without your interaction. A change in the computer’s settings and user preferences is another indication that a remote attacker might have established control over your system through an infection like Trojan.Win32.SEPEH.gen Virus.
Other “symptoms,” are the activation of unwanted programs and the device turning itself on and off. An observant user can detect if their computer is under the influence of a Trojan horse and can take action to remove it.
Can I remove Trojan.Win32.SEPEH.gen myself?
Most antivirus and antimalware programs are able to detect known Trojans without difficulty, but some of these threats are so sophisticated that they may be blocking your security software, in which case you’d have to do things manually. Therefore, if you want to deal with Trojan.Win32.SEPEH.gen Virus effectively, we highly recommend that you carefully study the instructions in the removal guide below and then complete the steps. Also, if your antivirus/anti-malware tool is working but can’t deal with the malware, you may try the one that we have linked in the guide down below.
Another safe way to combat this malware and prevent it from attacking you again is to avoid opening files of doubtful origin, or different sketchy messages and ads on the Internet, as well as to regularly update your OS and the security program to its latest malware definitions.
|Danger Level||High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)|
|Symptoms||Trojans may sometimes cause some unusual system activity but it is difficult to detect them without specialized software.|
|Distribution Method||Spam, malicious email attachments, infected software installers, torrents, cracked software, pirated content, fake ads.|
Remove Trojan.Win32.SEPEH.gen Virus
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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 Trojan.Win32.SEPEH.gen
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 Trojan.Win32.SEPEH.gen.
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 Trojan.Win32.SEPEH.gen , 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 – Trojan.Win32.SEPEH.gen
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 Trojan.Win32.SEPEH.gen. 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.
7: Trojan.Win32.SEPEH.gen Decryption
The previous steps were all aimed at removing the Trojan.Win32.SEPEH.gen Virus from your PC. However, in order to regain access to your files, you will also need to decrypt them or restore them. For that, we have a separate article with detailed instructions on what you have to do in order to unlock your data. Here is a link to that guide.