About the Varenyky Virus
The Trojan Horse named Varenyky is a new and highly problematic form of computer malware. It is a representative of one of the most widespread categories of malicious software and if you think you may have it in your computer right now, you should definitely take precautions in order to secure your computer and remove anything that may be malicious. The guide we have prepared for our readers and added to this article will allow those of you who have Varenyky inside their systems remove the virus and clean their computer. If some of you think they may not be able to deal with the manual steps or if those steps seem to not be enough to remove the malware, you can try out the professional security software that we have linked on this page – it is a great tool for removing dangerous and unwelcome software such as Varenyky, Save You , Drive by exploit with ease and quickness.
Things you must know about Trojan Horse infections like Varenyky
This is a threat that may lead to all kinds of issues with your computer and your virtual privacy. The Trojans are typically programmed to gain Administrative privileges inside the infected machine, which would allow them to give commands to the computer and to carry out processes without the user’s permission. In order to gain the rights of an Admin, a Trojan would typically come to the user in the form of something that’s seemingly harmless. A good example of that is an installer for some popular game. Oftentimes this is the disguise a Trojan would use to trick its victims about its true nature. Once the user opens the .exe file to install the game, they’d be asked to allow the program to make changes to the system. If the user gives their permission as an Admin of the computer, the malware hidden in the .exe file would gain all the rights of the computer’s Admin and would then be able to do everything that the user can do on the machine. This includes but is not limited to access to most of the data on the machine, the ability to execute different processes, to delete and modify data, to open and close different programs, and so on and so forth. Understandably, this opens a huge number of possibilities and options for the hacker behind the malware. The criminal may try to spy on you, they may try to gain your banking details through keylogging, they may use the newly-gained access to download Ransomware and other additional infections in your computer and more. Oftentimes, the infected machine would be tasked to send out spam messages to other users or to mine BitCoin that gets directly sent to the criminal’s crypto-wallet. All of this could severely slow-down your machine or even make it outright unusable due to the excessive amounts or RAM, CPU, and GPU that is being used for the crypto-mining process. There are many other nasty things that could happen to your system and privacy if a Trojan like Varenyky has attacked you so it is very important to do everything in your power to remove the virus ASAP.
|Danger Level||High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)|
|Symptoms||There may be no visible symptoms, but in many cases the virus may cause your machine to crash, to experience various errors and to become very sluggish.|
|Distribution Method||The methods used for spreading Trojans are spam letters, illegally distributed games and other programs, malicious ads, and more.|
Varenyky Malware 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 Varenyky
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 Varenyky.
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 Varenyky , 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 – Varenyky
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 Varenyky Malware. 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.