Win32/BITSAbuse.Z is a very nasty Trojan Horse infection which, if not removed on time, may lead to some serious damage to your computer. The multifunctionality of this piece of malware combined with its stealthy methods of infection and distribution is what makes Win32/BITSAbuse.Z a very serious threat to any computer system. If yours has recently been infected, then, in the next paragraph, we will provide you with a set of instructions which can help you manually find and remove the Trojan from your PC. Make sure, however, that you follow all the given steps correctly or use the suggested automatic removal tool in case of doubt because Win32/BITSAbuse.Z is an infection which can hide its malicious files in various system locations in order to make it difficult for you to remove them all. What is more, this malware may have the ability to mimic some important OS components in order to trick you about its purpose and nature.
Most Trojans typically infect the systems of their victims unnoticed. “How do such infections happen?” you may ask. Well, the creators of threats like Win32/BITSAbuse.Z use a variety of transmitters which appear safe and which can easily be distributed via various channels. Most commonly, the Trojans are hidden either in a hyperlink or a fake ad which prompt the victims to click on them. In other cases, the virus may be hidden in an attached file which can be distributed via email, spam, different websites or free download ads. The carrier of the infection may resemble an absolutely harmless-looking document, PDF file, software installer, etc. but the moment you open it, the Trojan gets automatically activated. Unfortunately, there may be no visible symptoms during the infection or after it and this helps Win32/BITSAbuse.Z to secretly launch its malicious code and perform the criminal activities it has been programmed for without its victim having any idea about what’s happening in the computer.
Win32/BITSAbuse.Z may be used for various types of cyber crime!
Advanced Trojan infections such as Win32/BITSAbuse.Z may perform different harmful activities in your system if allowed to stay in it for long. They can be very effectively used to create security holes and to block the antivirus software in order to make the computer vulnerable for other nasty threats such as Ransomware, Spyware or Worms. They can also be used to destroy certain information in the system, to delete files or to erase absolutely everything from the HDD. Another very common usage of these malicious pieces of software is to spy on you and to steal sensitive data or personal information. Sometimes, the hackers are interested in the victim’s online actions in order to find a way to harass them or to blackmail them. For instance, the criminals may be interested in your bank account details and by keeping track of your online activities they can get sensitive information regarding your accounts’ passwords and thus gain direct access to them. As a result, they can log in with your credentials and drain all the money in your account or use your online profiles for online fraud, spam and malware distribution.
|Danger Level||High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)|
|Symptoms||There hardly are any specific symptoms during an infection with a Trojan.|
|Distribution Method||Software installers with compromised components, torrents, fake ads, spam messages, infected attachments, illegal sites.|
Remove Win32/BITSAbuse.Z Trojan
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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 Win32/BITSAbuse.Z
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 Win32/BITSAbuse.Z.
To remove parasite on your own, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. If you were to do this, you need to be extremely careful, because you may damage your system.
If you want to avoid the risk, we recommend downloading SpyHunter - a professional malware removal tool - to see whether it will find malicious programs on your PC.
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 Win32/BITSAbuse.Z , 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 – Win32/BITSAbuse.Z
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 Win32/BITSAbuse.Z. 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.