Best Guide to Delete Backdoor.Weasel From Infected Windows PC (Win 10 | 8.1 | 7 | Vista | XP)

Backdoor.Weasel – Brief Description

Backdoor.Weasel (otherwise known as Weasel trojan) was first appeared in the cyber space on August 8th, 2017 and it has already compromised thousands of Windows computers globally. It utilizes infected computers for denial of service attacks. Following intrusion, the trojan creates mutex file with the name – {73B66E4C-194A-4af1-B541-BF3DC3FB3ED5} in order to execute only one threat on the compromised Windows computer. During depth inspection, we got to know that the trojan also connects to a remote location at www.linux288.com for receiving a list of targets to carry out DDoS attacks. You should remember that DDoS attack allows hackers to gather your private data and banking credentials. Though, they could blackmail you to pay off a huge amount or they can hack into your Financial accounts or wallet without any notification.

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Hence, preventing Backdoor.Weasel attack will be a good idea for safety of your private files and banking credentials. It is worth mentioning that the trojan is capable of creating a whole lot of vulnerabilities onto compromised computer. If you don't get rid of it as early as possible, your computer will be severely damaged. Even more, your will have to bear a huge data loss. Though, if you don't wish to face such troubles then you have to be curious. The trojan also gathers information like CPU information, operating system information, memory information, Mac address, host name and send it to remote hackers. You must remember that such information can be used for malicious purposes. So, it is advised that you should not ignore Backdoor.Weasel infection at all.

Backdoor.Weasel – How does it delivered?

Primarily, Backdoor.Weasel is delivered to potential victims via spam emails, hacked domains, peer to peer networks, infected USB devices and few other sources. Though, while using your PC, you need to pay closer attention to each details. Especially, when you check emails, you must avoid clicking suspicious attachments and shady links. As spam emails always contain suspicious exploit kits and payloads or macro-enabled documents. Upon clicking, it installs the components of trojans immediately in the background.

Even more, while surfing Internet, your computer will be redirected to various websites hosting bad script. So that, if you keep visiting such websites, your computer will be infected with Backdoor.Weasel or other trojan horse. Moreover, if you copy files without scanning the external drive first, your computer will be infected with it as well. Therefore, we suggest you to keep a reliable security software installed and up-to-date on your PC. At this time, uninstall Backdoor.Weasel trojan using given guide:

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How to Remove Backdoor.Weasel from Compromised PC (Manual Steps)

(This guide is intended to help users in following Step by Step instructions in making Windows Safe)

The first step which need to be followed is to Restart Windows PC in Safe Mode

Reboot in Safe Mode (For Windows XP | Vista | Win7)

  1. Restart Computer
  2. Tap on F8 continuously when the PC starts booting and select the option to enter Safe Mode with Networking.

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For Windows 8/8.1

  1. Press on the Start Button and then Choose Control Panel from the menu option
  2. Users need to opt for System and Security, to select Administrative Tools and then System Configuration.

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3.  Next, Click on the Safe Boot option and then choose OK, this will open a pop-up window, next Select Restart Option.

For Windows 10

  1. Start Menu is to be selected to Open it
  2. Press the power button icon which is present in the right corner, this will display power options menu.
  3. Keeping the SHIFT Key pressed on the keyboard, select the restart option. This will reboot Win 10
  4. Now you need to select the Troubleshoot icon, followed by advanced option in the startup Settings. Click on Restart. This will give the option to reboot, now select Enter Safe Mode with Networking.

Step 2. Uninstall Backdoor.Weasel from Task Manager on Windows

How to End the Running Process related to Backdoor.Weasel using Task Manager

  1. Firstly, Open Task Manager by Pressing Ctrl+Shift+Esc in Combination
  2. Next, Click on processes to Find Backdoor.Weasel
  3. Now Click and select End Process to terminate Backdoor.Weasel.

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Step3: How to Uninstall Backdoor.Weasel from Control Panel on Windows

for Win XP| Vista and Win 7 Users

  1. Click and Select on Start Menu
  2. Now Control Panel is to be selected from the list
  3. Next Click on Uninstall Program
  4. Users need to Choose suspicious program related to Backdoor.Weasel and right clicking on it.
  5. Finally, Select Uninstall option.

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For Win 8

  • Click and Select “Charms bar
  • Now Select Settings Option
  • Next Click on Control Panel
  • Select on Uninstall a Program Option and right click on program associated to Backdoor.Weasel and finally uninstall it.

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For Windows 10

  1. The first Step is to Click and Select on Start Menu
  2. Now Click on All Apps
  3. Choose Backdoor.Weasel and other suspicious program from the complete list
  4. Now right Click on to select Backdoor.Weasel and finally Uninstall it from Windows 10

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Step: 4 How to Delete Backdoor.Weasel Created Files from Registry

  • Open Registry by Typing Regedit in the Windows Search Field and then press on Enter.
  • This will open the registry entries. Now users need to press CTRL + F together and type Backdoor.Weasel to find the entries.
  • Once located, delete all Backdoor.Weasel named entries. If you are unable to find it, you need to look up for it on the directories manually. Be careful and delete only Backdoor.Weasel entries, else it can damage your Windows Computer severely.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. 
HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random

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Still having any problem in getting rid of Backdoor.Weasel, or have any doubt regarding this, feel free to ask our experts.

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