|Threat Name||Vidar Malware|
|Infected System||Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10, XP.|
|Affected Browser||Internet Explorer, Safari, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Opera.|
|Distributive Ways||Official downloading web pages, software bundling method, clicking suspicious pop-up ads etc.|
A Brief Introduction To Vidar Malware
Vidar Malware is a classical information stealer that was first got detected in December 2018 by some team members of malware researchers which is written in C++ scripting language. It is categorized under a Trojan family and totally based on previous projects named Arkei. It is mainly operated by the Russian-speaking cyber hackers and most of the affected blacklisted companies fare from the former Soviet Union. It was recognized as to run on the computer systems of Belarus (BY), Kazakhstan (KZ), Uzbekistan (UZ), Azerbaijan (AZ) and Russia (RU). It can contaminate several famous Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Opera, Safari etc. and various Windows Operating System such as 10, 7, 8, 8.1, XP, Vista etc. The prime motive of designing this malware by the con artist is to earn lots of illegal money from innocent users for some evil purposes.
Basic Characteristics Of Vidar Malware
Vidar Malware is a malicious program that can get mainly dispersed through fallout exploit kit, updates of Java scripts, clicking suspicious pop-up ads, free file hosting websites, untrustworthy downloading sources, reading junked e-mail attachments, peer to peer file sharing network, porn sites, software bundling method, online gaming server, downloading torrents websites, email spam campaigns, corrupted external drives, official downloading web pages, untrustworthy third party software down-loader, fake software updater etc. It is a business model MaaS (Malware-as-a-Service) which was mainly offered by its creator for earning revenue from the third party malware products. These products can be easily sold at 250- 700 USD which was suspected to have such business in October 2018 and dependent on the subscription plan selected by the customer. It is famous for extracting digital coins from eighteen types of crypto-currencies like Bitcoin, Zcash, Monero, Ethereum, DashCore, and Litecoin etc.
Negative Features Of Vidar Malware
Vidar Malware is an extremely dangerous malware threat that can block the functioning of some useful programming applications like control panel, firewall setting, anti-virus software etc of the corrupted devices. It can also download certain suspicious programs directly into the victimized machine without user authorizations. It can even slow the system speed as well as its working performances by eating up all the free available resources.
How To Terminate Vidar Malware
The termination of Vidar Malware is really very important therefore by using efficient erasing techniques like the either automatic or manual tool you can completely remove this nasty virus.
Steps to Delete Vidar Malware
Step: 1 Restart your Windows PC in Safe Mode
Find the complete details on how to Reboot your PC in Safe Mode (if you are a novice, follow the above given instructions on how to boot up your PC in Safe mode irrespective of the Windows Version that is being used as Windows XP, 7, Win 8, 8.1 and Windows 10)
Step:2 Remove Vidar Malware from Task Manager
Press CTRL+ALT+DEL simulataneously to open Task manager. Find Vidar Malware Related processes or any other suspicious processes that are running on it. Now Select and delete Vidar Malware virus from Task Manager at once.
Step:3 How to Delete Vidar Malware Related Startup Items
Press Win + R together and Type “msconfig”.
Now press Enter Key or Select OK.
“Startup” option is to be selected on the Pop-up Window Tab
Now Search for Vidar Malware Related applications on Startup Items
Now Uncheck all Unknown or Suspicious items from “System Configuration” related to Vidar Malware
Now Click and Select Restart to Start your Computer in Normal Mode
Step: 4 How to Delete Vidar Malware from Windows Registry
- Press Win + R in combination to Open Run Box, Type regedit on the search box and press enter.
- This will Open the registry entries.
- Find Vidar Malware related entries from the list and carefully delete it. However be careful and do not delete any other entries as this could severely damage the Windows Component.
Also, after completing the above steps, it is important to search for any folders and files that has been created by Vidar Malware and if found must be deleted.
Step 5 How to View Hidden Files and Folders Created by Vidar Malware
- Click on the Start Menu
- Go to Control Panel, and Search for folder Options
- Click on view hidden files and folders Options, For your convenience, we have included complete process on how to unhide files on all Windows Version. This will delete all the files and folders associated with Vidar Malware that was existing on your compromised system.
Still, if you are unable to get rid of Vidar Malware using manual steps, you need to scan your PC to detect Vidar Malware.
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