There is one very dangerous type of malware, called Big_Bang_Empire Virus, which has recently been taking the web by storm. It seems that this malware is secretly infecting hundreds of online users and on this page, we decided to uncover all of its specifics and tricky tactics. If you are one of the victims, there are a few things that you should know about this threat, which will help you safely remove it and save yourself from its harmful activities. First of all, Big_Bang_Empire Virus is not just some type of a virus, but a real nasty Trojan horse, and as such, it can be used for a wide range of criminal tasks, which depend entirely on the hackers, who stand behind it. The goal of the information in the next lines is to acquaint you with the potential sources of such an infection and its effects on your machine, as well as the possible methods that can help you remove it and protect your system in the future. If you need some actual help in eliminating Big_Bang_Empire Virus, then don’t close the page because, at the end of it, you will find a free removal guide with the exact instructions on how to detect and delete the Trojan from your system.
How can Big_Bang_Empire Virus infect you?
Trojans are not just a myth, but a real threat that comes in the form of a really malicious digital script and breaks through your system’s security without any visible symptoms. Big_Bang_Empire Virus is one of the latest representatives of this malware category, and as such, it is an expert in tricking and infecting you without you even having a clue. It usually spreads through some well-camouflaged malicious transmitters, which may come in the form of a legitimate looking email, attachment, an offer or advertisement, a link or a web page, or some intriguing installer or an app. It is very hard to distinguish it from real and harmless content and without proper antivirus software, you may not be able to detect it on time.
All it takes to get infected is one click. From then on, it may take some more time for the victims to figure out the presence of Big_Bang_Empire Virus on their machines, since the Trojan would try to remain hidden for as much time as possible and would try not to show any visible symptoms. Still, there might be some signs, which may eventually raise your attention and it is a good idea to be able to recognize them in order to detect the Trojan. It is very likely that your system may start to behave strangely the moment that the malicious script starts to mess with it. You may notice some sudden crashes, or the so-called Blue-Screen-of-Death crashes, increased CPU or RAM usage, a significant decrease in the PC’s productivity, frequent system errors and general instability of the infected machine. Not all of these signs can be caused by a Trojan horse infection only, but if you notice them, you should better run a full scan of your system with your antivirus. In most of the cases, this is the most effective way to catch the malware on time and prevent even worse consequences.
If you don’t remove Big_Bang_Empire Virus from your machine asap, these are the most common problems that it might cause:
The hackers, who create Trojans like Big_Bang_Empire Virus, can use them for a number of harmful activities. You can’t expect anything good from such malicious scripts and their primary purpose of existence is to perform specific criminal deeds, some of which may lead to the total destruction of your PC, online fraud, data and credential theft, blackmail and spying. The consequences of being attacked by malware of this type can be very harmful and in some cases, even irreversible. You may lose all of your data because Big_Bang_Empire Virus can delete it all. It may also corrupt some major system files, cause malfunction of your system and the software on it, modify your system settings or format your drives.
All in all, if you don’t remove it on time, this threat may invade your entire machine in such a way, that you may not be able to use it after that. The Trojan can also easily deliver other nasty threats inside your computer, such as Ransomware and other advanced virus infections. What is more, the hackers may use it to steal some important or sensitive data such as your online accounts and passwords, your banking details, debit or credit card credentials. We don’t need to tell you all the nasty stuff they can use all this information for, but apart from identity and money theft, and unauthorized access to your profiles, they can ruthlessly blackmail you or unknowingly involve you in some fraud schemes, which you may not have a clue about.
Big_Bang_Empire Virus Removal
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The first thing that needs to be done prior to anything else is that you boot your PC into Safe Mode. If you are not sure how to do it, use this link to a guide on how to enter Safe Mode.
Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open the Task Manager. Go to the Processes section and look for any suspicious-looking processes. Usually, malware processes use high amounts of RAM and CPU and also have shady description (or none at all). Right-click on those processes and select Open File Location. If you are sure that the process is coming from the virus, delete everything in the file location. Also, right-click on the process again and then select End Process.
Press Winkey + R and type appwiz.cpl. Press Enter and in the newly opened window look for any shady program installs. Right-click on the suspicious programs and select uninstall. Follow the prompts to uninstall the sketchy application.
Open the Run window again (Winkey + R), type msconfig and hit Enter. Go to the Startup section and from the list of programs, uncheck everything that seems shady or has an unknown or suspicious-looking manufacturer. Click on OK. On Windows 10, the startup programs list is in the Task Manager.
Open the Start Menu and paste the following line in the search bar: notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts. Click on the first result that gets displayed. A notepad file should open, look at the bottom of the text and see if there are any IP addresses below localhost. Write to us in the comments if you saw anything there.
Type regedit in the Run search bar and hit Enter. When the Registry Editor opens, press Ctrl + F, type the name of the virus and select Find Next. If anything gets found, right-click on it and select Delete. Do this for all search results.
Additionally, manually navigate to the following directories and see if they have any folders/keys that look shady (with a lot of random numbers and letters):
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Run
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Microsoft > Internet Explorer > Main
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Any other random directory
Delete everything that looks suspicious. If you are not sure whether to delete something, be sure to ask us in the comments.