No other malicious programs have as many functions and possible usages and sources as the so-called Trojans do. Sadly but true, the virus which we are discussing in the article you are about to read is a representative of this kind of malware. To learn more about the probable consequences that may come from an infection with Bluber.A Worm, you can read the following paragraphs.
What does a Trojan-like program represent? Is Bluber.A Worm a typical example of this malware?
Trojans, as a malware category, are the main cause for the majority of the infections caused by malware that any user on the web could experience. The members of this malware group are numerous, all of them having varying usages and purposes, and more of them being developed every day. Bluber.A Worm is a typical Trojan-based program. Some of the potential usages, purposes and sources we are going to list as they are the most common ones, even though there might be a lot more. However, one article is not enough to elaborate on all of them.
What may any Trojan be set to perform?
- Developed so that hackers could have fun. Simple as that:
This means such a malicious program may just be set to make sure its creators will have fun. The ways cyber-criminals might be enjoying themselves could be both disturbing and different. At times hackers could enjoy crashing systems they invade with the help of viruses like Bluber.A Worm. At other times they could enjoy the act of harassing users by modifying or deleting important files on their PCs. Disturbing as it might sound, this usage possibility is in fact not that harmful as the other ones.
- Created to spread other viruses:
Many Trojans are used for the sole purpose of assisting another version of malware, generally Ransomware, to invade your device, and to begin to damage it, according to whatever its plan is. In such a case, a particular Trojan detects a system/program vulnerability inside your PC and exploits it for sneaking the Ransomware in and allow it to check your files and encrypt the most used ones.
- Meant to spy on you (as an individual or as a professional):
Trojans may be used with the single purpose to gather sensitive info by spying on your personally or professionally. The scope of its target data comprises private info, online activities, bank details, social media account credentials, etc. By collecting such essential information, the hackers can hack into your accounts and drain your savings, or worse – hijack your identity. Also, their goal might be to infiltrate your professional network and get access to company secrets and sensitive information. This possibility is one of the most hazardous usages of this malware.
- Programmed to benefit from your PC’s resources or to commit a kind of crime on your behalf:
Some Trojans could transform the computers they have infiltrated into bots. Such an infected device could begin to send spam or mine crypto currencies. One more possibility is that your PC could be used by the hackers for committing an online crime that you may end up being charged of later. Again, this one is an extremely dangerous possible usage of Bluber.A Worm.
- For stalking you:
These viruses can switch on on your mic and/or your web camera, and control your entire system completely remotely. In such a way the hackers who are abusive can stalk you, and you may not only be in cyber-danger, but also in physical danger.
These potential usages may sound very dangerous and disturbing, but they are, unfortunately, not the only ones. Always check your PC for Trojan infections as you can never be sure what such a virus will be programmed to perform.
How do Trojans get distributed? The way to avoid them:
Bluber.A Worm and the viruses that are similar in nature can exploit plenty of sources. They might get spread by being hidden inside torrents and shareware. They can contaminate your system together with a Ransomware-based virus from a spam letter or any of its attachments (documents/images). Trojans can infect your PC from an already contaminated web page as drive-by downloads. The possibilities are not limited to those above and the suspicious and unclear way in which this malware behaves makes them incredibly hard to detect. In spite all these facts, it is indeed possible to stay away from them if you check your devices for threats regularly, and if you avoid the aforementioned sources of this malware.
In order to remove Bluber.A Worm, continue reading and you will see our special Removal Guide, which may be just the solution for you!
Bluber.A Worm Virus Removal
Sidenote: Readers of this guide are advised to bookmark this page or have it opened on another device since it is possible that they will need to close the browser at a some point during the tie they are completing the following steps.
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.