Welcome to our Win32/Bluber.A removal guide. The following instructions will aid you in removing the unwanted software from your PC.
Trojan horses are arguably the most dangerous and most notorious virus type out there. We’re assuming you have landed on this page as a result of a recent encounter with one of the latest and also a very typical representative of this malware category known as Win32/Bluber.A worm. If this is the case, you might want to stick around for a little bit longer, as on this page we will show you exactly how you can deal with this malware and effectively remove it from your system before it can cause any more damage than the one it may or may not have already caused. Below is a detailed removal guide that will show you exactly how to do that, but do read through our article first, as we believe that knowledge is power and the better you are informed about malware of this type, the less likely you will be to ever run into it again.
What is this Trojan doing on my computer?
One of the key aspects of Trojan horse viruses is their incredible diversity in the purposes they can be used for and the different malicious tasks they are capable of performing. That much being said, we cannot give you a definitive answer to the above question, as to what the Win32/Bluber.A worm may be doing on your machine. We can, however, outline the most common usages, which may perhaps point you in the direction of what this specific virus is up to in your particular case. For one, Trojans are often used for destruction purposes. They can be used to wipe your PC clean of any data on it and thus remove, say, confidential information of information that was vital to the company you work for, etc. Not to mention that this can also be done for training purposes or some hackers, who are just testing the extent of their abilities, though this isn’t too likely.
Other possible usages could include keystroke logging. This a practice that would allow the Trojan to record you keystrokes and thus gain access to the various information that you type into your computer. For example, it may learn your account details, such as logins and passwords; online banking details and financial credentials. This may, in turn, be used by the hackers behind Win32/Bluber.A to drain your bank accounts or gain access to your online profiles and potentially even hijack your identity. In addition, they may need your identity to mask their own and commit criminal deeds on your behalf, so that you are then to be blamed for them and they can escape justice. This is all very scary, but very realistic and serious business we’re talking about that goes on every day in today’s world.
Furthermore, you can also be spied on with the help of the Trojan horse virus. It has the capability hacking into your PC mic, your webcam and even monitoring your screen. That way, the hackers can see everything that you see and do on your PC, which is just as disturbing as the above possible uses. In addition, by listening to and watching you personally, they can gain understanding about your whereabouts, which is also very dangerous. The criminals can then potentially even plan physical crimes, such as robberies and assaults, which is also not unheard of. Cases like these have been recorded in the past and have even made the news. In addition, your computer could also be made to serve the hackers remotely by mining cryptocurrencies for them or sending spam messages and infecting other computers within the same network.
How to avoid future infections
Though we cannot say for sure how you may have ended up with Win32/Bluber.A malware in your system, we can again name the most common sources of these viruses, which you would be wise to avoid henceforth. For one, spam emails are still a popular distribution method for malware as any. Be sure to watch out for tell-tale signs of a spam message and unless you are 100% sure that you can trust it, don’t open it or download anything from it. Malvertisements are also a very common source of viruses included Trojans. Try to avoid clicking around on random online ads, as you can never be sure of whether or not you’re interacting with a genuine ad or one that’s been compromised by hackers.
Win32/Bluber.A Malware Removal
I – Safe mode and revealing hidden files
Boot your PC into Safe Mode /link/
Reveal hidden files and folders /link/
II – Uninstallation
Use the Winkey+R keyboard combination, write Control Panel in the search field and hit enter.
Go to Uninstall a program under Programs.
Seek the unwanted software, select it and then click on Uninstall
If you are unable to spot Win32/Bluber.A, search for any unrecognized programs that you do not remember installing on your PC – the unwanted software might disguise itself by going under a different name.
III – Removing Shady processes
Go to your start menu, type Task Manager in the search field and from the results open View running processes with Task Manager.
Thoroughly look through all processes. The name Win32/Bluber.A might not be there, but if you notice any shady looking process that consumes high amounts of memory it might be ran by the unwanted program.
If you spot the process ran by Win32/Bluber.A, right-click on it, open its file location and delete everything in there. Then go back to the Task Manager and end the process.