Win.trojan.netwiredrc-2 Removal

Welcome to our Win.trojan.netwiredrc-2 removal instructions. This article intends to help you remove Win.trojan.netwiredrc-2 from your system and is designed to work for all Windows versions.

Trojan Horses are by far some of the nastiest and most harmful things to ever set a cyber foot on your computer. Win.trojan.netwiredrc-2 is, unfortunately, among their ranks. As you can tell by the name, Trojans are stealthy and treacherous, which is one of the things that makes them an invaluable asset to any cybercriminal. The other thing is their multi-purpose applicability: they can be used virtually for anything. We’ll get into that shortly, but first we’d like you to take a deep breath and rest assured that this is not a death sentence. We have designed a very easy, user-friendly guide beneath the following article, which will help you remove Win.trojan.netwiredrc-2 from your computer. Read on and we’ll also tell you about the various things Trojans are capable of as well as ways to shield yourself from their seeming omnipresence.

What they can be used for

The most blatant and boring use of them all is just pure destruction. Whatever you did to provoke the wrath of a hacker is for you to know, but it must have been bad if he or she went to the length of infecting you with a Trojan to completely demolish your files. This could have been achieved by reformatting your disks, or maybe it simply went on deleting everything one by one – either way, it was only a little better than smashing your PC with a baseball bat. This is probably the least common uses though, because hackers are typically less impulsive and actually seek to gain something for their efforts. Trojans like Win.trojan.netwiredrc-2 are more likely to be used to escort ransomware onto your computer, for example, in order to extort money from you. This is an incredibly widespread and profitable practice and the rate at which these cases are multiplying is mind blowing.

Other possible reasons for there to be a Trojan released onto your machine can be spying and theft. Believe it or not, but these mischievous pieces of malware are perfectly able to turn your webcam and mic into a crystal ball of sorts for the dark cyber magicians sitting somewhere far away. They can easily monitor you through your webcam, inspecting your surroundings and possibly calculating a plan to rob your house. And the worst part is that you won’t have even the slightest idea of what’s going on. The Trojan employed can also use a technique called keyboard logging to remember what information you’ve typed in, and it’s bad news for you if it included important money-related data. Identity theft and money stealing are among the most common crimes today.

There’s also the option of your computer being used as a means of infecting other computers within the same network and getting them to do the dirty work, too. Whether it’s using them to spam others or just exploiting their resources to mine crypto currencies, Trojans can do it all.

Protection

Because Trojans are so difficult to detect and because of the utter havoc they can wreak once on your PC, it’s always desirable to just avoid getting infected in the first place. Win.trojan.netwiredrc-2 is most commonly spread by the means of spam emails and a sure sign of there being something wrong is an innocent seeming attachment, like a Word or PDF document. If you download and open that file – you’ve unleashed hell onto your system and the consequences can prove irreversible. Therefore, be extremely cautious when you notice an email from an unfamiliar source and if you have any doubts or reason for suspicion – just don’t open it.

Trojans also like to ‘hang out’ on different malicious websites, or websites that offer you to download various freeware or cracked programs, etc. They can easily come bundled in with a program like that or they might just end up being downloaded automatically even. We cannot stress enough how vital it is to be careful with the places you visit online and to avoid risky webpages and especially downloading content from there. Naturally, you should at all times have an antivirus program working (even better if it comes with a browser extension), but you cannot expect it to shield you from absolutely everything under the sun and go about carelessly surfing the web. The use of common sense still applies. To be on the safe side, we also recommend scanning your computer for viruses on a regular basis.

Threat Win.trojan.netwiredrc-2
Classification Trojan Horse
Security Alert
High.
Negative Effects Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware  and other malware.

Win.trojan.netwiredrc-2 Removal

Step1Reveal Hidden Files. If you don’t know how to do this, ask us in the comments.

Step 2

Press Start Button => Control Panel => Uninstall a program.

Uninstall in Control Panel

Locate the Adware and any other suspicious looking programs and uninstall them.

Additional 2.1:

Sort the programs by Installed On.

Installed On

Delete recent suspicious entries.

Additional 2.2:

In the search field type => msconfig => hit Enter.

Type msconfig

Go to Startup and disable all entries with Unknown as Manufacturer.

Disable Unknown Manufacturer

Step 3

Start Button => Search=> Copy/Paste “notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts” => Enter.

Hosts File

If you notice other IPs different from the localhost IPs – you might be in danger!

Localhost IPs

Ask for additional help in the comments.

Step 4

Right click on the Taskbar => Start Task Manager.

Start Windows Task Manager

Navigate to Processes.

Processes in Task Manager

Locate any suspicious processes associated with Win.trojan.netwiredrc-2. Right click on the process = > Open File Location => End Process = > Delete the directories with the suspicious files.

Step 5

Start Button => Search => Type:

  • %AppData%
  • %LocalAppData%
  • %ProgramData%
  • %WinDir%
  • %Temp%

Type in Search

Hit Enter after each new search. Check each Folder and delete recent entries.

If you run into any trouble – ask us for help in the comments section!