What is Varenyky virus? Experienced security researchers has determined that so called “Varenyky virus” is a trojan-spambot. It is distributed via phishing emails that contain malicious attachments (53949248_facture-1.doc), drive-by downloading (when a user unknowingly visits an infected web site and then malicious software is installed without the user’s knowledge), social media, like web-based instant messaging programs and misleading web-sites. This security threat can perform a number of harmful actions of a makers’s choice on your PC.
The Varenyky virus can record your’s screen, send information about your system to a remote malicious hacker; reroute your web-browser to malicious, misleading and spam webpages; use your PC system for click fraud and other dangerous and harmful actions.
|Detection Names||VBA:Downloader-CCX [Trj] (Avast, AVG), HEUR:Trojan-Downloader.MSOffice (Kaspersky), TrojanDownloader:O97M/BITSAbuse.C (Microsoft)|
|Distribution ways||Unsolicited emails that are used to deliver malicious software. Drive-by downloads from a compromised web site. Social media, such as web-based instant messaging programs. Misleading web-sites.|
|Removal||To remove Varenyky virus our computer security experts recommend use the removal guide|
Therefore, we recommend you remove Varenyky virus from your PC as soon as possible. This will also prevent this virus from tracking your online activities. A full Varenyky removal can be easily carried out using manual or automatic way listed below.
How to remove Varenyky virus
When a malicious software like the Varenyky virus gets installed on your PC without your knowledge, it is not easy to remove. Most commonly, there is no Uninstall program which simply delete Varenyky virus from your PC. So, we advise using several well-proven free specialized utilities like Zemana Free, MalwareBytes Free or HitmanPro. But the best method to remove Varenyky virus will be to perform several manual steps, after that additionally run antimalware utilities.
To remove Varenyky virus, complete the following steps:
- Uninstall suspicious software by using Microsoft Windows Control Panel
- How to automatically get rid of Varenyky virus with Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM)
- Scan your personal computer and remove Varenyky trojan with Hitman Pro
- How to automatically remove Varenyky malware with MalwareBytes Free
- Get rid of Varenyky virus from Google Chrome
- Remove Varenyky virus from Firefox
- Delete Varenyky virus from Internet Explorer
- Use AdBlocker to stay safe online
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Uninstall suspicious software by using Microsoft Windows Control Panel
First of all, check the list of installed applications on your PC and uninstall all unknown and recently installed programs. If you see an unknown application with incorrect spelling or varying capital letters, it have most likely been installed by malicious software and you should clean it off first with malware removal tool like Zemana Anti-malware.
- If you are using Windows 8, 8.1 or 10 then click Windows button, next press Search. Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
- If you are using Windows XP, Vista, 7, then click “Start” button and click “Control Panel”.
- It will open the Windows Control Panel.
- Further, click “Uninstall a program” under Programs category.
- It will display a list of all applications installed on the machine.
- Scroll through the all list, and remove dubious and unknown applications. To quickly find the latest installed apps, we recommend sort programs by date.
See more details in the video instructions below.
How to automatically get rid of Varenyky virus with Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM)
We suggest using the Zemana Free. You can download and install Zemana AntiMalware to detect and get rid of Varenyky virus from your machine. When installed and updated, the malicious software remover will automatically scan and detect all threats exist on the PC.
Installing the Zemana Anti Malware is simple. First you’ll need to download Zemana from the following link.
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After the downloading process is finished, close all programs and windows on your personal computer. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup as displayed in the figure below.
When the setup begins, you will see the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Zemana Free on your personal computer.
Once install is finished, you will see window as shown on the screen below.
Now click the “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the Varenyky virus, other kinds of potential threats like malicious software and trojans. A scan can take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the count of files on your system and the speed of your computer. While the Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) program is checking, you can see count of objects it has identified as threat.
After the checking is done, Zemana will open a screen that contains a list of malware that has been detected. Make sure to check mark the threats that are unsafe and then press “Next” button.
The Zemana will remove Varenyky virus, other kinds of potential threats such as malware and trojans and move threats to the program’s quarantine.
Scan your personal computer and remove Varenyky trojan with Hitman Pro
HitmanPro is one of the most effective tools for deleting trojans, spam-bots and other malicious software. It can locate hidden malware in your computer and remove all harmful folders and files linked to virus. HitmanPro will help you to remove Varenyky virus from your system and Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox, Edge and Chrome. We strongly suggest you to download this tool as the creators are working hard to make it better.
- Hitman Pro can be downloaded from the following link. Save it on your MS Windows desktop.
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- Once the downloading process is finished, double click the Hitman Pro icon. Once this utility is started, press “Next” button to perform a system scan with this utility for the Varenyky trojan, other kinds of potential threats like malicious software and worms. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your personal computer. While the Hitman Pro program is scanning, you can see number of objects it has identified as threat.
- After the system scan is done, Hitman Pro will open a screen that contains a list of malware that has been found. Review the report and then click “Next” button. Now click the “Activate free license” button to begin the free 30 days trial to remove all malicious software found.
How to automatically remove Varenyky malware with MalwareBytes Free
We suggest using the MalwareBytes that are fully clean your PC system of the virus. This free utility is an advanced malware removal program created by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This program uses the world’s most popular antimalware technology. It’s able to help you get rid of trojans, potentially unwanted software, malware, adware, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your computer for free.
Please go to the following link to download the latest version of MalwareBytes for Microsoft Windows. Save it on your Desktop.
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Once the downloading process is complete, run it and follow the prompts. Once installed, the MalwareBytes Free will try to update itself and when this task is finished, click the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan with this utility for the Varenyky malware and other security threats. Depending on your personal computer, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. While the MalwareBytes Anti Malware application is checking, you may see number of objects it has identified as threat. Review the results once the tool has complete the system scan. If you think an entry should not be quarantined, then uncheck it. Otherwise, simply press “Quarantine Selected” button.
The MalwareBytes is a free application that you can use to remove all detected folders, files, services, registry entries and so on. To learn more about this malware removal tool, we suggest you to read and follow the instructions or the video guide below.
Get rid of Varenyky virus from Google Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a simple way to delete changes to web-browser settings, malicious and adware software extensions, as well as to restore the internet browser’s newtab, home page and default search engine that have been changed by Varenyky virus.
Open the Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal dotes (). It will show the drop-down menu. Choose More Tools, then click Extensions.
Carefully browse through the list of installed extensions. If the list has the extension labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following tutorial: Remove Google Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy otherwise, just go to the step below.
Open the Chrome main menu again, click to “Settings” option.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Advanced” link. Now scroll down until the Reset settings section is visible, as on the image below and press the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
Confirm your action, press the “Reset” button.
Remove Varenyky virus from Firefox
Resetting your Firefox is basic troubleshooting step for any issues with your web-browser program. When using the reset feature, your personal information such as passwords, bookmarks, browsing history and web form auto-fill data will be saved.
Run the Mozilla Firefox and click the menu button (it looks like three stacked lines) at the top right of the web-browser screen. Next, click the question-mark icon at the bottom of the drop-down menu. It will display the slide-out menu.
Select the “Troubleshooting information”. If you are unable to access the Help menu, then type “about:support” in your address bar and press Enter. It bring up the “Troubleshooting Information” page as shown in the following example.
Click the “Refresh Firefox” button at the top right of the Troubleshooting Information page. Select “Refresh Firefox” in the confirmation prompt. The Firefox will begin a procedure to fix your problems that caused by the Varenyky virus. When, it’s finished, click the “Finish” button.
Delete Varenyky virus from Internet Explorer
If you find that IE web browser settings had been infected by the Varenyky virus, then you may revert back your settings, via the reset web browser procedure.
First, launch the Microsoft Internet Explorer, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will open the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the browser, then click the “Internet Options” as shown on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then click the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will display the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” dialog box. Further, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, press the “Reset” button as shown in the figure below.
When the procedure is complete, click “Close” button. Close the Microsoft Internet Explorer and restart your system for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your web-browser’s default search provider, newtab and start page to default state.
Use AdBlocker to stay safe online
To put it simply, you need to use an ad blocker utility (AdGuard, for example). It will stop and protect you from all undesired web-sites, ads and pop-ups. To be able to do that, the ad-blocker program uses a list of filters. Each filter is a rule that describes a malicious web site, an advertising content, a banner and others. The adblocker program automatically uses these filters, depending on the websites you’re visiting.
- AdGuard can be downloaded from the following link. Save it on your MS Windows desktop.
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- When downloading is done, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- After the setup is done, click “Skip” to close the install application and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial which will assist you get to know AdGuard better.
- In most cases, the default settings are enough and you don’t need to change anything. Each time, when you start your PC, AdGuard will launch automatically and stop unwanted ads, block malicious or misleading web-sites. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the icon named AdGuard, which is located on your desktop.
Now your computer should be clean of the Varenyky virus. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted advertisements and intrusive malicious webpages) and Zemana (to periodically scan your computer for new malware, browser hijackers and adware). Make sure that you have all the Critical Updates recommended for Windows operating system. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new hijackers, harmful apps and adware are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to remove Varenyky from your system, then ask for help here.