How to remove Hacker Spider

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Dialer Hacker Spider

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Name

Hacker Spider

Description

A Hacker Spider is a malicious application that can force a computer to dial premium-rate telephone numbers through a non-broadband modem. This can cost users considerable money and allow criminals to profit from this fraudulent activity. Some Hacker Spiders also try to lure users to dial premium numbers by offering special content but then deliver viruses and other malware.

Type

Dialer

Manual

How to manually remove Hacker Spider guide. Only for ADVANCED users.

  • Step 1: Basic check for Hacker Spider activity

    Check running processes on your system. Usually you can find Hacker Spider process running. Use the Ctrl+Shift+Esc buttons combination to open system information window and click Processes tab. Scroll down the whole list and try to find the process named like Hacker Spider. If you find Hacker Spider process running, right click on it and choose “End Process”. It will disable Hacker Spider for the current Windows session, but remember that if you do not completely remove Hacker Spider using next steps, then your PC will stay vulnerable to malware attack. Next steps are much more important in removing Hacker Spider.

  • Step 2: Disconnect your PC from the Internet

    Prevent the malware from leaking or spreading your personal data. Dialer usually uses the Internet to transfer all possible and important information you have. Some Dialers are not so “Active” and they can simply disable some Windows features and options. To disconnect your PC from the Internet you need to plug-off LAN cable (if you use LAN connection) or to turn of the Wi-Fi module (if you use Wi-Fi Internet connection). Most of (not 100%) Dialers can not access Wi-Fi module preferences. Turning off the Internet will disable Hacker Spider from transferring any data from your PC.

  • Step 3: Enter the safe mode.

    The next step is very important in removing Hacker Spider. After turning off the Internet and disabling Hacker Spider process you will need to reboot your PC in so-called Safe Mode. Safe Mode is a Windows mode which allows you to start the System using only important applications and services. Safe Mode does not usually allow Hacker Spider to load when the system boots (!!!but exceptions can appear!!!). Choose Restart in Windows Start menu and wait until the screen turns off.

    After that you have to follow the next instructions according to the versions of Microsoft Windows you use:

      Windows XP:
    1. Press the F8 key repeatedly when the first screen appears.

    2. Select Safe Mode from Windows Advanced Options Menu and press ENTER.

      Windows Vista, 7:
    1. Press the F8 key repeatedly when the first screen appears.

    2. Use the arrow keys from Windows Advanced Options Menu in order to select Safe Mode and press ENTER.

      Windows 8, 8.1, 10:
    1. Press and hold the Shift button when left-clicking the Restart button on Windows log-on screen.

    2. Select Safe Mode from Windows Troubleshooting boot screen and press ENTER.

  • Step 4: Removing virus files

    Having booted your PC in Safe mode you have to start cleaning your PC manually by deleting every file associated with Hacker Spider one by one. Here is the list of all files associated with Hacker Spider. Delete all files listed below using the Shift+Delete buttons combination. Always double check the file name as sometimes Dialers use very similar filenames as very important system files do and you can mistakenly remove important system file what will harm your system and you will not be able to boot your PC at all.

    Please, remember that viruses are always progressing and sometimes new files can appear. If you are using our offline PDF guide on How to remove Hacker Spider, please check if you have it’s latest version.

    We do not guarantee that Hacker Spider has the same file structure at the moment of deleting.

    After removing all files associated with Hacker Spider that were listed above, reboot your system in normal mode and check if your PC works fine or you still have any troubles.

    It it is OK – congratulations! You have made a great job!

    If it is still NOT ok – use OSHI Defender to check your PC.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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  • How did my computer get Hacker Spider?

  • I detected Hacker Spider on my computer. What do I do?

  • What damage can Hacker Spider do to my computer?

  • What are the main symptoms of Hacker Spider?

  • Can Hacker Spider spread to other computers?

  • Countries with the highest Hacker Spider infection rates.

  • The first recorded appearance of Hacker Spider

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How did my computer get Hacker Spider?

Hacker Spider is installed on your computer with other software. Your computer can also get Hacker Spider from harmful websites. Your computer gets infected with Hacker Spider once a Web page has been downloaded.

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I detected Hacker Spider on my computer. What do I do?

If you are using an out-of-date DSL modem, you must immediately disconnect your modem from the telephone line because Hacker Spider will try to make toll telephone calls that will be charged to you. If you are using a LAN modem or Wi-Fi connection, you need to scan your computer for viruses.

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What damage can Hacker Spider do to my computer?

Hacker Spider can make toll telephone calls from your computer. Hacker Spider can also steal personal data, install new viruses, etc.

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What are the main symptoms of Hacker Spider?

PC slowdown
System crashes
Pop-up windows

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Can Hacker Spider spread to other computers?

Yes, it can. Hacker Spider is a dialer virus that may be capable of spreading itself over a network. Be sure to update your antivirus software on a regular basis.

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Countries with the highest Hacker Spider infection rates.

US

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The first recorded appearance of Hacker Spider

2016-02-22

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