How to remove Hacktool.thcscan

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Dialer Hacktool.thcscan

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Name

Hacktool.thcscan

Description

Hacktool.thcscans are programs that are designed to force a computer to dial a premium phone number or trick users into connecting to these numbers with the offer of special content. They can also be used to deploy trojans, viruses, worms, and other malware.

Type

Dialer

Manual

How to manually remove Hacktool.thcscan guide. Only for ADVANCED users.

  • Step 1: Basic check for Hacktool.thcscan activity

    Check running processes on your system. Usually you can find Hacktool.thcscan 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 Hacktool.thcscan. If you find Hacktool.thcscan process running, right click on it and choose “End Process”. It will disable Hacktool.thcscan for the current Windows session, but remember that if you do not completely remove Hacktool.thcscan using next steps, then your PC will stay vulnerable to malware attack. Next steps are much more important in removing Hacktool.thcscan.

  • 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 Hacktool.thcscan from transferring any data from your PC.

  • Step 3: Enter the safe mode.

    The next step is very important in removing Hacktool.thcscan. After turning off the Internet and disabling Hacktool.thcscan 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 Hacktool.thcscan 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 Hacktool.thcscan one by one. Here is the list of all files associated with Hacktool.thcscan. 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 Hacktool.thcscan, please check if you have it’s latest version.

    We do not guarantee that Hacktool.thcscan has the same file structure at the moment of deleting.

    After removing all files associated with Hacktool.thcscan 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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  • Countries with the highest Hacktool.thcscan infection rates.

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How did my computer get Hacktool.thcscan?

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

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I detected Hacktool.thcscan 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 Hacktool.thcscan 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 Hacktool.thcscan do to my computer?

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

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What are the main symptoms of Hacktool.thcscan?

PC slowdown
System crashes
Pop-up windows

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Can Hacktool.thcscan spread to other computers?

Yes, it can. Hacktool.thcscan 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 Hacktool.thcscan infection rates.

US

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The first recorded appearance of Hacktool.thcscan

2016-02-22

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