Win32/TrojanDownloader.Adcurl is classified as a Trojan downloader that may be the cause of severe damages on an infected system. The longer Win32/TrojanDownloader.Adcurl is running undetected on the computer, the more dangerous the threat becomes. As reported by security researchers at Enigma Software, the Trojan can stay inactive on the PC for undefined time – from several days to several months. Once a signal is given and received, malevolent operations may be performed that include the download and execution of a malicious payload.
Description of Win32/TrojanDownloader.Adcurl
Even though the threat may stay inactive on a system, it still can be damaging to it. Once a signal is sent by the cyber criminals who have created Win32/TrojanDownloader.Adcurl, the targeted computer may be flooded with various types of malware. The software downloaded by the Trojan may vary from low-level (adware, browser hijackers, PUPs) to malicious pieces such as Trojan horses and ransomware. STF researchers remind its readers that the number of ransomware attacks has drastically increased during the past year, and as a result millions of dollars have been collected by cyber crooks.
The worst part, however, is that Trojan downloaders such as Win32/TrojanDownloader.Adcurl can reside unnoticed on the system and make it vulnerable to a range of malicious cyber threats.
Ways to Remove Win32/TrojanDownloader.Adcurl
To clean the system, running a full system scan with the help of reputable anti-malware program is highly recommended.
→N.B. If having any problems downloading an AV solution, affected users may want to use an alternative browser because malware can disable the default one. Furthermore, the anti-malware tool can be downloaded on a clean computer and then be installed on the compromised system via CD or USB.
Have a look at the steps provided below the article to remove Win32/TrojanDownloader.Adcurl completely.
To keep away from malware, users are advised to keep their AV tools intact. Other security tips include being careful while browsing the Web and not opening suspicious links and email attachments. Visiting suspicious content can also damage the system.
A threat similar to Win32/TrojanDownloader.Adcurl is TrojanDownloader:Win32/Rottentu.A .
Spy Hunter scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the anti-malware tool.Find Out More About SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool / How to Uninstall SpyHunter
- Guide 1: How to Remove Win32/TrojanDownloader.Adcurl from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Win32/TrojanDownloader.Adcurl on Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Win32/TrojanDownloader.Adcurl in Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Win32/TrojanDownloader.Adcurl from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Win32/TrojanDownloader.Adcurl from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Win32/TrojanDownloader.Adcurl from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Win32/TrojanDownloader.Adcurl from Internet Explorer.
- Guide 8: Disable Win32/TrojanDownloader.Adcurl Push Notifications in Your Browsers.
How to Remove Win32/TrojanDownloader.Adcurl from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Win32/TrojanDownloader.Adcurl
Step 2: Uninstall Win32/TrojanDownloader.Adcurl and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Win32/TrojanDownloader.Adcurl on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Win32/TrojanDownloader.Adcurl there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Win32/TrojanDownloader.Adcurl from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Win32/TrojanDownloader.Adcurl and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove Win32/TrojanDownloader.Adcurl via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove Win32/TrojanDownloader.Adcurl files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Win32/TrojanDownloader.Adcurl, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove Win32/TrojanDownloader.Adcurl from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase Win32/TrojanDownloader.Adcurl from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall Win32/TrojanDownloader.Adcurl from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove Win32/TrojanDownloader.Adcurl from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Win32/TrojanDownloader.Adcurl will be removed.
Eliminate Win32/TrojanDownloader.Adcurl from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.
Remove Push Notifications caused by Win32/TrojanDownloader.Adcurl from Your Browsers.
Turn Off Push Notifications from Google Chrome
To disable any Push Notices from Google Chrome browser, please follow the steps below:
Step 1: Go to Settings in Chrome.
Step 2: In Settings, select “Advanced Settings”:
Step 3: Click “Content Settings”:
Step 4: Open “Notifications”:
Step 5: Click the three dots and choose Block, Edit or Remove options:
Remove Push Notifications on Firefox
Step 1: Go to Firefox Options.
Step 2: Go to “Settings”, type “notifications” in the search bar and click "Settings":
Step 3: Click “Remove” on any site you wish notifications gone and click “Save Changes”
Stop Push Notifications on Opera
Step 1: In Opera, press ALT+P to go to Settings
Step 2: In Setting search, type “Content” to go to Content Settings.
Step 3: Open Notifications:
Step 4: Do the same as you did with Google Chrome (explained below):
Eliminate Push Notifications on Safari
Step 1: Open Safari Preferences.
Step 2: Choose the domain from where you like push pop-ups gone and change to "Deny" from "Allow".