What Is Ipcap Trojan?
Ipcap is the name of a dangerous Trojan, whose only purpose is to remain undetected on your computer and perform malicious activities in it. This nasty malware may enter your computer and see everything you do. Having it may not only result in your information leaking, but could also lead to data loss, since we have seen this Trojan to be the same name as a ransomware virus we have previously covered to use the same .ipcap extension.
Read this article to learn how to remove Ipcap Trojan and protect your machine as well.
|Type||Trojan / Malware/td>|
|Short Description||Aims to enter your computer silently and infect it with different spyware and malware components. This may result in the Ipcap malware to be able to completely control your computer.|
|Symptoms||No known symptopms. Ipcap processes running in the background.|
|Distribution Method||Via fake software and executable or by e-mail attachments that contain the virus|
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Ipcap Malware – What Does It Do?
Ipcap malware is the type of software that is very hard to detect. It uses the so-called obfuscation to get in your computer without your antivirus detecting it.
To infect, this virus may enter your computer by being downloaded while posing as a software on some kind of software providing website. There, Ipcap may pretend to be:
- Portable app.
Ipcap is the type of malware, that has been created with the main idea to enter your computer silently and then assume rights as administrator so it can spy on your. The malicious activities it could perform on your device once it has infected it could be the following:
- Open and close files.
- Gather details on your macOS.
- Stop processes in Activity Monitor.
- Steal and send documents to the hackers’ server.
- Send info on running processes.
- Switch your Mac on or off.
- Run or remove apps.
- Use your microphone and camera.
Not only this, but the Ipcap malware also may have the ability to add potentially unwanted programs on your computer, such as Browser Hijackers and Adware.
These activities are the main reason to consider removing Ipcap from your computer as soon as you can, since if it stays for longer on your computer, it could also damage your operating system.
Remove Ipcap from Your Computer
Ipcap can be gotten rid of from your device if you focus on following the Trojan removal steps below. They are made to help you deal with nasty and persistent threats, like Ipcap itself. For the most effective removal, however, we do advise that you also run a scan of your machine, using an advanced anti-malware. Such a professional software will make sure to detect and remove any malicious files and components added by this virus on your computer and protect it against other malware as well.
- Guide 1: How to Remove Ipcap from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Ipcap on Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Ipcap in Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Ipcap from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Ipcap from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Ipcap from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Ipcap from Internet Explorer.
- Guide 8: Disable Ipcap Push Notifications in Your Browsers.
How to Remove Ipcap from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Ipcap
Step 2: Uninstall Ipcap 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 Ipcap 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 Ipcap there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Ipcap from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Ipcap 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 Ipcap 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 Ipcap files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Ipcap, 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 Ipcap 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 Ipcap 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 Ipcap 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 Ipcap 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 Ipcap will be removed.
Eliminate Ipcap 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 Ipcap 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".