Trojan.Multi.TaskRun.a has been recently detected by some antivirus programs while performing a full system scan as a Trojan horse. The threat may have entered the system via spam emails or drive-by downloads. Several malicious email campaigns have been reported spreading Trojan horses across the Web. One example is the Trojan.Swort – discovered to infect computers through sending MERS-themed emails.
Even though the distribution method of Trojan.Multi.TaskRun.a has not yet been confirmed, users are highly advised not to open emails sent by unknown or suspicious addresses. Visiting unsafe websites also raises a red flag concerning the online security of users.
Trojan.Multi.TaskRun.a General Description
Most Trojan horses are designed to affect most versions of Windows OS such as:
→Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP, etc.
This means that any computer that is not presently protected against malicious software can be affected by Trojans. Trojan horses such as Trojan.Multi.TaskRun.a are dangerous to average PC users as well as business owners because of their information stealing capacity. Trojans are mostly created and distributed to cause data theft. In many cases, such as the recent malicious MERS-themed campaign, cyber criminals use social engineering methods to trick users into downloading the threat.
The consequences of having a Trojan horse in the system vary in depth and severity. Some Trojan horses can act as backdoors – meaning that they are connected to a Command & Control server. If so, cyber criminals can have unauthorized access to compromised machines.
Trojan.Multi.TaskRun.a Removal Options
Even though more details on Trojan.Multi.TaskRun.a are needed to evaluate whether the threat level is low or high, users can scan their systems to make sure they haven’t been affected. Installing powerful antivirus software to scan and detect the whole computer is recommended. Removal help is provided below the article.
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 Trojan.Multi.TaskRun.a from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Trojan.Multi.TaskRun.a from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Trojan.Multi.TaskRun.a from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Trojan.Multi.TaskRun.a from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Trojan.Multi.TaskRun.a from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Trojan.Multi.TaskRun.a from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Trojan.Multi.TaskRun.a from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Trojan.Multi.TaskRun.a from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Trojan.Multi.TaskRun.a
Step 2: Uninstall Trojan.Multi.TaskRun.a 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 Trojan.Multi.TaskRun.a 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 Trojan.Multi.TaskRun.a there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Trojan.Multi.TaskRun.a from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Trojan.Multi.TaskRun.a 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 Trojan.Multi.TaskRun.a 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 Trojan.Multi.TaskRun.a files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Trojan.Multi.TaskRun.a, 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 Trojan.Multi.TaskRun.a 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 Trojan.Multi.TaskRun.a 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 Trojan.Multi.TaskRun.a 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 Trojan.Multi.TaskRun.a 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 Trojan.Multi.TaskRun.a will be removed.
Eliminate Trojan.Multi.TaskRun.a 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.