How to remove BlackSquid

Today's article is devoted to the Trojan software, known as BlackSquid, the manners of computer penetration and the methods to defend your system from it. Here you'll find easy and helpful guide that will assist you to get rid of BlackSquid, and any effects of its doing in five minutes.

BlackSquid trojan virus

Let's talk about BlackSquid Trojan, on which we’ve been getting more and more concern recent days. If your workstation is infested with this program, then you most likely face certain problems with its uninstalling. Viruses of the Trojan sort are known for their high efficiency, and are able to strongly resist elimination, setup their backups and reinstall after partial deletion. We can help you, and in the end of our guide you'll see the safe advices on BlackSquid elimination. Trojans rarely infect the workstation solely, so you shouldn't focus on the uninstalling of one virus, but clean the system as a whole. If you had faced Trojans before - skip the information parts, but if Trojans threat is something unknown for you - inspect the following paragraphs to learn how to guard the machine against such threats.


What is BlackSquid trojan

So, Trojans are the widest group of malware in current infosphere, which is used by hackers for many purposes. The most common examples of these purposes are the steal of passwords and important data, spying on the user, botnets development or downloading and maintaining already installed viruses. Despite the multiple advantages, Trojans got one well-known disadvantage - they can't penetrate victim's device independently. Most of users believe that virus is everything that is bad for their systems, but viruses, instead of Trojans, can automatically spread and get into the defenseless computers. Trojan viruses effectively get into systems with help of other viruses or with victim's assistance, but can't do it on their own. After infesting the device, the Trojan is nearly impossible to reveal manually that is highly valuable for all kinds of web-criminals. All things that are described in this paragraph lead us to a simple decision: Trojans have to be recognized and disarmed before they infest the PC!

There's a widespread (and wrong) thought that AV software can fully defend the device from malware. No antiviral program can protect your device if you download new viruses every day. To ensure protection, you should get rid of dangerous habits, and act wisely in the Web. You can achieve this aim with help of two easy methods:

  • If you aren't prepared to totally abandon the use of unlicensed utilities, you have to thoroughly inspect each downloaded utility. Trojans usually lurk under the guise of good programs such as browsers, special software, system optimizers, browser games, driver updaters and search engines. Do not download weird tools from the above list, and while any unlicensed utility is installing - carefully follow the installation, declining all offers for downloading additional programs.
  • The highly efficient option is to completely stop using tools of suspicious provenance. These principles concern all the utilities downloaded not from website of its developer or well-known vendors. Obviously, any cracked copies of licensed utilities should also be considered potentially dangerous. If you stop downloading suchlike tools, the chances of infestation would be decreased to minimal, and AV-program can rapidly deal with this minimum.

Use these advices and you will immediately feel the result: the device will be safe, workable and fast, and will remain so for years.

BlackSquid removal instruction


Usually we propose two manners to eliminate unwanted programs, but unfortunately, when uninstalling Trojans, there's literally no way to discover and get rid of them manually. Trojan can be hidden in the files of any of your tools, so a novice customer can slip up, delete a crucial data and harm the system. To avoid this, we have created an instruction that will help you to uninstall BlackSquid easily and safely. The first stage will be booting the computer in Safe Mode and inspecting system data. The second step is to download and install Spyhunter anti-viral program. Next step will be to abide the instructions, and in ten minutes your PC will be back in service.

Step 1. Boot into Safe mode

Safe mode

Start -> Msconfig.exe

Safe mode. Step 1

On the tab Boot select Safe boot

Safe mode. Step 2

Step 2. Check Startup folder

Start -> Msconfig.exe ->Disable unknown programs in the Startup tab


Step 3. Check hosts file

Modify hosts file, that located in C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\ .

Hosts file.Step 1

Open the file with Notepad and delete suspicious strings.

Hosts file.Step 2

It has to look like this:

Hosts file.Step 3

Step 4. Scan the system with antiviral scanner

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Step 5. Disable Safe mode

Start -> Msconfig.exe ->Disable Safe boot in the Boot tab

Deactivate Safe mode

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