How to remove Nigelthorn trojan virus

This guide will explain you everything about the Trojan software called Nigelthorn, the ways of its penetration into the computer, and the ways to defend your machine from it. On this page you'll find plain and safe guide that will assist you to get rid of Nigelthorn, and any aftermath of its doing once and for all.

Let's talk about Nigelthorn Trojan that created the enormous wave of concern lately. If your PC is infected with this software, then you should understand how to delete it. Programs of the Trojan sort are known for their multitasking, and are able to strongly resist deletion, make their own copies and reinstall after incorrect removal. We know how to help you, and in final part of our article you will see the safe instructions on Nigelthorn deletion. Trojans don't penetrate the machine solely, so you better not aim at the removal of one virus, but inspect the system as a whole. If you had encountered Trojans before - skip the following paragraphs, but if Trojans threat is something unknown for you - read the whole article to understand how to guard the system against these threats.


What is Nigelthorn trojan

So, Trojans are the very numerous family of malware in the Earth's infosphere, which is used by swindlers for many tasks. These aims often have semi-legal or illegal specific, such as espionage, the steal of passwords and important data, botnets development or updating and controlling already installed viruses. Despite the multiple advantages, Trojans got one significant disadvantage - they can't infect customer's computer independently. In last years, people started to think that all dangerous or unwanted software are viruses, but strictly speaking, viruses, unlike Trojans, can easily spread and infect the unprotected PC. Trojans easily penetrate systems with help of other programs or with victim's assistance, but cannot do it on their own. After entering the computer, the Trojan is very hard to detect without assistance of special programs that is highly appreciated by all kinds of hackers. We say all this to demonstrate one plain thought: you should keep Trojans away from the computer, since it's much more difficult to eliminate them then to avoid them.

There is a common (and bad) opinion that antivirus is capable of defending the system from malware. Antiviral software are very helpful, but they cannot restrict you the access to infected webpages, and forbid you to download any files, including malware. To make sure that the computer is secure, you need to reconsider your habits, and act wisely on all websites. You can achieve this aim through two easy methods:

  • If you are not going to fully abandon the use of not official programs, you must thoroughly examine each downloaded utility. Trojans usually hide beneath the guise of decent utilities such as driver updaters, system optimizers, AV programs, search engines, browsers and browser games. Don't install weird utilities from the above list, and while installing another unlicensed utility - carefully follow the installation, revoking all proposals for installing additional programs.
  • The very reliable method is to fully quit using software of suspicious origin. These principles related to any utility downloaded not from website of its developer or licensed vendors. Obviously, all pirated replicas of good programs also are potentially harmful. If you stop downloading such tools, the chances of penetration would be reduced to minimal, and antivirus can quickly cope with this minimum.

Use these directions and you'll clearly see the result: the system will become fast, safe and workable, and will be so for a long time.

Nigelthorn removal instruction

If you are MAC user, follow this guide How to remove virus from MAC

Usually we offer two methods to get rid of unwanted programs, but unfortunately, dealing with Trojans, there's literally no possibility to find and remove them by hand. Trojan can be in the files of any of your programs, so a novice customer can slip up, delete a crucial folder and cause a system failure. If you don't want this to happen, we have created an instruction that will help you to uninstall Nigelthorn quickly and efficiently. Step #1 is to boot the PC in Safe Mode and check system folders. Stage #2 is to download and install Spyhunter AV. After that - stick to the instructions, and after 2-3 minutes the 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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