How to remove Astaroth

Today's item will tell you about Trojan virus called Astaroth, the manners of infection, and the methods to protect the system from it. We have made easy and effective guide that will help you to eliminate trojan virus, and any effects of its doing.


The subject of this piece is Astaroth Trojan, on which we’ve been getting a lot of concern lately. If Astaroth already penetrated the PC, then you need to understand how to remove it. Trojans are distinguished by their high effectiveness, and are able to strongly resist deletion, make their backups and recover after partial removal. We know how to help you, and in the end of this page, you'll see the efficient tips on Astaroth removal. Trojan viruses rarely infest the system solely, so you shouldn't focus on the removal of one program, but inspect the whole system. You can skip the following parts, but you better familiarize with the information about the Trojans, as it will help you avoid this threat in the future.


What is Astaroth trojan

Statistics show that Trojan viruses make up the largest share of all unwanted software, due to the fact that they are suitable for different criminal tasks, simple to operation and cheap. These purposes in most cases have illegal or semi-legal specific, such as botnets development, theft of passwords and important data, spying on the user or downloading and controlling already installed adware. The most significant weakness of Trojan viruses lies in their name - Trojans cannot spread without victim's help. Recent time, users think that all dangerous or unwanted software are viruses, but strictly speaking, you can't call Trojans viruses, since virus can replicate itself, capable of quickly spread over data carriers and the Internet. Trojans efficiently penetrate devices with help of other programs or with user's assistance, but cannot make it independently. After entering the computer, the Trojan is extremely hard to discover manually that is highly appreciated by all kinds of web-criminals. All things that are written in this paragraph lead us to a simple decision: Trojans should be found and disarmed until they penetrate the system!

There is a widespread (and bad) opinion that antivirus is capable of protecting the device from suspicious software. No antiviral utility can defend your system if you daily download and install viruses. To make sure that the device is secure, you have to reconsider your habits, and behave prudently on all websites. You can achieve this aim through two easy methods:

  • The easiest way is to completely stop using tools of dubious provenance. By these we mean any software downloaded not from website of its developer or trusted distributors. Of course, any pirated copies of paid programs should also be treated as potentially malicious. If you stop using such tools, the chances of penetration would be reduced to a minimum, and antivirus will be able to rapidly deal with it.
  • If you're not ready to completely abandon the use of unlicensed utilities, you have to thoroughly inspect all tools that you are installing. Trojan viruses most often lurk under the guise of helpful utilities such as browsers, AV tools, system optimizers, driver updaters, search engines and browser games. Do not install weird tools from this list, and while installing any unlicensed utility - thoroughly follow the installation, canceling all proposals for getting additional programs.

Listen to these rules and you will clearly see their result: your machine will become safe, workable and speedy, and will be so forever.

Astaroth removal instruction

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

Commonly we propose two manners to get rid of hazardous programs, but unfortunately, dealing with Trojans, it's almost impossible to find and eliminate them by hand. Trojan can be hidden literally anywhere on the computer, so a novice user can slip up, remove a crucial file and harm the system. If you don't want this to happen, we've created an instruction that will help you to uninstall Astaroth easily and effectively. The first stage is to go into Safe Mode and check system files. Step #2 consists of downloading and installing Spyhunter antivirus. After that - abide the instructions, and after a few moments your computer will be again 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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