W32 ircbot ng is a virus. It can download threats from other PCs and can also install malicious programs on the computer. It includes fake messages for the software installation, pop up messages and alerts when trying to run some other program and redirects the browsers. It drops malicious files and registries into the computer, just like other viruses like Trojan etc. as every time the computer is turned on, W32 ircbot ng Trojan starts running on background.

Manual removal of W32 ircbot ng is cumbersome that is why it is adopted by those who have enough skills in the computers in order to find out the infected files. Manual removal will be very difficult as well as risky for those who have limited knowledge about computers. Random files and registries are created by the W32 ircbot ng. Users should back up important files and documents before they start removing infected items.

A summary of the manual removal of W32 ircbot ng is stated below:

  • Find suspicious processes by running task manager. Related files can be removed after killing the processes.
  • Then delete the W32 ircbot ng files.
  • Through registry editor, delete infected registry keys.

Remove w32 ircbot ng processes

  1. Go to start button and then select Run.
  2. Write taskmgr in the given space and press Ok.
  3. When the windows task manager opens find out the tab called ‘processes’ among the four tab in the windows task manager.
  4. In the field ‘image name’ find the w32 ircbot ng processes which are mentioned below.
  5. Now when you find out the required w32 ircbot ng processes right click on them one by one and select the option Delete to remove them permanently.
  6. The w32 ircbot ng processes are:

%UserProfile%\Application Data\ODBC.exe

%UserProfile%\Application Data\Intel.exe

%UserProfile%\Application Data\Netscape.exe

%UserProfile%\Application Data\WinRAR.exe

%UserProfile%\Application Data\Policies.exe

%Windir%\Sxc\svchost.exe

Remove w32 ircbot ng registry key values

  1. You will need registry editor so that you can remove w32 ircbot ng registry key values completely.
  2. To open the registry editor go to Start then click on the option Run.
  3. Type regedit and press Ok.
  4. Click on edit in the right most section of the registry editor.
  5. After clicking edit now go to Find from the appeared menu and type the registry values one by one.
  6. Right click on the registry values result and select the option Delete.

The w32 ircbot ng registry values are:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\”Taskman” = “%UserProfile%\Application Data\[RANDOM CHARACTER].exe”

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\”Taskman” = “%SystemDrive%\RECYCLER\[SID]\sysdate.exe”

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SharedAccess\Parameters\FirewallPolicy\StandardProfile\AuthorizedApplications\List\”[DROPPED VALUE NAME]” = “%UserProfile%\Application Data\[DROPPED FILE NAME].exe:*:[DROPPED FILE NAME]”

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\”[DROPPED VALUE NAME]” = “%UserProfile%\Application Data\[DROPPED FILE NAME].exe”

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\Run\”[DROPPED VALUE NAME]” = “%UserProfile%\Application Data\[DROPPED FILE NAME].exe”

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “WarnOnHTTPSToHTTPRedirect” = 0

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegedit” = 0

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegistryTools” = 0

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableTaskMgr” = 0

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN\ XTray.exe

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMICROSOFTWINDOWSCURRENTVERSIONRUN XTray.exe

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\”Taskman” = “%UserProfile%\Application Data\[RANDOM CHARACTER].exe”

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\”Taskman” = “%SystemDrive%\RECYCLER\[SID]\sysdate.exe”

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\W32.ircbot.ng

Remove w32 ircbot ng other files

  1. Go to start button and then click on Search.
  2. Go with the option ‘Files and folders’ and leave all the other options.
  3. Write down the files names which are written below and press enter.
  4. Select ‘Local hard drives’ to get fast results.
  5. Right click on the found files and select the option Delete.

%Windir%\Sxc\svchost.exe

%AppData%\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Templates\[random]

%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.dll

%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.exe

C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\serial.sys;”Win32:Menti-E [Trj]”

C:\Users\Vishruth\AppData\Local\Temp\random.xml

C:\windows\system32\drivers\mrxsmb.sys(random)

C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\redbook.sys(random)

%AppData%\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Templates\[random]

%AppData%\Local\ W32.ircbot.ng.exe

%AppData%\Local\ W32.ircbot.ng

 

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