What is Varenyky?

Varenyky is a dangerous Trojan as it can not only use your computer to send malicious Spam emails to others, but also gather your sensitive information or even record videos of you browsing the Internet. It is essential to explain that the threat does not record all your browsing activities. It would seem the hacker are interested only in videos in which a victim views pornographic material, which is without a doubt meant to be used for sextortion in the future. Further, in this article, we explain how the malicious application might be able to infect a system and what you should do to make sure it does not. Naturally, for those who already had the misfortune to receive such a threat, we explain what the best way to eliminate Varenyky is. Provided, you wish to ask something about the malicious application that we have not mentioned in the text or you need more help with its deletion, we encourage you to leave us a comment at the end of this page.

Where does Varenyky come from?

Like most of Trojans, its victims might be tricked into launching the malware’s installer. For example, it could be a suspicious email attachment received via email. Usually, hackers pretend to be representatives of various organizations or businesses. In which case, the malicious attachment could look like a text document, for example, the message could say it contains information related to a user’s online order of some services or products. It might be difficult to identify malicious emails, which is why it is best to take your time and scrutinize them if they come from unknown sources or if you did not expect to receive them. Our researchers at say that one of the best ways to determine whether an attached file is malicious or not is to scan it with a legitimate antimalware tool. Thus, if you do not use such software yet, we highly recommend considering it.

How does Varenyky work?

The malware ought to place malicious .exe and .tmp files upon its installation, which could appear in the %APPDATA% and %TEMP% directories. Since the Trojan ought to work silently in the background, the user might not notice its presence if he does not come across and inspect the mentioned files. It is vital to understand that Varenyky could record a user’s browsing history, usernames and passwords, and other sensitive information that could be used for various scams or sold on the dark web. Also, the malware may send Spam emails with malicious links to other users. It was noticed that most of such emails carried suspicious smartphone advertisements that were meant to lure victims into malicious web pages.

What’s more, it seems like Varenyky might also send its victims sextortion emails, messages that claim a victim was recorded while watching pornographic content and demanding to pay in exchange for silence. Many of the threats that send such emails have no real proof and are only trying to scare users into paying. The problem is that researchers discovered a version of this Trojan that can film victims Desktop if they start searching for adult material on the Internet. Meaning, the cybercriminals' threats may no longer be empty.

How to erase Varenyky?

If you follow the instructions placed at the end of this paragraph you could delete Varenyky manually. However, we should stress that we cannot promise they will work for everyone since the Trojan could have other versions. If you do not want to take any chances, you could get a legitimate antimalware tool, scan your system with it, and then let it remove Varenyky and other possible threats for you by pressing its displayed deletion button.

Eliminate Varenyky

  1. Click Ctrl+Alt+Delete.
  2. Pick Task Manager and select Processes.
  3. Locate a process belonging to the threat.
  4. Select it and click End Task.
  5. Exit Task Manager.
  6. Click Windows key+E.
  7. Locate these paths:
  8. Locate the malicious application’s installer.
  9. Right-click it and select Delete.
  10. Navigate to: %APPDATA% and %TEMP%
  11. Find randomly named .exe and .tmp files that could be created by the Trojan.
  12. Right-click malicious .exe and .tmp files and select Delete.
  13. Exit File Explorer.
  14. Empty your Recycle Bin.
  15. Restart the computer. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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