What is Volgmer?

In this article we talk about a dangerous Trojan infection called Volgmer. It can both secretly collect various data and place more malicious applications on your device. Naturally, the longer the malware stays on a computer the more trouble it can cause. Therefore, it is advisable to eliminate Volgmer right away. The problem is that it might not be easy to get rid of it. Our researchers have prepared the deletion steps available below, but you should know that following them might not be enough to delete Volgmer once and for all. Besides, there could be other threats dropped by the Trojan on your system, which is the reason why we recommend employing a legitimate antimalware tool that could eliminate this threat and all other possible malicious applications.

Where does Volgmer come from?

Truth be told, we cannot say how this malicious application is spread for sure. It could be distributed in many ways. One of the most popular methods to deliver such threats to targeted victims is to send them emails or other kinds of messages that could contain a malicious file or a link. Opening such data could launch the malware of start its downloading. Thus, our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com advise users to be cautious with data if it comes from unknown senders or if you are not expecting it.

The malicious application could also be spread through file-sharing websites, which is why it is best to download files only from legit sites. Another thing that we could suggest for users who want to avoid Trojans and threats alike is to make sure that their systems are protected with legitimate antimalware tools and that they have no weaknesses that could be exploited.

How does Volgmer work?

It seems the malware may start with trying to access data in the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE directory, in which it may also create a key of its own. Researchers report that Volgmer was programmed to collect information like the infected computer’s name, IP address, operating system details, and so on. After collecting it the malware should connect to the Internet without permission and try to connect to a remote server. If the malware succeeds, it should be able to transfer the collected information to the remote server.

Also, a successful Volgmer’s connection to a remote server would allow cybercriminals give the threat tasks to perform. For example, they could ask the malicious application to search for files with sensitive information and transfer them to the remote server or place more malware on the infected system. Once hackers reach their goal, they can also make the malicious application delete itself along with any other data that could be associated with it. Thus, if victims do not notice the malware in time, they might never learn that it was on their computer. For users who manage to detect the threat in time, we advise deleting it at once to stop it from gathering sensitive data or dropping other malware on their systems.

How to erase Volgmer?

As you can probably imagine deleting such a vicious threat is not an easy task. We display removal instructions at the end of this paragraph, but we cannot guarantee that they will erase all the malware’s files. There could be other versions of Volgmer, not to mention, the Trojan may act differently in every system. Therefore, the easiest way to make sure that it gets erased is to scan your computer with a legitimate antimalware tool. This way you could eliminate not just Volgmer but also other malicious applications that the Trojan might have placed on your system.

Restart your system in Safe Mode with Networking

Windows 8/Windows 10

  1. Click Windows key+I if you have Windows 8 or open the Start menu if you use Windows 10.
  2. Click the Power button.
  3. Press and hold the Shift key and click Restart.
  4. Select Troubleshoot and pick Advanced Options.
  5. Click Restart after the Startup Settings window gets loaded.
  6. Press the F5 key to restart in Safe Mode with Networking.

Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7

  1. Navigate to Start, access the Shutdown options, and click Restart.
  2. Press and hold the F8 key when the device starts restarting.
  3. Choose Safe Mode with Networking from the Advanced Boot Options window.
  4. Click Enter and log on to the computer.

Remove Volgmer

  1. Press Windows key+E.
  2. Search these directories:
  3. Look for the malware’s installer, right-click the malicious file, and press Delete.
  4. Exit File Explorer.
  5. Press Window key+R.
  6. Type Regedit and press Enter.
  7. Navigate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
  8. Right-click a key belonging to the threat (Hex encoded data sub key) and choose Delete to erase it.
  9. Exit Registry Editor.
  10. Empty Recycle Bin.
  11. Restart the computer. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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