In the event that our computer is connected to the Internet, it runs the risk of being infected with malware and viruses. Cybercriminals do not rest and every week we see new threats of this type. In this sense, the best way to keep our equipment safe is by keeping our operating system updated, having a good antivirus and, if possible, antimalware software. In this tutorial we are going to talk about what Filerepmalware is and in the event that our computer becomes infected, know how to eliminate it.
Knowing what FileRepMalware is and how to remove it can make a big difference when it comes to the security of your system.
What is Filerepmalware and why is it dangerous
Sometimes our PCs have hidden malware in the background. In these cases, the best way to eliminate these problems is through the use of specialized software. We can define FileRepMalware as a contraction of “malicious software” and “intrusive program” that is designed to damage our computers. It is also classified in the antivirus with the detection code Win32: Evo-gen.
Regarding the Win32 part, it means that it is developed for the Windows operating system. On the other hand, Evo-gen refers to a generic classification of Trojan-type files. Currently, it is normal to find this threat in Windows. Filerepmalware could perform the following actions:
- Record keystrokes while typing. That is, it incorporates a keylogger that could later be sent to the cybercriminal to know all the keystrokes we have made, and thus provide username, passwords and much more important information about us.
- Steal passwords saved directly in the web browser. This would allow all user credentials to be stolen, both the username and the password would be affected, so we must be very careful and use password managers that need a password to enter the different credentials.
- Download and run other viruses or programs without your knowledge or consent.
- Delete files from your PC. Including backup copies if they are stored on the same computer, but it is best to store backup copies on a NAS server or removable storage devices.
From what you can see, it is dangerous malicious software. Next, we will see how to detect it and remove it from our computer.
Check that we do not have a false positive with VirusTotal
Before proceeding to remove Filerepmalware, a good idea is to check if we really are infected. On certain occasions, we find this type of malware in cracked programs. However, it should be noted that sometimes a false positive will detect legitimate files that are not really infected. If we want to obtain a greater guarantee that confirms our suspicions, we can trust VirusTotal. It is a malware aggregator that will check our suspicious file with 55 antivirus and 70 detection engines.
Let’s start by opening our antivirus and looking for the path where the malware is found. This is an example with Avast Antivirus.
The next step we have to take is to go to the VirusTotal website . There, we have to click on ” Choose File ” and add that file that we suspect may be infected.
We then wait for VirusTotal to complete the scan and display its results. In the event that it has only been our antivirus that has detected it, we can then consider that we are facing a false positive, and we can be calm because we have not suffered any infection. VirusTotal is one of the most important services for detecting malware early, because it stores all the viruses, Trojans and other malware that exist, and it checks with dozens of antivirus engines whether or not that file is really infected.
Malwarebytes to remove Filerepmalware
Malwarebytes is a quality antimalware solution that we can use in Windows. When we try to analyze Filerepmalware files, as we have already mentioned before, traditional antivirus such as Avast or AVG quite often generate false positives. With Malwarebytes we will be able to detect and eliminate malware, spyware and other advanced threats. This program is one of the most recommended that exist, in addition to the popular antivirus that we usually always have installed, it is very useful to have the Malwarebytes program to do on-demand scans when we think we are infected. This will allow us to be sure that we do not have any malware on our PC.
The difference with the premium version that can be tried for 14 days for free, is that it offers real-time protection. Thus, it detects malware in real time, stops exploit attacks, blocks ransomware attacks, and prevents known malicious websites from entering. If you want to try it and install it, you can do it from the following link . The free version is perfectly valid if you are only going to do manual scans, without the need for real-time antimalware.
The other option that we can use is integrated into the Windows operating system itself. If we want to use it, we must stop our current antivirus or uninstall it completely. To use it, we will click on the Windows Start menu and select Settings . Then we go to Update and Security and open Windows Security .
Next, we turn to Virus and threat protection . There, in analysis options, we will choose “Complete exam” and click on the Examine now button .
It is best to run a “Quick Scan” at least once a week, and a “Full Scan” once a month, to make sure we are not infected with any malware. The security system of Windows 10 has improved enormously compared to previous versions of Windows, now we can use the popular “Windows Defender” without any problem, so we will no longer have to install another free antivirus, unless we also incorporate a highly configurable firewall and also a HIDS to control the installation of any software on our computer.
As you have seen, thanks to tools such as Windows Defender, Malwarebytes and VirusTotal we have seen how to detect and eliminate Filerepmalware.