How to remove the NuggetPhantom malware toolkit from PC?

Category: Trojan Damage: Severe Data added: September 27, 2021

Computer security is tested daily by hackers around the world. Companies spend millions on digital security, and consumers may be constantly exposed to malware threats that have evolved to insecure viruses such as the NuggetPhantom malware toolkit trojan.

Updates with patches are available all the time, but protections in operating systems are under attack. Viruses also penetrate the most advanced techniques. The NuggetPhantom malware toolkit quickly penetrates your PC system and destroys it.

What is NuggetPhantom malware toolkit?

The NuggetPhantom malware toolkit is a type of malware that misleads the user.

The NuggetPhantom malware toolkit masquerades as a legitimate program. The Trojan virus is harmless, but it is dangerous because it allows cybercriminals to get into the user's system. When a Trojan virus activates, it starts spying, collecting valuable data, and sending it to criminals.

In today's world, there are many more varieties of Trojans. Viruses know how to find the path to the user's computer to gain complete control over it. Also, NuggetPhantom malware toolkit collects information about the system to detect vulnerabilities. All collected information is further used to create ransomware, other viruses, and programs.

Detecting Trojan viruses, especially NuggetPhantom malware toolkit, is very difficult. It is essential to choose the right antivirus tool like AVarmor to protect your PC.

Name NuggetPhantom malware toolkit
Type Trojan
Damage Severe
Alternative Name NuggetPhantom malware toolkit
Detection Names Avast (Win64:Malware-gen), BitDefender (Trojan.Agent.DHZT), ESET-NOD32 (A Variant Of Win64/Kryptik.BJI), Kaspersky (Trojan.Win32.Inject.akjav), Microsoft (Trojan:Win32/Occamy.CE4)
Symptoms Higher CPU and/or network bandwidth usage
Distribution Methods EternalBlue exploit
Attack Consequences Computer added to a botnet and/or its hardware used to mine cryptocurrency

Symptoms of a NuggetPhantom malware toolkit attack

NuggetPhantom malware toolkit hides where it is hard to find. The Trojan resides on the PC system and secretly spies on users, and conducts other illegal operations.

Since NuggetPhantom malware toolkit masquerades as a legitimate and secure process, it is difficult to find the NuggetPhantom malware toolkit Trojan, but the system shows specific common symptoms that confirm the presence of the virus:

  • The processor suddenly begins to consume more PC system resources than usual.
  • Frequent system freezes and long-lasting glitches.
  • Internet browsers constantly show malicious pop-ups.
  • Random windows open on their own when the user is not expecting it.
  • Pages in the browser move to unreliable or suspicious sites.

How did NuggetPhantom malware toolkit get on a user's PC?

There are hundreds of ways a virus can get onto a computer. Here are the main ones:

  1. The user downloaded a program with a virus and installed it using that program. The software may also bundle with NuggetPhantom malware toolkit.
  2. The user opened the infected email, and the virus quickly got onto your PC.
  3. A pop-up ad attracted the user, and he clicked on it - the NuggetPhantom malware toolkit virus instantly got on your computer.
  4. The Trojan program, bringing the coveted entry, starts a chain reaction, installing other viruses on its own.
  5. Peer-to-peer networks are the primary carrier of NuggetPhantom malware toolkit viruses.

How NuggetPhantom malware toolkit works?

NuggetPhantom malware toolkit works the same way as other Trojans, pretending to be a legitimate program by hiding itself in the system and performing various malicious actions (theft of banking information, passwords, emails, etc.).

The NuggetPhantom malware toolkit Trojan copies its executable file to the Windows system folders once installed on the PC. The virus also modifies the registry.

Monitoring for the fake NuggetPhantom malware toolkit file?

Once you notice a NuggetPhantom malware toolkit file, there are two ways to check if it is legitimate or fake.

  • The first is the location of the file.
    1. The legitimate file is located in folder C:\Windows\System32.
    2. The other files with NuggetPhantom malware toolkit are placed in any other folder, except C:Windows\System32.
  • The second option is to use the Task Manager.
    1. Launch the Task Manager.
    2. Look at the Processes tab and look for NuggetPhantom malware toolkit.exe.
    3. Right-click on the file - Delete.
    4. Will windows give you a warning? Then the process NuggetPhantom malware toolkit.exe is legitimate. When Windows doesn't show anything - process NuggetPhantom malware toolkit.exe is fake.

Remove the NuggetPhantom malware toolkit Trojan program from your system

The user may notice that the virus is not entirely removed from the system by detecting NuggetPhantom malware toolkit and removing it. The reason is the infection of registries with other system files.

Several methods to remove NuggetPhantom malware toolkit from a device:

Method 1: NuggetPhantom malware toolkit removal via registry editor

The trojan modifies the registry, so you need to remove it from the registry via Regedit.

  • Run command line - enter Regedit.
  • Please make a backup copy of the registry before deleting it. Click on File - Export - save the registry in a safe place. image
  • Once backed up, click Edit - Find.
  • Enter NuggetPhantom malware toolkit.exe - Find next. image
  • Once the registry is found, right-click - Delete. image

Method 2: Starting a PC in safe mode that is connected to the network

First of all, you need to boot your PC in safe mode to prevent the NuggetPhantom malware toolkit from starting:

Windows 7, 10, Vista, XP

Restart your computer + press "F8" when the PC starts up (this should be done before the Windows logo appears).

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The "Advanced Options" menu should appear on the screen, where you need to go to "Safe Mode with network connection" and press Enter.

Windows 8, Windows 8.1

Press "Windows" + "R" to launch the RUN window - enter msconfig - click OK. Next, go to the Boot tab to select the Safe Boot and Networking options - click OK - restart the PC.

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Method 3: Uninstall all suspicious applications

If a NuggetPhantom malware toolkit keeps showing up on your PC, you need to find the culprit application to remove it successfully.

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Right-click on the taskbar - choose Task Manager - look at applications consuming system memory - among applications maybe those that were not installed and run by the user - now right-click on suspicious applications to open file location - uninstall file.

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Open Control Panel - click Remove Program - check for suspicious applications - remove them.

Method 4: Remove Temporary Files

Temporary files folder is often a host for malicious files. It is recommended to remove temporary files and folders usually to keep your PC system running smoothly.

  1. Open the Run command window
  2. Start %temp% - Enter
  3. You will see the path C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Local\Temp - this is the temp folder
  4. Select each file and folder here to delete them
  5. Clear the Recycle Bin completely
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Method 5: Reset Internet Browser Settings

It is unnecessary to remove NuggetPhantom malware toolkit directly from the browser. Still, it should be done if problems with the browser continue or the user wants to make sure that unwanted plug-ins, extensions, and settings are completely removed.

Internet Explorer

The first thing to do is reset the current Internet Explorer settings to the default settings, which means that by resetting the browser settings, the user returns the browser to the state that it was in when you first installed Internet Explorer on your computer.

Click the gear icon in the upper right corner to select Internet Options. Click the Advanced tab where you perform a Reset. Check the box for Delete personal settings. Then click on the Reset button. Now close all the Internet Explorer windows and restart the browser.

Mozilla Firefox

First, you need to reset the current settings of Firefox to the default settings; that is, by resetting the settings of this browser, the user returns the browser to the state that it was with the very first installation of Firefox on your computer.

In the Firefox menu, choose the Help option. Now select Troubleshooting Information. Click Refresh Firefox and then click Reset Firefox again. After that, close all open Firefox windows, and the browser will restart.

Google Chrome

First, you need to reset the current Chrome settings to the default settings. By resetting this browser, the user returns the browser to the state that it was from the very first installation of Chrome on the computer.

Click on the Chrome menu icon to select Settings, where you scroll down to the bottom of the page that appears and click on Show Advanced Settings. Scroll down the page again and click Reset Browser Settings. Press the Reset button again and restart Google Chrome.

Microsoft Edge

Click on the "..." icon in the Edge menu in the upper right corner and select "Extensions." Now look for each recently installed suspicious file, i.e., browser add-ons, to remove them. Next, change the home page settings with the new tabs.

Now click again on the "..." icon to select "Settings." Under "On startup," find the name of the browser hijacker to disable it.

Safari

First, make sure that the browser is Safari. Next, click the Safari menu to select Preferences. In the Preferences window, select Extensions, where you should look for recently installed suspicious extensions. Once malicious software are detected, delete them.

Next, in the preferences window, select the General tab to ensure that the home page is set to the desired URL. When the browser hijacker has corrupted the desired URL, then change it to the correct URL.

In the settings window, select the Search tab and make sure that the correct search engine is installed.

Method 6: Remove the NuggetPhantom malware toolkit with AVarmor

Use an antimalware program that knows how to detect and then remove malicious software from your PC and internet browsers.

First, download and run AVarmor. Wait for the scan to complete, and then select the items found in the Registry and Web Browsers tabs. Now you can remove all found objects safely.

What to do if you can't remove NuggetPhantom malware toolkit after all attempts?

There are also other methods to fight the NuggetPhantom malware toolkit - download a security product known for its fixing methods and scanning system.

You can also use the paid version of AVarmor, which checks the user's computer more thoroughly and is supplemented with new scanning and protection functions. Follow all AVarmor instructions. If it is necessary, restart your computer after the NuggetPhantom malware toolkit scanning and deletion procedure.

Of course, it is possible that you will not get your files back, but you will be able to remove the NuggetPhantom malware toolkit.

Summary

Today, as the Internet develops and gets more extensive, you should never forget to protect your system from malicious programs like NuggetPhantom malware toolkit Trojan.

To avoid problems, install AVarmor antivirus software by updating it regularly. Never download freeware - this is one of the primary sources of malicious viruses. Use safe sites, as malware chooses unprotected areas to launch attacks. Also, don't open unknown and suspicious email attachments. Avoid the traps of intriguing pop-up banner ads.

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