How to Remove Autohotkey Trojan | Updated


I wrote this article to help you remove Autohotkey Trojan. This Autohotkey Trojan removal guide works for all Windows versions.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with Autohotkey, it is a scripting language that is used for keyboard and mouse control. Because it often gets misflagged as a Trojan Horse by AV software, hackers saw a great opportunity to exploit this new virus possibility and thus the Autohotkey Trojan was born. What it does is that it slips into your computer and corrupts the system. It not only affects the internet and performance speed but also cause applications and programs to crash. What’s worse is, you have no way of knowing what kind of personal data it can obtain.

Trojan Horses are known to monitor victim’s activity and can even spy on them through their PC camera or microphone. Creepy, right? Don’t worry. We can help you to get rid of this virus. Just keep on reading this article to find out how you can remove it from your computer.

There are a lot of ways for this malicious software to infiltrate your computer. Such distribution methods include but are not limited to spam emails and attachments, free software bundles, fake update requests, as well as dubious ads, pop-ups and links. Users are advised to get their software updates only from official and licensed software companies that they trust.

When downloading free content from the internet, we recommend opting for an Advanced or Custom mode of installation, so as to gain full control over what is actually being installed on your computer. If you notice any unfamiliar programs or applications that you deem suspicious or never intended to download in the first place, you can easily deselect them.

Because of the stealthy nature of this type of viruses, it would be difficult for people to notice that their computer has been infected by a Trojan Horse virus. They are also multifunctional, meaning that if they infiltrate your computer, they are capable of opening backdoors to other viruses like worms, ransomware, browser hijackers, etc. that can as easily get their hands on private information such as passwords, Login credentials, credit card numbers, IP addresses, bank accounts, as well as documents, executable filer and photos. Such data can then be shared with other third-parties for profit.

If you don’t want this to happen to you-you need to act quickly! Immediate actions are necessary for the successful removal of this virus before it can cause a lot of damages on your computer. In this article we have included instructions how to remove this Trojan threat and secure your personal data.

Autohotkey Trojan Uninstall

STEP-1 Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

task manager

Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.


Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.


Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.


Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.


Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Still can not remove Autohotkey Trojan from your computer? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

Daniel Stoyanov
Daniel Stoyanov has a Master's degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria. He is also a Microsoft Certified Professional. Daniel provides top cyber security news with in-depth coverage of malware, vulnerabilities, PC and Network security, online safety.If you have any questions feel free to ask him right now.


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