How to Remove Work.hta Virus | Updated


I wrote this article to help you remove Work.hta Virus. This Work.hta Virus removal guide works for all Windows versions.

Trojan Horses are considered to be the most dangerous type of viruses out there. And there is a reason for that. They are famous for their incredible stealth and versatility. Hackers use them for various malicious agendas.

Trojans like Work.hta can be used as means for spying on the victim, as well as a way to obtain personal data such as but not limited to passwords, Login ID, bank accounts, credit card numbers, etc. Through this virus, it would be very easy for hackers to perform criminal activities, all while pretending to be you. Your online identity is at risk, if your computer gets infected with a Trojan Horse virus. Cyber criminals can exploit this opportunity to steal your identity.

To have such dangerous virus on your computer means that a lot of changes will take place. Your PC will not perform as it did before. You will start experiencing a lot of lagging, system errors, file corruption, private data theft. Your overall computer experience will be hell.

The thing with Trojans is, that they cannot get access to your computer without your help. Meaning, that you alone are responsible for such dangerous invasion. You let it sneak on your computer. Whether you did it unconsciously or not, it doesn’t matter. Some of the most common means for Trojan Horse distribution include spam email messages, email attachments and executable files, corrupt torrent files, fake update requests, infected links and ads, as well as freeware. It is very important to pay close attention to what you click on, while browsing the internet.

When you’re about to install software that you’ve downloaded from the web, we highly recommend opting for Custom or Advanced mode in the Setup Wizard. By following our advice, you’ll gain the power to view the full contents of what is about to get installed on your computer. We strongly suggest deselecting any optional installations, as such additional software is often just malware that tries to sneak on your computer unnoticed.

Trojans get more and more dangerous over time. Do not stick around to find out what they are capable of. As soon as you notice the symptoms of a Trojan Horse infection, you should proceed with its immediate removal. Some of the most commonly known signs of such malicious software are a slow internet connection, app and program crashes, slow maximization/minimization of windows, abnormal amount of online ads and pop-ups, the deletion and/or corruption of essential system files.

All in all, if you notice that your overall computer performance is not normal, you should investigate what is the cause of such anomaly. More often than not, it means that your computer has been infiltrated by a dangerous virus. The quicker you act, the less time you give the virus to carry out its malicious plan. Protect your data and secure your computer system now!

Work.hta Virus 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 to the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Still cannot remove Work.hta Virus 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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