I wrote this article to help you remove TrojanProxy:Win32/Wonknod.A. This TrojanProxy:Win32/Wonknod.A removal guide works for all Windows versions.
If you have ever wondered which type of cyber virus is the worst possible one, we have your answer. It’s Trojan horses. Trojans are considered the absolute worst and most dangerous infection of all. The TrojanProxy:Win32/Wonknod.A pest is a classic member of the Trojan family. If you are currently infected with it, you are in a big trouble. For starters, it may be quite some time before you even realize you have a Trojan on board. These pests are very secretive. They enter in complete silence and continue to operate behind your back. However, there are a few sings to look for.
For instance, if your computer suddenly becomes very slow and starts to crash often, check it out. Or, if you find some of your apps not being able to run correctly, this may also be a Trojan`s doing. Pay close attention to your machine. If something doesn’t seem right, then it is possible that you are infected with a cyber threat. It may not be a Trojan but you will have to remove it anyway. If it is a Trojan, like in your case, your situation is even worse and you need to act very promptly.
As soon as TrojanProxy:Win32/Wonknod.A slithers in your system, problems start pouring. For starters, the pest disables your anti-malware program thus providing other threats easy access to your machine. Then, it starts messing with your system registry and settings. It adds or removes entries. It deletes files from your PC. It runs malicious processes. As a result, you are not able to use your computer normally. Its speed slows down to a crawl as the Trojan uses a lot of CPU memory.
Also, your PC starts to crash and reboots often for no apparent reason. Your programs fail to load. You find that some of your files are missing and other ones are mysteriously added. You have the Trojan to thank for all of this. But this is not all. That these infections are mostly used for is espionage.
From the moment it enters, TrojanProxy:Win32/Wonknod.A start spying on you and monitoring your every move. It knows everything from your OS version to what websites you like the most. This includes your personally identifiable information and, possibly, your financial credentials. Especially if you use your machine to pay bills online or for online shopping. The Trojan keeps on collecting sensitive data from you and when it deems it has enough, it sends it all to the cybercriminals who published it. Then, the hackers can use your details for whatever they want. They can use them for their malicious purposes or sell them to third parties.
Either way, this won`t end well for you. Do your best to prevent such an outcome. The nasty Trojan must be removed as soon as possible. It also serves as a backdoor to ransomware. Imagine being infected with the two most hazardous and destructive types of pests. Your PC won`t be able to handle it and it is going to cost you a lot. Delete the Trojan NOW. To do so manually, use our guide below.
How did the Trojan enter your PC without you realizing? These pests are secretive. They rely on the old but gold infiltration techniques to enter. One of these techniques is spam messages. Be careful when you receive an email from an unknown sender. Do not open its attachment. It may easily be a virus.
Also, stay away from suspicious looking pages and unverified torrents. Sometimes a single click is all it takes for the Trojan to enter your machine. Hackers cannot succeed without your carelessness. They need it, so don’t make their job easier by providing it. Be cautious and vigilant instead. If you don’t take care of your own machine, no one else will either.
Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start 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 TrojanProxy:Win32/Wonknod.A from your computer? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.