How to Remove Athena Trojan | Updated


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

Athena is a Trojan horse. You are infected with a very dangerous parasite. Trojans are so dreadful for a reason. Their notorious reputation is well deserved. Together with ransomware infections, Trojans are the most feared parasites. You need to take action immediately after realizing Athena is on board. However, noticing this pest is quite difficult.

Trojans work in complete silence and, depending on what they are up to, sometimes you may not realize you are infected for weeks. But once you do, you better not hesitate. If you leave Athena on board, it won`t be long before you regret it. Take a few minutes to read this article in order to understand the exact reasons Trojans are no feared as well as how to remove the pest.

The thing about Trojans is that they are able to do lots of malicious things to your system. For example, it could steal personal information. Yes, Trojans make the perfect thieves. They spy on you and monitor everything you do, collect all the information they can and then send it to the crooks behind them.

Athena can even grant hackers remote control over your machine. It can use your web cam to spy on you in real time. It can get its hands on your personally identifiable and financial data. Or, it can wipe your PC clean. It can completely delete everything you have stored on board.

Also, the Trojan is able to implement all kinds of changes in your settings, damage/alert files, mess with your system registry, etc. As a result, some of your programs may not run properly if at all. Not to mention that these infections serve as a backdoor to other malware. Mostly to ransomware. Do you want to infest your PC with parasites? Athena is more than enough.

The trojan also slows down your PC because it uses lots of CPU memory. Your machine starts to lag and freeze often. Some older machines may even crash down completely. However, this is not all Athena is capable of. It can also ruin your previously pleasant browsing experience by injecting your browsers with tons of pop-up ads and constantly redirecting you.

Keep in mind that these are just a few of the case scenarios. You can never know what Athena is programmed to do and you better not wait long enough to find out. Delete the infection as soon as possible and earn the gratitude of your future self.

How did Athena enter? Usually, Trojans rely on the spam email technique to travel the web. That’s why attention and caution are crucial when it comes to prevention. We know you have heard this a million times but we will say it once again.

Do not open messages from unknown senders EVEN if they look helpful and interesting. Crooks are smart. They disguise the emails to look legitimate in order to dupe you. Be on the alert and don’t give into negligence.

Hackers pray for your carelessness. Without it, they cannot succeed. So, don’t grant it. Also, get yourself a reliable anti-malware program to help you in the fight against infections. Keep the AV up to date and perform regular scans on your PC to be sure it is clean.

Athena 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 Athena 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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