Ucdrv-x86.sys “Virus” Removal

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I wrote this article to help you remove Ucdrv-x86.sys. This Ucdrv-x86.sys removal guide works for all Windows versions.

Ucdrv-x86.sys is a Trojan horse. This kind of computer virus is just as dangerous as it is deceptive. Many Trojans pretend to be legitimate programs. Ucdrv-x86.sys is no different. The shady program displays bogus alert messages. They claim there is a problem on the computer. In reality, the actual threat is the software which generates them. It may seem odd for a virus to show warning messages. You might think that the Trojan risks giving its presence away. The risk is minimal, though. The fake alerts give misleading information which throws the user off the trail. As for the people who take the appropriate measures, they are difficult to victimize. Taking the right actions indicates that the user is educated about cyber infections. This kind of user may be able to detect the Trojan even if it is idle.

You do not need to be an expert to avoid contacting a virus in the first place. All you need to do is be cautious. Ucdrv-x86.sys is spread in a few ways. The most common distribution technique for the clandestine program is spam email campaigns. The Trojan gets merged with files, attached to letters. The sender behind the misleading message will try to make you believe it is genuine. Spammers use tricks like writing on serious topics, misrepresenting legitimate entities, and sometimes copying their templates. In other words, the letter could be a copy of an email from a reliable organization. Before opening a file from an electronic message, you should check the sender’s contacts.

Another common way for Ucdrv-x86.sys to penetrate computers is through a drive-by installation. Entering a corrupted website or clicking on a compromised link can get you infected on the spot. We advice users to choose their sources with caution. If you are uncertain about the reliability of a given website, do your research before visiting it. Be advised that malicious links can come from different places, including emails, forums, and messengers. In rarer occasions, the Trojan travels with another program inside a bundle. Freeware, shareware, and unlicensed tools in general are a possible host for cyber infections. To check whether a given program hosts a suspicious tool, read its end user license agreement (EULA).

Ucdrv-x86.sys displays a fake security alert which instructs the user to call a support hot line. The notification states that there is a virus on the system. It lists a phone line which supposedly provides security maintenance services. If you call the number, you will contact an agent who works with the developers of the Trojan. He will tell you that he is aware of your issue and give you instructions on how to handle it. As you can guess, the agent cannot be trusted. Doing what he tells you to do would only make the matters worse. He can instruct you to edit system settings and registries which would result in your machine becoming more vulnerable to malware attacks.

The owners of Ucdrv-x86.sys would benefit from the system becoming more vulnerable. One of the main activities of the Trojan is to download and install malware to the device. The insidious program will fill your hard drive with different kinds of malware, each serving a certain purpose. The viruses which can harm your own computer include key-loggers and other data stealers. Your credentials and your tracking cookies are the main targets of the Trojan. The cyber criminals behind the virus aim to penetrate your personal accounts and steal from them. The consequences can be particularly severe if you use online banking services. The sinister program can also record files from the hard drive, so if you store important documentation on your PC, there would be a further risk.

The other purpose Ucdrv-x86.sys uses computers for is contaminating remote devices with malware. The Trojan will turn your machine into a botnet. This means that it will conduct attacks through your computer. Utilizing a botnet allows the hackers to cover their traces. If experts trace the attacks, they will be led to your machine. There have been cases where innocent people had to defend themselves because their computer was involved in a criminal scheme. The legal proceedings could take a long time. Not to mention the stress and pressure of going through court hearings. This is why you should take immediate actions against parasites like Ucdrv-x86.sys.

Ucdrv-x86.sys Removal

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.

STEP-4

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

appwiz

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

STEP-6

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

msconfig

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

Still can not remove Ucdrv-x86.sys from your computer? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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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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