CamuBot Removal Process (remove CamuBot)

September 12, 2018

Capturing the attention of computer security researchers and experts, the CamuBot malware threat has taken on a face to blend phishing and malware infiltration methods to attack vulnerable computers. The actions of CamuBot are somewhat like older botnets where they infect several systems only to have them contact a server to gather instructions to carry out for conducting malicious activities over the Internet.

After the discovery of CamuBot, it was found to be a threat that mostly targets Brazilian bankers through an aggressive phishing scheme. Such a scheme utilizes fake websites or sources to look like legitimate banking sites where victims may enter their login credentials allowing the hackers behind CamuBot to steal them.

Those who encounter CamuBot will want to eliminate the threat without delay. Doing such will usually involve an antispyware tool to successfully and automatically eliminate CamuBot and any of its associated files thus eliminating the risk of having banking login information stolen.

Are you getting popups from CamuBot? Have you identified that you have CamuBot installed on your computer? Do you wish to remove CamuBot completely from your computer?

Why should you remove CamuBot?

If CamuBot resides on your computer, it can potentially damage your personal files or you may end up losing data stored on your system. Research has shown that CamuBot may have the ability to make your computer vulnerable to remote attacks which could result, initially, in loss of money, possibly identity theft, and, eventually, a painstaking CamuBot removal process.

How can you manually remove CamuBot

Manual removal of CamuBot may not be for everyone. Each manual CamuBot removal step must be followed delicately to completely remove all related files and registry entries from your computer. If you are unsure or have doubts about editing your system registry, then we recommend that you use the automatic CamuBot removal process.

CamuBot can be removed manually by following the steps below.

  1. With all programs closed, click the Start Menu and go to the Control Panel.
  2. Locate the Add/Remove Programs icon and double click it.
  3. Locate CamuBot in the list of programs. If you find it, select it and remove it. If you cannot find CamuBot, you can continue to step 5.
  4. Restart your computer.
  5. Close all open programs and windows on your desktop.
  6. Open your registry editor (regedit) program by going to Start Menu, type in regedit, and click OK.
  7. Find all of the following registry entries and delete them. If you do not know how to do this, then you can read how to edit the registry in Windows.

  8. You may need to return to this removal process for removing CamuBot. You can do this easily by bookmarking or adding a favorite to this page by clicking here. If you are using the FireFox web browser you can press the keys Ctrl and D simultaneously to bookmark this page.

    Image 1. Bookmark PCHubs removal process

    bookmark-add-favorite

  9. Delete all of the following files that are associated with CamuBot from your computer.

    If you need a better understanding on how to search for these files then you can read how to find and search for files and folders here.

    If you have issues deleting any of the previously listed files that are associated with CamuBot, you can try rebooting your computer into safe mode. Booting into safe mode may allow certain malicious files to be deleted. If you are wondering how to boot into safe mode, you can read our process for starting a computer in safe mode here.

    Image 2. Select "Safe Mode with Networking"

    safe-mode

  10. After locating and deleting the previous files you must remove all directories associated with CamuBot by going to the C:\ProgramFiles\CamuBot folder, select it, and delete it. In some cases you may not be able to find this directory. You can still continue to the next step.

  11. Restart your computer. You do not need to boot into safe mode at this point. You should have removed CamuBot completely from your computer. If you find that CamuBot is still on your computer, you can repeat the steps again or go to the automatic CamuBot removal process.

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