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Urlmon.7z. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Ugnius Kiguolis - - | Type: Trojans

Urlmon.7z – a trojan that is creates a backdoor for malware

Urlmon.7z virus
Urlmon.7z is a virus that works as a backdoor to install other malicious applications

Urlmon.7z is a dangerous trojan[1] that enters users' machines without them noticing and performs several changes to the system, including the injection of malicious code into Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Safari or other browsers. While the virus mainly works as a backdoor for other malware's propagation, it can also be used by hackers to spy on victims and harvest sensitive information, such as banking details, passwords, IDs, social security numbers, and similar. Note that Urlmon.dll is a legitimate file located in C:\Program Files\internet explorer platform preview\iepreview.exe.local and used by Windows OS, and should not be tampered with, as it could result in system failure.

Name Urlmon.7z
Type Trojan
Details Backdoor, connects via C2 server, installs other malicious software
Infiltration Insecure sites, weak passwords, spam emails, exploits, etc.
Related Urlmon.dll – legitimate Windows file
Elimination Use security software
Damage repair Use Reimage to fix your computer

The infiltration of a trojan is usually noticed by users, as it is distributed via fake updates,[2] deceptive file-sharing sites, spam emails, exploits, etc. Therefore, users should be extremely careful when using the internet and avoid using suspicious websites. In case the operating system or software is not outdated, a Urlmon.7z virus can use vulnerabilities to inject its payload automatically.

Urlmon.7z removal should be perform using professional anti-virus software, as manual elimination is simply too complicated for regular users and should not be attempted.  

Unfortunately, users can never notice the Urlmon.7z virus infection, as everything happens out of sight and the script runs in the background. However, in some cases, the virus might be suspected due to these symptoms:

  • Slow internet connection;
  • High CPU usage;
  • Frequent errors;
  • Crashing or lagging software;
  • Redirects to suspicious websites;
  • Other malware infiltration, etc.

Nevertheless, it is always a good idea to perform a system scan using the anti-malware software in order to make sure that it is not suffering from cyber infections. Additionally, keeping security software that has real-time protection feature is a good idea, as it can completely prevent Urlmon.7z virus from entering.

The malicious activity performed by Urlmon.7z trojan might result in serious consequences, such as money loss, sensitive data leak, file loss, or even identity theft. Therefore, you should not wait any longer and remove Urlmon.7z virus from your PC. Please follow the guide below.

Stay away from dangerous websites

Users are often baffled when a virus strikes their computer. However, unsafe internet browsing practices and casual look at cybersecurity precautions often leads to infections, and, unfortunately, users themselves are to blame. For that reason, follow these simple tips in order to stay safe online:

  • Use anti-malware software at all times and keep it up to date;
  • Patch your operating system and installed software immediately (for example, Adobe Flash[3] is one of the most abused software out there, and leaving it unpatched can lead to some nasty infections);
  • Do not open attachments or click on links inside spam emails;
  • Use strong passwords for all your accounts and change them regularly;
  • Avoid file-sharing websites (especially torrent sites);
  • Do not install useless software (such as media players, system optimizers, etc.), unless you are 100% sure it is safe to use.

Eliminate Urlmon.7z virus using security application

To remove Urlmon.7z virus from your system, you will have to perform a scan using security software. However, because malware uses obfuscation techniques, you will have to enter Safe Mode with Networking to stop the virus from the operation. Please see full instructions below.

Manual  Urlmon.7z removal should not be attempted by regular users, as trojan horse infection is a sophisticated threat. Even if you manage to delete certain malicious files, you may also remove system files which would cause irreversible damage to the Windows operating system. In such a case, you would have to reinstall it, and possibly lose all your personal data. Therefore, use the anti-malware software in Safe Mode and get rid of the infection safely.

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To remove Urlmon.7z, follow these steps:

Remove Urlmon.7z using Safe Mode with Networking

To remove Urlmon.7z from the system, enter Safe Mode with Networking:

  • Step 1: Reboot your computer to Safe Mode with Networking

    Windows 7 / Vista / XP
    1. Click Start Shutdown Restart OK.
    2. When your computer becomes active, start pressing F8 multiple times until you see the Advanced Boot Options window.
    3. Select Safe Mode with Networking from the list Select 'Safe Mode with Networking'

    Windows 10 / Windows 8
    1. Press the Power button at the Windows login screen. Now press and hold Shift, which is on your keyboard, and click Restart..
    2. Now select Troubleshoot Advanced options Startup Settings and finally press Restart.
    3. Once your computer becomes active, select Enable Safe Mode with Networking in Startup Settings window. Select 'Enable Safe Mode with Networking'
  • Step 2: Remove Urlmon.7z

    Log in to your infected account and start the browser. Download Reimage or other legitimate anti-spyware program. Update it before a full system scan and remove malicious files that belong to your ransomware and complete Urlmon.7z removal.

If your ransomware is blocking Safe Mode with Networking, try further method.

Remove Urlmon.7z using System Restore

You can also use System Restore in order to stop malware's operation:

  • Step 1: Reboot your computer to Safe Mode with Command Prompt

    Windows 7 / Vista / XP
    1. Click Start Shutdown Restart OK.
    2. When your computer becomes active, start pressing F8 multiple times until you see the Advanced Boot Options window.
    3. Select Command Prompt from the list Select 'Safe Mode with Command Prompt'

    Windows 10 / Windows 8
    1. Press the Power button at the Windows login screen. Now press and hold Shift, which is on your keyboard, and click Restart..
    2. Now select Troubleshoot Advanced options Startup Settings and finally press Restart.
    3. Once your computer becomes active, select Enable Safe Mode with Command Prompt in Startup Settings window. Select 'Enable Safe Mode with Command Prompt'
  • Step 2: Restore your system files and settings
    1. Once the Command Prompt window shows up, enter cd restore and click Enter. Enter 'cd restore' without quotes and press 'Enter'
    2. Now type rstrui.exe and press Enter again.. Enter 'rstrui.exe' without quotes and press 'Enter'
    3. When a new window shows up, click Next and select your restore point that is prior the infiltration of Urlmon.7z. After doing that, click Next. When 'System Restore' window shows up, select 'Next' Select your restore point and click 'Next'
    4. Now click Yes to start system restore. Click 'Yes' and start system restore
    Once you restore your system to a previous date, download and scan your computer with Reimage and make sure that Urlmon.7z removal is performed successfully.

Finally, you should always think about the protection of crypto-ransomwares. In order to protect your computer from Urlmon.7z and other ransomwares, use a reputable anti-spyware, such as Reimage, Malwarebytes MalwarebytesCombo Cleaner or Plumbytes Anti-MalwareMalwarebytes Malwarebytes

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