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Danger level 8
Type: Trojans
Common infection symptoms:
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Slow Computer
  • Slow internet connection
  • System crashes


Some computer malware applications make use of legitimate names in order to baffle the user and prolong their stay in the affected system. Trojan.Essev.A is one of such programs. It is a malicious program that makes use of the system’s vulnerabilities to allow another malware to enter your computer. At the end of the day you might be left with a completely damaged system at hand, and not even realize how and why it happened. Such things happen, because Trojan.Essev.A is able to conceal its presence by hiding behind legitimate names.

That is not to say that Trojan.Essev.A is using an interface of a popular program. Just like most of the Trojans this infection does not have a real interface. Instead of that, it makes use of famous process names. For example, there is a process file called svshost.exe that is related to Trojan.Essev.A. Normally, svchost.exe is an important system process that has to run most of the time. Thus, when you see svchost.exe in our Task Manager you are most likely to think that the process belongs to the system, and not to Trojan.Essev.A. This is exactly what the hackers behind the Trojan want.

Or, let us examine MsMpEng.exe that is also listed as a Trojan-related file. Original a file called MsMpEng.exe is a core process file for Windows Defender that is Microsoft’s antispyware utility. Usually this file has to be located at C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folders. If the one running in the Task Manager is located somewhere else, then it is definitely related to Trojan.Essev.A! Other process files that signal the infection are d71d.exe and gia.exe. The latter one is classified as a system backdoor, so it more than obvious that with Trojan.Essev.A on board your system is vulnerable – other malicious programs can access it without any trouble!

Easy access can eventually lead to system crash, personal data leak and financial embezzlement. In order to avoid such consequences, you have to destroy Trojan.Essev.A right now. You can remove the infection either manually or automatically, however, most of the users choose to delete Trojan.Essev.A automatically with an antimalware program of choice, because it is faster and a lot more efficient.

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How to manually remove Trojan.Essev.A

Files associated with Trojan.Essev.A infection:


Trojan.Essev.A processes to kill:


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