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Danger level 7
Type: Trojans
Common infection symptoms:
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Slow Computer
  • Slow internet connection
  • System crashes


Trojan.VkHost or Trojan.Win32.VkHost!IK is a cryptic Trojan infection, which can allow cyber criminals, managing remote servers, to control your system. This way much of your data could be recorded, and your sensitive information could be stolen. It is unfortunate, but many people do not even notice the Trojan running in their computers, and cyber criminals get all that they want, without infected systems’ owners ever realizing it. Another thing that could happen, if you do not delete Trojan.VkHost right away from your system, is additional malware infiltration. Malicious keyloggers could steal your login details, fake antivirus tools could lure out your money, and irritating browser hijackers could paralyze you from accessing Internet as usual.

Explorer.exe is exactly the kind of infection’s component, which will work as a malware downloader, if you do not catch and remove it right away. Additionally, this cloaked malware can delete your system’s processes, disable safe mode, modify Windows Security Center settings, or steal information from your system’s phone books and email accounts. This information later on could be used in unauthorized chat connection, where cyber criminals could use your name to spread the infection. Another way for the high-risk application to be propagated into systems is infected USB drives, and explorer.exe will make sure to infect them with an injected code. Additionally to that, the malicious file will also remove your administrative privileges to access Task Manager and Registry Editor – tools, which could be used to detect and remove Trojan.VkHost manually.

What is more, the Trojan has been recorded to redirect from various Russian server and international websites, employing your Internet connection to bring more gain. These redirections could offer you to purchase bogus software, or could even be used to slither in more malicious applications. Below you can see the list of some sites, you will be redirected from, during the infection:

Trojan.VkHost is a terribly treacherous infection, and you will not be able to guard your system against it, if you do not implement legal security software right away. Only legitimate, automatic removal tools will delete the malicious application from your system, and will ensure to detect and remove other dangerous malware, which could have entered your system alongside the Trojan. Having Trojan.VkHost deleted manually is not a good idea, and we do not recommend it to even most experienced Windows users. Nonetheless, if you are determined to remove the malicious program manually, below you will be able to find the list of all processes, files and registry entries that should be deleted.

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How to manually remove Trojan.VkHost

Files associated with Trojan.VkHost infection:

Trojan.VkHost processes to kill:


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