Vega Stealer Removal Process (remove VegaStealer)

May 16, 2018

Vega Stealer is a malware threat that is known for its ability to steal or at least monitor personal data on an infected PC. The actions of stealing information on a PC may allow Vega Stealer to find certain login credentials where they may be sent to the authors of Vega Stealer where they could either be sold or used to log into user accounts.

The Vega Stealer threat may lead to many other issues mostly from its ability to steal personal information. Allowing Vega Stealer to run on a PC could eventually turn into issues like identity theft or theft of money from banking accounts for the computer owner.

It is essential that Vega Stealer be detected and eliminated by using an antispyware program. Allowing Vega Stealer to run on a PC is a serious risk that should never be taken provided that there are many resources to essentially fix the issue by removing Vega Stealer from an infected PC.

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

Why should you remove Vega Stealer?

If Vega Stealer 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 Vega Stealer 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 Vega Stealer removal process.

How can you manually remove Vega Stealer

Manual removal of Vega Stealer may not be for everyone. Each manual Vega Stealer 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 Vega Stealer removal process.

Vega Stealer 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 Vega Stealer in the list of programs. If you find it, select it and remove it. If you cannot find Vega Stealer, 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 Vega Stealer. 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


  9. Delete all of the following files that are associated with Vega Stealer 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 Vega Stealer, 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"


  10. After locating and deleting the previous files you must remove all directories associated with Vega Stealer by going to the C:\ProgramFiles\Vega Stealer 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 Vega Stealer completely from your computer. If you find that Vega Stealer is still on your computer, you can repeat the steps again or go to the automatic Vega Stealer removal process.

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