How to remove Idle Buddy Trojan Virus

Is there a method to clean the workstation from malicious Idle Buddy virus? What is Idle Buddy and how it got into the system? What are the suspicious Trojans and how you can defend the computer from them? In this article, we will answer all these questions and provide easy and effective instructions for eliminating Trojan viruses from all versions of Windows.


Idle Buddy trojan


Now we will talk about Idle Buddy, that had infected the PC, and you unwittingly assisted it to do this. Idle Buddy is not useful and has no helpful functions, so it should be removed as fast as possible. In this part of an article, we will tell you how Trojan viruses infect your system and how to distinguish useful tool from Trojan. Here is the brief description of Trojans, of their abilities, pros and weaknesses. Trojan viruses are the distinct sort of malware that is known for secrecy and multitasking, but isn't capable of independently get into victim's computer. In fact, Trojans are not true viruses, because viruses know how to reproduce and independently distribute themselves. Trojans can be called parasites: they are useless and feeble, but after they found the host, they might create many issues. The first owner of newborn Trojan is its creator who gives it a form of a useful program and uploads it on homely file-sharing service. The place of Trojan's second host is vacant, and if you love these tiny creatures - just download as many useless tools as possible, and soon you will get one. One more important Trojan property is that they commonly are being distributed with help of bundling - they get into the PC in one package with couple of other programs.


In spite of some restrictions in the manners of spreading, Trojans are extremely efficient after they penetrate the system. Trojan viruses are the most multiple type of unwanted programs, and may cause lots of problems with the computer, steal your passwords or use your PC in a botnet. Here's a complete list of common ways to use Trojans:


  • Trojan viruses, because of their invisibility, are the incredible tools for espionage. Trojan software can live in infected device for a long time, collecting information against its owner, accounts, passwords, visited websites and in general any text entered from keyboard.
  • The less common way of using Trojans is to create so-called botnets. By these we mean many computers combined by swindlers in a single web that they use for the various activity. The multiplicity of purposes varies from DDoS attacks on government sites to large malspam campaigns, and it usually calls restrictions from Google for single IP address or the whole subnet.


All these ways of applying Trojans might be carried out singly or altogether. In addition to the written in the previous paragraphs key aims, which directly give profit to fraudsters, Trojans also have extra effects: they exploit the resources of your computer, clog the system with useless software and prevent the workstation from being used for its original mission. Being aware of this, you can listen to our advice and get rid of all Trojans once and for all.


Removal instruction

Step 1. Boot the system into safe mode

  • Press Start
  • Type Msconfig and press Enter

Safe mode. Step 1


  • Select Boot tab

Safe mode. Step 2



  • Select Safe boot and press Ok

More information about Safe mode: What is Safe Mode and how to boot computer in Safe Mode


Step 2. Show all hidden files and folders

  • Press Start
  • Click on Control Panel

Show hidden files. Step 1


  • Select Appearance and Personalization

Show hidden files. Step 2


  • Click on Folder Options
  • Select View tab
  • Select Show hidden files, folders and drives

Show hidden files. Step 3


  • Press Ok


Step 3. Remove virus files


Check next folders to find suspicious files:

  • %TEMP%
  • %ProgramData%


Step 4. Fix hosts file

  • Go to %SystemRoot%\System32\drivers\etc\ folder



  • Open hosts file using Notepad or other text editor
  • Delete suspicious elements
  • Basic hosts file looks like this:



Step 5. Clean registry (for experienced users)

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe and press Enter
  • Clean startup registry keys
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE(HKEY_CURRENT_USER)\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE(HKEY_CURRENT_USER)\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE(HKEY_CURRENT_USER)\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE(HKEY_CURRENT_USER)\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServicesOnce
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Userinit

Step 6. Scan computer with antivirus


Here's an easy and efficient manner to delete Idle Buddy through Spyhunter AV tool. This program can relieve the PC of any installed unwanted software on it, but at once shield it from further similar problems. Spyhunter acts without user involved, and for removal you will just need to download the program, install it and initiate the scanning and elimination processes. We think that this manner is a priority, because it's hard for a common user to find which of the folders on the PC is dangerous. By erasing the system file, you can easily affect the OS, and provoke its fatal error. If you doubt the helpfulness of Spyhunter, you should try it yourself by installing a free trial version.


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Step 7. Disable Safe Mode and restart computer

  • Press Start
  • Type Msconfig and press Enter
  • Select Boot tab
  • Remove the check near Safe boot


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