StressPaint Removal Guide

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StressPaint is a Trojan application that can steal various sensitive data, such as user’s passwords and other login information without him realizing it. It might be distributed with a poorly developed drawing tool known as Relieve stress Paint. Naturally, it would be advisable to pick a more reliable software for drawing, and if you already downloaded it, we recommend finding and erasing the malicious application that might have also been installed, as fast as possible. One of the ways to stop the malware from stealing your information is to remove its data manually. The whole process is explained in our recommended deletion steps located a bit below, so there is no need to worry if you have no idea how to get rid of the StressPaint Trojan. Of course, like any other malicious software, you can eliminate it with a reliable antimalware tool as well.

At first, StressPaint was distributed via a particular site that offered Relieve stress Paint, but it seems now it is being spread via other channels. For example, the malware could travel with bundled software installers, harmful advertisements, and so on. Therefore, it would be best to stay away from torrent and other unreliable file-sharing web pages. Such websites may contain bundled malicious installers that could carry this Trojan or other infections alike. Consequently, instead of downloading pirated programs it would be wiser to download original tools spread through their official sites. Besides, our specialists say users could make it more difficult for threats to enter their systems by installing reliable security tools on their devices.

Furthermore, after installation users can open Relieve stress Paint’s window and draw in it. The tool is rather primitive as you cannot choose the color or size of the brush and there are no other functions. Perhaps, it is enough if you want to draw random lines or circles to relieve stress, but naturally, you could do this with any other drawing application. The only difference is if you pick Paint or other tools alike you will have a lot more functionality in case you decide you need it. Not to mention, besides the window where you can paint, you could receive the StressPaint Trojan. According to our researchers, it watches the websites you visit and may steal various sensitive data. For instance, at first the malware was programmed to take Google Chrome login data, but later the threat’s creators made it steal Facebook passwords, and now it seems they might use StressPaint to obtain Amazon login information. As you realize, the infection is being updated continuously and the information it might steal can change all the time.

Nonetheless, no matter what information StressPaint could take, it is clear it is vital to eliminate this malicious application immediately. Otherwise, the malware’s creators could steal user’s accounts, sell his sensitive data to other interested parties, use it for various malicious purposes, and so on. To remove it manually you would have to locate the files created by the Trojan and then delete them one by one. The task might sound a bit complicated, but if you check the instructions found below the text, it should be a bit easier. To remove the threat with automatic features, you should download a reliable security tool and perform a full system scan with it. The antimalware tool would detect the infection, and the user could then erase it by pressing the provided deletion button.

Get rid of the StressPaint Trojan

  1. Tap Ctrl+Alt+Delete.
  2. Select Task Manager.
  3. Locate a particular process belonging to the malware.
  4. Mark it and press End Task.
  5. Exit Task Manager.
  6. Press Win+E.
  7. Navigate to %TEMP%
  8. Look for the Trojan’s launcher, it could have a random name.
  9. Right-click this file and select Delete.
  10. Close File Explorer.
  11. Tap Win+R and type Regedit.
  12. Click Enter and go to HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  13. Look for a value name related to the malicious application; it should point to the same file you found on the %TEMP% folder.
  14. Right-click the malicious value name and select Delete.
  15. Exit File Explorer.
  16. Empty Recycle bin.
  17. Restart the computer.
Download Remover for StressPaint *
*SpyHunter scanner, published on this site, is intended to be used only as a detection tool. To use the removal functionality, you will need to purchase the full version of SpyHunter.

StressPaint Screenshots:

StressPaint
StressPaint

StressPaint technical info for manual removal:

Files Modified/Created on the system:

# File Name File Size (Bytes) File Hash
1RelieveStressPaint.lnk528 bytesMD5: dc70c09e321791ce8f787bfe2e57db29
2updata.dll425984 bytesMD5: b1fb2856008c5493b93f748b670162d2
3DX.exe809472 bytesMD5: 7619d82964bc01b0727f95c8a7d81f11
4StressPaint.exe1241088 bytesMD5: a4abb3be87b977cd6b6476d2079ec5d4

Memory Processes Created:

# Process Name Process Filename Main module size
1DX.exeDX.exe809472 bytes
2StressPaint.exeStressPaint.exe1241088 bytes

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