How to delete Darkshell


Vulnerable computer systems and applications:

Windows OS.


Darkshell is a botnet, a malware created to perform Denial of Service (DoS) attacks. Darkshell installs in the System32 directory using a name similar to actual Windows OS files to make it more difficult to detect. Once it infects a computer, the malware informs the Command-and-Control (C&C) server and waits for commands to execute attacks.


If the computer is infected:

  • It should be enough to just install/update anti-virus software and scan the computer.



  • Install or update used device protection systems;
  • Scan your computer with an anti-virus program;
  • Install operating system and application updates;
  • Do not click on suspicious links in emails, SMS and websites;
  • Use only trustworthy software and plugins.