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Removal of 'Bitvise' from my VPS


#1

Unfortunatly my remote desktop on my Windows 2019 server VPS was hacked and although I have regained access I found it had been used as a hacking tool.

The server has Bitvise installed, which I have disabled, but I want to remove it completely, but it’s not a simple matter of removing it through control panel as it’s not listed.

I found it running as a service and stopped it, and I also found an empty folder under programmes and deleted that, but I need to completely remove the programme.

Can anyone advise please?


#2

If it’s still in ‘Services’ check the properties of the service, that will give you the ‘path to executable’ check if the application is actually there.
Stop & disable the service, open properties and copy the ‘Service name’ open a command prompt as administrator and type "sc delete " then paste the copied service name, hit return and service deleted.
Then delete the install location given in properties initially, do a full malware scan to make sure there isn’t anything lurking that will simply pull the app back in again.


#3

Fab, many thanks - that’s sorted it!