What is Trickbot Virus?
Anti-Spyware-101.com research team warns about a new threat, Trickbot Virus. This is a banking Trojan that is likely to have been created by the same people who stood behind the already dismantled Dyre Trojan, also known as Dyreza Trojan. The loaders of both of these infections are practically identical, and they serve the same purpose. The differences between these infections are in the programming language (the new version was created using C++, and Dyre was created using C language) and programming interfaces (the new version uses Microsoft CryptoAPI). Other than that, both Trojans are very similar, which is why it is believed that they were developed by the same group of cyber criminals. As mentioned already, the new version of the infection is identified as a banking Trojan and, needless to say, it targets online banking accounts. Although, at the moment, this infection is localized in Australia, we do not dismiss the possibility that it will cross-over at some point in the future. Regardless of where you live, check if you need to remove Trickbot Virus, and implement security software to ensure protection against this malware.
How does Trickbot Virus work?
The devious Trickbot Virus has been found targeting various Australian banking sites, including anz.com, banking.westpac.com.au, cibconline.cibc.com, ib.nab.com.au, and ibanking.stgeorge.com.au. The malicious infection utilizes a webinject function that allows it to intercept data before it gets encrypted, which allows reading login data – usernames, passwords, etc. – when you log into these websites. Needless to say, that is done without any of your notice, which is why many users are scammed without even finding out what happened. The crazy thing is that Trojan.TrickBot does not try to hide itself, and removing a few files is all that needs to be done to disable this malicious activity. If your virtual identity has been stolen, and illegal transactions have been made, you have to contact your bank immediately because they know best what kind of action must be taken. Of course, if you are not sure if the devious Trojan exists on your PC, you should refrain from connecting to your online banking accounts. Remember that the infection can silently record data without any of your notice. Also, if you discover and delete the Trojan, you should immediately change the passwords of your online banking accounts.
The last thing we need to discuss before we jump to the elimination of Trickbot Virus is its distribution. The information we have collected points to mass spam email attacks, which means that you might execute the Trojan yourself by opening a malicious file attachment. We also do not refuse the possibility that the creator of the infection will employ exploit kits to discover system vulnerabilities and execute the infection without your notice. Just like many other malware infections, this threat could also be spread via software bundles. Overall, if the Trojan is active, there are two things to consider: Does your Windows operating system require upgraded protection and are there other malicious infections present? If Trickbot Virus has slithered in, there is no doubt that you need better anti-malware software (or you need to update existing software). Whether or not other threats are present is a mystery, and you can solve it by installing a legitimate malware scanner. You can click the Download link below to acquire one.
How to delete Trickbot Virus
So, here is what you need to do to check if your operating system is infected with Trickbot Virus. This Trojan, according to our research, is controlled via a malicious .exe file, and it has a task file called “Bot.” The scheduled task file is important because it launches and updates the executable. If you find both of these files, you can rest assured that you will delete Trickbot Virus only by eliminating these files from your operating system. Is this task difficult? If you have at least a little bit of experience, you will be fine. Obviously, no one forces you to proceed manually. In fact, this is not your best option. Malware and virtual security experts agree that it is best to employ automated malware detection and removal software that can clean your operating system in just a few moments. The right software can also ensure that malicious threats will not invade your operating system again, and that is the kind of protection you need.
- Simultaneously tap keys Win+E to access Explorer.
- Enter %AppData% into the bar at the top.
- Delete the file named 6a7577ce0970dcbacd2009d632ce10ef3ceea784cd92f8bc9f2829bb2601a57a.exe (note that the name could be different).
- Enter %WINDIR%\System32\Tasks into the address bar.
- Delete the task file named Bot.
- Enter %WINDIR%\System32\config\systemprofile\AppData\Roaming into the address bar.
- Delete the folder named Modules.
- Delete the malicious .exe file with the random name.
- Delete the files named client_id, config.conf, and group_tag.
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