Trojan.TrickBot – Facts
Recently, Cyberpunks have unleashed a new banking Trojan horse called Trojan.TrickBot on the Internet which bears striking similarities to Dyre – a malware PC threat believed to be dead for almost a year. This deceptive Trojan horse first appeared in September 2016, targeting Bank account holders especially in Australia. After deep source code analysis, researchers from Fidelis Cybersecurity revealed that Trojan.TrickBot is an improved version of Dyre Trojan. Dyre plagued online banking customers for over a year until the con artists behind it was dismantled by Russian Authorities. There are very significant differences in how some functionality of the new Trojan have been implemented, has more C++ codes that its ancestor. Despites, let me remind, Dyre, which successfully purloin 10 millions of dollars from customers of over 1,000 financial institution and other organization as well and disappeared in November of last year.
Furthermore, Researchers said that creators of Trojan.TrickBot have also rebuilt the Cutwail Spam Botnet which is being used in the distribution of this Trojan horse all over the Internet. Besides, you must that this online banking Trojan has been designed to inject malicious code into financial institutions' official websites when shown locally in Web browsers on the compromised PC. Injected code hijacks transactions in the background or ask users for credentials – like Payment card details which must be used for fraud later on.
Trojan.TrickBot – How does it Invade PC?
Trojan.TrickBot get on your PC or home-computers after you installing a free software like free games, video streaming tool, download-managers, File converter, bundled software installers or PDF creators that must had bundled this Trojan horse into their installation packages. This trojan horse can be also bundled within the custom installers on many download sites like CNET, Brothersoft or Softonic, softPirate etc. So, if you have downloaded an application from any of these online software store sites, then Trojan.TrickBot may has been installed during the program installation process. During deep research on this Trojan, we also found that many Trojanised URLs also serve Trojan.TrickBot via drive-by-downloads. Even, spamming/Phishing websites may offer you fake 'Windows critical update', 'Java update/Flash player updates', if you install any of them, your PC might get compromised immediately.
Trojan.TrickBot – How to fight against its strike?
To fight against this Trojan, you have to install highly reliable Antivirus Software onto your Windows PC. Additionally, you have to keep your Antivirus, other software and operating system up-to-date as well. It will allow your PC to fight against even latest PC threats like Trojan.TrickBot.
However, as of now, it is very necessary to remove Trojan.TrickBot from your Windows PC immediately.
How to Remove Trojan.TrickBot from Compromised PC (Manual Steps)
(This guide is intended to help users in following Step by Step instructions in making Windows Safe)
The first step which need to be followed is to Restart Windows PC in Safe Mode
Reboot in Safe Mode (For Windows XP | Vista | Win7)
- Restart Computer
- Tap on F8 continuously when the PC starts booting and select the option to enter Safe Mode with Networking.
For Windows 8/8.1
- Press on the Start Button and then Choose Control Panel from the menu option
- Users need to opt for System and Security, to select Administrative Tools and then System Configuration.
3. Next, Click on the Safe Boot option and then choose OK, this will open a pop-up window, next Select Restart Option.
For Windows 10
- Start Menu is to be selected to Open it
- Press the power button icon which is present in the right corner, this will display power options menu.
- Keeping the SHIFT Key pressed on the keyboard, select the restart option. This will reboot Win 10
- Now you need to select the Troubleshoot icon, followed by advanced option in the startup Settings. Click on Restart. This will give the option to reboot, now select Enter Safe Mode with Networking.
Step 2. Uninstall Trojan.TrickBot from Task Manager on Windows
How to End the Running Process related to Trojan.TrickBot using Task Manager
- Firstly, Open Task Manager by Pressing Ctrl+Shift+Esc in Combination
- Next, Click on processes to Find Trojan.TrickBot
- Now Click and select End Process to terminate Trojan.TrickBot.
Step3: How to Uninstall Trojan.TrickBot from Control Panel on Windows
for Win XP| Vista and Win 7 Users
- Click and Select on Start Menu
- Now Control Panel is to be selected from the list
- Next Click on Uninstall Program
- Users need to Choose suspicious program related to Trojan.TrickBot and right clicking on it.
- Finally, Select Uninstall option.
For Win 8
- Click and Select “Charms bar”
- Now Select Settings Option
- Next Click on Control Panel
- Select on Uninstall a Program Option and right click on program associated to Trojan.TrickBot and finally uninstall it.
For Windows 10
- The first Step is to Click and Select on Start Menu
- Now Click on All Apps
- Choose Trojan.TrickBot and other suspicious program from the complete list
- Now right Click on to select Trojan.TrickBot and finally Uninstall it from Windows 10
Step: 4 How to Delete Trojan.TrickBot Created Files from Registry
- Open Registry by Typing Regedit in the Windows Search Field and then press on Enter.
- This will open the registry entries. Now users need to press CTRL + F together and type Trojan.TrickBot to find the entries.
- Once located, delete all Trojan.TrickBot named entries. If you are unable to find it, you need to look up for it on the directories manually. Be careful and delete only Trojan.TrickBot entries, else it can damage your Windows Computer severely.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random
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