This post is aimed for helping the victim in removal of COMpfun RAT from the deceived computer system. These simple tips are applicable on Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari, Mozilla Firefox etc and every version of Windows PC.
Details Of Threat
|Threat Type||Trojan Horse|
|Symptoms||The Trojan is capable of stealing all the confidential files of the users and able to upload certain malicious files directly into the affected system.|
|Infected Web Browser||Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome .|
|Affected System||10, Vista, 8/8.1, XP, 7, Win 32/64.|
|Spreading Methods||Reading junked e-mail attachments, untrustworthy third party software down-loader etc.|
|Detection Tool||If you feel that your system is not responding correctly then must use a Windows Detection Tool for deep scanning of the whole system.|
|Data Recovery Tool||If your saved files have got damaged because of the occurrence of such cyber threat then by using this Data Recovery Tool you can easily retrieve them.|
Things To Know About COMpfun
COMpfun is a rogue spy-ware which was firstly spotted in 2014 and categorized under the RAT (Remote Access Trojan) family. This was specially developed by the team members of Turla APT (Advanced Persistent Threat) hacking group that was sponsored by the Kremlin which belongs to Russian countries. It is a typical RAT which can put lots of efforts into manipulating digital certificates , uploading, downloading or executing several files. This may contaminates various Web Browser Search Engines like Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera, Microsoft Edge, Safari, Internet Explorer etc and different Windows Operating System like 8/8.1, 10, Win 32/64, 7, Vista, XP etc. The prime aim behind designing such RAT by the criminals is to extract huge amount of illicit money from the victim of the corrupted machines.
Why COMpfun Occur?
COMpfun is a deadly threat which can easily gets infiltrated into the compromised system by using different methods like software bundling method, hacked executable files, fake software updater, untrustworthy downloading sources, free file hosting websites, pornographic or adult sites, reading junked e-mail attachments, untrustworthy third party software down-loader, email spam campaigns, click commercial ads embedded malicious codes, download free things from untrusted websites, corrupted external drives, fake invoices, online gaming server etc. This RAT was identified to targets the Belarus and Russia for COM-hijacking (Component Object Module) the networking machines and taking full control over the infected computer system. It mainly injects itself into a legitimated processes running on the affected machines so that it may not gets detected by any anti-malware program.
Bad Effects Caused COMpfun
COMpfun is a lethal malware which is able to run some keyloggers so that it can easily collect data for the hackers, captures the screen shots of the desktop, uploads, downloads, executes, manages various files and executing the remote commands and PowerShell scripts also. All the confidential credentials of the users can be theft by such malicious virus for gaining tremendous amount of monetary benefits.
How To Get Rid Of COMpfun?
In order to Delete COMpfun trojan from the infected system you must use a reliable anti-malware program for deep scanning of the entire system and complete removal of such threats from the polluted system.
How to Remove COMpfun 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 COMpfun from Task Manager on Windows
How to End the Running Process related to COMpfun using Task Manager
- Firstly, Open Task Manager by Pressing Ctrl+Shift+Esc in Combination
- Next, Click on processes to Find COMpfun
- Now Click and select End Process to terminate COMpfun.
Step3: How to Uninstall COMpfun 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 COMpfun 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 COMpfun and finally uninstall it.
For Windows 10
- The first Step is to Click and Select on Start Menu
- Now Click on All Apps
- Choose COMpfun and other suspicious program from the complete list
- Now right Click on to select COMpfun and finally Uninstall it from Windows 10
Step: 4 How to Delete COMpfun 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 COMpfun to find the entries.
- Once located, delete all COMpfun 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 COMpfun 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
Still having any problem in getting rid of COMpfun, or have any doubt regarding this, feel free to ask our experts.