InvisiMole is regarded as spyware trojan virus which is found to use wrapper DLL embedded with two modules. These modules have the ability to spy on user and their system using a microphone and camera of the PC. According top reports, it is a virus which is deployed by nation-state backed perpetrators in order to infect large number of computers. Being detected as spyware, it can collect data and track user activities. This threat is designed as helping tool for cyber criminals targeting number of computers in Ukraine and Russia. Since its development, it has infected only few system. This has enabled it to stay hidden from malware detection for 5 years.
The attack of InvisiMole is so severe that it led malware analysts to believe that it was planned and and organized to spy on those targeted PC for a long period of time. Researchers have revealed that the modules of this spyware is embedded in the wrapper of DLL containing two modules that are vital to the infection. As a matter of fact, these two modules are considered as main feature rich-backdoor codes that are designed to function together and gather as much information as possible about the targeted system.
InvisiMole installs two modules namely RC2FM and RC2CL on the targeted system which functions as spyware and by which cyber spooks can spy the entire functioning of the compromised system. Here, virus is launched in two ways. The first way is to hijack a DLL file and launch wrapper DLL during Windows startup. And the second one is to export a function called GetDataLength. These two methods are used by this spyware to continue its existence into the system. Apart form these methods, it contains backdoor and supports 15 commands also. It further communicates with C&C server to use portable executable files of different web browsers and to use locally configured proxies.
Being a nasty malware, it downloads various executable files on the system that are malicious and executed to infect the entire system. InvisiMole allows remote hackers to gain full control over the targeted PC and slowly conducts malignant activities. The firewall and other security tools cannot detect its presence or stop it from invading your system because these security measures have already been blocked before its penetration. Thus, InvisiMole must be removed immediately else it will continue to spy on your system and you.
Steps to Delete InvisiMole
Step: 1 Restart your Windows PC in Safe Mode
Find the complete details on how to Reboot your PC in Safe Mode (if you are a novice, follow the above given instructions on how to boot up your PC in Safe mode irrespective of the Windows Version that is being used as Windows XP, 7, Win 8, 8.1 and Windows 10)
Step:2 Remove InvisiMole from Task Manager
Press CTRL+ALT+DEL simulataneously to open Task manager. Find InvisiMole Related processes or any other suspicious processes that are running on it. Now Select and delete InvisiMole virus from Task Manager at once.
Step:3 How to Delete InvisiMole Related Startup Items
Press Win + R together and Type “msconfig”.
Now press Enter Key or Select OK.
“Startup” option is to be selected on the Pop-up Window Tab
Now Search for InvisiMole Related applications on Startup Items
Now Uncheck all Unknown or Suspicious items from “System Configuration” related to InvisiMole
Now Click and Select Restart to Start your Computer in Normal Mode
Step: 4 How to Delete InvisiMole from Windows Registry
- Press Win + R in combination to Open Run Box, Type regedit on the search box and press enter.
- This will Open the registry entries.
- Find InvisiMole related entries from the list and carefully delete it. However be careful and do not delete any other entries as this could severely damage the Windows Component.
Also, after completing the above steps, it is important to search for any folders and files that has been created by InvisiMole and if found must be deleted.
Step 5 How to View Hidden Files and Folders Created by InvisiMole
- Click on the Start Menu
- Go to Control Panel, and Search for folder Options
- Click on view hidden files and folders Options, For your convenience, we have included complete process on how to unhide files on all Windows Version. This will delete all the files and folders associated with InvisiMole that was existing on your compromised system.
Still, if you are unable to get rid of InvisiMole using manual steps, you need to scan your PC to detect InvisiMole.
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