|Main Objective||Employ the RIG Exploit Kit to inject their creation into the targeted hosts|
|Description||It is a Trojan downloader threat that has been on the radar of malware researchers since 2018|
|Affected PC||All Windows PC|
|Removal||Click to remove Purple Fox|
Description About Purple Fox
The Purple Fox Trojan downloader is a threat that has been on the radar of malware researchers since 2018. Experts believed that Purple Fox has managed to claim over 30,000 victims worldwide which is so far. The creators of the Purple Fox have updated their threat and now employing the RIG Exploit Kit inorder to inject their creation into the targeted hosts. Instead of PowerShell Commands, the payload of the Purple Fox Trojan downloader is no longer reliant on the NSIS installation tool. In this way, the attackers have made sure to make the whole operation quieter and less which is likely to be spotted by researchers or anti-malware tools. The Purple Fox Trojan's operators mainly tend to use it to plant crypto-mining threats on the compromised hosts. However, this trojan downloader can be used for planting more harmful threats as far as possible.
The admins of the Purple Fox Trojan downloader employs other propagation methods which is apart from the use of the RIG Exploit Kit. Experts believethat the Purple Fox Trojan is propagated through malvertising campaigns as well as bogus downloads. The RIG Exploit Kit is recently used in the spreading of the Purple Fox Trojan and checking victims for several vulnerabilities-VBScript exploit-CVE-2018-8174, Adobe Flash exploit-CVE-2018-15982 and Internet Explorer exploit-CVE-2014-6332. If the infiltrated account doesn't have administrator permissions, then threat will look for CVE-2018-8120 and CVE-2015-1701.
Similar to previous looking versions of the Purple Fox downloader, this variant has files with admin privileges which are used to hide its existence on the computer system by imitating similar looking files which are already present on the host through corrupted drivers.
All the user needs to start taking about cyber security more seriously. One of the most common recommendations by malware researchers is to keep your all software updated. Unfortunately, the majority of the online users find this to be a too much tedious task. However, if your all applications are up-to-date, a threat like the Purple Fox Trojan downloader will be unable to infiltrate into computer system as it relies on vulnerabilities which is mostly found in outdated software. You should also make sure that a legitimate anti-malware solution is present which will help you in detecting and removing any unwanted applications.
Steps to Delete Purple Fox
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 Purple Fox from Task Manager
Press CTRL+ALT+DEL simulataneously to open Task manager. Find Purple Fox Related processes or any other suspicious processes that are running on it. Now Select and delete Purple Fox virus from Task Manager at once.
Step:3 How to Delete Purple Fox 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 Purple Fox Related applications on Startup Items
Now Uncheck all Unknown or Suspicious items from “System Configuration” related to Purple Fox
Now Click and Select Restart to Start your Computer in Normal Mode
Step: 4 How to Delete Purple Fox 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 Purple Fox 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 Purple Fox and if found must be deleted.
Step 5 How to View Hidden Files and Folders Created by Purple Fox
- 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 Purple Fox that was existing on your compromised system.
Still, if you are unable to get rid of Purple Fox using manual steps, you need to scan your PC to detect Purple Fox.
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