Dridex Removal Guide

Do you know what Dridex is?

Dridex is a serious computer infection that might enter your system without your permission. The program tends to run in the background and it will not perform any visible activities; thus, it is very likely that you will not notice its presence for a long time. There are other versions of Dridex (e.g., Cridex, Feodo, and Bugat) available; thus, you should make sure that you install an antimalware tool on your computer. If you do so, you will be able to detect serious infections and eliminate them from the system in the shortest period of time. It has to be emphasized that you will also be able to get rid of Dridex only automatically.

If you have not detected Dridex on your system yet, it does not mean that it is not present because it tends to act behind user’s back. It has been found out that this Trojan is mainly interested in banking credentials; thus, it is not surprising that it seeks to steal them. In case it succeeds, it will convert the stolen data to a file and then send it to its Control and Command server. It just simply means that Dridex will connect to the Internet without your permission as well. Luckily, you can stop this from happening by deleting this Trojan.

You might not even notice how Dridex slithers onto your computer because this infection is mainly distributed via spam email attachments. In other words, it might enter your system if you open an attachment. In most cases, the name of the attachment is DSC_X.ZIP (X stands for 7 digit random number). If users unzip this .zip file, they will notice a document which seems like a regular PDF file. We do not recommend opening it because Dridex will be downloaded onto your computer. It is very likely that Dridex itself might download other infections, which means that it is extremely risky to keep this Trojan on the system.

You will not be able to delete Dridex yourself because it is a serious computer infection. Therefore, we recommend that you acquire a trustworthy security tool for this matter. Unfortunately, not all of them can delete Dridex because it injects itself in Windows Explorer (explorer.exe). It means that you should invest in a popular and completely trustworthy security application.

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Similar infections might enter your system without your permission in the future as well. Therefore, you should definitely take care of your system’s security. As you will not be able to protect your PC from malware yourself, you should keep your security tool enabled 24/7. The only criterion is, of course, that it would be fully reliable.