Do you know what Marap is?
Although all threats require attention and caution, you definitely need to be most careful with Marap. This Trojan is not some harmless pest, and if it invades your Windows operating system, it can seriously jeopardize your virtual security. This infection has the ability to download malicious payload, and that means that it can be modified and changed depending on the situation. Unfortunately, this makes the threat absolutely unpredictable, and that is its greatest asset. Our research team strongly advises all Windows users to scan their operating systems to check if this malware has not slithered in without notice. If it is found, immediate removal is recommended. After you delete Marap from your computer, you also have to secure your accounts as well as the operating system itself to ensure that similar attacks cannot be performed in the future.
Did you know that some of the most serious dangers might lurk in your email inbox? According to our malware researchers, Marap has been found spreading via spam emails that have misleading messages and addresses to support them. If cyber attackers successfully trick users into opening corrupted attachments (.DOC with macros, .ZIP, and .IQY files), malware slithers in without notice. Once installed, Marap can download multiple threats, including ransomware that can encrypt files and demand huge ransom payments in return for decryptors that do not even exist. As well as keyloggers that can silently record keyboard and mouse input to record passwords, login credentials, and other sensitive data that, later on, can be used to hijack accounts. Without a doubt, it is crucial to remove infections like that right away, but because they act silently, victims might get to it when it’s already too late to stop attacks.
Marap is also known as Trojan.Banker, and that is because it can record online bank login information to impersonate users, perform illegal transactions, and empty accounts. Besides this, the Trojan can also record usernames, domain names, IP addresses, languages, country, Windows-related data, .OST files, as well as information about antivirus software. What can cyber criminals do with such information? Besides hijacking accounts and performing identity theft, they can plan on what payload to download using Marap, and that could create more successful attacks. For example, if up-to-date anti-malware software is not detected, the conditions are right for ransomware to be executed successfully. The devious Trojan can download all kinds of threats, and so it is important to delete it in time. Hopefully, you perform frequent system scans, and you can detect this infection in time.
According to our research team, all one needs to do to remove Marap is to eliminate a BIN file stored in %AppData%\Intel\. Clearly, the folder in which the malicious file named “Sign.bin” is stored has a misleading name, and that is meant to confuse the user. Do not worry, by removing this file, you will not be eliminating anything Intel-related. That being said, if you found this file, the chances are that you have many other malicious components to worry about. Can you delete them all yourself? Even if you think you have the ability to delete Marap and the infections downloaded by it manually, we strongly encourage you to install anti-malware software. It will automatically find and erase all malicious components for you. The best part is, you will not need to worry about virtual security and malware invasion in the future because your operating system will be protected reliably.
- Simultaneously tap keys Win+E on the keyboard to launch Explorer.
- Enter %AppData% into the field at the top to access the directory.
- Right-click and Delete a folder named Intel if a file named Sign.bin is found inside.
- Immediately Empty Recycle Bin.
- Install a malware scanner you trust to perform a full system scan.
- If threats are found, Delete them all as soon as possible.
In non-techie terms:
Marap is an incredibly malicious piece of malware because it can record and leak private information, as well as download any infection under the virtual sun. If you do not eliminate this malicious threat in time, it can download keyloggers, ransomware, and other kinds of malware, and if that happens, you are in some serious trouble. According to our researchers, while removing Marap manually is possible, victims of this threat should not hesitate to install legitimate anti-malware software because it can automatically find and eliminate every single malicious component, which might be hard to do manually. If you wish to keep malicious threats away in the future, anti-malware software is the answer to your problem. If you want to continue discussing the threat, post your comments below.