Do you know what Predator the Thief is?
Predator the Thief is a malicious computer infection that steals private information. This Trojan uses stealthy tactics to enter target computers, but users often end up installing it on their computers themselves.
If you want to know whether you have this infection on-board, you should scan your computer with a licensed antispyware tool. If the Trojan is detected, you can remove Predator the Thief on the spot with the security tool of your choice. At the same time, you would also be able to safeguard your system against other malicious threats.
This infection is usually delivered via phishing attacks. It means that sometimes, targets are specific, and the cybercriminals could employ spear-phishing to reach their victims. The payload is usually delivered via attached files that look like zipped files, MS Word or PDF documents, WinRAR files, and so on. To put it simply, the files that deliver Predator the Thief often look like something we work with on a regular basis. So it may not look suspicious at all. Thus, rather than focusing on the files, you need to recognize the signs of a phishing email that tries to push you into opening these dangerous files.
If you receive a message from someone you don’t know, and this message claims that you have to check the attached file immediately, then something is not right. Of course, it might be that the file is indeed important and you might want to check it. But it would be a good idea to employ a powerful security tool and scan the file before opening it. This way, you would definitely prevent Predator the Thief and other similar infections from entering your system.
Since there are multiple ways for this Trojan to enter target systems, there are also many ways it could be employed to steal important information. When we talk about Trojans, we have to remember that they usually establish a connection with its command and control center (C2), and then it receives commands from its owners what to do next. The reason we call people behind C2 owners and not developers is that the creators of Predator the Thief sell this infection on various forums and other places where cybercriminals get their malicious tools. So, the ones who infected you with Predator the Thief might not be the ones who created it.
Hence, we have to look at the functionality of this Trojan to see what it can do. Please note that it may not employ the entire palette of its functions, but we have to be ready for anything.
Since Predator the Thief is used to collect sensitive information, it can hijack your Clipboard and copy all the data that is recorded there. Anything that you copy before you paste it, Predator the Thief can steal it. Thus, if you tend to copy and paste your passwords each time you access your accounts, that information can be stolen by the Trojan and archived on your computer before it transfers the collected information to its C2.
What’s more, Predator the Thief can be programmed to steal Discord and Steam logins, to collect your browser’s data files and cookies, digital wallet information, and so on. If that weren’t enough, Predator the Thief can also make screenshots and then transfer them along with all the archived information to the remote server. Although the information is stored on the affected computer before being transferred, once the transfer is complete, Predator the Thief cleans up, and it might not be easy to find out what kind of information has been stolen from you.
Hence, the sooner you remove Predator the Thief, the better. It doesn’t look like this Trojan drops additional files on your system, so it should be easy to remove it manually. Simply delete the file that initiated the infection. To be absolutely sure, scan your system with the SpyHunter free scanner. If more malicious files are detected, you can remove them automatically.
We always emphasize the importance of an automated antispyware tool that has to protect your system from malware. However, it is also necessary to learn more about malware distribution patterns, so you wouldn’t fall into the same trap again.
How to Delete Predator the Thief
- Delete the most recent files from Desktop.
- Press Win+R enter %TEMP%. Press OK.
- Remove the most recent files from the directory.
- Press Win+R and enter %APPDATA%. Click OK.
- Delete suspicious files from the directory.
- Open the Downloads folder and delete the most recent files.
- Scan your computer with SpyHunter.
In non-techie terms:
Predator the Thief is a dangerous infection that steals your information. It is hard to be prepared to face this threat, but regular system scans with a security program of choice should mitigate the damage. If you happen to have this infection on your system, please do everything to remove Predator the Thief for good. If you encounter difficulties or if you think that there might be more malicious threats installed, you can always leave us a comment. Our team is always ready to assist you.