Saefko Removal Guide

Do you know what Saefko is?

Saefko is a remote access tool (RAT), and it is meant to exploit administrative privileges to help remote cybercriminals take control of your operating system and, quite possibly, your personal accounts online. It is not yet clear whether this malware is targeted at big companies and organizations or individual Windows users, but it is a threat that everyone needs to be aware of. Hopefully, your operating system is clean at the moment, and all you need to worry about is strengthening its protection. However, if you have recently scanned your system, and you have found out that you need to delete Saefko, there is no time for chit-chat. This malicious Trojan must be removed as soon as possible.

Before you remove Saefko, it is important to understand how this malicious threat spreads and acts because if you do not learn now, the same techniques and the same mistakes you make could lead to the infiltration of new infections. According to our research team, Saefko is likely to be spread with the help of spam emails, but you could also face it by executing malicious downloaders found on file-sharing, porn, or other unreliable websites. The Trojan could also be executed on your system if you obtain an infected external drive. Since the RAT is silent, it could be passed on from one system to the next without notice, and that might help it proliferate quite rapidly. If you have found this malware on your system, you have to think carefully about the external drives you could have connected. They all could be infected, and you need to clean them all after deleting the Trojan from the computer.

If you do not remove Saefko in time, it is bound to attack your system and your virtual privacy. Our research team reports that this malware could execute any command, run any file, and hijack any device that could help spy on you. Due to this, if this Trojan is found, you have to consider the possibility that other threats exist too. Obviously, if that is the case, you need to delete all additional threats. You also have to consider the possibility that cybercriminals could be capable of hijacking any account. Saefko could record keystrokes, grab screenshots, spy on you using cameras, and also obtain data from the web browsers to gather confidential information. If the attackers obtain passwords and login data, they could hijack your accounts. In the worst case scenario, this could help them access your online banking accounts, crypto-currency wallets, and social networking profiles. If the infection attacks companies and organizations, this could be used in cyber-terrorism attacks.

At the end of the day, we cannot really know who Saefko will target because the attackers behind this malware are unknown. In fact, there could be multiple independent groups controlling this malware because its code is sold online. Due to this, the exact target is unknown either. Quite possibly, there is no specific target, and we are all at risk. To minimize this risk, we need to secure our operating systems, and it is easiest to do that using up-to-date anti-malware software. We suggest installing it now, and you will have Saefko removed automatically. Better yet, all existing threats will be removed simultaneously.

Delete Saefko from Windows

  1. Simultaneously tap Win+E keys to access Explorer.
  2. Type %APPDATA% into the field at the top and then tap Enter.
  3. If you can identify files and folders that belong to the Trojan, then Delete them.
  4. Type %LOCALAPPDATA% into the field at the top and then tap Enter.
  5. If you can identify files and folders that belong to the Trojan, then Delete them.
  6. Check all removable drives to see if you need to Delete sas.exe, usbspread.vbs, and usbstart.exe files.
  7. Disconnect from the removable drives and then Empty Recycle Bin.
  8. Install and run a reliable malware scanner to help you check for malware leftovers.

In non-techie terms:

Saefko is a Trojan that can help cybercriminals access your computer from a remote location. These criminals can drop new infections, spy on you using various methods, steal login credentials and other private data, as well as record everything that is stored on your web browsers. Unfortunately, this malicious infection could aid cyber attackers in hijacking your accounts, stealing your money, and even spreading malware to other devices. It appears that all external drives connected while the Trojan is active are infected too, and that can help it spread across multiple systems without notice. That is how your own system could have been infected. Hopefully, you can escape the situation unscathed, but if you need to delete Saefko, you need to secure your accounts and your operating system too. First, delete the infection, which we recommend doing with the help of anti-malware software. It will secure your system at the same time, and that is why it is the solution we recommend.