Do you know what SystemBC is?
If your Windows operating system is not up-to-date and protected, it will not be hard for a malicious infection like SystemBC to slither in. According to our research team, this malware is most likely to be spread using one of the popular exploit kits, which are tools that are capable of executing malicious threats without the victims’ notice. Unfortunately, if this malware is successful, it can cause many virtual security problems, which is why you want to keep your system guarded at all times. If it is too late for that, and you need to remove SystemBC from your operating system, please continue reading to learn all about this malicious threat. In the end, we also explain how to delete it from the system.
According to our malware experts, SystemBC is most likely to be distributed with the help of Fallout and RIG exploit kits. These kits are available to anyone for a certain price, and that is why they have been used for the distribution of many malicious infections in the past, including BURAN Ransomware, GetCrypt Ransomware, or QuantLoader. These exploit kits exploit vulnerabilities that exist within Flash and Internet Explorer, but they have been patched a long time ago, and it is the victims’ responsibility to apply these patches. Security updates cannot be skipped because they include vulnerability patches, and if those are not applied, cyber criminals do not even need to work hard at infiltrating malware. If you have not faced SystemBC yet, we suggest updating your operating system immediately. It is also a good idea to implement a reliable malware scanner to check for potentially active threats. If any exist, you must delete them ASAP.
It was discovered that SystemBC is the kind of infection that employs SOCKS5 proxies to conceal traffic between the infected machine and Command and Control (C&C) server. This is necessary so that the malicious threat could let in Trojans. More specifically, we are talking about banking Trojans that are built to target online banking accounts. Danabot is one of the Trojans that could be involved in the attack. Initially, this malware was discovered in Australia, but it might have spread across the world since then. This dangerous Trojan is capable of web injection and theft, and if it is successful, it could be employed to overtake banking accounts and make illicit transactions. Therefore, if you have discovered that you need to delete SystemBC from your operating system, it is a must to scan your system for threats like Danabot, as well as to strengthen the security of your online banking accounts.
Considering that SystemBC could have been dropped anywhere onto your computer, we cannot help you much with the manual removal of this infection. According to our research team, it is most likely to hide in the %TEMP% directory, and so we strongly recommend deleting all files in it. The files in this directory are not essential for the functionality of your operating system, and so there is no harm in deleting them. Hopefully, you can remove SystemBC on your own, but we still recommend employing an anti-malware program that could clean your entire operating system from all active infections at once. Once your system is cleaned and protected, do not forget to update it, and make sure you keep up with all updates in the future.
- Simultaneously tap keys Win+E to access Windows Explorer.
- Enter %TEMP% into the quick access field at the top.
- Delete all files found in the directory.
- Empty Recycle Bin.
- Install and run a legitimate malware scanner.
N.B. We cannot guarantee that malware will be located in the %TEMP% directory, which is why you need to use a legitimate malware scanner if you decide to go with manual removal.
In non-techie terms:
SystemBC is an invisible infection that is likely to be dropped onto your computer with the help of invisible exploit kits. This malware is exceptionally dangerous because it can let in Trojans and it also can hide traffic to ensure that it is much harder to detect malicious activity. In most cases, the infection is associated with banking Trojans, but other kinds of malware could be let in via the exposed security backdoor. Hopefully, it is not too late to delete SystemBC from your operating system, but if you have discovered this malware, you need to think about your virtual security very carefully. First and foremost, remove all existing threats, which we recommend doing with the help of a legitimate anti-malware program. Then, check your online banking accounts to see if money has been touched without your permission. If you notice anything suspicious, contact your bank immediately. It is also a good idea to change passwords for your vulnerable accounts.