Do you know what Trickbot Virus is?
Trickbot Virus is an extremely devious threat that is also known as Trojan.TrickBot. This infection silently invades operating systems, adds them to a massive botnet, and targets the online accounts of Australia banks. According to our research, this infection targets anz.com, ib.nab.com.au, banking.westpac.com.au, ibanking.stgeorge.com.au, and cibconline.cibc.com websites. Is it possible that other websites will be attacked as well? Of course, it is, and it is very likely that this Trojan will evolve in the future. Speaking of evolvement, it looks like this Trojan is a rewrite of the infamous Dyre Trojan. This monstrous infection was stopped when the Russian authorities arrested the cyber criminals behind it last year. Unfortunately, it looks like someone was left behind because the similarities between these Trojans indicate that they were created by the same party. Even if that is not the case, we know that these Trojans are very similar, and it is crucial to remove them. Keep reading to learn how to delete Trickbot Virus.
According to the information gathered by our malware experts, the devious Trickbot Virus is primarily distributed via spam emails. The chances are that this Trojan has employed a spambot that is capable of collecting email addresses and including them in the list of emails targeted during mass spam email attacks. It has not been discovered yet what kind of information could be represented via the emails that are employed for the distribution of the Trojan, but you have to beware of misleading information. For example, you might receive a spam email from a seemingly familiar airline informing that you have earned a reward for your next trip. You might be tricked into thinking that the reward is represented via a file attached to the document, but if you open this file, nothing comes up. Although it might seem as if nothing happens, the Trojan is executed successfully. This is just one of the many ways that the devious Trickbot Virus could enter your operating system without your knowledge or notice.
Unfortunately, Trickbot Virus is very difficult to notice. This infection is extremely clandestine, and it depends on its inconspicuousness to ensure undisturbed attacks. The infection connects a number of Internet-connected computers into one network, establishes communication with command and control (C&C) servers, and initiate malicious activity, such as distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. The devious Trickbot Virus can attempt to collect confidential information from individual victims as well, which it can do using the webinject function. Unfortunately, the Trojan might modify login pages to extract login information, and that means that the customers of ANZ, Westpac, CIB, NAB, and St George Banks could become victims of virtual identity theft. In the worst case scenario, the online banking accounts will be hijacked and illicit transactions will be initiated. Therefore, if you live in Australia, or if you are a customer of any Australian bank, you need to check your operating system to see if you need to remove Trickbot Virus. Also, make sure that your banking accounts have not been hijacked once you clean your PC.
It is crucial that you remove Trickbot Virus from your operating system in time, and, hopefully, it is not late for you to clean it. The good news is that the removal of this Trojan is not that complicated. In fact, it looks like all that you need to do is eliminate a couple of undesirable malicious files. Our manual removal guide should help you erase the infection from your Windows operating system in no time. Of course, if you lack experience, the smart thing to do is to install a reliable anti-malware tool. The best part about this tool is not that it will delete all existing malware, but that it will ensure full-time protection, which is exactly what you need if you wish to prevent malicious infections from attacking again.
Delete Trickbot Virus
- Tap Win+E keys simultaneously to launch Windows Explorer.
- Type %AppData% into the address bar and tap Enter.
- Right-click and Delete the malicious .exe file (might have a name that contains 64 random characters).
- Type %WINDIR%\System32\Tasks into the address bar and tap Enter.
- Right-click and Delete the file named Bot.
- Type %WINDIR%\System32\config\systemprofile\AppData\Roaming into the address bar.
- Right-click and Delete an .exe file with a random name, as well as client_id, config.conf, and group_tag files.
- Right-click and Delete the Modules folder in the same directory.
- Install a trusted malware scanner to inspect your operating system for leftover malware.
In non-techie terms:
If your operating system is infected with the malicious Trickbot Virus, your online banking accounts are at risk. This malicious Trojan appears to be capable of extracting login information, which might allow it to hijack online banking accounts. If that is done successfully, the infection can then perform illicit transactions and use your virtual identity in other malicious ways. Our research team strongly advises using anti-malware software capable of eliminating malware automatically, not just because the components of this ransomware might have random names and might be hard to identify, but also because other threats could be present on your operating system. If you decide to delete the infection manually, do not skip a full system scan using a reliable malware scanner because you do not want to ignore leftover malware.