Do you know what Trojan.Adject is?
Trojan.Adject is a dangerous threat and should be removed from the system the moment it is discovered. Our computer security specialists say the malware can connect to the Internet without any permission. By doing this, the threat could steal user’s personal information, display malicious advertising content, and so on. At the moment of writing it is still too soon to tell its primary purpose, but sadly the possible scenarios do not look good. Therefore, if you find Trojan.Adject is on your system; you should get rid of it as soon as possible. The infection can be erased either manually with the removal guide available below or automatically with a reputable antimalware tool of your choice. However, before deciding how to delete this malicious application, we would recommend learning more about and this you can do by reading the rest of this article.
To our knowledge, this Trojan infection is being distributed with a particular application called Lightning. Apparently, the malware is bundled with its installer, and so the user might receive it without even realizing it. Our computer security specialists say the malware settles in separately, which means it creates separate folders and files on the computer. Because of this deleting the program it comes with will not erase Trojan.Adject. It looks like the bundled installers carrying this threat could be distributed through torrent and other unreliable file-sharing web pages, malicious pop-up ads, and so on. Consequently, to protect your computer from threats alike in the future, it would be best to stay away from untrustworthy file-sharing web pages. In addition, we advise employing a reputable antimalware tool that could warn you about potentially malicious data.
After entering the system, Trojan.Adject should create a particular file (prilock.sys) in the %WINDIR%\System32\drivers directory. Also, to launch this file automatically be services the malware might create keys called “prilock” in the following locations: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\services, and HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services. Next, the Trojan infection might be ready to connect to the Internet without your permission to complete the tasks it was programmed for. For instance, the malicious application could track you, record various information, inject your visited web pages with potentially dangerous advertisements, etc. The truth is so far computer security specialists cannot explain what the primary task of Trojan.Adject is. In any case, whatever it is, it could cause you trouble, and so it would be wise not to leave this threat unattended if you notice it on your system.
If you think you can manage you can erase Trojan.Adject manually while following the removal guide available at the end of this text. It will tell you how to locate and get rid of all data belonging to the malware. Nonetheless, if the task appears to be a bit too complicated, you could employ a reputable antimalware tool instead. Then, all the user would have to do is install the chosen application, scan the system with it, and then press the removal button to eliminate all data belonging to the Trojan infection or other potential threats at the same time.
- Press Windows key+E.
- Navigate to %WINDIR%\System32\drivers
- Look for a file called prilock.sys, right-click it and select Delete.
- Close File Explorer.
- Press Windows key+R.
- Type Regedit and click OK.
- Go to the following paths:
- Search for keys called prilock, right-click them and select Delete.
- Close Registry Editor.
- Empty Recycle bin.
- Restart the computer.
In non-techie terms:
Trojan.Adject is no doubt a malicious application as it might enter the system without any permission and could use the available Internet connections to display dangerous advertising content, obtain user’s private information, and so on. Knowing this, we would recommend not to waste any time and delete this malware the minute you notice it on your computer. More experienced users could try to erase it manually as shown in the removal guide available a bit above this paragraph. As for less experienced users, we recommend not to risk it and leave this task to a reputable antimalware tool. Lastly, we would like our readers to know that should you have any questions about this Trojan infection or need any additional assistance with its elimination you can leave us a comment at the end of this page or contact us through social media.