Bandit Stealer Malware

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Bandit Stealer

Bandit Stealer is a multi-purpose malware from the Trojan Horse class that can harm a computer in a number of ways. If not removed on time, Bandit Stealer can delete important personal files from the system, modify vital OS registries, and even steal sensitive information and hand it over to the hackers who are in control.

Bandit Stealer
The Bandit Stealer malware detected by multiple antivirus programs in VirusTotal

The Trojan Horses’ nature is most commonly referred to as “multifunctional” and this is because the viruses of this type have the ability to perform different criminal activities, depending on what exactly they have been programmed for. Another key characteristic of the Trojan threats is that they often can deliver another malicious program – typically a Ransomware, inside the system they compromise, which is probably the worst result possible. To our greatest regret, such a disturbing software could be found almost everywhere on the internet. Sources of Trojans can be all sorts of websites, text messages, software packages, spam emails, malicious attachments, fake ads, and more. That’s why it is perfectly possible that you have caught Bandit Stealer while clicking on some web ad or an email message without paying much attention to it. Fortunately, in the paragraphs below, we will help you to remove this Trojan from your system by providing you with a manual removal guide and a trusted removal tool.

How can you stop these horrific threats?

You can use the removal guide we have developed to remove the Bandit Stealer virus and clean your PC from any Trojan-related threats. We hope that the instructions there will work well and smoothly, however, if you have any questions or hesitations, you can always run a scan with a professional removal tool or leave us a comment.

SUMMARY:

NameBandit Stealer
TypeTrojan
Detection Tool

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Please follow all the steps below in order to remove Bandit Stealer!

How to remove Bandit Stealer Malware

  1. First, click the Start Menu on your Windows PC.
  2. Type Programs and Settings in the Start Menu, click the first item, and find Bandit Stealer in the programs list that would show up.
  3. Select Bandit Stealer from the list and click on Uninstall.
  4. Follow the steps in the removal wizard.

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What we suggest you do first is, check the list of programs that are presently installed on the infected device and uninstall any rogue software that you find there:

  • From the Start Menu, navigate to Control Panel ->>> Programs and Features ->>> Uninstall a Program.
  • Next, carefully search for unfamiliar programs or programs that have been installed recently and could be related to Bandit Stealer.
  • If you find any of the programs suspicious then uninstall them if they turn out to be linked to Bandit Stealer.
  • If a notification appears on your screen when you try to uninstall a specific questionable program prompting you to just alter it or repair it, make sure you choose NO and complete the steps from the removal wizard.

Remove Bandit Stealer from Chrome

  1. Click on the three dots in the right upper corner
  2. Go to more tools
  3. Now select extensions
  4. Remove the Bandit Stealer extension
  • Once you open Chrome, click on the three-dots icon to open the browser’s menu, go to More Tools/ More Options, and then to Extensions.
  • Again, find the items on that page that could be linked to the malware and/or that might be causing problems in the browser and delete them.
  • Afterwards, go to this folder: Computer > C: > Users > *Your User Account* > App Data > Local > Google > Chrome > User Data. In there, you will find a folder named Default – you should change its name to Backup Default and restart the PC.
  • Note that the App Data folder is normally hidden so you’d have to first make the hidden files and folders on your PC visible before you can access it.

How to get rid of Bandit Stealer on FF/Edge/etc.

  1. Open the browser and select the menu icon.
  2. From the menu, click on the Add-ons button.
  3. Look for the Bandit Stealer extension
  4. Get rid of Bandit Stealer by removing it from extensions

If using Firefox:

  • Open Firefox
  • Select the three parallel lines menu and go to Add-ons.
  • Find the unwanted add-on and delete it from the browser – if there is more than one unwanted extension, remove all of them.
  • Go to the browser menu again, select Options, and then click on Home from the sidebar to the left.
  • Check the current addresses for the browser’s homepage and new-tab page and change them if they are currently set to address(es) you don’t know or trust.

If using MS Edge/IE:

  • Start Edge
  • Select the browser menu and go to Extensions.
  • Find and uninstall any Edge extensions that look undesirable and unwanted.
  • Select Settings from the browser menu and click on Appearance.
  • Check the new-tab page address of the browser and if it has been modified by the malicious program or another unwanted app, change it to an address that you’d want to be the browser’s new-tab page.

How to Delete Bandit Stealer

  1. Open task manager
  2. Look for the Bandit Stealer process
  3. Select it and click on End task
  4. Open the file location to delete Bandit Stealer
  • Access the Task Manager by pressing together the Ctrl + Alt + Del keys and then selecting Task Manager.
  • Open Processes and there try to find a process with the name of the unwanted software. If you find it, select it with the right button of the mouse and click on the Open File Location option.
  • If you don’t see a malicious process in the Task Manager, look for another suspicious process with an unusual name. It is likely that the unwanted process would be using lots of RAM and CPU so pay attention to the number of resources each process is using.
  • Tip: If you think you have singled out the unwanted process but are not sure, it’s always a good idea to search for information about it on the Internet – this should give you a general idea if the process is a legitimate one from a regular program or from your OS or if it is indeed likely linked to the adware.
  • If you find another suspicious process, open its File Location too.
  • Once in the File Location folder for the suspicious process, start testing all of the files that are stored there by dragging them to our free online scanner available below.
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    • If the scanner finds malware in any of the files, return to the Processes tab in the Task Manager, select the suspected process, and then select the End Process option to quit it.
    • Go back to the folder where the files of that process are located and delete all of the files that you are allowed to delete. If all files get deleted normally, exit the folder and delete that folder too. If one or more of the files showed an error message when you tried to delete them, leave them for now and return to try to delete them again once you’ve completed the rest of the guide.

    How to Uninstall Bandit Stealer

    1. Click on the home button
    2. Search for Startup Apps
    3. Look for Bandit Stealer in there
    4. Uninstall Bandit Stealer from Startup Apps by turning it off
    • Now you need to carefully search for and uninstall any Bandit Stealer-related entries from the Registry. The easiest way to do this is to open the Registry Editor app (type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter) and then open a Find dialog (CTRL+F key combination) where you have to type the name of the threat. 
    • Perform a search by clicking on the Find Next button and delete any detected results. Do this as many times as needed until no more results are found. 
    • After that, to ensure that there are no remaining entries lined to Bandit Stealer in the Registry, go manually to the following directories and delete them:
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Random Directory. 
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Run/Random
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Internet Explorer/Main/Random
    What is Bandit Stealer?

    Trojans may be used to give the hackers who build them great entertainment. They can be used for crashing your computer, deleting files and valuable software and stopping your device from being properly used. They could also be used to simply allow the hackers to exploit the resources of your PC. If so, your computer may eventually be turned into a bot and bots are often used in spam spreading and crypto currencies mining. 
    Many Trojans, such as Bandit Stealer, Altruistics, PoSetup may have the ability to steal all sorts of data from the computer they have compromised. These threats can search for passwords for your online banking accounts so that hackers can eventually log into them and drain them. Infections like Bandit Stealer could even steal your social media credentials which is also very malicious action because they can allow hackers to compromise your identity and hack your accounts. Trojan horses may also record and monitor your browsing activities and your keystrokes.
    In some cases, the hackers behind Bandit Stealer may turn your computer’s microphone and web camera on and literally spy on you 24 hours a day. Such harassment can even become physical because some of the criminals who exploit Trojans may be people with obsessive disorders. The worst thing is that these unstable people will have all the information they need, including your place of work, your age, your photos, and access to your bank accounts and social media and it is only up to their imagination what they can do with all this data.

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    Lidia Howler

    Lidia is a web content creator with years of experience in the cyber-security sector. She helps readers with articles on malware removal and online security. Her strive for simplicity and well-researched information provides users with easy-to-follow It-related tips and step-by-step tutorials.

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