Dage Fah is a Trojan horse virus and is therefore among the most common infections you can land. Dage Fah can enter your system by exploiting certain vulnerabilities. For instance, if your computer lacks a competent antivirus program or has one that hasn’t been updated recently, that could pose as the weakness necessary for a Trojan like Dage Fah to infect your PC.
In addition, an overall outdated OS can also compromise your security. But as for the action itself that may have landed you this infection, it was probably your interaction with contaminated web content. Typically, Trojans are distributed via spam email and you can get infected by following a link or downloading an attached file (even one as seemingly harmless as a Word or PDF file).
With that said, we should stress that Trojans are incredibly versatile and very dangerous. So for that reason we recommend getting down to the removal process as soon as you’re done reading this post. Below you can find a detailed removal guide with instructions on how to do that. But if you’re afraid of deleting the wrong files and messing up your system, you can also make use of our professional malware removal tool also available below.
What can you expect from a Trojan?
As mentioned, Trojans are very versatile. This means they can be programmed to complete a wide variety of malicious tasks, so one can never know for sure what the Trojan in their computer is up to exactly. Here are some examples of what a variant like Dage Fah can be capable of:
- Spying. Trojan horse viruses can tap into your computer’s microphone and webcam to enable hackers to spy on you.
- Theft. Once a Trojan has been embedded in your system, it can record what type on your keyboard (keystroke logging) and use it to obtain sensitive information like account logins and passwords. This information can then be used by the hackers to, for instance, drain your bank accounts.
- Aiding other malware. It’s not uncommon for Trojans like Dage Fah to serve as backdoors for other nasty threats, such as ransomware. Since Trojans are masters of stealth, they can infiltrate your computer without being noticed and then equally stealthily download some other type of virus.
- Cryptocurrency mining. A Trojan horse could be programmed to exploit your computer’s resources for the purpose of mining cryptocurrencies right under your nose! Of course, the mined cryptos are then sent to the hackers behind the virus, and all you’re left with is a higher electricity bill.
With all this terrifying information in mind, you might be wondering what you can do to shield yourself from future Trojan horse attacks. Cyber security is a complex matter with multiple components. But it all boils down to a few basic principles. One of them is to use your common sense when browsing the web and avoid interacting with anything that could be unsafe. In addition, we recommend getting ahold of some high-quality antimalware software and keeping it up-to-date, as well as allowing OS updates to be installed as soon as those become available.
|Danger Level||High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)|
|Symptoms||Trojans are notorious for their stealth and usually do not show any symptoms.|
|Distribution Method||Mainly via spam messages containing links or attachments, but also via other infected content such as torrents, malvertisements,etc.|
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If you have a Windows virus, continue with the guide below.
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Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).
WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!
Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which processes are dangerous.
Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:
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After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders.
Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections.
Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.
You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them. If you see a screen like this when you click Uninstall, choose NO:
Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:
Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious.
- Remember this step – if you have reason to believe a bigger threat (like ransomware) is on your PC, check everything here.
Hold the Start Key and R – copy + paste the following and click OK:
A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:
If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.
Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.
Once inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show up this way, go manually to these directories and delete/uninstall them:
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random
If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!