MassLogger Malware

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MassLogger

MassLogger is a highly dangerous malicious piece of software that can be categorized as a Trojan horse virus. MassLogger may have snuck into your system completely unnoticed and remained there without exhibiting any symptoms.

MassLogger

The MassLogger Malware

This is actually a characteristic trait of all Trojan horse viruses in general. They are notoriously stealthy and can even disguise themselves as actual system files and even pretend to be system processes in your Task Manager. On top of that, there’s nothing that would give them away in terms of actual infection symptoms, which makes their detection quite difficult. On occasion, however, a Trojan horse infection may cause system crashes and sluggishness, depending on exactly what it’s up to on your computer. But these very same effects could very well be signs of other issues.

This brings us to the other most prominent characteristic Trojan horse trait: versatility. Software like MassLogger can be programmed to execute a very large variety of different malicious tasks, depending on the intentions of the hackers behind it. And because MassLogger is so new, we don’t yet have sufficient data to determine exactly what this piece of malware is designed to do. One thing is for sure, though, and that is that MassLogger needs to be removed from your system as soon as possible. Whatever it’s up to, you can be certain that it isn’t good and there’s no point in allowing it to remain on your PC any longer. Therefore, you can make use of our free removal guide just below this post, which will show you how to locate and delete the virus. Just be sure to stick the instructions very closely so as to avoid accidentally deleting the wrong element.

The MassLogger Malware

The MassLogger malware can be programmed to do all sorts of things. For example, one of the more common usages of Trojan horse viruses is theft of sensitive information. The MassLogger malware can provide the hackers with access to your login details on various websites, passwords, financial data, etc.

Similarly, it may allow the hackers to track your location, your keystrokes (anything you type with the help of your keyboard), and it may even give them access to your screen, webcam and microphone.

Another possibility is MassLogger may be after your computer’s resources for the purpose of mining cryptocurrencies, for example. Alternatively, it may have turned your system into a bot and set it to distribute spam or infect other computers within its network.

Now, as far as the distribution of MassLogger itself goes, there are plenty of options here, too. But the most common by far still happen to be the same old spam messages that have been used to distribute malware since the beginning of time. Malicious online ads have also become a fairly popular Trojan horse transmitter in recent years, so be sure to watch out for those as well. But as far as emails and social media messages go, always be on the lookout for suspicious elements like attachments, unfamiliar senders and other things that may point to danger.

 

SUMMARY:

Name MassLogger
Type Trojan
Danger Level  High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)
Symptoms  Trojans don’t generally have any symptoms that would give away their presence, but sometimes they may cause system crashes and slowdowns.
Distribution Method  Spam messages (especially those containing links or attachments), infected online advertisements, illegal or pirated downloadable content. 
Detection Tool

Remove MassLogger Malware

If you are looking for a way to remove MassLogger you can try this:

  1. Click on the Start button in the bottom left corner of your Windows OS.
  2. Go to Control Panel -> Programs and Features -> Uninstall a Program.
  3. Search for MassLogger and any other unfamiliar programs.
  4. Uninstall MassLogger as well as other suspicious programs.

Note that this might not get rid of MassLogger completely. For more detailed removal instructions follow the guide below.

If you have a Windows virus, continue with the guide below.

If you have a Mac virus, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide.

If you have an Android virus, please use our Android Malware Removal guide.

If you have an iPhone virus, please use our iPhone Virus Removal guide


Step1

Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.

Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).

Step2

WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!

We get asked this a lot, so we are putting it here: Removing parasite manually may take hours and damage your system in the process. We recommend downloading SpyHunter to see if it can detect parasite files for you.

Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which processes are dangerous. 

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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. 

Step3

Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.

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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:

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Step4

To remove parasite on your own, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. If you were to do this, you need to be extremely careful, because you may damage your system.

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Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:

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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:

notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

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:

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If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.

Step5

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—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
    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!


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