The presence of TrickBot on your machine may be revealed by sudden system crashes or disturbing activity on your monitor, while you aren’t even doing anything. TrickBot may also spy on you and silently collect all your online and offline activity, including the passwords you type, your login credentials, credit and debit card details, online banking access and much more.
Recently, we received many questions about a particular threat called TrickBot. In case that you also are wondering what it is and what it can do, we should start by saying that this is one of the nastiest online threats – it’s a Trojan horse. Generally, Trojan infections make a good percentage of the malware infections worldwide and you really have all the reasons to be worried about having one on your machine. Luckily, there is no need to panic, because in this guide we will share with you all the possible ways you can effectively remove this threat and clean your computer. Just stay with us until the end to find out more.
Trojan horses have a fearful reputation. It is not a secret that this type of threats lurks all over the Internet and what is even more nasty about them is that they know how to hide well. With this in mind, infections like TrickBot may be caught from practically anything: a file, a link, a seemingly legitimate email message, spam, attachments or even a picture. The victims may not even notice when they have gotten the nasty Trojan on their computer, as usually a single click is enough for the infection to take place. Once through, the Trojan tries its best to remain unnoticed and without proper antivirus protection, it may take months or even years for the malware to be detected. And what could it do on your computer during all this time? Well, it is all up to the fantasy of the hackers behind it. As a typical Trojan horse, TrickBot is capable of a wide variety of malicious activities. To gain a better idea of the threat you are dealing with, here we have listed just some of the most usual malicious deeds that this Trojan may do:
The Emotet TrickBot
Threats like Emotet TrickBot are a favorite tool that helps cyber criminals transmit other malware and infect users with various nasty viruses, such as Ransomware. Actually, the Trojan-Ransomware combo is one of the most malicious malware combinations that not only compromises your privacy and invades your machine, but it also blackmails you for money. The role of the Emotet TrickBot may be to find some weak points inside your system and let the Ransomware cryptovirus silently sneak inside it and encrypt your most valuable data.
It is disturbing enough to know that such information may easily land in the hands of unscrupulous hackers and cyber criminals It’s not a ghost who’s moving the mouse cursor on your laptop, but it may be a hacker, who is simply having fun with your machine. Deleting content from your hard drives or mysteriously moving folders and files in different locations may also be part of the “fun” and it may be a sign of unauthorized access to your computer.
The creators of Trojan.trickbot.e may use it to turn your computer into a bot and use its RAM and CPU for their malicious deeds, such as transmitting malware and distributing all sorts of harmful viruses online. By gaining access to it, the hackers may use your machine as a spam-distributing center or involve it in some cybercrime and illegal activities, which will later lead back to your computer and, respectively, to you as its owner. And while you surely don’t want to be involved in cybercrime without even knowing it, the best you could do is to remove Trojan.trickbot.e from your computer.
How to clean your system from the infection
Successfully cleaning your computer from such a great cyber threat like this one really requires all your attention. We should warn you that dealing with this Trojan may not really be easy and you may not be able to eliminate it from the first time, because this threat is really cunning and knows how to hide well. Usually, it places its malicious files deep inside your system. In this guide, however, we are going to show you exactly how to detect it and manually delete it from your computer.
TrickBot Malware Removal
You are dealing with a malware infection that can restore itself unless you remove its core files. We are sending you to another page with a removal guide that gets regularly updated. It covers in-depth instructions on how to:
1. Locate and scan malicious processes in your task manager.
2. Identify in your Control panel any programs installed with the malware, and how to remove them. Search Marquis is a high-profile hijacker that gets installed with a lot of malware.
3. How to clean up and reset your browser to its original settings without the malware returning. You can find the removal guide here.
For mobile devices refer to these guides instead: Android, iPhone