This page aims to help you remove Trojan.Mdropper. These Trojan.Mdropper removal instructions work for every version of Windows.
The bane of the internet is back with its latest spawn
The infamous Trojan type of viruses has been around for quite some time now. It is widely known and all security software developers have been doing their best to enhance their products, so that the latter could effectively fend off this type of malicious viruses. However, Trojan horses remain a constant threat and a favorite tool of all sorts of hackers and cyber criminals. It’s actually not hard to see why this is so – after all, Trojan Horses are at the core of a great number of virus attacks all over the world. Furthermore, now with the increased popularity of another cyber threat, the notorious Ransomware, Trojans have formed a sort of a symbiosis that makes both of them even more destructive. Another particularly nasty characteristic of a Trojan Horse is the fact that such viruses have little to no symptoms. This basically makes them undetectable if the anti-virus software is not good enough and since we are going to talk about one of the latest and possibly most advanced programs of that type, there’s a high chance that quite a few security programs might not be able to detect it.
What a Trojan Horse might do
The name of that newly released virus we are going to talk about is Trojan.Mdropper. Numerous users have suffered from it already, many of which do not even know that this was actually the cause for their problems. Here, we will list some of the most notable potential harms that a Trojan could bring to your PC. Note that there’s still not enough information as to which of those are characteristic for Trojan.Mdropper, yet, even if it could do one or two of the following, this is enough to make it a major threat that you need to keep out of your PC at all costs.
- Money theft – Many malicious programs of the Trojan Horse type are known for doing this. If such a virus gets onto your PC, your online bank accounts might not be safe. What’s even worse, you might get robbed of your money and find out about it days or even weeks later. On top of that, it is nearly impossible to track down the hacker, who’s stolen it, which in turn means that you’re probably never going to get your money back.
- Espionage – This is usually typical for programs of the spyware type. Still, it is not impossible that a Trojan might double as a spying tool as well. There are also quite a few methods, via which it might do that. There’s the classical keystroke logging and also the more advanced monitoring of your very computer screen. However, the most chilling method that a Trojan might use to spy on you is via your webcam.
- Mining – Another possibility is that your PC gets turned into a cyber mining facility. This means that the Trojan might use your computer to mine bitcoins and afterwards send them to the hacker who’s in control of the virus. This will not directly damage your machine but it will redirect all of its resources so that they could serve the needs of the virus, respectively rendering your PC useless during the time it is exploited.
- Further installation of malicious software – Well, after all, the virus is named after that same horse which was the bane of the ancient city of Troy (or so the myths say). Anyway, this is one of the basic and most common purposes of this kind of harmful programs. We mentioned earlier that Ransomware forms a symbiosis with Trojans. Well that is because the latter often infect people’s computers with more harmful and damaging pieces of programming, while remaining in staying hidden in the shades. Therefore, if you had your PC infected by some sort of nasty virus, but you have no idea where it came from, then you should probably consider the possibility of a Trojan currently messing with your machine. If you think that this might be the case, head down to our Trojan removal guide that is located right below this article. Use the guide to get rid of Trojan.Mdropper so that it can cause you no more problems.
Last but not least…
Even if you manage to get rid of Trojan.Mdropper, this does not mean that your PC is completely safe. This or some other Trojan might still find its way inside your system. To prevent this, there are several things that you need to consider. First of all, never make compromises with your machine’s security and protection. Always make sure that you have the best anti-virus software with its latest updates. Also, be careful for any spam e-mails and stay away from suspicious and shady sites. Under no circumstances should you download content from obscure and questionable sources. Use your common sense and stick to the popular and reliable websites while avoiding the ones that you are not certain about.
|Danger Level||High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)|
|Symptoms||Unfortunately, Trojans rarely have any symptoms. Still, be on the lookout for any suspicious behavior of your PC. Also, if your machine keeps getting infected by other viruses for no apparent reason, then it might have been invaded by a hidden Trojan.|
|Distribution Method||As with most other harmful programs, Trojans usually get distributed via spam e-mails. Also, links throughout suspicious and/or illegal sites might also land you this nasty virus.|
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Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).
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.
Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC simultaneously. Go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which ones are a virus. Google them or ask us in the comments.
WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!
- This step is very important, because you can catch other threats (like Ransomware and Spyware) while looking for the Adware process.
Right click on each of the virus processes separately and select Open File Location. End the process after you open the folder, then delete the directories you were sent to.
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 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 all the prior steps fail to help you or you have reason to believe your system is exposed to threats like Ransomware, we advise you to download a professional scanner and remover.
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