As far as malicious threats go, Trojan.Script.Base64 is among the most dangerous. Trojan.Script.Base64 belongs to the malicious code category of Trojan horse viruses and is a high-risk threat to your system.
If you have recently discovered that this particular piece of malicious software has landed in your OS, your top priority should be its prompt and thorough removal. Trojan.Script.Base64 is among the latest Trojan horse variants to be discovered by security researchers. And that makes it especially dangerous, as we don’t yet have enough information as to what its exact purpose is.
This only adds to the arsenal of other advantages that Trojans possess in general. Namely, these threats are particularly well-known for their stealth. They can sneak into their victim’s system and hide deep within it, often successfully avoiding detection for lengthy periods of time. Furthermore, they have a tendency to mimic system files and processes, making it even more difficult for users to detect them.
And one of the main distinctive features of Trojans like Trojan.Script.Base64 is their versatility. Viruses in this category have a wide range of malicious capabilities, which is one of the things that makes them so invaluable to hackers around the world – for decades now. And that is precisely what we had in mind when we said there’s not enough information about Trojan.Script.Base64 yet. There are too many possible usages that this virus may have and we haven’t yet pinpointed the exact one.
You can be sure that it’s something nasty, though. Trojans like Trojan.Script.Base64, Wup.exe, Presenoker can be used to insert other malicious threats into the infected machines, this is known as being used as a backdoor. And most commonly they act as backdoors for ransomware – another very popular and, unfortunately, no less harmful type of malicious code.
Other possibilities include stealing data from your computer using a variety of tactics. And that, in turn, could be used to hijack your social media accounts, hack into your emails, wipe your bank account clean or even steal your identity.
Furthermore, Trojan horse viruses are also notorious spies. They can give the hackers behind them access to your computer without you even realizing it. And things can get gruesome if the cybercriminals are seeking to watch you via your webcam in order to later blackmail you, for example.
Another usage that is gaining more and more momentum with cybercriminals is cryptocurrency mining. So a variant like Trojan.Script.Base64 may be set to mine cryptocurrencies for the hackers on your machine without you realizing it.
This is why it is highly important that you remove Trojan.Script.Base64 as soon as possible and not wait long enough for it to inflict any more damage than it already may have. Below is a detailed removal guide that will show you the exact steps you need to take in order to manually locate and eliminate this threat. But bear in mind that the steps must be followed exactly as described to avoid potentially deleting an important system file and damaging your OS. For those of you who’d rather play it safe, there’s also professional removal software linked in the below guide.
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.