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FastCash Trojan – How to Remove It

This article aims to explain what is the FastCash Trojan and how to remove it from your PC plus how you can protect your machine against future infections by FastCash.

The [wplinkpreview url=”https://sensorstechforum.com/lazarus-hackers-abuses-fastcash-scheme-banks-worldwide/”]Trojan.FastCash infection is the type of malware that is very dangerous, since it is designed to be an infostealer and financial theft virus. In case you see a detection with this Trojan, we would recommend that you immediately change all your credentials after removing this threat, since it is very closely related to the [wplinkpreview url=”https://sensorstechforum.com/lazarus-hackers-abuses-fastcash-scheme-banks-worldwide/”]WannaCry infection. To learn how to remove the FastCash Trojan from your PC, we would recommend that you read this article thoroughly.

Threat Summary

Name FastCash Trojan
Type Trojan
Short Description Aims to steal financial as well as personal infromation from your computer.
Symptoms No symptomps as the Trojan aims to run silently on your computer.
Distribution Method Malicious e-mail attachments or malicious files uploaded as legitimate files online.
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FastCash – How Does It Infect

The primary method of infection, used by the FastCash virus is to spread the infection file by sending it directly to victims via e-mail. These e-mails are usually well structured and formulated to pretend to be legitimate messages sent to victims as if they were coming from big companies, for example:

Via the e-mail, the virus may pose as some sort of Invoice, a Receipt or any other seemingly legitimate and important document the users should download and run.

In addition to this, the FastCash virus may also perform an infection as a result of being uploaded online as some sort of software, like:

  • Cracks for games or programs.
  • Patches.
  • Key generators.
  • License activators.

FastCash Trojan – Activity

FastCash trojan is believed to be created by the Lazarus Group who are a well-known criminal collective. The criminal gang aims to attack high-prfile targets and is also known to extract money from ATMs.

The Lazarus Hackers have been detected to be the ones who are behind this malware as researchers have analyzed the code of FastCash and have found the SWIFT servers that process transactions and manipulate messages. The FastCash Trojan is the type of malware that allows hackers to Withdraw money from machines in 23 countries all over the world.

Once infected, the FastCash Trojan may be deployed to applciation servers and uses different scripts that exploit known weaknesses. Once this is done, the virus may begin to obtain and reply to requests coming from the ATM machines themselves. And when those requests are received, the malware goes as far as creating it’s own answers to them in the normal way, so that no eyebrows are raised, but the ATM will do what the hackers want It to. This basically tells us that the Lazarus group has advanced knowledge of the infection at hand. So far, the main infected machines seem to be machines, located in Africa and Asia, ut experts warn of an increasing infection rate, during the winter holidays.

The FastCash Trojan has other malicious capabilities as well:

  • The malware can obtain keystrokes from the computers it has infected.
  • The Trojan can steal files from infected machines.
  • FastCash is able to control the machine administratively.
  • The Trojan may be able to obtain network traffic.
  • FastCash could be able to steal saved passwords and other critical data used for logging into accounts.

But this is not the only risk related to FastCash Trojan, because it’s main purpose is to onitor incoming messages and obtian generated transaction requests in order to stop them to reach an application that processes these transactions. The Trojan also has logic mechanisms that generates automated responses. The main indicators of compromise, according to Symantec researchers are the following:

→ D465637518024262C063F4A82D799A4E40FF3381014972F24EA18BC23C3B27EE (Trojan.Fastcash Injector)
CA9AB48D293CC84092E8DB8F0CA99CB155B30C61D32A1DA7CD3687DE454FE86C (Trojan.Fastcash DLL)
10AC312C8DD02E417DD24D53C99525C29D74DCBC84730351AD7A4E0A4B1A0EBA (Trojan.Fastcash DLL)
3A5BA44F140821849DE2D82D5A137C3BB5A736130DDDB86B296D94E6B421594C (Trojan.Fastcash DLL)

In case you detect any signs of this Trojan, it is imperative to immediately remove it from your system and then perform a check on all the end devices and servers on your network.

Remove FastCash Trojan from Your Machine

FastCash Trojan is not an infection that is easy to remove. This is why we urge you to either contact an expert for the removal or use advanced anti-malware scanner that is capable of removing this Trojan. Such software aims to make sure that the FastCash Trojan is removed from your server or PC by scanning for all of it’s indicators of compromise and making sure they are stopped and deleted.

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Ventsislav is a cybersecurity expert at SensorsTechForum since 2015. He has been researching, covering, helping victims with the latest malware infections plus testing and reviewing software and the newest tech developments. Having graduated Marketing as well, Ventsislav also has passion for learning new shifts and innovations in cybersecurity that become game changers. After studying Value Chain Management, Network Administration and Computer Administration of System Applications, he found his true calling within the cybersecrurity industry and is a strong believer in the education of every user towards online safety and security.

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How to Remove FastCash Trojan from Windows.


Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove FastCash Trojan

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1. Hold Windows key() + R


2. The "Run" Window will appear. In it, type "msconfig" and click OK.


3. Go to the "Boot" tab. There select "Safe Boot" and then click "Apply" and "OK".
Tip: Make sure to reverse those changes by unticking Safe Boot after that, because your system will always boot in Safe Boot from now on.


4. When prompted, click on "Restart" to go into Safe Mode.


5. You can recognise Safe Mode by the words written on the corners of your screen.


Step 2: Uninstall FastCash Trojan and related software from Windows

Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it. To do that:


1. Hold the Windows Logo Button and "R" on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear.


2. In the field type in "appwiz.cpl" and press ENTER.


3. This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC. Select the program that you want to remove, and press "Uninstall"
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall most programs.


Step 3: Clean any registries, created by FastCash Trojan on your computer.

The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by FastCash Trojan there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:

1. Open the Run Window again, type "regedit" and click OK.


2. When you open it, you can freely navigate to the Run and RunOnce keys, whose locations are shown above.


3. You can remove the value of the virus by right-clicking on it and removing it.
Tip: To find a virus-created value, you can right-click on it and click "Modify" to see which file it is set to run. If this is the virus file location, remove the value.

IMPORTANT!
Before starting "Step 4", please boot back into Normal mode, in case you are currently in Safe Mode.
This will enable you to install and use SpyHunter 5 successfully.

Step 4: Scan for FastCash Trojan with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

1. Click on the "Download" button to proceed to SpyHunter's download page.


It is recommended to run a scan before purchasing the full version of the software to make sure that the current version of the malware can be detected by SpyHunter. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter's EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria.


2. After you have installed SpyHunter, wait for it to update automatically.

SpyHunter5-update-2018


3. After the update process has finished, click on the 'Malware/PC Scan' tab. A new window will appear. Click on 'Start Scan'.

SpyHunter5-Free-Scan-2018


4. After SpyHunter has finished scanning your PC for any files of the associated threat and found them, you can try to get them removed automatically and permanently by clicking on the 'Next' button.

SpyHunter-5-Free-Scan-Next-2018

If any threats have been removed, it is highly recommended to restart your PC.


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Get rid of FastCash Trojan from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall FastCash Trojan and remove related files and objects

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Manual Removal Usually Takes Time and You Risk Damaging Your Files If Not Careful!
We Recommend To Scan Your Mac with SpyHunter for Mac
Keep in mind, that SpyHunter for Mac needs to purchased to remove the malware threats. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter’s EULA and Privacy Policy


1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:


2. Find Activity Monitor and double-click it:


3. In the Activity Monitor look for any suspicious processes, belonging or related to FastCash Trojan:

Tip: To quit a process completely, choose the “Force Quit” option.


4. Click on the "Go" button again, but this time select Applications. Another way is with the ⇧+⌘+A buttons.


5. In the Applications menu, look for any suspicious app or an app with a name, similar or identical to FastCash Trojan. If you find it, right-click on the app and select “Move to Trash”.


6: Select Accounts, after which click on the Login Items preference. Your Mac will then show you a list of items that start automatically when you log in. Look for any suspicious apps identical or similar to FastCash Trojan. Check the app you want to stop from running automatically and then select on the Minus (“-“) icon to hide it.


7: Remove any left-over files that might be related to this threat manually by following the sub-steps below:

  • Go to Finder.
  • In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
  • Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
  • If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.

In case you cannot remove FastCash Trojan via Step 1 above:

In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:

Disclaimer! If you are about to tamper with Library files on Mac, be sure to know the name of the virus file, because if you delete the wrong file, it may cause irreversible damage to your MacOS. Continue on your own responsibility!

1: Click on "Go" and Then "Go to Folder" as shown underneath:

2: Type in "/Library/LauchAgents/" and click Ok:

3: Delete all of the virus files that have similar or the same name as FastCash Trojan. If you believe there is no such file, do not delete anything.

You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:

→ ~/Library/LaunchAgents
/Library/LaunchDaemons

Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.


Step 2: Scan for and remove FastCash Trojan files from your Mac

When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as FastCash Trojan, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.


Click the button below below to download SpyHunter for Mac and scan for FastCash Trojan:


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Remove FastCash Trojan from Google Chrome.


Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu


Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"


Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.


Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.


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Erase FastCash Trojan from Mozilla Firefox.

Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window


Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.


Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"


Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.



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Uninstall FastCash Trojan from Microsoft Edge.


Step 1: Start Edge browser.


Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.


Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".


Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.


Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.



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Remove FastCash Trojan from Safari.


Step 1: Start the Safari app.


Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.


Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".

stf-safari preferences


Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.

stf-safari-extensions


Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.


Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.

stf-safari uninstall

A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the FastCash Trojan will be removed.


How to Reset Safari
IMPORTANT: Before resetting Safari make sure you back up all your saved passwords within the browser in case you forget them.

Start Safari and then click on the gear leaver icon.

Click the Reset Safari button and you will reset the browser.


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Eliminate FastCash Trojan from Internet Explorer.


Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.


Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'


Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.


Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.


Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.


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