A Trojan that is known as Banprox.Infostealer has been identified by Symantec threat response team to infect personal computers on various locations all over the world. The Trojan is very specific in it’s actions, redirecting the web traffic of the victim PC through a malicious host via a third-party proxy. It is usually active when you are using banking or other websites where financial data is involved.
|Short Description||The malware may perform various activities such as connecting to remote hosts and stealing financial credentials.|
|Symptoms||Unknown IP addresses linking to the below-mentioned hosts when you type “netstat -a -n -f” in your command prompt.|
|Distribution Method||Via PUPs, installed by bundling (Browser Hijackers) or by visiting a suspicious third-party site that is advertising it.|
|Detection Tool||Download Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected by malware|
|User Experience||Join our forum to discuss Banprox Infostealer.|
Banprox Trojan – How Is It Spread
Similar to Banload Infostealer, this Trojan is mostly distributed via malicious macros in e-mail attachments and what is worse is that most users get caught while opening them. Since a user tends to trust documents with .docx, .doc, .pdf, .ppt and other Microsoft Office documents, they often lack the knowledge that such documents may have malicious macros. And often the emails may resemble an important subjects such as:
- Your PayPal receipt.
- Your Amazon gift card has arrived.
- The funds have been transferred to your eBay account.
After the document is opened and the user chooses the “Enable” editing option, the malicious macro may execute a script that may either directly deploy the payload of the Trojan or connect to a remote host and download the obfuscated payload.
Banprox Trojan – How Does It Work
The concept of banking Trojans is not a new thing when we are talking about cyber-security. Symantec researchers have reported that after it has been started, the Trojan immediately attacks the registry entries, creating several new ones in these locations:
→ `HKEY_ALL_USERS\S-1-5-21-3889344330-28187927-3519877804-1000\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Privacy\”CleanTIF” = “1”
HKEY_ALL_USERS\S-1-5-21-3889344330-28187927-3519877804-1000\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Privacy\”ClearBrowsingHistoryOnExit” = “1”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\”AutoConfigUrl” = “[LOCATION OF CONFIGURATION SCRIPT]”
HKEY_ALL_USERS\S-1-5-21-3889344330-28187927-3519877804-1000\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\”AutoConfigURL” = “[LOCATION OF CONFIGURATION SCRIPT]”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\”AutoConfigURL” = “[LOCATION OF CONFIGURATION SCRIPT]”`
The registry values that have the location of configuration scrips directly point out to keys configured to connect and transfer web traffic via custom created web links from two main hosts:
An example of a custom host may be the following:
These scripts of the hosts contain a list of websites that are set as parameters to collect data from and it is activated every time the user visits the website from that list. Here are several examples of websites the traffic to which may be redirected to another server and hence the user-entered information may be stolen:
Furthermore, this cyber-threat may also establish connection to a remote location. Locations that it may connect could be the following:
Remove Banprox Infostealer Trojan Completely
In case your antivirus software has detected this or any other infostealer variants, we strongly advise to immediately change all of your credentials – financial data, usernames, passwords and other information, since there is a good possibility it may already be compromised.
Then you should backup the data on your computer. Experts also advise using an anti-malware software to assist you with scanning and detecting any other malware besides this that may be downloaded via the connected hosts. We have prepared a methodological instructions below that may assure you the maximum effectiveness to deal with Banprox infostealer.
- Guide 1: How to Remove Banprox Infostealer from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Banprox Infostealer on Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Banprox Infostealer in Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Banprox Infostealer from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Banprox Infostealer from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Banprox Infostealer from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Banprox Infostealer from Internet Explorer.
- Guide 8: Disable Banprox Infostealer Push Notifications in Your Browsers.
How to Remove Banprox Infostealer from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Banprox Infostealer
Step 2: Uninstall Banprox Infostealer 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.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Banprox Infostealer on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Banprox Infostealer there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Banprox Infostealer from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Banprox Infostealer and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- 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 Banprox Infostealer 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:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove Banprox Infostealer files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Banprox Infostealer, 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.
Remove Banprox Infostealer 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.
Erase Banprox Infostealer 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.
Uninstall Banprox Infostealer 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.
Remove Banprox Infostealer 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".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Banprox Infostealer will be removed.
Eliminate Banprox Infostealer 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.
Remove Push Notifications caused by Banprox Infostealer from Your Browsers.
Turn Off Push Notifications from Google Chrome
To disable any Push Notices from Google Chrome browser, please follow the steps below:
Step 1: Go to Settings in Chrome.
Step 2: In Settings, select “Advanced Settings”:
Step 3: Click “Content Settings”:
Step 4: Open “Notifications”:
Step 5: Click the three dots and choose Block, Edit or Remove options:
Remove Push Notifications on Firefox
Step 1: Go to Firefox Options.
Step 2: Go to “Settings”, type “notifications” in the search bar and click "Settings":
Step 3: Click “Remove” on any site you wish notifications gone and click “Save Changes”
Stop Push Notifications on Opera
Step 1: In Opera, press ALT+P to go to Settings
Step 2: In Setting search, type “Content” to go to Content Settings.
Step 3: Open Notifications:
Step 4: Do the same as you did with Google Chrome (explained below):
Eliminate Push Notifications on Safari
Step 1: Open Safari Preferences.
Step 2: Choose the domain from where you like push pop-ups gone and change to "Deny" from "Allow".