Dafterdod or trojanproxy:bat/dafterdod.f is classified as a Trojan infection capable of downloading and installing different programs on the compromised machine without the user’s knowledge. The threat can be used by cybercriminals to hide their identity and perform various tasks from the affected computer. Malware researchers recommend the use of a competent anti-malware application to delete Dafterdod from your computer.
The Trojan has been detected as Trojan.Win32.Bicololo.begl by Kaspersky and as TROJ_DAFTERDOD.SM23 by Trend Micro.
Microsoft experts report that once installed, the Dafterdod Trojan creates the following files on the affected machine:
The threat is known to modify the registry so it would be launched with every system start up. Such modifications can be:
→In subkey: HKLM\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\run
Sets value: “Dorm”
With data: “%ProgramFiles%\house\dorm\crypts.exe”
→In subkey: HKLM\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\uninstall\dorm 1.4
Sets value: “DisplayName”
With data: “dorm 1.4”
Dafterdod can also create a mutex on the compromised computer (sITPSxqgNkbX or Global\Mp6c3Ygukx29GbDk).
Trojan infections are usually employed by hackers to gain access to the affected computer by connecting it to a remote server. They are also able to block security tools, avoid AV detection and reduce the system performance.
Hackers can employ Dafterdod to perform the following tasks:
- Download files on the affected PC
- Steal information
- Modify or delete files
- Receive instructions from the C&C server
Dafterdod’s Distribution Technique
Trojans are often distributed to the user’s computer through a malicious attachment or link in a spam email message. They can also infiltrate the system in a freeware bundle or as the user visits corrupted websites.
Malware researchers recommend performing your downloads from verified sources and never opening emails attachments from unknown senders.
How to Remove Dafterdod from Your PC
Typical for Trojans is their stealth behavior, which makes them hard to detect. This is why our experts recommend running a full scan of your system and removing the threat in Safe Mode. The detailed instructions below will help you delete Dafterdod permanently from your computer.
Spy Hunter scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the anti-malware tool. Find Out More About SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool
- Guide 1: How to Remove Dafterdod from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Dafterdod from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Dafterdod from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Dafterdod from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Dafterdod from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Dafterdod from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Dafterdod from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Dafterdod from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Dafterdod
Step 2: Uninstall Dafterdod and related software from Windows
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Dafterdod 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 Dafterdod there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Dafterdod from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Dafterdod 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.
- 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 Dafterdod via Step 1 above:
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 malware from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts, programs and malware, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove Dafterdod 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 Dafterdod 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 Dafterdod 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 Dafterdod 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 Dafterdod will be removed.
Eliminate Dafterdod 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.