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.
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