The Hupigon Trojan is a malware threat categorized as a remote control Trojan. This virus is known for being spread using email messages set against end users. After the infection has been made the Hupigon Trojan can launch multiple dangerous modules and steal files. It is rated as an advanced Trojan and it can easily spread to large networks.
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Hupigon Trojan — Overview
The Hupigon Trojan is a well-known computer malware designed to infect computers and networks. It has been used by hacking groups for several years and received updates and changes in it infection sequence. According to our research the first versions of the threat has been detected in 2008 in a dangerous attack campaign. Then it used the familiar tactic of using a packed executable file, when executed by the intended victims it ran a series of commands that installed a local Trojan client that connected to a remote server and allowing the hackers to take over control of the machines. Over the years the Hupigon Trojan has been sighted in numerous variants written primarily in the Delphi programming language which is supported by all modern operating systems. The newer releases can feature new modules and ways of distribution. Common infection strategies can be the following:
- Phishing Strategies –The threats can be used attached and inserted in phishing campaigns that utilize Email messages and special sites and landing pages that impersonate notifications and messages prepare by companies and services. They are hosted on domain names that sound similar to them and may contain such design and content.
- File Carriers — The Hupigon Trojan infection can be caused by the insertion of the relevant infection code in various types of files that are sent to the intended victims. They can be macro-infected documents and application installers of popular software. They are created by the criminals by taking the original files and inserting the virus code.
- Existing Virus Infections — Already present malware, exploits or coordinated mass virus samples can lead to the Hupigon Trojan infection.
In April 2020 samples of the Hupigon Trojan were found in spearphishing email messages that used adult dating sites as lure for the intended victims. The hacking group behind it were targeting inboxes of US universities and colleges.
The analyzed samples of the Hupigon Trojan which have been gathered over the years contain different malicious actions which will be run on the contaminated systems. They will vary depending on the the individual hacker instructions and the local machine conditions. Most of the Trojans will include a persistent installation script which is designed to ensure that the relevant code will be started when the computer is booted. It may also block access to the recovery options and certain system services. Most Trojans will also include a files modification service which can act against both system and user files, as well as the Windows Registry. This can lead to issues such as the following:
- Performance Issues — The computer can slow-down considerably to the point of being unusable.
- Application Instability — Changes to the application engine can render certain options and features non-working.
Many of the Hupigon Trojan samples may also be configured to harvest sensitive information which can be personal information or machine data. A report can be automatically generated by the Trojan engine using all of this data.
Finally the Trojan engine will connect the local client to a hacker-controlled server thus allowing the criminals to take over control of the victim machines. This will allow them not only to spy on the users, but to harvest data and later on use the collected data to carry out further crimes like financial abuse and identity theft.
How to Remove Hupigon Trojan
In order to fully remove Hupigon from your computer system, we recommend that you follow the removal instructions underneath this article. If the first two manual removal steps do not seem to work and you still see Hupigon or programs, related to it, we suggest what most security experts advise – to download and run a scan of your computer with a reputable anti-malware program. Downloading this software will not only save you some time, but will remove all of Hupigon files and programs related to it and will protect your computer against such intrusive apps and malware in the future.
- Guide 1: How to Remove Hupigon Trojan from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Hupigon Trojan from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Hupigon Trojan from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Hupigon Trojan from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Hupigon Trojan from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Hupigon Trojan from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Hupigon Trojan from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Hupigon Trojan from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Hupigon Trojan
Step 2: Uninstall Hupigon 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.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Hupigon Trojan 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 Hupigon Trojan there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Hupigon Trojan from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Hupigon Trojan 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 Hupigon 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:
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 Hupigon 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.
Erase Hupigon 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.
Uninstall Hupigon 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.
Remove Hupigon 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".
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 Hupigon Trojan will be removed.
Eliminate Hupigon 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.