The Khalesi Trojan is a malware threat which is rated as advanced when compared with other viruses of this type. Usually Trojan infections like this one are made by launching automated hacking toolkits or creating infected files. They are often made by taking the legitimate files from their official sources and modifying them with the necessary virus code. Other data can also be affected. All kinds of other data may be used as well — this includes malicious plugins for web browsers and etc. If any are found then the Khalesi Trojan will be installed.
This particular threat is known for being spread using a multitude of weaknesses. The attacks are set against users worldwide. After the infection has been made the Khalesi Trojan can download other threats, launch multiple dangerous modules and steal files.
|Type||Malware, Trojan, Miner|
|Short Description||A dangerous malware which can launch a miner and start a Trojan module.|
|Symptoms||The victims may notice performance issues and can get infected with other malware.|
|Distribution Method||Common distribution tactics and direct web attacks.|
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Khalesi Trojan — Overview
The Khalesi Trojan is part of common attacks that are often carried in large-scale attack operations. Usually threats like this one are directed against specific networks or targets by using custom behavior rules. In most cases the Khalesi Trojan infections are caused by prior infections. There are several main strategies used to direct them:
- Phishing Attacks — They use social engineering tricks to manipulate the recipients into opening up pages, downloading files or other actions that will lead to the Khalesi Trojan infection. This means that email messages or hacker-controlled pages may be used as “bait”.
- Malware Files — The virus can be included in various files and upon opening them the malware will start. Popular options are documents (with malware macros) and various executables such as updates, patches, app setup packages and etc.
When the Khalesi Trojan is deployed to a given system one of the first actions which will be run will be to block system apps and security software from detecting an infection. This is done by inserting the process into the running memory of already active programs. If the virus detects that a debugger or another scanning program is running it will terminate itself to avoid being detected. In addition to this an in-depth information gathering module will be executed. It will hijack user data and a report of the installed hardware data by scanning the memory and files located on the hard disk drives.
The next malware action in the behavior chain will be to install the threat in a persistent state. This is done by modifying key configuration files which will add the malware to the scheduled tasks. Every time the computer is started the relevant malware will start as well. Following this local Internet settings will be changed by making modifications in the Windows Registry values. This will make the Internet Explorer web browser to open a remote connection to a hacker-controlled server. This will allow the remote attackers to take over control of the host systems, steal files and spy on the users. At any time the behavior can change so this is why at the first sign of infection the users are urged to remove them.
How to Remove Khalesi Trojan
In order to fully remove Khalesi 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 Khalesi 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 Khalesi 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 Khalesi Trojan from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Khalesi Trojan from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Khalesi Trojan from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Khalesi Trojan from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Khalesi Trojan from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Khalesi Trojan from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Khalesi Trojan from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Khalesi Trojan from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Khalesi Trojan
Step 2: Uninstall Khalesi 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 Khalesi 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 Khalesi Trojan there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Khalesi Trojan from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Khalesi 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 Khalesi 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 Khalesi Trojan files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Khalesi 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.
Remove Khalesi 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 Khalesi 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 Khalesi 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 Khalesi 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 Khalesi Trojan will be removed.
Eliminate Khalesi 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.