The Nitol 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 Nitol 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 Nitol Trojan can download other threats, launch multiple dangerous modules and steal files.
|Type||Malware, Trojan, Miner|
|Short Description||A dangerous malware which can launch different components 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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Nitol Trojan — Overview
The Nitol Trojan is a dangerous malware which is primarily used to load other viruses onto the affected computers. At the moment the main distribution strategy is to create SPAM email messages. This is done by impersonating the legitimate notifications of well-known companies or services and sending them out to the intended victims. The messages may contain attached files or link them malware in the contents. To make them look safe and real the hackers may insert signatures, certificates and make them appear as if they are sent by the domain name registered by the impersonating company.
Nitol Trojan malware infected files can also be hosted on similar sounding domain names and they can use different techniques in order to manipulate commonly used user files. A good example is when the hackers resort to the infection of documents (across all popular file formats) and installers of famous software. The infections can additionally be caused by inserting the relevant code in browser plugins for popular web browsers. All malware-infected data can be easily shared over BitTorrent trackers and other related file-sharing networks.
When run on the compromised machine the Nitol Trojan will start to immediately run the intended scripts as part of its deployment process. The first malicious action is the system compatibility check – the main engine of the threat will check if there are any installed security software installed, the captured samples appear to specifically monitor for virtual machine hosts. If they are detected the malware may stop running or delete itself to avoid detection. A distinct feature is that the Nitol Trojan will also check if there is a prior infection, so that a double virus installation will not be made.
As part of Nitol Trojan’s initial infection campaign the next action is to establish a persistent state of execution which will start the Trojan every time the computer is run. This is done by modifying the system startup configuration files.
The main executable will drop another malware which can change depending on the current campaign. However its execution will not start immediately in order not to raise any awareness with anti-virus programs. It will start a data gathering process which will scan the machine for information such as operating system values, hardware information, regional preferences and etc. All of the collected data will be relayed to the hackers via a secure connection to a server they control. The Trojan function wil also allow the hackers to download additional malware at their request.
How to Remove Nitol Trojan
In order to fully remove Nitol 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 Nitol 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 Nitol 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 Nitol Trojan from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Nitol Trojan from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Nitol Trojan from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Nitol Trojan from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Nitol Trojan from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Nitol Trojan from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Nitol Trojan from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Nitol Trojan from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Nitol Trojan
Step 2: Uninstall Nitol 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 Nitol 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 Nitol Trojan there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Nitol Trojan from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Nitol 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 Nitol 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 Nitol 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 Nitol 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 Nitol 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 Nitol 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 Nitol Trojan will be removed.
Eliminate Nitol 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.