Attacks by the notorious “Pandemiya family” of trojan horses have increased lately and experts advise all users who have visited suspicious sites, opened unfamiliar mail attachments or have run into Trojans before, to check their computers for this specific Trojan. If a user has encountered a Trojan from the Pandemiya family now or in the past, there can be files that allow it to self-replicate.
|Type||Trojan Horse, Backdoor|
|Short Description||The Trojan’s aim is to steal personal data and credentials and may infect a compromised system with other malware.|
|Symptoms||The Trojan may delete, download and create files, restart the compromised computer and change different computer settings.|
|Distribution Method||Targeted Attacks, Email Attachments.|
|Detection Tool||Download Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected by malware|
|User Experience||Join our forum to discuss about the Pandemiya Trojan.|
Pandemiya Trojan – How Did I Get It?
There are a number of ways you could get infected with the “Pandemiya” Trojan horse. The most common distribution method is to install it manually as another program which is under the pretense that is useful. Thus, without knowing, you are getting the Trojan inserted into your system.
You might have been infected with the Trojan from a targeted attack by downloading an attachment from an electronic letter. Files that can be used to spread various threats such as the Pandemiya Trojan, more often than not, have these extensions: .bat, .exe, .vbs, .pif, .scr and other executable ones. The Trojan can restart your computer, so it can regenerate with each such triggered restart. You could also get infected via some plugin, extension, popup banner, or a site with malware on it.
Pandemiya Trojan – In Detail
Once the Trojan is executed, it creates the following files:
→C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\[Random symbols].exe
Afterwards, the Trojan creates the following registry entries:
→• HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\system\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\AppCertDlls\”[Random symbols]” = “%System%\[ Random symbols].dll”
→• HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\”[Random symbols]” = “C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\[Random symbols].exe”
After those registry entries are created, the Pandemiya Trojan will be run with each start of Windows. With these modifications made, Firewall settings will also be changed. This allows the Trojan to open a backdoor on the compromised computer and then connect through it to any of the following remote locations:
After it is connected successfully to a remote location, the Trojan may then perform any of the following actions:
• Track processes
• Identify newly created processes
• Load new modules and plugins
• Steal information from Web forms
• Capture screenshots
• Restart the computer
• Gather cookies information
• Gather system information, such as the OS version and architecture
• Create and execute files
• Remove files and directories
• Download files
This proves that the Pandemiya Trojan horse has dangerous capabilities, including: setting a two-way backdoor to remote locations selected by a cyber-criminal; steal very sensitive and personal information from the targeted computer; restart the system, so it can self-replicate or do other malicious tasks!
Remove Pandemiya Trojan Completely
This Trojan can spy on you, access different sensitive information and over time, infect you with different kinds of malware. It may track your personal information and send that data to the hackers that created it, which can aid them to profit from it. In order to completely get rid of the Pandemiya Trojan horse from your computer, carefully follow the step-by-step removal guide provided down below!
- Guide 1: How to Remove Trojan.Pandemiya from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Trojan.Pandemiya from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Trojan.Pandemiya from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Trojan.Pandemiya from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Trojan.Pandemiya from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Trojan.Pandemiya from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Trojan.Pandemiya from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Trojan.Pandemiya from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Trojan.Pandemiya
Step 2: Uninstall Trojan.Pandemiya 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 Trojan.Pandemiya 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 Trojan.Pandemiya there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Trojan.Pandemiya from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Trojan.Pandemiya 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 Trojan.Pandemiya 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 Trojan.Pandemiya 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 Trojan.Pandemiya 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 Trojan.Pandemiya 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 Trojan.Pandemiya 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 Trojan.Pandemiya will be removed.
Eliminate Trojan.Pandemiya 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.