A new downloader type of Trojan has been reported to cause unauthorized downloads on user PCs infecting them with malware. The Trojan.Downloader may use obfuscators to conceal itself from most widespread antivirus software’s real-time protection. You may encounter this Trojan in case you have other malware or adware on your computer. It is strongly recommended to scan for and remove this Trojan if it is residing your computer.
|Short Description||Infects the user PC and connects to third-party hosts to download other files on the infected device.|
|Symptoms||The user may witness all of the symptoms of viruses, adware, spyware, rootkit, ransomware and other malware on his PC. The trojan may not be noticed until its detected via an anti-malware scan.|
|Distribution Method||Via PUPs, installed by bundling (Browser Hijackers) or by visiting a suspicious third-party site that is advertising it.|
|Detection Tool||Download Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected by Poshedo|
|User Experience||Join our forum to discuss Poshedo.|
Poshedo Trojan – How Did I Get It
This Trojan may be spread via different types of spam emails. They may either resemble a service the user is registered for or mimic a reputable sender or someone from the contact list of the recipient. Symantec researchers have reported that the Trojan may arrive via what appears to be a modified .lnk shortcut. It may be in an archive (.zip, .rar. 7z) and the shortcut may have different names. The most used names by this downloader may contain the following keywords in them:
Poshedo Trojan In Detail
Symantec malware researchers have outlined in their report about Poshedo, that once the Trojan is activated it may immediately connect to one of the following hosts:
All users who know how to block these malicious URLs should immediately add them to their blacklist to prevent any intrusions.These and other hosts Poshedo may connect to, might be directly dangerous to your computer because the Trojan may download several types of malware on your computer:
Ransomware – this particular malware activates itself and encrypts your files data, extorting you for money to decrypt them. Examples may be the widespread TeslaCrypt, Locky or Cryptowall 4.0.
Rootkit – this malware type may situate itself on your firmware, and it can only be cleaned via a boot scan with special anti-rootkit tools. Some rootkits are designed to remain on your computer even after a disk wipe.
Adware Viruses – these types of cyber threats contain malicious scripts that give them permissions to fill your computer with various pop-ups, fake antivirus software, and even browser redirects. They may lead to many other infections indirectly.
Killdisk Malware – this type of malware may directly destroy the data on your hard drive, replacing key files with corrupted ones. This results in you immediately losing your data.
Lockscreen Malware – this malware is ransomware, but instead of encrypting your files it may lock your screen and prevent you from accessing your computer. It may be devastating.
RATs (Remote access Trojan) – to best understand this threat imagine that the cyber-criminal has a remote control for your computer and can see everything you’re doing at any point in time. This includes keylogging your passwords while you are typing them, taking screenshots and other malicious deeds of the type.
These and other potential threats exist out there, and this Trojan may be the malware used to download them on your computer.
Remove Poshedo Trojan Completely
This cyber-threat may have already been removed by your anti-malware or antivirus program. However, it may lead to other malware, and this is why we advise following the step-by-step instructions outlined below to successfully be rid of this other malware that may be currently residing on your personal computer.