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Remove Poshedo Trojan Completely from Your PC

shutterstock_248596792A 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.

NamePoshedo
TypeTrojan.Downloader
Short DescriptionInfects the user PC and connects to third-party hosts to download other files on the infected device.
SymptomsThe 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 MethodVia PUPs, installed by bundling (Browser Hijackers) or by visiting a suspicious third-party site that is advertising it.
Detection ToolDownload 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:

  • “Order”.
  • “Refund”.
  • “Receipt”.
  • “Product”.
  • “Contract”.

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:

Directexe(dot)com/Xmm/bb
sjc4911.com/(dot)sql/mike
directexe(dot)com/Xmm/bb
aromkampanya(dot)com/latin/wido
directexe(dot)com/2D2A/bg
secureemail(dot)bz/ink
sjc4911.com/(dot)sql/stanr
nevergreen(dot)net/8
zohaibnadeemgroup(dot)com/pic/harris
messystaging.com/(dot)sql/mike
aromkampanya.com/sumo
tnservice.com(dot)au/isp/ugogene
www.algerie-focus(dot)com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/01
nevergreen(dot)net/8
directexe(dot)com/2D2A/bg
nevergreen(dot)net/6
online-dropbox(dot)com/online/
droidgraphix(dot)xyz/user02/iptoo
www.amspeconline(dot)com/123/etna
jacoblennox(dot)com/wp-includes/putt
hecforex(dot)info/wp-includes/upd

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.

1. Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Poshedo

1. Boot Your PC Into Safe Mode

1. For Windows 7,XP and Vista. 2. For Windows 8, 8.1 and 10.

For Windows XP, Vista, 7 systems:

1. Remove all CDs and DVDs, and then Restart your PC from the “Start” menu.
2. Select one of the two options provided below:

For PCs with a single operating system: Press “F8” repeatedly after the first boot screen shows up during the restart of your computer. In case the Windows logo appears on the screen, you have to repeat the same task again.

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For PCs with multiple operating systems: Тhe arrow keys will help you select the operating system you prefer to start in Safe Mode. Press “F8” just as described for a single operating system.

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3. As the “Advanced Boot Options” screen appears, select the Safe Mode option you want using the arrow keys. As you make your selection, press “Enter“.

4. Log on to your computer using your administrator account

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While your computer is in Safe Mode, the words “Safe Mode” will appear in all four corners of your screen.

Step 1: Open the Start Menu

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Step 2: Whilst holding down Shift button, click on Power and then click on Restart.
Step 3: After reboot, the aftermentioned menu will appear. From there you should choose Troubleshoot.

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Step 4: You will see the Troubleshoot menu. From this menu you can choose Advanced Options.

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Step 5: After the Advanced Options menu appears, click on Startup Settings.

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Step 6: Click on Restart.
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Step 7: A menu will appear upon reboot. You should choose Safe Mode by pressing its corresponding number and the machine will restart.

2. Remove Poshedo with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

2. Remove Poshedo with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

1. Install SpyHunter to scan for and remove Poshedo.2. Scan with SpyHunter to Detect and Remove Poshedo.
Step 1:Click on the “Download” button to proceed to SpyHunter’s download page.

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It is highly recommended to run a scan before purchasing the full version of the software to make sure that the current version of the malware can be detected by SpyHunter.

Step 2: Guide yourself by the download instructions provided for each browser.
Step 3: After you have installed SpyHunter, wait for it to automatically update.

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Step1: After the update process has finished, click on the ‘Scan Computer Now’ button.
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Step2: After SpyHunter has finished scanning your PC for any Poshedo files, click on the ‘Fix Threats’ button to remove them automatically and permanently.
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Step3: Once the intrusions on your PC have been removed, it is highly recommended to restart it.

3. Back up your data to secure it against infections by Poshedo in the future

3. Back up your data to secure it against attacks in the future

IMPORTANT! Before reading the Windows backup instructions, we highly recommend to back up your data automatically with cloud backup and insure it against any type of data loss on your device, even the most severe. We recommend reading more about and downloading SOS Online Backup .

To back up your files via Windows and prevent any future intrusions, follow these instructions:

1. For Windows 7 and earlier 1. For Windows 8, 8.1 and 10 1. Enabling the Windows Defense Feature (Previous Versions)

1-Click on Windows Start Menu
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2-Type Backup And Restore
3-Open it and click on Set Up Backup
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4-A window will appear asking you where to set up backup. You should have a flash drive or an external hard drive. Mark it by clicking on it with your mouse then click on Next.
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5-On the next window, the system will ask you what do you want to backup. Choose the ‘Let Me Choose’ option and then click on Next.
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6-Click on ‘Save settings and run backup’ on the next window in order to protect your files from possible attacks by .
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1-Press Windows button + R
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2-In the window type ‘filehistory’ and press Enter
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3-A File History window will appear. Click on ‘Configure file history settings’
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4-The configuration menu for File History will appear. Click on ‘Turn On’. After its on, click on Select Drive in order to select the backup drive. It is recommended to choose an external HDD, SSD or a USB stick whose memory capacity is corresponding to the size of the files you want to backup.
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5-Select the drive then click on ‘Ok’ in order to set up file backup and protect yourself from .

1- Press Windows button + R keys.
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2- A run windows should appear. In it type ‘sysdm.cpl’ and then click on Run.
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3- A System Properties windows should appear. In it choose System Protection.
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5- Click on Turn on system protection and select the size on the hard disk you want to utilize for system protection.
6- Click on Ok and you should see an indication in Protection settings that the protection from is on.
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Restoring a file via Windows Defense feature:
1-Right-click on the encrypted file, then choose Properties.
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2-Click on the Previous Versions tab and then mark the last version of the file.
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3-Click on Apply and Ok and the file encrypted by should be restored.

Optional: Using Alternative Anti-Malware Tools

Remove Poshedo Using Other Alternative Tools

Malwarebytes Anti-MalwareSTOPZilla Anti Malware
1. Install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to scan for and remove Poshedo.
Step 1: Download Malwarebytes by clicking here.
Step 2: A pop-up window will appear. Click on the ‘Save File’ button. If it does not, click on the Download button and save it afterwards.
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Step 3: After you have downloaded the setup, simply open it.
Step 4: The installer should appear. Click on the ‘Next’ button.
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Step 5: Check the ‘I accept the agreement’ check circle if not checked if you accept it and click the ‘Next’ button once again.
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Step 6: Review and click on ‘Next’ on the following 4 steps that will appear afterwards and after that click on the ‘Install’ button.
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Step 7: After the installation process has completed click on the ‘Finish’ button and check the ‘Launch MalwareBytes AntiMalware’ check box.

2. Scan your PC with MalwareBytes to remove all Poshedo associated files automatically.

Step 1: Launch MalwareBytes if you havent launched it after install.
Step 2: Wait for the software to update and then click on the blue ‘Scan Now’ button. If it doesnt start updating automatically, click on the blue ‘Update Now’ highlighted text.
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Step 3: At this point, after clicking the ‘Scan Now’ button, the system should start scanning your PC. It may take a while but be patient – it is worth it.
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Step 4: After the scan has been complete and all of the threats have been identified, click on the ‘Remove Selected’ button to delete them permanently.
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Step 5: Once the scan has completed, MalwareBytes will prompt you to restart your computer. It is recommended to save all your data you are working on before restarting.

1. Download and Install STOPZilla Anti-malware to Scan for And Remove Poshedo.
Step 1: Download STOPZilla by clicking here.
Step 2: A pop-up window will appear. Click on the ‘Save File’ button. If it does not, click on the Download button and save it afterwards.
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Step 3: After you have downloaded the setup, simply open it.
Step 4: The installer should appear. Click on the ‘Next’ button.
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Step 5: Check the ‘I accept the agreement’ check circle if not checked if you accept it and click the ‘Next’ button once again.
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Step 6: Review and click on the ‘Install’ button.
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Step 7: After the installation process has completed click on the ‘Finish’ button.

2. Scan your PC with STOPZilla Anti Malware to remove all Poshedo associated files completely.
Step 1: Launch STOPZilla if you haven’t launched it after install.
Step 2: Wait for the software to automatically scan and then click on the ‘Repair Now’ button. If it does not scan automatically, click on the ‘Scan Now’ button.
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Step 3: After the removal of all threats and associated objects, you should Restart your PC.

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Ventsislav has been covering the latest malware, software and newest tech developments at SensorsTechForum for 3 years now. He started out as a network administrator. Having graduated Marketing as well, Ventsislav also has passion for discovery of new shifts and innovations in cybersecurity that become game changers. After studying Value Chain Management and then Network Administration, he found his passion within cybersecrurity and is a strong believer in basic education of every user towards online safety.

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