The Redaman Trojan is a dangerous weapon used against computer users worldwide. It infects mainly via infected software installers. Our article gives an overview of its behavior according to the collected samples and available reports, also it may be helpful in attempting to remove the virus.
|Short Description||The Redaman Trojan is a computer virus that is designed to silently infiltrate computer systems.|
|Symptoms||The victims may not experience any apparent symptoms of infection.|
|Distribution Method||Software Vulnerabilities, Freeware Installations, Bundled Packages, Scripts and others.|
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Redaman Trojan – Distribution Methods
The Redaman Trojan is a newly discovered malware which is currently being distributed by an unknown hacker collective. The ongoing campaign uses a familiar tactic of sending out archived files that once interacted with will lead to the infection.
There are many ways that such files can be delivered to the target victims, here are the most common ones:
- Email Phishing Messages — The bulk of the related Trojans are sent via email SPAM campaigns that attempt to confuse the recipients into thinking that they have received a legitimate notification from a well-known service, product or company. They are modeled after the real messages and may include the same design elements and text contents. The associated Redaman Trojan files can be linked in the body contents or directly attached to the messages.
- Malicious Web Sites — The Redaman Trojan files can be uploaded to hacker-controlled web sites. They may be modeled after legitimate and well-known pages that computer users often search for — download portals, search engines, product landing pages and etc. Most of them are hosted on similar sounding domain names so that they can be visited by users that have misspelled the real one. Hacker-made or stolen security certificates can also be added to make them appear as safe sites.
- Malicious Documents — The archives can be linked in documents by inserting the relevant download and execution macros embedded in by the criminals. This strategy can be employed with all of the popular document types: text documents, spreadsheets, presentations and databases. Whenever they are opened by the users a prompt will appear asking them to enable the scripts in order to “correctly view” the files. This will trigger the Redaman Trojan.
- Dangerous Application Installers — The other method frequently employed by computer criminals is their ongoing creation of malicious application installer bundles. They are made by taking the legitimate files from their official download locations and modify them accordingly with the virus installation code. Usually popular software that are frequently downloaded by end users are targeted.
- Peer-to-Peer Networks — File-sharing networks such as BitTorrent are popular with users that spread both pirate and legitimate content.
- Malicious Web Browser Extensions — The hacker collective can create extensions for the most popular web browsers that lead to the Redaman Trojan infection. They are frequently uploaded to the relevant repositories using fake user reviews and developer credentials. The uploaded descriptions will promise the addition of new features and web browser optimization. However upon installation the default configuration settings will be replaced which will redirect the victims to a hacker-controlled page — this is the most common behavior. Alongside this the virus infection will follow.
Other methods can be employed in future versions as well.
Redaman Trojan – Detailed Description
The Redaman Trojan at the moment does not appear to contain any code snippets from previous malware. There is no information about the identity of the hackers, this sets out two highly possible hypotheses about its creation. The first one is that they are behind the development of the virus. The second one is that it is a custom order made on the dark underground markets. Once the samples are ready as per the hacker’s wishes the threat can be distributed via the attack campaigns.
At the moment the captured samples have been confirmed to establish a secure connection to a hacker-controlled server thus allowing the Redaman Trojan controllers to take over control of the machines, steal user data and spy on the victims in real-time.
We anticipate that the future versions of this malware will include expanded functionality as seen on other similar threats. They will usually begin with a data harvesting component. Most of the Trojans will do this in order to generate an unique ID that is assigned to each compromised computer. This is done by running an algorithm that takes its input parameters from strings like the parts list of the available hardware components, user settings and operating system environment values. Additionally some of the advanced Trojans use this engine in order to expose the identities of the victim users by searching for strings like their name, address, phone number, interests and stored account credentials (combinations of user names, email addresses and passwords). By interacting with the Windows Volume Manager the Redaman Trojan can access removable storage devices and network shares as well.
The harvested information about the system can be used by another module which can bypass installed security software. This is done by searching for engines of anti-virus products, firewalls, virtual machine hosts and intrusion detection systems. They can be disabled or completely removed.
When the malicious engine has acquired control of the infected machine it will proceed with changes that can alter all important areas of the operating system. A list of the common malicious actions includes the following:
- Windows Registry Changes — The virus engine can create entries for itself in the Windows Registry as well as modify existing ones. This is very dangerous as modifications to entries that are actively used by the operating system can lead to severe performance and stability problems. When the modifications reflect Registry values that belong to the third-party installed applications this may being forth unexpected errors.
- Boot Options Modifications — The Redaman Trojan can configure itself as a persistent threat which will automatically start once the computer is powered on. It may also disable access to the boot recovery menus which will also make most manual recovery instructions non-working as they depend on access to them.
- Data Removal — The engine can be programmed to identify and remove sensitive data such as System Restore Points, Restore Points and Backups. When this steps has been activated by the Redaman Trojan the victims will need to use a combination of an anti-spyware solution and data recovery software.
The majority of related Trojans are programmed to install other malware threats such as cryptocurrency miners and hijackers once all prior modules have completed running. The reason for this is because the Redaman might have already removed the found security installed and that the payloads can unfold all of their actions without any trouble.
Remove Redaman Trojan
If your computer system got infected with the Redaman Trojan, you should have a bit of experience in removing malware. You should get rid of this Trojan as quickly as possible before it can have the chance to spread further and infect other computers. You should remove the Trojan and follow the step-by-step instructions guide provided below.
Note! Your computer system may be affected by Redaman Trojan and other threats.
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- Guide 1: How to Remove Redaman Trojan from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Redaman Trojan from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Redaman Trojan from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Redaman Trojan from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Redaman Trojan from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Redaman Trojan from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Redaman Trojan from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Redaman Trojan from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Redaman Trojan
Step 2: Uninstall Redaman 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 Redaman 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 Redaman Trojan there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Redaman Trojan from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Redaman 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 Redaman 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 Redaman 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 Redaman 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 Redaman 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 Redaman 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 Redaman Trojan will be removed.
Eliminate Redaman 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.