Trojan.Betabot, also known as Betabot, is classified as a backdoor Trojan. Once activated, the Trojan creates registry entries and thus, launches every time Windows starts. Trojan.Betabot is also set to modify the Internet security settings so that the computer becomes vulnerable. Even though the malicious threat rose back in 2013, the attackers have resurrected it once again.
Trojan.Betabot Description and Distribution
As already mentioned, the Trojan typically creates a backdoor and modifies the computer’s registry. Security researchers have reported that Betabot creates a covered instance of ‘iexplore.exe’ and then embeds a code into it. The Trojan then establishes a connection and opens a back door. The latter grants the cyber crooks full access and control over the affected computer. Then the Trojan terminates all open applications that have incorporated ‘explorer.exe’.
Moreover, Betabot is very likely to attempt to block users from visiting security websites. In addition, the Trojan disables the present anti-malware solution. To do so, the bot generates a fake Microsoft Windows message box titled ‘User Account Control’. The message asks the user to grant Windows Command Processor administrative control, claiming that it is approved by Windows. In case the change is accepted, the Trojan will steal the user’s log-in details for bank accounts.
Users should be alerted because the bot may enter their systems in several ways. The Most cases scenario is Trojan.Bot sneaked in via corrupted links. Another quite common distribution technique is through infected external memory devices.
Due to the severity of the threat, the Trojan’s immediate removal is advisory. Installing a trustworthy and powerful AV solution is recommended by security experts.
To avoid future Trojan attacks, users should not click on unknown links, or execute suspicious downloads. Another prevention technique is denying User Account Control (UAC) requests.
Spy Hunter scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the anti-malware tool. Find Out More About SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool
- Guide 1: How to Remove Trojan.Betabot from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Trojan.Betabot from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Trojan.Betabot from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Trojan.Betabot from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Trojan.Betabot from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Trojan.Betabot from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Trojan.Betabot from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Trojan.Betabot from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Trojan.Betabot
Step 2: Uninstall Trojan.Betabot 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.Betabot 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.Betabot there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Trojan.Betabot from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Trojan.Betabot 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.Betabot 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 Trojan.Betabot files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Trojan.Betabot, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove Trojan.Betabot 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.Betabot 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.Betabot 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.Betabot 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.Betabot will be removed.
Eliminate Trojan.Betabot 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.