A new Trojan horse, detected as Trojan.Downloader.Dde.Gen has been detected by malware researchers. The virus is from the downloader type and it’s primary purpose is to download other malware or adware on victims computers. It may also steal information, log keystrokes, take screenshots and perform other malicious activities on infected computers. In case your computer has been infected by Trojan.Downloader.Dde.Gen, we strongly recommend that you read this article and learn how to remove it completely from your computer.
|Short Description||Aims to stay undetected for as long as possible on the infected computers of users.|
|Symptoms||Suspicious processes running on the background of your computer.|
|Distribution Method||Spam Emails, Email Attachments, Executable files|
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Trojan.Downloader.Dde.Gen – Spread
In order to infect the maximum ammount of victims, this malware may be spread via massive spam campaigns, that advertise it as an e-mail attachment that is seemingly legitimate, such as:
- Banking history statements.
In addition to this, the massages in the e-mails themselves may also include convincing text embedded within them, whose primary purpose is to get victims to open the attachments. Here is an example of how a convincing spammed e-mail messages may appear like:
We have attempted to deliver your package
The delivery attempt failed because nobody was present at the shipping
address, so this notification has been automatically sent.
You may arrange re-delivery by visiting the nearest DBL office with the
printed shipping invoice mentioned below.
If the package is not scheduled for delivery or picked up within 96 hours,
it will be returned to the sender.
TRACKING Number: 97 93745 186
Expected Deliver Date: 26.05.2017
Class: Package services
Service(s): Delivery Confirmation
Status: eNotification sent
Download detailed reference about the purchase.
To check on the delivery status of our mailing or arrange re-delivery
please visit our site.
2017 DHL Corporation
This is an automatically generated mail, please do not reply
Besides via suspicious e-mail attachments, the malware may also be spread via other types of suspicious software, such as fake executable files posted online as well as other fraudulent files which are posted as fake setups on suspicious websites or as fake key generators game patches, cracks and other types of seemingly legitimate executable files.
Trojan.Downloader.Dde.Gen More Info
As soon as your computer is infected by this Trojan, the virus immeditalyuses obfuscation to cover it’s infection from any antivirus software products. Since such downloaders are created by more than one malware author, this virus may be packed with different features for different heuristics of it.
When it has been downloaded and executed, the Trojan.Downloader.Dde.Gen may create more than one malicious files in some of the following Windows folders:
When this is done, the malware begins to perform multiple different tasks in order to obtain read and write permissions over the infected computer and establish connection to the download server. When this has been done, the Trojan.Downloader.Dde.Gen virus may download the following types of files on your computer system:
- Malicious files.
- Threats and security risks which are related to pay-per-click and pay-per-install schemes.
- Misleading software.
- Adware and Browser Hijackers plus other unwanted software.
- Updates and upgrades to stay hidden.
- Botnet malware.
In generally, downloader trojans do not download noticable malware, because if the victims spot it, they may reinstall their Windows and prevent the downloader trojan from working again as well. But in most cases they may also steal information from your computer while downloading apps which generate them profits. Such information may be:
- Your typed keystrokes.
- Your online activity.
- Financial data.
- Login information.
How to Remove Trojan.Downloader.Dde.Gen Fully
In order to perform an effective removal Trojan.Downloader.Dde.Gen from your computer, it is important to isolate this malware and remove every object created by it, but to also isolate any weaknesses on your system against reinfection. This is why, researchers strongly recommend to remove the Trojan.Downloader.Dde.Gen from your computer with the aid of an advanced anti-malware software which will automatically perform those steps for you. If you have experience with malware malware removal, you can try the manual remova instructions instead of the automatic solutions below. Whatever the case, if you believe that your computer has been infected with Trojan.Downloader.Dde.Gen, it is also likely that other malware may also reside on your computer, only one more reason to go with the automatic removal solution.
- Guide 1: How to Remove Trojan.Downloader.Dde.Gen from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Trojan.Downloader.Dde.Gen from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Trojan.Downloader.Dde.Gen from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Trojan.Downloader.Dde.Gen from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Trojan.Downloader.Dde.Gen from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Trojan.Downloader.Dde.Gen from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Trojan.Downloader.Dde.Gen from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Trojan.Downloader.Dde.Gen from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Trojan.Downloader.Dde.Gen
Step 2: Uninstall Trojan.Downloader.Dde.Gen 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.Downloader.Dde.Gen 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.Downloader.Dde.Gen there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Trojan.Downloader.Dde.Gen from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Trojan.Downloader.Dde.Gen 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.Downloader.Dde.Gen 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.Downloader.Dde.Gen files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Trojan.Downloader.Dde.Gen, 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.Downloader.Dde.Gen 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.Downloader.Dde.Gen 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.Downloader.Dde.Gen 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.Downloader.Dde.Gen 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.Downloader.Dde.Gen will be removed.
Eliminate Trojan.Downloader.Dde.Gen 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.