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.