What Is Trojan.MacOS.Banker.lNqw?
A probable attack scenario where your banking credentials could be at risk would involve you logging into your bank account with your password. This could be done via a specially crafted phishing email redirecting you to a fake login portal.
Another option is that Trojan.MacOS.Banker.lNqw is equipped with a keylogger component, making it possible for the malware to collect your keystrokes and use them to log into any of your accounts.
The end goal of Trojan.MacOS.Banker.lNqw is to steal your data and upload it to a website controlled by the hackers. Continue reading to learn how to remove Trojan.MacOS.Banker.lNqw from your macOS.
|Short Description||The malware could masquarade itself as a legitimate app to try to trick you into downloading it.|
|Symptoms||You may not witness any direct symptoms. However, if the trojan has an adware component in its code, you may start experiencing unwanted ads and pop-ups.|
|Distribution Method||Phishing Emails, Unsafe browsing|
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Trojan.MacOS.Banker.lNqw Installation Method
Trojan.MacOS.Banker.lNqw as well as other variants of the Trojan could be concealed as various programs and games. In more severe cases, the threat may even fake anti-malware software that the user runs by choice. In addition, the trojan may be spread via malicious email attachments, corrupted links and drive-by downloads. Other possible infiltration techniques may imply the usage of torrent clients and p2p connections. Pirated software is yet another popular way for trojans to sneak into your operating system without being noticed.
To summarize, the main distribution channels of Trojan.MacOS.Banker.lNqw include:
- The software method – masquerading as a useful program the user will eventually run.
- The unsafe browsing method – this involves you clicking on a suspicious link, ad or pop-up while browsing. The trojan could be using fake software updates or tech-support scams to trick you into installing it.
- The phishing method – corrupted email attachments, hyperlinks, websites – relying on the user’s negligence.
- The P2P file sharing, pirated software method – the employment of peer-to-peer sharing by malware creators could also be used.
Despite the fact that all of those risks are widely-known, users tend to forget how stealthy and cunning malware, and trojans specifically, can be.
Remove Trojan.MacOS.Banker.lNqw from Your Mac
If you believe that your Mac was infected by a trojanized app that brought along Trojan.MacOS.Banker.lNqw on your macOS, you should follow the steps below the article.
Note. Trojan.MacOS.Banker.lNqw may not be the most malicious trojan out there but it definitely puts your private and banking credentials at risk. If your banking password is obtained by cybercriminals, you may lose the funds stored in your bank account. Furthermore, the trojan may not be alone – other malware may also have entered the system alongside.
- Guide 1: How to Remove Trojan.MacOS.Banker.lNqw from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Trojan.MacOS.Banker.lNqw on Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Trojan.MacOS.Banker.lNqw in Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Trojan.MacOS.Banker.lNqw from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Trojan.MacOS.Banker.lNqw from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Trojan.MacOS.Banker.lNqw from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Trojan.MacOS.Banker.lNqw from Internet Explorer.
- Guide 8: Disable Trojan.MacOS.Banker.lNqw Push Notifications in Your Browsers.
How to Remove Trojan.MacOS.Banker.lNqw from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Trojan.MacOS.Banker.lNqw
Step 2: Uninstall Trojan.MacOS.Banker.lNqw 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.MacOS.Banker.lNqw 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.MacOS.Banker.lNqw there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Trojan.MacOS.Banker.lNqw from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Trojan.MacOS.Banker.lNqw 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.MacOS.Banker.lNqw 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.MacOS.Banker.lNqw files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Trojan.MacOS.Banker.lNqw, 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.MacOS.Banker.lNqw 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.MacOS.Banker.lNqw 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.MacOS.Banker.lNqw 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.MacOS.Banker.lNqw 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.MacOS.Banker.lNqw will be removed.
Eliminate Trojan.MacOS.Banker.lNqw 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.
Remove Push Notifications caused by Trojan.MacOS.Banker.lNqw from Your Browsers.
Turn Off Push Notifications from Google Chrome
To disable any Push Notices from Google Chrome browser, please follow the steps below:
Step 1: Go to Settings in Chrome.
Step 2: In Settings, select “Advanced Settings”:
Step 3: Click “Content Settings”:
Step 4: Open “Notifications”:
Step 5: Click the three dots and choose Block, Edit or Remove options:
Remove Push Notifications on Firefox
Step 1: Go to Firefox Options.
Step 2: Go to “Settings”, type “notifications” in the search bar and click "Settings":
Step 3: Click “Remove” on any site you wish notifications gone and click “Save Changes”
Stop Push Notifications on Opera
Step 1: In Opera, press ALT+P to go to Settings
Step 2: In Setting search, type “Content” to go to Content Settings.
Step 3: Open Notifications:
Step 4: Do the same as you did with Google Chrome (explained below):
Eliminate Push Notifications on Safari
Step 1: Open Safari Preferences.
Step 2: Choose the domain from where you like push pop-ups gone and change to "Deny" from "Allow".