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Trojan.Redgamble – How to Remove It from Your Computer

This article has been created to explain what is the Redgamble Trojan and how you can remove it from your computer successfully.

A new Infostealer Trojan has been detected in the wild, obtaining different information from compromised comptuers. The malware aims to heavily modify the computers infected by it and ensure remote access to the cyber-criminals who are behind the attack. In the event that you believe your computer has been compromised by the Trojan.Redgamble threat, we recommend that you read this article as it aims to help you remove this malware completely.

Threat Summary

Name Trojan.Redgamble
Type Infostealer Trojan
Short Description Aims to steal information from your computer..
Symptoms No symptomps of infection besides the malicious files of the virus being dropped on the victim PC.
Distribution Method Via fake programs or malicious e-mail spam messages.
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Trojan.Redgamble – How Does It Infect

The main method via which this virus may be spread onto victims computers is by being attached in spammed email messages, whose main purpose is to get users to believe the infection file is an important type of document, such as:

  • Invoice.
  • Receipt.
  • Banking statement.
  • Waranty.

The e-mails that are sent may often seem as if they come fro big companies, like PayPal, DHL, FedEx, UPS, etc. The attached files to those e-mails may be executable types of files, like .exe, .bat, .cmd, .vbs, .sfx and others of such types. If so, these files are often in archives in order to evade detection. But if not, the files may be presented as .docx or .pdf files with malicious macros embedded. This basically means that the files themselves appear to be legitimate but when opened they ask victims to enable editing to see what is in the document and this action triggers malicious macros to activate the infeciton process.

Trojan.Redgamble –Activity Analysis

According to analysis at Symantec’s security center, when the Trojan.Redgamble infects your computer, the malware may drop the following files on the victim’s computer:

  • %Windows%\WRMK.dll
  • %Windows%\taskeng.exe
  • %Windows%\addins\wrmk.dll
  • %Windows%\addins\twain.dll
  • %Windows%\addins\taskeng.exe
  • %Windows%\Tasks\At1.job

The Trojan.Redgamble infection then proceeds to modify the following Windows Reigstry sub-keys and create entries in then to run tasks automatically and schedule tasks:

→ HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\Microsoft\SchedulingAgent\”LastTaskRun” = “HEX”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\system\CurrentControlSet\Services\Schedule\”NextAtJobId” = “3”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\system\CurrentControlSet\Services\Schedule\”AtTaskMaxHours” = “48”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\”Start Page” = “URL”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\”Start Page” = URL

The virus then creates a scheduled task to run the maliciosu files schtasks.exe and taskeng.exe fake processes with the following parameters:

→ %System%\schtasks.exe schtasks /create /tn “Microsoft\Windows\java\jued” /tr “%Windir%\taskeng.exe” /ru %USERNAME% /it /rl highest /sc minute /mo 1 /f

The malware then proceeds to check if the following types of executables are added as Windows Registry strings:

→ impactgame\poker\poker.exe
neowiz\pmang\common\pmlauncher.exe
cherrygame\poker\poker.exe
cherrygamej\poker\poker.exe
cherrygameh\poker\poker.exe
hangame\korean\baduki.exe
hangame\korean\poker7.exe
hangame\korean\highlow2.exe
hangame\korean\laspoker.exe
hangame\korean\hoola3.exe

When these scheduled tasks are executed, the malware injects it’s malicious DLL processes of the executables above if their strings are detected:

→ %Windir%\addins\wrmk.dll
%Windir%\addins\twain.dll

The malware then steals information from the games for online gambling and this information includes:

  • Channel the user is in.
  • The room the userparticipates in.
  • The type of game played.
  • The type of server.
  • The user’s game information.
  • Screenshots from the game itself.

The malware may then connect to several remote hosts in order to transfer the stolen information. This is likely believed with the idea to perform an attack on the gambling room or to directly obtain the gambling funds from victims by setting the gambling game up.

Remove Trojan.Redgamble from Your Computer

If you have Redgamble or other gambling games that are installed on your PC, we do advise to check if this Trojan is running it’s malicious files on your PC, preferably by booting into safe mode and using the information in the removal instructions bellow as they have been created to help you fully delete the Trojan.Redgamble threat from your computer. If you want to effectively remove this ransomware, security experts recommend to use an advanced anti-malware software for the removal process. It has been designed to scan for and completely remove all of the related files and objects to Redgamble from your computer.

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How to Remove Trojan.Redgamble from Windows.


Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Trojan.Redgamble

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Manual Removal Usually Takes Time and You Risk Damaging Your Files If Not Careful!
We Recommend To Scan Your PC with SpyHunter

Keep in mind, that SpyHunter’s scanner is only for malware detection. If SpyHunter detects malware on your PC, you will need to purchase SpyHunter's malware removal tool to remove the malware threats. Read our SpyHunter 5 review. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter's EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria

1. Hold Windows key() + R


2. The "Run" Window will appear. In it, type "msconfig" and click OK.


3. Go to the "Boot" tab. There select "Safe Boot" and then click "Apply" and "OK".
Tip: Make sure to reverse those changes by unticking Safe Boot after that, because your system will always boot in Safe Boot from now on.


4. When prompted, click on "Restart" to go into Safe Mode.


5. You can recognise Safe Mode by the words written on the corners of your screen.


Step 2: Uninstall Trojan.Redgamble 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. To do that:


1. Hold the Windows Logo Button and "R" on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear.


2. In the field type in "appwiz.cpl" and press ENTER.


3. This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC. Select the program that you want to remove, and press "Uninstall"
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall most programs.


Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Trojan.Redgamble on your computer.

The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Trojan.Redgamble there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:

1. Open the Run Window again, type "regedit" and click OK.


2. When you open it, you can freely navigate to the Run and RunOnce keys, whose locations are shown above.


3. You can remove the value of the virus by right-clicking on it and removing it.
Tip: To find a virus-created value, you can right-click on it and click "Modify" to see which file it is set to run. If this is the virus file location, remove the value.

IMPORTANT!
Before starting "Step 4", please boot back into Normal mode, in case you are currently in Safe Mode.
This will enable you to install and use SpyHunter 5 successfully.

Step 4: Scan for Trojan.Redgamble with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

1. Click on the "Download" button to proceed to SpyHunter's download page.


It is recommended to run a scan before purchasing the full version of the software to make sure that the current version of the malware can be detected by SpyHunter. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter's EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria.


2. After you have installed SpyHunter, wait for it to update automatically.

SpyHunter5-update-2018


3. After the update process has finished, click on the 'Malware/PC Scan' tab. A new window will appear. Click on 'Start Scan'.

SpyHunter5-Free-Scan-2018


4. After SpyHunter has finished scanning your PC for any files of the associated threat and found them, you can try to get them removed automatically and permanently by clicking on the 'Next' button.

SpyHunter-5-Free-Scan-Next-2018

If any threats have been removed, it is highly recommended to restart your PC.


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Get rid of Trojan.Redgamble from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall Trojan.Redgamble and remove related files and objects

OFFER
Manual Removal Usually Takes Time and You Risk Damaging Your Files If Not Careful!
We Recommend To Scan Your Mac with SpyHunter for Mac
Keep in mind, that SpyHunter for Mac needs to purchased to remove the malware threats. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter’s EULA and Privacy Policy


1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:


2. Find Activity Monitor and double-click it:


3. In the Activity Monitor look for any suspicious processes, belonging or related to Trojan.Redgamble:

Tip: To quit a process completely, choose the “Force Quit” option.


4. Click on the "Go" button again, but this time select Applications. Another way is with the ⇧+⌘+A buttons.


5. In the Applications menu, look for any suspicious app or an app with a name, similar or identical to Trojan.Redgamble. If you find it, right-click on the app and select “Move to Trash”.


6: Select Accounts, after which click on the Login Items preference. Your Mac will then show you a list of items that start automatically when you log in. Look for any suspicious apps identical or similar to Trojan.Redgamble. Check the app you want to stop from running automatically and then select on the Minus (“-“) icon to hide it.


7: Remove any left-over files that might be related to this threat manually by following the sub-steps below:

  • 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.Redgamble 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:

Disclaimer! If you are about to tamper with Library files on Mac, be sure to know the name of the virus file, because if you delete the wrong file, it may cause irreversible damage to your MacOS. Continue on your own responsibility!

1: Click on "Go" and Then "Go to Folder" as shown underneath:

2: Type in "/Library/LauchAgents/" and click Ok:

3: Delete all of the virus files that have similar or the same name as Trojan.Redgamble. If you believe there is no such file, do not delete anything.

You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:

→ ~/Library/LaunchAgents
/Library/LaunchDaemons

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.



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Remove Trojan.Redgamble 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.


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Erase Trojan.Redgamble 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.



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Uninstall Trojan.Redgamble 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.



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Remove Trojan.Redgamble 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".

stf-safari preferences


Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.

stf-safari-extensions


Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.


Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.

stf-safari uninstall

A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Trojan.Redgamble will be removed.


How to Reset Safari
IMPORTANT: Before resetting Safari make sure you back up all your saved passwords within the browser in case you forget them.

Start Safari and then click on the gear leaver icon.

Click the Reset Safari button and you will reset the browser.


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Eliminate Trojan.Redgamble 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.


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