Trojan.Werdlod is a Trojan horse that can open a back door on the affected computer and download other potentially unsafe programs (including adware or even malware). Trojan.Werdlod may cause overall system instability and lead to the execution of tasks and processes from a remote location. Trojan.Werdlod can bypass detection by some security tools, which makes the threat even harder to identify. Installing a powerful anti-malware solution in Safe Mode in order to eliminate Trojan.Werdlod is a must.
How Does Trojan.Werdlod Operate?
As soon as Trojan.Werdlod is executed, the Trojan creates a copy of itself to this location:
- %UserProfile%\AppData\Roaming\[RANDOM FOLDER NAME]\[RANDOM FILE NAME].exe
In order to be launched with every system startup, Trojan.Werdlod creates the following registry entry on the compromised PC:
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\Run\”Macromedia” = “%UserProfile%\AppData\Roaming\[RANDOM FOLDER NAME]\[RANDOM FILE NAME].exe”
Then, Trojan.Werdlod opens a back door on the affected computer and connects to a remote host:
Once active, Trojan.Werdlod may download unsafe files and execute them.
How Is Trojan.Werdlod Distributed?
Trojan.Werdlod can enter your system as an attachment to a spam email or bundled with free of charge programs available for download online. The threat can also infiltrate your machine through corrupt websites and drive-by-downloads.
Users should be careful when they install new software on their computers and always go for the Advanced options instead of the “standard” installation.
Do not open suspicious emails from unknown senders and verify the identity of the institution or person sending you the message before you download any attached files.
How to Remove Trojan.Werdlod from Your Computer?
Trojan.Werdlod may bypass AV detection. Installing a powerful anti-spyware solution in Safe Mode and then removing the Trojan from your PC is the correct way to approach this threat. The manual below will help you go through the process of eliminating Trojan.Werdlod step by step.
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