TrojanDownloader:Win32/Tordow.A is a Trojan infection that can install other programs on your computer. The threat’s ability to use peer-to-peer communications in order to download malicious files on the PC makes it extremely dangerous. Malware experts recommend using a trusted anti-malware tool to remove TrojanDownloader:Win32/Tordow.A from your machine.
How Does TrojanDownloader:Win32/Tordow.A Operate?
Trojans are considered high-level threats because they can download malware or unwanted and/or unsafe software on the affected PC and connect to a remote server in order to perform each of the following tasks:
- Download and run files on the compromised machine
- Receive configuration data
- Upload information from the compromised machine
- Receive instructions from cyber criminals
Researchers at Microsoft report that once installed, TrojanDownloader:Win32/Tordow.A creates files on your computer (for example %TEMP%\UpdateCV\update.dat) and then decrypt and run the malicious executable, which is typically saved in:
- %TEMP% \UpdateCV\installer.exe
- %TEMP% \UpdateCV\update.exe
Current research shows that the downloaded file is VirTool:Win32/CeeInject.gen!DZ, but this may vary in the future.
The threat modifies the registry so it would be activated every time the user starts the machine.
Sets value: “
With data: “
Sets value: “6881:TCP”
With data: “6881:TCP:*:Enabled:Policy”
TrojanDownloader:Win32/Tordow.A adds itself to the Firewall Authorized Applications, so the Firewall does not block the internet connection.
How Is TrojanDownloader:Win32/Tordow.A Distributed?
Trojans usually enter the user’s system unnoticed, through malicious attachments to spam email messages or as the user visits a corrupted web page. Bundled installations are also a standard distribution method for various threats.
How to Remove TrojanDownloader:Win32/Tordow.A Permanently?
Users should perform a full system scan and then eliminate any detected threats in Safe Mode. The manual below will assist you in deleting TrojanDownloader:Win32/Tordow.A permanently from your computer.
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