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TrojanDownloader:Win32/Tordow.A Removal Manual

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.

Download a System Scanner, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By TrojanDownloader:Win32/Tordow.A.

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:Adware.CrossRider.Win32.35

  • 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.

→In subkey:HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SharedAccess\Parameters\FirewallPolicy\StandardProfile\AuthorizedApplications\List
Sets value: “
With data: “:*:Enabled:Policy”

→In subkey:HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SharedAccess\Parameters\FirewallPolicy\StandardProfile\GloballyOpenPorts\List
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.
Spy Hunter scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the anti-malware tool. Find Out More About SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

1. Start Your PC in Safe Mode to Remove TrojanDownloader:Win32/Tordow.A
2. Remove TrojanDownloader:Win32/Tordow.A automatically with Spy Hunter Malware - Removal Tool.

Berta Bilbao

Berta is a dedicated malware researcher, dreaming for a more secure cyber space. Her fascination with IT security began a few years ago when a malware locked her out of her own computer.

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