A severe threat known as Trojan:Win32/Usascape.A has surfaced the Web and is currently infecting unprotected machines. Trojan:Win32/Usascape.A is most likely exploiting a particular software vulnerability to get into a system. More information is needed to confirm the exact distribution method employed by the Trojan and its payload. However, we have strong arguments to think that Trojan:Win32/Usascape.A is used in ransomware campaigns, as we are currently in the midst of an encryption apocalypse.
|Short Description||Trojan:Win 32/ Usascape.A is most likely a severe threat that deletes important systems files, changes group policies, etc.|
|Symptoms||The victim may be experiencing problems connecting to the Internet.|
|Distribution Method||Software vulnerabilities, spam email attachments, suspicious sites, infected links.|
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Trojan:Win 32/ Usascape.A Technical Resume
Trojan horses such as Trojan:Win32/Usascape.A usually employ one of these methods to get into a targeted system:
- Exploiting software vulnerabilities (CVEs), most likely in Flash. If you have an unpatched version of Adobe Flash Player, make sure to update it. Even better, if you don’t need it, uninstall it.
- Installing suspicious software products from unknown vendors or p2p file-sharing communities. If you have an advanced anti-malware or/and anti-virus program, it will detect the threat.
- Via spam email campaigns. Never download email attachments from unknown senders. Bad actors often try to look legitimate by imitating official services or governmental entities. If you don’t expect a document from such senders, it’s not a good idea to open it.
More on spam emails:Cyber criminals tend to exploit macros in Microsoft Office documents. An example of such a malicious campaign is the Macro-Based Bartalex Malware.
Trojan:Win 32/ Usascape.A Capabilities
Microsoft Answers users have complained that Trojan:Win32/Usascape.A:
- Interferes with group policies, removes password for administrator;
- Possibly employs privilege escalation;
- Compromises and/or removes system files;
- Intercepts the Internet connection.
NB. Keep in mind that Trojan:Win32/Usascape.A may not be alone. The Trojan may be a part of a ransomware attack. We are currently witnessing an increasing number of ransomware cases such as:
Trojan:Win 32/ Usascape.A Removal Steps
If you have detected Trojan:Win32/Usascape on your system, do not hesitate to contact us – in the comments section or in our forum!
By the looks of it, Trojan:Win32/Usascape.A is a severe threat that should be removed with the assistance of a strong anti-malware or anti-virus program. If you have troubles connecting to the Internet and you don’t have an anti-malware program, use an external storage device to install one and remove the threat.
Also, refer to the removal guide below the article.