In the following article we are going to explain to you the characteristic features as well as the possible negative effects of a virus called Trojan.Mdropper. It represents one of many versions of Trojans. This group of malware has been growing gradually in numbers and has been the cause for almost 80% of the world’s contaminations with viruses as a whole. Unfortunately, this virus will always strive to remain hidden as its intentions are always suspicious and often harmful. In case of a typical contamination, such a version of malware stays unnoticed until all of its plans are completed, and they may be many and varying.
You can catch Trojan.Mdropper from:
- Infected websites – it could come as a drive-by download. It could be a result of a payload from a webpage. Many torrent and video-sharing pages may contain different viruses.
- A contaminated letter from the email – Trojan.Mdropper might be hiding inside the letter itself or some of its attachments. It could be lurking inside an archive, an .exe attachment, an image or a text document.
- Many Trojans could imitate the analog window that opens on your monitor when a program installed on your computer has an important update to apply. By clicking on “Agree to install”, you could incorporate this virus into your PC.
- Trojans could be included in contagious hyperlinks distributed around the different social media platforms. As soon as you click on such a link, the virus infiltrates your system.
There might be many more various sources (like shareware or shady pop-ups leading to contagious pages). The ones we have commented on before are simply the most usual, not the only ones. What is also very unfortunate about Trojans is the fact that they might have as many possible usages as they do sources. You might never find out about the contamination before the virus achieves its goals.
Trojan.Mdropper could serve as:
- An instrument for unleashing a Ransomware version upon your system. Normally, different versions of Trojans get exploited with the purpose to sneak a Ransomware virus inside your device, usually through a program or an OS vulnerability. Trojans are experts at finding such weak spots and exploring them for dishonest purposes.
- A means of spreading spam and mining crypto currencies. Such a virus could be exploited with the aim to turn your machine into a bot.
- A tool that helps to hack someone’s computer and benefit from its resources. All kinds of illegal activities may be attributed to you because the hackers may perform them remotely from your computer. Then you may become the suspect of a crime you have had no idea has been committed.
- A means of stealing essential details like social media account credentials as well as banking, financial credentials and other important details. Your entire identity may become a victim of a theft. Your bank accounts could end up drained and all your social media profiles – hacker. All this will happen as a result of Trojan.Mdropper and its presence inside your system.
- A tool for crashing computer systems and destroying data. Many hackers just find it entertaining to have fun by disturbing some innocent users. By using such viruses they may scare them or torture them by removing or corrupting something from their systems.
- A way to hack into your workplace’s accounts and steal important data. This activity is called espionage and gets exploited for stealing company secrets.
- A program which can keep track of your key strokes and copies of all the data you enter into your computer. After that, this data might be used for all sorts of illegitimate practices.
Trojan.Mdropper might get removed via:
- Cautiously performing all the steps we have shared with you in our Removal Guide below. It has been assembled with the simple purpose to help infected users.
- Using your anti-malware program’s corresponding feature. Most good-quality anti-virus programs have such features as well as the ability to detect such threats.
- With some expert’s assistance – you may ask a specialist for help and follow their instructions.
Such a virus can be avoided if every user learns the efficient implementing of careful and clever web surfing. Just stay away from any potential Trojan sources and strive to check your PC for malicious threats every now and then. Keep the general condition of your system good by updating it whenever you need to.
Sidenote: Readers of this guide are advised to bookmark this page or have it opened on another device since it is possible that they will need to close the browser at a some point during the tie they are completing the following steps.
The first thing that needs to be done prior to anything else is that you boot your PC into Safe Mode. If you are not sure how to do it, use this link to a guide on how to enter Safe Mode.
Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open the Task Manager. Go to the Processes section and look for any suspicious-looking processes. Usually, malware processes use high amounts of RAM and CPU and also have shady description (or none at all). Right-click on those processes and select Open File Location. If you are sure that the process is coming from the virus, delete everything in the file location. Also, right-click on the process again and then select End Process.
Press Winkey + R and type appwiz.cpl. Press Enter and in the newly opened window look for any shady program installs. Right-click on the suspicious programs and select uninstall. Follow the prompts to uninstall the sketchy application.
Open the Run window again (Winkey + R), type msconfig and hit Enter. Go to the Startup section and from the list of programs, uncheck everything that seems shady or has an unknown or suspicious-looking manufacturer. Click on OK. On Windows 10, the startup programs list is in the Task Manager.
Open the Start Menu and paste the following line in the search bar: notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts. Click on the first result that gets displayed. A notepad file should open, look at the bottom of the text and see if there are any IP addresses below localhost. Write to us in the comments if you saw anything there.
Type regedit in the Run search bar and hit Enter. When the Registry Editor opens, press Ctrl + F, type the name of the virus and select Find Next. If anything gets found, right-click on it and select Delete. Do this for all search results.
Additionally, manually navigate to the following directories and see if they have any folders/keys that look shady (with a lot of random numbers and letters):
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Run
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Microsoft > Internet Explorer > Main
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Any other random directory
Delete everything that looks suspicious. If you are not sure whether to delete something, be sure to ask us in the comments.