This post is about a recent research that has drawn the attention of general people towards the new malware that is Trojan.TinyNuke. This has been affecting the PC at wide level. Hence it is very essential to share all the associated information about this Trojan with PC users so that if in case their PC gets infected with it, then they may be able to implement the working manual removal techniques to get rid of it. Usually users lack the advance information about such malware and turns panic.
What is Trojan.TinyNuke?
Trojan.TinyNuke is a malicious Trojan which is capable of attacking the any Windows PC. Observations made by experts have revealed that this threats modifies the system configuration of host PC in a very easy way. It generally gets distributed via junk mails, bundled freeware application, doubtful links, false updates and peer to peer file sharing. After getting installed inside PC this Trojan leaves no stone unturned in showing its malefic effect. Users may have to face the extremes of troubles. It moreover badly affects the user's anti malware utility and finally take PC into more risky situation. In addition to these activities, it disables the service of firewall security of PC in silent way. It may take user's PC into the worst condition and also slows down the normal speed of PC. along with other settings of PC, Internet settings also gets affected deeply. Trojan.TinyNuke is designed is such a way that it may establish a automatic connection with remote server and may open the way for the installation of various other malware. Other unexpected issues also begin to take place like infected PC starts freezing and existing program turns unresponsive. It may exploit the rootkit technology to make infiltration at depth to fulfill the enormous troubling activities. It may raise the wall of blockage before users in accessing them to authentic websites. User's personal information related with bank details, login ID, password may be stolen which may be the reason for severe loss in due course.
Distribution techniques of Trojan.TinyNuke inside PC
Trojan.TinyNuke can be distributed through deceptive attachments which usually introduced via junk mails. Such attachments is contained with malicious payloads but users are unable to make any differentiation between a legitimate and fake one. Besides, the installation of freeware application has been treated as another important reason for being the PC infected with such malware. Freeware applications are deemed as best platform for introducing the threat inside PC. thereafter users take too much interest in visiting even the unknown sites which might be contaminated and also don't abstain from making clicks on unknown links.
Pernicious activities of Trojan.TinyNuke
- Trojan.TinyNuke is a destructive malware which after getting installed inside PC creates various unwanted issues.
- It may turns several installed program useless and arises the condition of frequent freezing of system.
- It degrades the functionality of installed anti virus application and blocks the access to official websites.
- The one of the most problematic thing is that it take the advantage of rootkit technology to plant itself deeply inside PC.
- It has also been found ti make theft of user's sensitive details regarding their back account, login ID and password.
What Experts suggest about Trojan.TinyNuke?
Experts suggest that Trojan.TinyNuke is a dangerous Trojan which may impact host PC in several ways. Its presence for long duration may turn PC completely useless and users may have to opt for purchasing new one. It creates issues of frequent freeze of system and prevents users in visiting nay legitimate websites. Therefore users must be serious about its removal from their PC. It can be done through the given manual removal tips in this post.
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Trojan.TinyNuke Removal Process
Disable System Restore: Trojan has habit of infecting your system restore points, which can result in continuous infection, even after it is removed.
open system properties >> system protection >> click configure button >> Disable system protection & delete all system restore points. (see in pic below)
once trojan is removed you can re-enable system restore.
Reboot your system in safe mode (Read the tutorial how to boot in safe mode if you don’t know)
Un check all hidden files and folder properties (Know how to do it)
This is important as the Trojan.TinyNuke may be hidden it’s files.
Pres Windows+R key to open search field
Type msconfig and hit to open system configuration tab
In startup browse through list of programs and uncheck suspicious/unwanted programs from the list.
Press Windows+ R key to open search field
Type appwiz.cpl and press ok
you are now at control panel > add remove program: Remove any suspicious program.
Check your host file , if it is hijacked by Trojan.TinyNuke trojan
Pres Windows+R key to open search field
Type : “notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts” hit enter
A file will open and if you are hijacked a new ip or bunch of ip’s will appear on the bottom of the page. You can see it in the image below.
if you are hijacked follow the Microsoft link to reset the infected host file.
Press ctrl+shift+esc to go into windows task manager. There click the processes tab and look out for any suspicious process or virus
if you find any process related to Trojan.TinyNuke you can right click and “open file location”. once file location is opened you can kill the process there and all the directories from the folder you were sent to.
Type Regedit in windows search field.
Once its open click ctrl+F and search for the threat name. If its found then right click and delete its entries.
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