Investigation Report on Trojan.Snifula
Latest research report reveals that Trojan.Snifula was first spotted in November 2013, has a low level risk impact on Windows operation systems such as Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Vista and Windows XP. Other new versions of Microsoft Windows operating system are safe for now. After 2013, malware developers released more than 10 variants of the trojan in order to help cyberpunks for stealing your credentials and making money easily. Unlike other trojan horse, Trojan.Snifula injects itself into the legitimate process of ieexplorer.exe, chrome.exe and firefox.exe. So that, detection and deletion of the trojan horse becomes really difficult. Neither regular Antivirus would recognize it nor Firewall blocks it. Despites, the trojan horse is smartly created by pro-hackers. While invading your Windows machine, the trojan horse doesn't display any specific notification or alerts and gets access onto system secretly.
Highlights of Trojan.Snifula Infection
Trojan.Snifula creates the following registry entries in order to obtain Admin privilege, so that it runs automatically whenever Windows restarts:
- -HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\"[RANDOM CHARACTERS]" – "regsvr32.exe /s \%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\dmahdqe.dat\"""
- -HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\"NoProtectedModeBanner" – "1"
- -HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\3\"2500" – "3"
Trojan.Snifula connects to one of the following remote servers in order to receive updates and transfer collected data:
Trojan.Snifula then opens a backdoor (Loophole) on the affected computer and performs the following questionable actions:
- -Take screenshots of private activities
- -Steal FTP credentials from FTP clients by altering DNS settings
- -Steals Outlook credentials without your awareness
- -Steal secret data from cookies temporary files
- -Steal stored certificates from affected computer.
Futhermore, you should know that Trojan.Snifula stores collect data in INI files and send it to the interested third parties and malware developers. It may also download and install malicious application that may boost up bank balance of the developers. So that, you can not take risk of ignoring the trojan infection. Even, they may pose a high risk to your privacy which includes financial accounts and social accounts details as well. So that, removal of Trojan.Snifula is a must. Follow the removal guide:
How to Uninstall Trojan.Snifula from Control Panel from Windows 10
- Click and Open Start Menu option
- Settings option is to be selected on the menu to show all the contents
- Click on System option
- On the system Menu, Click on Apps and features option
- Now Click on Trojan.Snifula to remove it from PC.
How to Eliminate Trojan.Snifula from Windows 8/8.1
Step 1: Press repeatedly F8 to boot PC in Safe Mode. Restart PC and select “Safe Mode with Networking”.
Step 2: Press ALT+Ctrl+Del to open Windows Task Manager. After that, search all the Trojan.Snifula related processes and then click to “End Task”
Step 3: Type “regedit” in Run dialog box and open Windows Registry Editor. Search and delete all the corrupt registries added by Trojan.Snifula infection.
Step 4: Go to Start and then click to open Control Panel.
After that, click Add/Remove Program
Uninstall Trojan.Snifula associated programs from Windows 8/8.1
Uninstall Trojan.Snifula From Window 7/vista
Tap on F8 Key to Enter Safe Mode
Restart PC and select “Safe Mode with Networking”
First of all close all running programs and open Task manager by pressing ALT + CTRL + DEL keys on your keyboard simultaneously.
Now Click on Processes menu and select all the processes associated with Trojan.Snifula one by one then click on End Task.
Now go to the desktop, click on Start Menu on the left lower corner. Move to Control panel and use left mouse click over it.
The Control panel window will open, if are getting the view by Category find and click “Uninstall a program” below “Programs” group.
Now select Trojan.Snifula within programs list and click on Uninstall.
Steps to Eliminate Trojan.Snifula from Windows XP
Step 1: Restart PC in Safe Mode by continuously pressing F8 button. After that, select “Safe Mode with Networking”.
Step 2: Open Windows Task Manager by pressing Alt+Ctrl+Del together. After that, find and select all the Trojan.Snifula associated processes and then click to “End Task” button.
Step 3: Open Run dialog box and then enter “regedit.exe” to open Windows Registry. Search and then delete all the corrupt and infectious registries added by Trojan.Snifula.
Step 4: Click Start button and then go to Control Panel, click to open Windows Add/Remove Program. Search all the Trojan.Snifula related programs and then uninstall it from Windows XP.
How to Uninstall Trojan.Snifula From Your Infected Browser
A. Guidelines to Remove Trojan.Snifula From Microsoft Edge Browser
How to Reset Default Search Engine to Uninstall Trojan.Snifula
Select Settings after selecting More (…) on the address bar
Click and select on View advanced settings option
In order to input the search engine, Click on <Add new> under option”Search in the address bar with”
Select Search engine and adds as default by clicking on Add as default option.
How to Reset Default Homepage on Microsoft Edge to Uninstall Trojan.Snifula
- Select More (…) option on the address bar followed by settings
- Select specific page or pages under Open with option
- After selecting the Custom option, enter the URL of the homepage you wish to set as
B. How to Delete Trojan.Snifula from Google Chrome
Click to Open Google Chrome and then click on menu icon which is on the top right corner and then select Tools → Extensions
Select all the malicious extensions including Trojan.Snifula and then select trash icon
Again click on menu icon and select Settings and then click to Manage Search Engines under the Search section
In Search Engines, remove all the infectious search sites and set Google Chrome as Default Browser
C. How to Uninstall Trojan.Snifula From Mozilla Firefox
Launch Mozilla Firefox and find and click “Firefox” button on the top left corner on the screen.
A drop down box will appear, navigate to Add-ons option and click on it.
In the next window select and click on “Extensions” in left pane.
Find Trojan.Snifula add-on and click on the center area to see the border exactly and click on Disable button.
Wait a moment and let the add-on get disabled.
Now click the “Remove” button, later on uninstall the add-on Mozilla will ask you to restart the browser.
D. How to Remove Trojan.Snifula From Internet Explorer
First of all Launch Internet explorer by clicking the Task-bar Icon on desktop.
Now Click on Tool Menu on web browser interface.
Select and click on Manage add-ons in the drop down box.
A View and manage your Internet Explorer Add-ons window will open, now click on “Toolbar and Extensions” option in left pane.
A list of all installed ad-ons will appear, select Trojan.Snifula and click on “Disable” button and Reset IE