Tool:Win32/Hideproc.C is a new version of an old Trojan that’s installed as one part of a larger infection for the purpose of concealing memory processes and other malicious components. Most Trojans like Tool:Win32/Hideproc.C will run without your permission as concealed memory processes and can be observed only indirectly through the side effects of their attacks. Since Tool:Win32/Hideproc.C may be part of a larger threat and even more malicious threat, you should immediately take action to delete Tool:Win32/Hideproc.C from your computer before serious damage occurs.
The many Tools of Tool:Win32/Hideproc.C’s Malignant Trade
Tool:Win32/Hideproc.C is just a 2010 version of the Hideproc Trojan that was first noted in 2007. Since that time, different versions of Hideproc have appeared, including Tool:Win32/Hideproc.C as well as Trojan:Win32/Hideproc.F and Trojan:Win32/Startpage.RM.
Even if your security software can detect one of these threats, your PC may still be vulnerable to attacks by newer versions like Tool:Win32/Hideproc.C. Keeping your anti-malware programs completely updated is a vital step in protecting your PC from Tool:Win32/Hideproc.C. Avoiding initial infections can be done by keeping your browser up to date, disabling scripts from untrustworthy sources and avoiding suspicious files.
Some versions of Hideproc are installed as specific pieces of a larger infection for the purpose of hiding this infection. Tool:Win32/Hideproc.C may conceal, not only Tool:Win32/Hideproc.C’s own memory processes, but also the memory processes of other malicious programs. When this is combined with a standard Trojan tactic of running automatically when Windows loads, this lets Tool:Win32/Hideproc.C and Tool:Win32/Hideproc.C’s cohorts hide in plain sight while still being active at all times.
You can detect hidden memory processes by noting unusual system resource usage or by observing the other side effects of the attacks caused by Tool:Win32/Hideproc.C and similar Trojans.
The Rest of what Tool:Win32/Hideproc.C Has in Store for Your Computer
Tool:Win32/Hideproc.C or threats related to Tool:Win32/Hideproc.C may also cause other problems:
- Tool:Win32/Hideproc.C may hijack your web browser. Hijacks can play advertisements, create fake errors that make it appear as though a benevolent website isn’t safe, change your homepage or redirect you to dangerous websites.
- Tool:Win32/Hideproc.C may install a Remote Administration Tool or serve as a RAT by itself. RATs let remote criminals control your computer and are often the culprits behind Distributed-Denial-of-Service attacks and other illegal activities.
- Tool:Win32/Hideproc.C may use keylogger functions or other spyware-related capabilities to record passwords and other information in a log that is later sent to a remote criminal.
- Tool:Win32/Hideproc.C may block applications and even make it look like those applications are infected when they’re completely fine.
- Tool:Win32/Hideproc.C may create Trojans that imitate Windows errors to try to fool you into performing self-destructive actions. These Trojans can even imitate specific Windows functions like the Security Essentials Alert.
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File System Modifications
- The following files were created in the system:
# File Name 1 1 Click PC Fix v3.5.exe 2 11878.dll 3 adsnt.exe 4 appconf32.exe 5 ashampkeygen.exe 6 audiosrv32.dll 7 ce3f3047-08bc-36dd-43e4-358cd4362a09.dll 8 chngu32.dll 9 chp.exe 10 cleaner7.exe 11 core32_175.dll 12 crack maxsea plaisance v10.11.12.exe 13 cryptnet32.dll 14 DCPPaid.exe 15 dispdrv.exe 16 DK.exe 17 dpcfinen.dll 18 Fl_3-8D-0fa-O4.dll 19 gamexl.exe 20 info.exe 21 ISd33_2298.exe 22 lpnedu.dll 23 MsMxEng.exe 24 NEBDFWc.dll 25 oyplemis.dll 26 PornoProtector.exe 27 questbrowse137.exe 28 ramcore.exe 29 sbluini.dll 30 service.exe 31 setup.exe 32 setup_lvk.exe 33 stlubchg.dll 34 SubsHelperBHO.dll 35 Svg64.exe 36 THE7SINS_RETAIL.EXE 37 uinex4.dll 38 updateuser.exe 39 userlib.exe 40 w2_0.exe 41 winntse.bin.exe 42 wrtchry.dll 43 Xtreme Stage Hack.dll 44 xvid_setup1.2.2-win32.exe 45 yaxuvu.dll
Posted: April 18, 2011 | By SpywareRemove
Threat Level: 8/10
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