TR/ATRAPS/Gen 2 Description

TR/ATRAPS.Gen2 is a rootkit and Trojan that’s used to install spyware – PC threats that specialize in theft of private information, but in this case, especially in theft of passwords and account information for MMORPGs (Massive Multi-player Online Role Playing Games; such as World of Warcraft). Along with this considerable danger, malware researchers also note that TR/ATRAPS.Gen2 is also used as an alias for native files that have been modified by similar PC threats and by backdoor Trojans that allow criminals to have limited access to your PC via a command server. As a considerable threat to your personal information and to your computer’s security, TR/ATRAPS.Gen2 should be deleted hastily and with extreme prejudice as long as you can access anti-malware scanners that are able to deal with high-level threats like rootkits. Failure to do this can be considered as good as inviting criminals to steal financial or gaming-related information for a variety of crimes, including account theft.

TR/ATRAPS.Gen2: Having Fun at Your Expense

TR/ATRAPS.Gen2 is used to detect several types of PC threats that are associated to one another by being part of a spyware attack against gaming-related information. TR/ATRAPS.Gen2 may be installed by files from suspicious sources, but malware researchers also warn that drive-by-downloads and other types of PC threats (such as Trojan droppers) can be equally-complicit in a TR/ATRAPS.Gen2 attack.

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Since many variants of TR/ATRAPS.Gen2 were only identified in December of 2011, updates for your anti-malware scanner’s threat definitions are important for properly-identifying and, therefore, deleting TR/ATRAPS.Gen2.

TR/ATRAPS.Gen2’s primary variant is that of a Trojan dropper that launches Trojan-PWS:Win32/Frethog; the Frethog spyware will then attempt to steal passwords, account names and similar types of information that are related to World of Warcraft, Age of Conan, Lord of the Rings Online and other mmorpg-genre games. If you suspect that TR/ATRAPS.Gen2 or related PC threats have compromised your computer, you should contact the relevant companies to take measures for securing your accounts against potential break-ins by hackers.

The Many Names and Secondary Features of a TR/ATRAPS.Gen2 Attack

Some variants of TR/ATRAPS.Gen2 are also known to be backdoor Trojans that, as malware experts have noted, can allow criminals to control your entire PC and force it to commit to self-destructive actions. Backdoor access to your computer may be used to steal other types of information besides the types that are targeted by Trojan-PWS:Win32/Frethog, install other PC threats, alter system settings or even destroy files. Secondarily, TR/ATRAPS.Gen2 is also used to identify normal files that have been contaminated by related PC threats – usually in the process of compromising security or stealing information. Infected files should be disinfected or deleted by appropriate anti-malware software.

Since TR/ATRAPS.Gen2 often contains rootkit functions that allow TR/ATRAPS.Gen2 to infect normal system processes and easily-evade deletion, only highly-competent anti-malware products should be used to remove TR/ATRAPS.Gen2. TR/ATRAPS.Gen2 may also be detected by quite a few aliases; malware researchers have also noted TR/ATRAPS.Gen2 being detected by the names of Trojan:Win32/Woripecs.gen!A, Virus:Win32/Frethog.E, Virus:Win32/Frethog.F, W32/Patched.S.gen!Eldorado,, Trojan.Generic.4984397, Trojan.Patchep!sys and Win32.Loader.jx (among others).

TR/ATRAPS/Gen 2 Automatic Detection Tool (Recommended)

Is your PC infected with TR/ATRAPS/Gen 2? To safely & quickly detect TR/ATRAPS/Gen 2 we highly recommend you run the malware scanner listed below.

Posted: January 10, 2012 | By
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