Trojan.Crypt Description

Trojan.Crypt is a browser hijacker that implements changes in your Web-browsing settings that allow Trojan.Crypt to redirect you to unsafe or unwanted websites. Although Trojan.Crypt most recently was identified in a fraudulent marketing effort for Twitch channel ‘bombing’ campaigns, associated evidence also implies that Trojan.Crypt may be in distribution on networks for pirated game software. Like any Trojan, Trojan.Crypt is a threat that actively tries to harm your PC’s security; removing Trojan.Crypt ordinarily should use appropriate, up-to-date and reputable anti-malware tools.

A New Browser Problem for Would-Be Shepherds of Gamers

Trojan.Crypt previously made its home at the (now terminated) Web domain of, and was disguised to resemble a Twitch channel-redirecting bot, available for rental by suitably unscrupulous individuals. Rather than being an actual bot, Trojan.Crypt is a threatening software that duplicates the primary purpose of many toolbars: taking over your homepage. Modifications made by Trojan.Crypt allow Trojan.Crypt to reset any individual Web browser’s homepage to an arbitrary URL, potentially including websites that include other attacks against the infected PC. However, malware researchers also found other attacks linked to Trojan.Crypt’s feature set that may include:
  • Trojan.Crypt gathers basic system information and uploads this stolen data to a remote server. Information like Your Windows Product ID may be used in future attacks to compromise your system.
  • Trojan.Crypt also includes a function meant to disable popular memory-management utilities, such as Task Manager or Process Explorer. Such attacks may prevent you from terminating memory processes that link to threats like Trojan.Crypt.

Trojan.Crypt’s distribution at shows some of the dangers in attempting to hire illegal software to conduct browser-based attacks.

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Although actual threat kits available for third-party use comprise of a significant part of the threats black market, Trojan.Crypt is designed to infect its ‘clients’ without providing the so-called Twitch bombing features its website claims Trojan.Crypt possesses.

Keeping Your Gaming Machine out of a Crypt

Previously-gathered file information for Trojan.Crypt implies that Trojan.Crypt may be in distribution as a fake installer for the DayZ zombie survival game, or as a media management utility. Regardless of the path Trojan.Crypt may have taken to reach your PC, Trojan.Crypt is a threatening software whose extermination is critical for your PC’s privacy and security. Fortunately, many brands of anti-malware products are confirmed to be able to identify and remove Trojan.Crypt, which should be deletable after a standard system scan. Some products also may identify Trojan.Crypt’s last known website as unsafe, although visiting it still may not be safe.

The need for Web traffic is one of the top drivers of both threatening and legitimate software development, and, in some cases, the dissimilarity between them may not be easy to discern. However, if you’ve contemplated using third-party bots and other utilities to violate the terms of a popular site’s services, malware experts might suggest that the existence of a misleading tactic like Trojan.Crypt provides ample reasons to avoid doing so.


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Trojan.Crypt Automatic Detection Tool (Recommended)

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Technical Details

File System Modifications

Tutorials: If you wish to learn how to remove malware components manually, you can read the tutorials on how to find malware, kill unwanted processes, remove malicious DLLs and delete other harmful files. Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.
Posted: November 11, 2009 | By
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Threat Metric
Threat Level: 9/10
Detection Count: 7,146

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