Trojan.Patchep!sys is a heuristic detection for PC threats that infect native Windows components to enable the easy execution of other PC threats, such as spyware. Since Trojan.Patchep!sys, like similar Trojans such as Trojan Horse Patched_c.LYT, Trojan horse Patched_c.LZE or Trojan Horse Patched_c.LYU, will most likely be detected as an infection for services.exe, you should never try to delete the ‘host’ file of a Trojan.Patchep!sys infection due to the mandatory nature of this file for the smooth operation of Windows. Competent anti-malware software should be able to detect and remove Trojan.Patchep!sys, which can be injected into active memory processes and, thus, leave few obvious footprints of its presence on your PC.
Trojan.Patchep!sys: One More Reason You Might Be Seeing Frequent System Alerts
Although Trojan.Patchep!sys isn’t guaranteed to show symptoms of its own besides very minor discrepancies in your PC’s memory usage, most victims of Trojan.Patchep!sys infections first become aware of the fact after receiving warnings from installed anti-malware programs. These programs may display warning messages on a minute-by-minute basis, since Trojan.Patchep!sys will be injected into the memory processes of unrelated programs regularly. Under these circumstances, even if your anti-malware programs appear to be able to remove Trojan.Patchep!sys, it’s common for related PC threats (such as Alueron rootkits) to reinstall Trojan.Patchep!sys after its deletion, and you should always try to disable all forms of malicious software before you scan your computer.
Trojan.Patchep!sys’s singular goal is to launch other PC threats, and while its payload isn’t hardcoded within its body, Trojan.Patchep!sys is particularly associated with Infostealer.Gampass.
Wiping Your RAM Clean of Trojan.Patchep!sys Before You Do the Same to Your Hard Drive
Given the likelihood that Trojan.Patchep!sys and related PC threats will be difficult to remove under normal conditions, SpywareRemove.com malware experts can recommend several ways of ensuring that Trojan.Patchep!sys is deactivated and can be completely deleted by an appropriate anti-malware scanner:
- If you have a second OS installed, you may simply dual-boot to the second operating system and scan your PC for Trojan.Patchep!sys. Non-Windows OSes are, at the time of this writing, not reported to be viable infection targets for Trojan.Patchep!sys.
- Failing that, you may also boot your machine from a removable drive-based device such as a USB thumb drive.
SpywareRemove.com malware analysts always recommend that you remove PC threats Trojan.Patchep!sys with thorough anti-malware scans, since Trojan.Patchep!sys and similar Trojans typically are found in the presence of other Trojan and rootkit components that either support their presence or utilize Trojan.Patchep!sys for launching purposes. If, for any reason, you suspect that Trojan.Patchep!sys has installed any form of spyware on your PC, you should also contact any companies that are affiliated with potentially compromised data about further actions that you may need to take.
Trojan.Patchep!sys Automatic Detection Tool (Recommended)
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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: July 13, 2012 | By SpywareRemove
Threat Level: 9/10
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