TROJ_DOFOIL.GE is a member of the Win32/Dofoil family, a group of Trojan downloaders that are distributed by ‘spam’ e-mail. TROJ_DOFOIL.GE and other Dofoil-based Trojans have also been known to name their components after legitimate system files and will even delete their original files after delivering their payload. Although TROJ_DOFOIL.GE’s functions are focused on installing other PC threats and, therefore, can be considered only mildly dangerous to your computer, TROJ_DOFOIL.GE’s current payload, TSPY_SPCESEND.A, should be treated as a high-level threat due to its ability to password-protect arbitrary files and send them to remote servers for perusal by criminals. TSPY_SPCESEND.A explicitly targets Excel and Word file formats, and SpywareRemove.com malware researchers recommend that you be particularly cautious around any TROJ_DOFOIL.GE attack if you make frequent use of either of these two programs.
How to Catch That TROJ_DOFOIL.GE E-mail Before the Worst Happens
TROJ_DOFOIL.GE, as is also the case with other Dofoil-based Trojans, uses mass-mailed e-mail under fraudulent pretenses to gain access to other computers. Spam from TROJ_DOFOIL.GE, in particular, has been known to use e-mail messages about fake invoices for deliveries, but other Dofoil Trojans have also been known to use fake passwords for sites (such as Facebook) as an effective disguise.
However, because TROJ_DOFOIL.GE may try to conceal its files with misleading names (such as dxdiag.exe), SpywareRemove.com malware experts discourage attempts to remove TROJ_DOFOIL.GE without any help from trustworthy anti-malware scanners that can differentiate between TROJ_DOFOIL.GE and real system components. Your anti-malware scanner may also require an update before it can identify TROJ_DOFOIL.GE, which was only noted as an independent PC threat early in 2012. TROJ_DOFOIL.GE may also be detected by the aliases of TrojanDownloader:Win32/Dofoil.O or Downloader.a!b2m, and is specific to Windows 2000, XP and Server 2003.
TROJ_DOFOIL.GE: A Partner to Work-Snatching Spyware
TROJ_DOFOIL.GE has been used to download and install such PC threats as TROJ_FAKEAV.FQO and TSPY_SPCESEND.A, both of which should be considered dangerous compromises of your computer’s safety and privacy. These two PC threats are noted for the following types of primary attacks:
- TSPY_SPCESEND.A will password-protect Word or Excel-based file types prior to sending them to a remote server, where TSPY_SPCESEND.A’s criminal partners can examine their contents in leisure.
- TROJ_FAKEAV.FQO is a fake anti-virus program from the Rogue:Win32/Winwebsec family, and may display inaccurate alerts or use other attacks, such as browser redirects or blocking security software, against your computer.
TROJ_DOFOIL.GE Automatic Detection Tool (Recommended)
Is your PC infected with TROJ_DOFOIL.GE? To safely & quickly detect TROJ_DOFOIL.GE, we highly recommend you run the malware scanner listed below.
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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.
- The following files were created in the system:
# File Name 1 %User Profile%\Application Data\170316.exe
Posted: February 10, 2012 | By SpywareRemove
Threat Level: 9/10
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