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Backdoor.Protos

Posted: July 16, 2015

The Protos backdoor trojan is dispersed via spam emails and can be found as a game mod on forums and low-quality software centers. Malware researchers note that the Protos backdoor trojan is designed to gather information like your account login and privileges, and your unique hard disk ID. As its name suggests, the Protos backdoor trojan allows hackers to manipulate your computer remotely via a backdoor. The Protos malware can allow its operators to alter your programs, files, fetch camera feed and record your keyboard input. Computer users infected with the Protos backdoor trojan may experience decreased computer performance and limited Internet bandwidth. The Protos malware is programmed to create a mutex named CWSPROT20 on your PC to ensure that there are not running other copies of itself. Malware researchers note that the Protos backdoor trojan might place its files in the ApplciationData and system 32 folders. The Protos malware is designed to launch a background instance of Internet Explorer to execute its operations and connect to its host servers. The operators of the Protos backdoor trojan can use it to steal your banking details and install ransomware such as ANSSI and MoneyGram on your machine. Needless to say, infection with the Protos backdoor trojan may lead to severe damages and data loss. You might want to install a reputable anti-malware shield to protect your PC from the Protos backdoor trojan and ransomware.

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