Posted: October 21, 2013
The following fields listed on the Threat Meter containing a specific value, are explained in detail below:
Threat Level: The threat level scale goes from 1 to 10 where 10 is the highest level of severity and 1 is the lowest level of severity. Each specific level is relative to the threat's consistent assessed behaviors collected from SpyHunter's risk assessment model.
Detection Count: The collective number of confirmed and suspected cases of a particular malware threat. The detection count is calculated from infected PCs retrieved from diagnostic and scan log reports generated by SpyHunter.
Volume Count: Similar to the detection count, the Volume Count is specifically based on the number of confirmed and suspected threats infecting systems on a daily basis. High volume counts usually represent a popular threat but may or may not have infected a large number of systems. High detection count threats could lay dormant and have a low volume count. Criteria for Volume Count is relative to a daily detection count.
Trend Path: The Trend Path, utilizing an up arrow, down arrow or equal symbol, represents the level of recent movement of a particular threat. Up arrows represent an increase, down arrows represent a decline and the equal symbol represent no change to a threat's recent movement.
% Impact (Last 7 Days): This demonstrates a 7-day period change in the frequency of a malware threat infecting PCs. The percentage impact correlates directly to the current Trend Path to determine a rise or decline in the percentage.
|First Seen:||October 21, 2013|
|Last Seen:||June 23, 2022|
BKDR_LIFTOH.AD is a backdoor Trojan with a history of installing high-level PC threats like the multifunctional banking Trojan known as Trojan Zeus. Distribution methods for BKDR_LIFTOH.AD Trojans traditionally use instant messaging and profile spam, but have begun to include e-mail spam, as well – which may be in an effort to target specific institutions or individuals. E-mail messages carrying Trojan droppers for BKDR_LIFTOH.AD attacks have been known to use several disguises, and provide a good case in point for SpywareRemove.com malware experts to encourage scanning all suspicious file attachments before opening them. Once BKDR_LIFTOH.AD is installed, deleting BKDR_LIFTOH.AD always should be your highest priority for the safety of your PC and often requires resorting to strong anti-malware tools.
BKDR_LIFTOH.AD: Lifting the Malware Up that Will Make Your Bank Account Its Own
BKDR_LIFTOH.AD is a multipurpose backdoor Trojan that is used to compromise your PC, enable remote control of it through criminal C&C servers and install other threats (usually ones that are more specialized than BKDR_LIFTOH.AD). BKDR_LIFTOH.AD previously was mostly known for its exploitation of social media websites (such as Facebook) and various instant messaging platforms, using those platforms as means of distributing itself through disguised links from compromised accounts. However, researchers at Trend Micro uncovered an interesting divergence from BKDR_LIFTOH.AD's usual game plan: spam e-mail messages that installed BKDR_LIFTOH.AD.
This installation method is roundabout, but still very typical for unsafe software, as have been noted through previous Trojan-related e-mail campaigns. The e-mail messages are disguised as
Limited inquiries, online purchase confirmations and/or invoices from Denso Manufacturing, all of which are formatted to appeal to British victims especially. Victims who open the included attachment may be attacked by a Trojan dropper, which uses a Microsoft Office vulnerability to install BKDR_LIFTOH.AD.
BKDR_LIFTOH.AD may then install other threats, such as Zeus (spyware that uses sophisticated attacks to steal bank account information and money). BKDR_LIFTOH.AD also allows criminals to have backdoor access to your computer for the purpose of enabling any other attacks.
Keeping Your PC Security Grounded Away from BKDR_LIFTOH.AD
Like most multiple-step attacks, you can defend your computer from BKDR_LIFTOH.AD infections at each step of the way with both appropriate security software and good user behavior. E-mail file attachments usually should be treated as security risks due to the frequency with which they're used to distribute threats like BKDR_LIFTOH.AD, and SpywareRemove.com malware researchers find it worth reminding readers that most reputable companies don't transfer information through such methods in the first place. However, if you do need to open a file attachment that isn't verified as safe, using anti-malware products to scan a potential Trojan installer for BKDR_LIFTOH.AD is the easiest way to detect a threat before your computer is infected.
PC threats often included in BKDR_LIFTOH.AD's payloads are known for stealing highly personal information and using advanced attacks that are difficult to detect by eye. Additional security techniques, such as restarting your computer from an emergency operating system, may be necessary for deleting any other threat installed by BKDR_LIFTOH.AD – not to mention BKDR_LIFTOH.AD, itself.
Use SpyHunter to Detect and Remove PC Threats
If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to BKDR_LIFTOH.AD may have infected your computer, we recommend you start an in-depth system scan with SpyHunter. SpyHunter is an advanced malware protection and remediation application that offers subscribers a comprehensive method for protecting PCs from malware, in addition to providing one-on-one technical support service.
Why can't I open any program including SpyHunter? You may have a malware file running in memory that kills any programs that you try to launch on your PC. Tip: Download SpyHunter from a clean computer, copy it to a USB thumb drive, DVD or CD, then install it on the infected PC and run SpyHunter's malware scanner.