Trojan.Win32.Yakes.cngh is a Trojan that's distributed predominantly via e-mail spam for Germany and neighboring countries. PDF exploits embedded in the attached file will install Trojan.Win32.Yakes.cngh automatically, and since Trojan.Win32.Yakes.cngh's e-mails are disguised as business invoices, victims may infect their own computers without understanding that an attack has taken place. Trojan.Win32.Yakes.cngh includes several generalized functions that can disable your computer's security features, spy on your activities or conceal itself from detection. SpywareRemove.com malware researchers heartily recommend deleting Trojan.Win32.Yakes.cngh with the most powerful anti-malware products available (once you've realized that Trojan.Win32.Yakes.cngh is on your PC in the first place).
When an E-mail's 'Urgency' Doesn't Line Up with Its Contents
So far, Trojan.Win32.Yakes.cngh has been distributed via multiple spam e-mail campaigns. Due to the similarities between these campaigns – using very similar message formats, as well as attack techniques – SpywareRemove.com malware research team has speculated that they're by the same team, which is suggestive of even more Trojan.Win32.Yakes.cngh attacks in the future. E-mails distributing Trojan.Win32.Yakes.cngh use the semi-plausible excuse of carrying business notifications in enclosed PDF files. However, anyone who's familiar with PDFs will be aware that the format that was given to this is one of the most utilized for use in drive-by-download attacks.
Why You Don't Want to Hear What this So-Called Invoice Has to Say
Trojan.Win32.Yakes.cngh includes several basic attack functions that make it difficult to determine its specific purpose – whether Trojan.Win32.Yakes.cngh is used primarily to allow criminals to control your computer directly, to install other malware or to steal personal information. However, SpywareRemove.com malware experts have confirmed some of Trojan.Win32.Yakes.cngh's major functions below:
- Disabling basic security applications such as Task Manager and Registry Editor.
- Ignoring your firewall to make contact with a remote server. This server may be used to transfer stolen information, download other malware, issue commands or update Trojan.Win32.Yakes.cngh.
- Disabling Safe Mode.
- Taking screenshots of any applications that currently are running on your PC.
- Delete files on your PC without your consent.
Given its extensive repertoire of damaging attacks, Trojan.Win32.Yakes.cngh should be removed as soon as possible after the original infection. SpywareRemove.com malware experts recommend using anti-malware products for removing Trojan.Win32.Yakes.cngh, but if Trojan.Win32.Yakes.cngh blocks these programs, you may need to use other security methods to bypass Trojan.Win32.Yakes.cngh beforehand.
Naturally, paying attention to suspicious e-mails and deleting them will allow you to eschew needing to deal with a Trojan.Win32.Yakes.cngh infection at all.
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