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‘White Trader’ Virus

Posted: June 11, 2013

Threat Metric

Ranking: 2,993
Threat Level: 2/10
Infected PCs: 190
First Seen: June 11, 2013
Last Seen: October 11, 2021
OS(es) Affected: Windows

The 'White Trader' Virus is an adware program that creates desktop shortcuts to Whitetrader.com, a financial trading site. While the site, itself is not especially malicious (at least, according to current analyses by SpywareRemove.com malware experts), the 'White Trader' Virus refuses to be uninstalled and can create misleading taskbar icons with inaccurate information. The 'White Trader' Virus is classified as a low-level threat, but often is installed by high-level PC threats, such as rootkits and backdoor Trojans, and thorough anti-malware scans should be considered for removing 'White Trader' Virus and any other malware that may be related to its intrusion.

The Icon that Reincarnates Itself

The 'White Trader' Virus is hardly any less recurring than the bursts and crashes of the stock market its affiliated website monitors, with an ordinary 'White Trader' Virus infection usually involving multiple failed attempts to delete the 'White Trader' Virus before appropriate measures finally are used. A desktop icon leading to whitetrader.com is 'White Trader' Virus's main symptom, but the 'White Trader' Virus also has been known to create generic text alerts about a seemingly fictitious 'White Trader Program,' using a modified version of the Windows Security Center's icon. SpywareRemove.com malware researchers raised the point that the 'White Trader' Virus's fake security icon is easily identified by its use of different colors from the standard Windows icon.

Trying to delete either 'White Trader' Virus icon, as would be the obvious solution to occur to a casual PC user, may seem to deal with the problem. However, the actual 'White Trader' Virus is not uninstalled and simply will re-implement the icons once your computer is rebooted. Other PC threats sometimes related to a 'White Trader' Virus infection, such as boot.pihar and Backdoor.Bot, may have their own symptoms and attacks, entirely separate from those of the 'White Trader' Virus.

Trading a 'White Trader' Virus for Having a Desktop that Looks the Way You Want

While bothersome, the 'White Trader' Virus is not a high-level threat, even though Trojans and other PC threats that can install a 'White Trader' Virus have the potential for launching dangerous and invasive attacks. Due to the 'White Trader' Virus's past connections to such hazards, SpywareRemove.com malware experts recommend that you waste no time in using anti-malware products to analyze and disinfect any computer that is showing the clear signs of a 'White Trader' Virus infection.

Until the 'White Trader' Virus's ties to Whitetrader.com are cleared up, you also may wish to avoid giving any personal information to that site. However, Whitetrader.com does not have any evidence of hosting malicious software or other PC threats, and a mere visit to that site (whether by accident or on purpose) shouldn't be considered as a cause for panic.

Use SpyHunter to Detect and Remove PC Threats

If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to ‘White Trader’ Virus 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.

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Technical Details

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:

wow.dll File name: wow.dll
File type: Dynamic link library
Mime Type: unknown/dll
Group: Malware file