‘White Trader’ Virus
Posted: June 11, 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:||June 11, 2013|
|Last Seen:||October 11, 2021|
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.
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.
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.dllFile name: wow.dll
File type: Dynamic link library
Mime Type: unknown/dll
Group: Malware file