Most of the time Trojans enter the computer surreptitiously without the user's knowledge that something bad is happening. Trojan.Dooxud.A is of no exception. This malicious program cannot spread on its own right, and it needs to be distributed through various measures. Since Trojans allow the access to the infected computer via Internet, it depends on the hacker responsible for this parasite, what the Trojan will do to the attacked computer.
This Trojan comes with a particular payload in that it locks the Internet Explorer's toolbar. It then contacts a remote host over the network for various purposes which include such things as: reporting about a new infection to the creator of the malware, receiving program configurations, receiving instructions from a remote attacker, uploading the data stolen from the infected computer.
Stealing important data is the main objective of such pests as Trojan.Dooxud.A. It might pretend to be a program which can perform a desirable function at first, but what it really does, it enters the system with intention to take an important information such as, for example, banking passwords. These passwords can be extracted from the user via keylogging and then sent out of a third party over the Internet. What is more, Trojans can also download another spyware onto the infected computer, which means that they are dangerous threats and they need to be terminated immediately.
As it is not easy to tell at once that the system has been infected, if the user thinks there is something wrong with his computer, it is recommended to check Windows Task Manager for the files associated with the parasite. There is, for example, dev-ft-keyben.exe process file. It is considered to be a malware dropper, which is supposed to install a malicious program on the target computer. Obviously the presence of this process in the Task Manager clearly states that the system is under attack.
When the infection is confirmed the user can delete Trojan.Dooxud.A manually or use a reliable malware removal tool. The automatic removal is easier and it also secures the computer against the future attacks, because with the regular check ups and the system scans using a legal antimalware tool, the user can be sure that he will be protected against undesirable cyber threat attacks.
Danger level: 8