- Connects to the internet without permission
- Installs itself without permissions
- Slow Computer
- Slow internet connection
- System crashes
Trojan.Comet.A is a malicious Trojan first released in July 2010. This Trojan has gone on to infect thousands of PCs worldwide, and is regarded as a severe threat to healthy PCs. Trojan.Comet.A also operates under various aliases, some of which are:
BKDR_COMDAR.SMI (Trend Micro)
This Trojan will give complete control and access over to remote hackers. These hackers will use the PC to perform any actions they wish, which may include using it as part of Denial of Service (DoS) attacks. Because of its seditious infection, users may find it difficult to get rid of Trojan.Comet.A without some help. The following system modifications should be a clear indication of Trojan.Comet.A on the system:
The presence of the following files:
The presence of the following registry modifications:
Adds value: "dkrtt"
Adds value: "DisableTaskMgr"
The Trojan will disable the system utility Task Manager and contact its remote host at infinitypro.hopto.org using port 5555 on the system. Usually Trojan.Comet.A will contact its developers at this domain for the following reasons:
To report a new infection to its developers
It will also spy on the user and log keys of the keyboard. It will relay sensitive private info like financial information and usernames and passwords to its developers, which puts the user at risk of identity theft.
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How to manually remove Trojan.Comet.A
Files associated with Trojan.Comet.A infection:
Trojan.Comet.A processes to kill: