PWSteal.Fareit is a dangerous, cryptic Trojan that can put both your system and your personal data security at serious risk. The malicious application is capable of downloading high-risk malware and is extremely hard to detect, because some infection’s files use a rootkit technique to hide cunning PWSteal.Fareit processes. If you note the malicious program running inside your Windows system, delete all infectious files and remove PWSteal.Fareit from your system immediately. Most importantly, do not hesitate for one second, because you could be too late the next!
It is extremely difficult to say when PWSteal.Fareit invades your system. However, the easiest way for the malware to invade is by using software packing procedures. If you trust unreliable sources and use them to download files and software, you might not even notice that PWSteal.Fareit gets attached. Because the Trojan is so cryptic and does not have an interface, it is difficult to say how long it runs in your system’s background, before you notice any significant changes. In fact, it could be weeks before this happens, and during that time, PWSteal.Fareit is capable of collecting your data and downloading additional malware. When PWSteal.Fareit will start its scheme and attack your computer, you will notice that you are denied access to Windows Registry and Task Manager, which will prevent you from detecting and removing essential infection components.
PWSteal.Fareit is based on two types of malicious files. Some files use a randomly generated number for a name (E33.exe, EAA.exe, etc.). These malicious files can initiate all fake security pop-ups, remove certain disk processes and disable Windows Security Center operations. However, the second group of infectious files is much more hazardous and is the core of the whole infection. PWSteal.Fareit cleverly uses cloaked malware that use the names of legitimate Windows system files to disguise themselves. iexplore.exe, java.exe and wnplayer.exe are the files you need to detect and remove, in order to delete the infection. The original files are found under C:\Program Files, and the infected files can be found elsewhere (C:\Documents and Settings\ [User] \Application Data).
The malicious components can download content from the internet, create IE toolbar extensions (iexplore.exe), send emails via SMTP protocols, communicate with other computer systems, and even copy your browsing information. Moreover, these files cannot be detected by existing security tools, and work together to disable Windows Security Center processes. wnplayer.exe can change Firewall settings to have full Internet access, and is also responsible for disabling the Notification Balloon and other security alerts from being displayed.
PWSteal.Fareit is a highly hazardous Trojan, which can put your personal information at risk, and which could damage your Windows system irretrievably. Because the infection is capable of hiding itself from legitimate security tools, make sure to install an up-to-date protection tool, otherwise you will not succeed. Moreover, because of the gravity of malware it is not recommended to remove PWSteal.Fareit manually, as only true Windows experts will be able to detect and delete all infection’s files.
- Annoying Pop-up's
- Changes background
- Connects to the internet without permission
- Installs itself without permissions
- Slow Computer