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Danger level 9
Type: Trojans
Common infection symptoms:
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Changes background
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Slow Computer
  • Slow internet connection
Other mutations known as:
Trojan.Piptea.E , Trojan.Piptea.I

Trojan.Piptea

It is unfortunate but Trojan.Piptea is a highly lethal computer infection, which will hide in your system, download additional malicious application and will do everything to use all of your available personal information, in hopes of gathering illegal profits and spreading its malicious components to more Windows systems. Trojan.Piptea can travel through various system loopholes, but it is most likely to invade with the help of encrypted downloads and infected USB devices. There is no way to tell how long Trojan.Piptea could be lurking in your computer, downloading its own components and recording your browsing habits, and it will be hard to detect and remove this vicious Trojan, because it does not have an interface.

Even though you might not notice that your computer is infected, further on into the attack, you are likely to notice various system dysfunctions, such as decreased PC performance or restricted access to various Windows programs. All in all, Trojan.Piptea has many malignant files, which can cause much more disturbing disabilities, and if you notice any unfamiliar files running in your system, do not dismiss them for regular files and investigate! Trojan.Piptea is composed of a few extremely dangerous components, and a.exe, games.exe, iexplore.exe and svchost.exe can easily cause irreparable damage.

These files are responsible for implementing rootkit technique, which helps hiding all malicious Trojan.Piptea files from being removed. They are also capable of hiding from existing security tools, creating background services, installing BHO (browser helper object) or removing scheduled tasks. Games.exe is an essential Trojan.Piptea component, which is responsible for Trojan’s spreading, as it can use your email accounts to send spam emails, modify removable devices to infect further machines and use autoexec.bat file to gather your personal information. Moreover, games.exe removes Windows File Protection functionality. Svchost.exe is highly important as well, as it can modify Windows security components, disable Firefox, and remove various security notifications from being demonstrated. This file is also known to download additional malware, disable PC’s safe mode and enable COM Object, responsible for licensing, interface negotiation, etc.

If you have a slightest suspicion that Trojan.Piptea’s components could be infecting your Windows system, do not wait any longer and use antispyware and antivirus software, which are designed to deal with such harmful Windows system infections as this latent Trojan. And it is a must to remove Trojan.Piptea, because, otherwise, your computer might become irretrievably damaged, and your system could be flooded with personal information and money stealing malware!

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How to manually remove Trojan.Piptea

Files associated with Trojan.Piptea infection:

IEXPLORE.EXE
a.exe
init.exe
VRT7.tmp
svchost.exe
zldm.exe
ClamAVFile
games.exe
0.8300358757824725.exe
csisd.exe
wuaucldt.exe
a.exe
IEXPLORE.EXE
init.exe

Trojan.Piptea processes to kill:

init.exe
svchost.exe
zldm.exe
games.exe
0.8300358757824725.exe
csisd.exe
wuaucldt.exe
a.exe
IEXPLORE.EXE
init.exe
a.exe

Remove Trojan.Piptea registry entries:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMICROSOFTWINDOWSNTCURRENTVERSIONWINLOGONUSERINIT userinit
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