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Danger level 7
Type: Trojans
Common infection symptoms:
  • Cant change my homepage
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Slow Computer
  • Slow internet connection
  • System crashes

Backdoor:Win32/Xtrat.A

Backdoor:Win32/Xtrat.A is a malicious Trojan that can seriously compromise your computer system's security. With its abilities this infection allows remote system access and control, rendering you incompetent of defending your system from cyber attacks. You have to remove Backdoor:Win32/Xtrat.A from your computer otherwise you will be facing an imminent system crash.

Once the installation of Backdoor:Win32/Xtrat.A starts this backdoor Trojan copies itself into the Documents and Settings directory. Then it adds new entries into the registry related to the dropped files, making sure that the program is executed automatically whenever Windows start. Another thing that allows Backdoor:Win32/Xtrat.A to stay afloat on the infected system for a long time is its ability to hinder the removal process. In order to do that it makes use of code infection, meaning that once executed the Trojan injects its malicious code into process that are are running already. Thus, such legitimate processes iexplore.exe or svchost.exe might be running with the Trojan's code in them without you even realizing it!

Backdoor:Win32/Xtrat.A is one of those really annoying infections, because it tampers with your Internet Explorer settings by locking its toolbar. Then it allows a hacker to access your system via a remote server, and the actions that the attacker commit depend solely on his whim. Thus, Backdoor:Win32/Xtrat.A is capable of download and installing other malicious infections. It can also upload files to the remote server after having collected various sensitive data from your system. Worse, it can delete important files behind your back.

Therefore, you simply must remove Backdoor:Win32/Xtrat.A before it causes any more harm. Get yourself a powerful security tool that will perform a full system scan and erase Backdoor:Win32/Xtrat.A for you automatically. Your system will also be protected against similar future threats.

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How to manually remove Backdoor:Win32/Xtrat.A

Files associated with Backdoor:Win32/Xtrat.A infection:

X-config_88.exe
pteny.ht
X-config_88.exe
pteny.ht

Backdoor:Win32/Xtrat.A processes to kill:

X-config_88.exe
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