- Connects to the internet without permission
- Installs itself without permissions
- Slow Computer
- Slow internet connection
- System crashes
Infostealer.Jginko is a Trojan that can affect Windows XP operating systems and some earlier Windows versions. This malicious infection has been developed to steal online banking data, and since 2005 was mainly targeted at Japanese banks. The vicious Trojan can implement keyloggers to steal credit card details, and if this information was obtained by cyber criminals – they could initiate money theft and potentially use personal data for other virtual scams. This, however, is only one of the reasons why you should remove Infostealer.Jginko from your personal computer.
It has been found out that the malicious Trojan may travel via spam email attachments; nonetheless, Windows users all around the world should be aware that multiple security vulnerabilities could be used to infect more operating systems. Regardless, if you receive a suspicious email, supposedly sent to you by some Japanese bank, be extremely careful and only open the electronic letter if you were actually expecting it. Otherwise, the latent Infostealer.Jginko will be infiltrated into your PC, and your digital data will fall at risk of being stolen or utilized in some other unlawful manner.
The malicious spam email could not only allow the malicious Trojan into your computer but could also make you disclose your confidential data, by asking you to update the personal information of your online banking account. If you follow the directions, you are likely to end up in some online form, where you will be asked to enter sensitive data, and this time could be enough for schemers to implement Infostealer.Jginko and its ability to record keystrokes, mouse clicks and screen content. Even though this is clearly a scam, as no bank would ever ask to update information via email, thousands of Windows users have already been deceived.
Infostealer.Jginko may create its own copy as the cloaked system.exe and has been noticed to reconfigure security systems’ settings to prevent them from having the Trojan discovered and deleted. It is also known that the malicious program may monitor such websites as btm.co.jp, ebank.co.jp, shinkinbanking.com or okbnetplaza.com, and can connect to the remote server wakwak.com. It is also now known that the infection is enabled by the ufj.exe, which can intercept the Registry, hijack processes, allow remote server communications and implement wininet.dll to spy on your browsing sessions. This malign executable may be faced in any random, three-letter name file, like ppm.exe, gdr.exe, zrl.exe or bhr.exe.
If you were careless, opened a spam email attachment and allowed the running of a truly dangerous Trojan, the first thing you should do is remove Infostealer.Jginko from your PC, so that it could not cause any more hazard. Note that it is much quicker and safer to delete the infection using automatic removal tools rather than risk by proceeding with the manual removal tasks. Once the malignant program is deleted you need to contact your bank and ensure that your login data to online accounts is updated, as this could prevent schemers from breaching your accounts again.