Danger level 7
Type: Backdoors
Common infection symptoms:
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Can't be uninstalled via Control Panel


It is far more dangerous when computer users need to deal with infections that are not that conspicuous. Take Backdoor.Mivast, for example. It is a backdoor Trojan that enters target systems surreptitiously and then runs in the system background, collecting various personal data. Users must detect and remove Backdoor.Mivast from their systems as soon as possible because backdoor Trojans ALWAYS lead to more dangerous infections. The best way to ensure that you intercept such threats in the early stages of infection is to run regular system scans with a licensed antispyware tool.

Backdoor.Mivast was first discovered on February 6, and this infection can affect almost all versions of the Windows operating system. Computer security experts cannot say yet whether Backdoor.Mivast can function on Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, but it wouldn’t be too far-fetched to say that sooner, rather than later, the infection would affect the newest versions of the Windows operating system as well. Thus, the possibility of malware infection requires caution when you browse the Internet; otherwise you will be up to your neck in a situation where you will have to remove multiple malicious infections.

Our research shows that Backdoor.Mivast can enter target systems disguised as another application. Thus, it could be possible that this Trojan gets distributed via spam email attachments. The attachment may seem like a regular .jpeg or .pdf file, but clicking it launches the payload, and you get infected with Backdoor.Mivast. What’s more, the Trojan might spread through social engineering messages, when you get spammed with personal messages on your social networking accounts. If the messages you receive look fake and artificial, never click an outgoing link on such notifications because it might as well result in the Backdoor.Mivast infection.

When the Trojan enters your system, it creates a number of files in the Temporary file directory. For example, msi.dll, setup.msi, s.exe, MicroMedia, MediaCenter.exe, and so on. Backdoor.Mivast clearly poses as a MicroMedia application that is supposed to have something to do with a media playback. Nevertheless, that is very far from the truth and Backdoor.Mivast simply uses the name to disguise itself. On top of that, the Trojan creates a registry entry that allows the infection to auto-start whenever you turn on your computer.

Backdoor.Mivast can do a variety of things, depending on what its creators want it to do. For example, Backdoor.Mivast can connect to a remote server to open a backdoor, thus allowing other malicious programs to enter your system. It may also download and execute malicious files, infecting your computer with other serious threats. The list can go on and on, but the bottom line is that you must remove Backdoor.Mivast immediately, if you want to protect your computer and your money from cyber criminals.

Run a full system scan with the SpyHunter free scanner to detect all the malicious files related to Backdoor.Mivast. You should not attempt manual removal unless you are a computer security expert, so the best way to get rid of Backdoor.Mivast is to delete the application automatically with a computer security program.

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