Trojan.FakeRean is the latest malicious infection which happens to be causing havoc on the internet community as we speak!
Trojan.FakeRean is the latest Trojan Downloader to be causing all sorts of problems for PC users. Trojan.FakeRean, unlike viruses is unable to self-replicate, but is just as dangerous to any computer system it has infected.
After execution, Trojan.FakeRean injects malicious code into the memory of the infected system, and continues to send sensitive information, from the system to a remote controller – awaiting the data.
Trojan.FakeRean tends to be distributed along the following channels: via emails, malicious web pages, Inter Relay Chat channels (IRC) and some peer-to-peer networks.
So what sets Trojan.FakeRean apart from most Trojan Downloader’s?
Once Trojan.FakeRean has entered into a suitable website, Trojan.FakeRean may drop a Rootkit component, which attaches itself to the System Service Descriptor Table – which enables Trojan.FakeRean to hide the registry keys it has created.
Trojan.FakeRean is also highly capable of downloading additional malware onto the infected computer system, usually from a remote internet website, which is ultimately executed on a local system.
It is important to bear in mind that Trojan.FakeRean has a number of varying functions – all of which are aimed at compromising the infected computer system, the user’s privacy and challenging the integrity of the computer itself.
Another function Trojan.FakeRean has been designed to implement is that Trojan.FakeRean is known to use backdoor techniques to infiltrate a computer system, and remain undetected whilst embedded within the system, this way it can carry out its malicious intent - undeterred.
If there is nothing else you gain nothing else from this article, keep this one point in mind: while a manual removal process may be quite a cumbersome and intricate process, best performed by an individual that knows how to navigate themselves around the registry files of a computer, the most important thing to do is to remove this infection, as soon as it has been detected.
One should ensure that a fully functional and reliable anti-spyware application is installed on the infected computer system. This way you will be able to deal with this threat, Trojan.FakeRean, and remove all its components from the infected system.
Danger level: 7