- Installs itself without permissions
- Connects to the internet without permission
- Slow internet connection
- Slow Computer
The thing that DDoS:Win32/Fareit is capable of doing is obvious already from its title. DDoS stands for distributed denial of service and this computer threat is a Trojan that makes your system a subject to a network of infected computers that are responsible for distributing the aforementioned attack. The reason why DDoS:Win32/Fareit infects your computer is because the hackers who devise the DDoS attack need a lot of computers in order to slow down or stop a particular type of service altogether. For example, recently the LiveJournal blogging website was a victim of several DDoS attacks that blocked all of the users from this site altogether for various period time, ranging from a few hours to a few days.
It would be of no surprise if DDoS:Win32/Fareit was also responsible for these attacks. The most annoying thing is that users who are infected with the Trojan and who participate (not directly of course) in the DDoS attack, do not even have an idea that their system is taken over by this malware. DDoS:Win32/Fareit can easily infect your computer via a drive-by download or when you download a program from an unreliable source. Keep in mind, that a lot of suspicious shareware programs are bundled with malicious files such as DDoS:Win32/Fareit.
What is more, DDoS:Win32/Fareit is responsible not only for a DDoS attacks. Judging from the fact, that pnd.exe is a process file related to DDoS:Win32/Fareit, when you are infected by this parasite you can also experience a bank information theft. Your financial information such as your banking logins and passwords can be copied by the means of keylogging and then sent away to a remote server.
In order to see whether you are infected or not by DDoS:Win32/Fareit check your Windows Task Manager for process files pnd.exe and 62d.exe. These are the first indications that you are under attack. Not to mention that DDoS:Win32/Fareit makes your computer slower than usual, and it might take some time to open a simple website.
Remove DDoS:Win32/Fareit from your system as soon as you determine the infection. Use an antimalware program to terminate the parasite automatically, because it will also safeguard the computer against other malware.
How to manually remove DDoS:Win32/Fareit
Files associated with DDoS:Win32/Fareit infection:
DDoS:Win32/Fareit processes to kill: