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Danger level 6
Type: Trojans
Common infection symptoms:
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Slow Computer
  • Strange toolbar installed without Your permission


PWSteal.Banker.N is a piece of malware which gets into the system unnoticed. According to Microsoft, PWS:Win32/Banker.N is a Trojan ascribed to the Win32/Banker family that steals banking data and collects information. When PWSteal.Banker.N is on the computer, the Trojan might slow down and impair the system that is why you should delete it at once after spotting. The reason of the Trojan’s sneaking into the system may be poor firewall protection or absence of the advanced antivirus program. Generally speaking, in the case of a Trojan’s infection, the system is exposed to danger, because the victimized computer is under control of hackers at remote computers. Hackers might use a Trojan to track and steal information entered onto the computer and might download malicious software to have total control of the system.

The latest research has revealed that PWSteal.Banker.N is capable of creating a browser helper object (BHO) in the Internet explorer. Although BHOs are not harmful, they might be used to hijack Internet browsers, and PWSteal.Banker.N does this. It is plausible that PWSteal.Banker.N uses a borrowed name to hide its original intentions because a file AcroIEHelpe.dll, known as an application which allows Windows users to read PDF files without opening Acrobat Reader, is changed into AcroIEHelpe052.dll. In this case, Windows users might not suspect the infection when the suspicious file is running in The Task Manager. The aim of all of this is to record sensitive information such as account numbers, passwords and CVV/CVV2 and transfer it to third parties.

As PWSteal.Banker.N’s presence in the system is dangerous, you should remove it as soon as you can. If you are a skilled troubleshooter, you probably know how to terminate this infection without any damage caused to the system. If you are an average Windows user, remove PWSteal.Banker.N’s automatically, because this way is the easiest to delete the Trojan. We strongly recommend you use a legitimate security program which will remove the Trojan and protect it against further infections.

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How to manually remove PWSteal.Banker.N

Files associated with PWSteal.Banker.N infection:


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