- Connects to the internet without permission
- Installs itself without permissions
- Slow Computer
- Slow internet connection
Sometimes a computer infection manifests itself not in one machine, but in multiple systems at the same time in order to fulfill its payload. Take Botnet.cacaoweb for example. It refers to a number of computers that are infected with malicious programs, and these programs connect all these computers together in a network in order to perform a Distributed Denial of Service attack against a particular website. It is necessary to remove Botnet.cacaoweb from the infected computer otherwise it will remain an obedient robot in a malicious network.
As far as the Botnet.cacaoweb is concerned, it is known to have performed a DDoS attack on such websites as alldebrid.com. Your computer could be infected with this malware and you may not even know about it, because the entire infection takes place behind your back. When your computer is part of a botnet (derived from robot and network), it generates traffic to a particular website, and it can significantly slow down your system and your Internet connection. If you suspect that something might be wrong with your computer, scan the system with SpyHunter free scanner and it will detect Botnet.cacaoweb’s files if there are any.
In fact, you can check for the malware processes via your Task Manager as well. For example, if you open your Task Manager and you fine cacaoweb.exe running among other system processes, then you can be sure that you are infected with a malicious program. Although Botnet.cacaoweb is a botnet, some of its files (such as the aforementioned cacaoweb.exe) are classified as fraudulent security programs. It means that apart from becoming part of a botnet, your computer can be infected with other dangerous programs as well.
As far as cacaoweb.exe is concerned, this malicious file adds an autorun registry key entry in order to run automatically whenever you turn on your computer. Also, it lowers down your overall system security by changing firewall settings, so that the Botnet.cacaoweb and other programs could communicate with remote servers over the Internet, thus conditioning your computer to become a part of a DDoS attack. It may also try to hide itself from security products by employs low level functions.
Either way, the presence of this file on your system signals a serious infection and you need to acquire a powerful antimalware tool to remove Botnet.cacaoweb and all the other possible infections from your computer. Although manual removal is possible, it is not recommended unless you are a computer security expert. Using a legitimate computer security application also makes sure that your system is protected from future threats, so choose what is best for you and your PC!