- Connects to the internet without permission
Trojan.PyXie.A is a tremendously aggressive infection, and once it slithers into your operating system, it latches onto it using different obfuscation techniques. Unfortunately, as our malware experts have pointed out, there is no easy way to delete this malware from the infected Windows operating systems, and that is why manual removal of Trojan.PyXie.A is not recommended. That being said, this infection must be eliminated as soon as possible because it can create a huge mess and also jeopardize the virtual security of those under attack. It is unlikely that this Trojan would invade the operating systems of regular Windows users. Instead, it is more likely to invade systems that belong to prominent companies, organizations, or maybe even governments. The creator of this malware has not been unveiled yet, but it is now clear that the infection has been active since at least 2018, and the damage it could have made is likely to be quite extensive. If you are curious to learn more, please continue reading.
Do you know what a RAT is? It is a remote-access Trojan, and Trojan.PyXie.A is classified as one. RATs are used by cybercriminals to gain access to the targeted system, and if they gain it, they can perform all kinds of actions. RATs might be some of the most unpredictable, versatile, and, of course, dangerous threats out in the wild. Malware experts have seen PyXie working with Cobalt Strike and Shifu banking Trojan, but, essentially, it could run along with anything. Therefore, if you discover that your need to delete Trojan.PyXie.A, it is imperative that you investigate which other threats might have slithered into your operating system. It is believed that the threat’s creators are exploiting legitimate applications to execute a malicious loader. If it is executed successfully, encrypted payload is downloaded, and then it is decrypted and run. All of this is done silently, so as not to blow the cover of the infection. After all, if it was caught right away, the chances of it getting deleted are pretty high, and attackers do not want that.
If Trojan.PyXie.A is executed on the targeted system successfully, it should initiate malicious processes right away. There is evidence suggesting that the Trojan could drop ransomware, but it pretty much could drop anything depending on the type of attack and the goals of cybercriminals. Besides, dropping and executing files, Trojan.PyXie.A is also known to be capable of recording information about the infected operating system, stealing certificates, clearing the logs, and scanning networks. The threat should also be capable of web-injection and man-in-the-middle interception. It was also discovered that the threat might be able to record passwords and steal other sensitive information stored in persistent cookies. The Trojan might also be capable of logging keystrokes, capturing screenshots, and recording video with the help of integrated cameras to gather even more sensitive information. Overall, as you can see, this malware can provide cybercriminals with incredible powers to gather extremely sensitive data. If it successfully invades the systems of companies, organizations, healthcare institutions, governments, and other entities, it could end up jeopardizing national security and the security of millions of people at once.
As we mentioned earlier, deleting Trojan.PyXie.A is not an easy task, and even more experienced victims might have a hard time removing this dangerous malware. Therefore, we believe that manual removal is off the table. Of course, you could check the locations where, in most cases, new files are dropped, but we cannot guarantee that you will be able to find or even identify malware. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you implement automatic anti-malware software. This software will be able to check for other potentially active threats too. If you decide to remove Trojan.PyXie.A manually, do not forget that other threats could exist and could be just as dangerous as the RAT itself. Another reason to employ anti-malware software is the protection it can provide. Needless to say, unprotected systems are the first ones to be hit by malware, and so you really want to take care of Windows protection. If the infected system is part of a larger network of computers, the IT security team needs to get on the case immediately.