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Danger level 8
Type: Trojans
Common infection symptoms:
  • Slow Computer
  • System crashes
  • Can't be uninstalled via Control Panel

ApocalypseClipper Malware

Regular cryptocurrency transfers/payments can be hijacked, and ApocalypseClipper Malware is one of the threats capable of doing that. This Windows infection deploys vulnerabilities and security backdoors to invade unguarded operating systems, and if it is successful, it can run in the background without much notice. In fact, according to our research team, identifying this malware can be extremely difficult, and if one does not know what they are looking for, they are likely to overlook this threat completely. It was discovered that it can conceal itself as a system process, and it is set to run automatically. That being said, it does not launch repeatedly. The RunOnce function ensures that the registry key is deleted after it is run, which means that it cannot run again. So, how exactly does this threat work? How do you remove ApocalypseClipper Malware? How can you protect your cryptocurrency wallets and transactions? Keep reading to learn more about this.

It does not seem that ApocalypseClipper Malware has a pre-determined path into the targeted systems. This malware, according to the research, is sold on underground forums. In one case, it was sold for mere 799.99 Russian Ruble, which is around $10 US Dollars. That means that many different parties can buy this program and use it for their own exploits. That also means that different methods of distribution could be used to spread ApocalypseClipper Malware too. Also known as Trojan.ClipBanker, this threat could be hidden within attractive software bundles, spread via unreliable torrent files, sent via spam email, and so on. In most of these cases, some level of deception is bound to be used. Therefore, when you decide to install something new, you have to be extremely cautious and choose only files that are trustworthy and represented via trustworthy websites. You also have to be very careful about the emails you open and the attachments and files you find within them. Unfortunately, cybercriminals are not lazy, and they work hard to know exactly what might help them spread malware. Do not underestimate them, and always remember to look behind your virtual shoulder, so to speak.

Once ApocalypseClipper Malware is deployed, it waits for the user of the infected system to copy a cryptocurrency wallet address. It works with Bitcoin, Dash, Ether, Litecoin, Monero, and NEO cryptocurrency wallets, as well as other virtual payment systems, such as Payeer, Qiwi, Yandex, WMR, and WMZ. Once a payment address is copied, it ends up in the clipboard, and ApocalypseClipper Malware is there to replace it. Therefore, once the victim pastes the payment address for the payment, they might end up transferring money right into the pocket of cybercriminals. Unfortunately, not everyone is vigilant, and not everyone is likely to notice the discrepancy. Without a doubt, this is an ingenious way to steal money. The replacement in the clipboard is silent, and it does not require complicated processes or effort from the attackers. All they need to do is purchase the infection and deploy it successfully. Unfortunately, once the money is sent to the wrong wallet, it cannot be retrieved back. Needless to say, if the victim is tricked into transferring a large sum, the damages can be significant.

Hopefully, you discover ApocalypseClipper Malware before it manages to trick you into making any unwanted transactions. If you perform frequent system scams, you might be able to detect this malware fast. In either case, you have to delete ApocalypseClipper Malware, and if you want to do it manually, you can look at the guide below. If you do not find all components, or perhaps if you cannot identify them due to different names, please do not assume that malware is gone. At the very least, install a trusted malware scanner to inspect your operating system for threats. We recommend going straight for anti-malware software. It will automatically delete the infection, and if anything else exists along with it, that will be removed also. Most importantly, your operating system will gain full-time protection, which is what you need to ensure that new trojans cannot invade your space again. If you would like to discuss the threat further, do not hesitate to leave a comment below. We will get back to you as soon as we can.

ApocalypseClipper Malware Removal

  1. Simultaneously tap Win+R keys to launch Run.
  2. Type regedit into the dialog box and click OK to launch Registry Editor.
  3. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce.
  4. Delete the value named Realtek HD Driver (value data should point to %APPDATA%\RuntimeBroker.exe).
  5. Simultaneously tap Win+E keys to launch File Explorer.
  6. Enter %APPDATA% into the quick access bar at the top.
  7. Delete the file named RuntimeBroker.exe and the folder named tempfolderqwerty.
  8. Enter %WINDIR%System32\Tasks\ into the quick access bar.
  9. Delete the task named RealtekHelper and then immediately Empty Recycle Bin.
  10. Install a trusted malware scanner to help you inspect your operating system for leftovers.
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