What is Trojan.Rapidstealer? Why can’t I find it on add/remove programs in control panel? My AVG detects this thing for me. I thought I have got it removed by using the protection tool, but I was wrong. It just comes back after I reboot my computer. Now I don’t have any clue about how to remove it completely, and I need urgent help to get rid of this stuff. Any advice?
Brief Introduction to This Trojan
Trojan.Rapidstealer now spreads rapidly to more and more computers all over the world via the Internet. It is a dangerous Trojan infection which can attack computers with Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. It is designed by cyber criminals who will use this Trojan to achieve some evil purposes. Internet can be the main place for this Trojan to spread. This Trojan can be distributed in many websites as hackers are able to hack into many websites’ servers and implant this Trojan into those servers, generally, the most easily websites that can be hacked into are those websites contains adult contents with low security level. People who come to those websites which get infected by this Trojan can make their own computers get infected immediately. What’s more, free programs that can be found and used for computer users can also be implanted this Trojan.Rapidstealer, when people download those infected software from some unreliable resources can also be hit by it.
Not only in these 2 ways, this Trojan can also be sent from cyber hackers to innocent people through spam E-mails. This Trojan.Rapidstealer can hide in the attachments, and cyber hackers can forge the titles of the E-mails just try to lure people to open the attachments, once attachments are opened, this Trojan can infiltrate target computers without users’ approval. As a Trojan infection, this Trojan does the same damages like other Trojans do. Trojan.Rapidstealer can modify the windows registry by removing some system values and replacing them with its own keys which can make it be activated from the start up. In this way, it can start its malicious activities whenever the infected computer is booted up. Computer can get many unwanted errors during the use. With the help of this Trojan, many other computer threats can be downloaded at the backdoor which can make more damages to the infected computer.
This Trojan.Rapidstealer can occupy a large percent of CPU usage, which is the reason why computer user always sees the CPU Usage is 100%. In this bad condition, the infected computer can take too much time to boot up, and the performance of it can be slowed down. PC user will have to wait a long time to run programs and some even can’t be opened. What’s worse, this Trojan can help cyber criminals establish illegal access to the infected computers and steal personal information from the infected machines, and the PC users will never notice that.
Some Traits about This Trojan
-Can slow down the performance of the computer, or even blue screen.
-Can create many junk files which occupy a lot of space in hard drive
-Can download other malicious programs into computer, which make further damage.
-Your sensitive information can be stolen by hacker who can access to your computer with the help of this Trojan.
-Cay give you many redirects all the time no matter what you are doing.
-May pretend as an anti-virus program and cheat you that computer is in dangerous, and ask you to pay to remove the threats.
NOTE: If you find any of these symptoms on your computer, that proves your PC is under attack and seriously infected. If you are not a computer savvy,Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts to remove this Trojan.Rapidstealer for you.
Manual Removal Guide of Trojan (For Computer Literate)
There is a removal guide of Trojan provided here; however, expertise is required during the process of removal, please make sure you are capable to do it by yourself.
Step 1: Find Ctrl, Alt, and Delete these 3 keys and then press them together to open task manager to end the process related to this Trojan.Rapidstealer, the name of the process of it is random.
Step 2: Try to find Folder Options in Control Panel, select the View tab, and then tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
Step 3: Try to find the files which relate to this Trojan.Rapidstealer, and delete them all.
Step 4: Click on Start button at the right lower corner, then click on Control Panel
Then you will come to the Control Panel windows, click on Add and Remove Programs
Then try to find the program which relates to this Trojan, highlight it and choose Remove, the program’s name is random.
Step 5: Click on Start button or press Win+R, then type regedit in the box to open Registry Editor, after that, try to find
C:\Users\profile name here\AppData\
Similar video guide to modify Windows registry:
Trojan.Rapidstealer is a nasty Trojan infection that can attack computers with Windows operating systems. It is not easy for auto anti-virus programs to eradicate this Trojan completely as this Trojan is able to replicate itself and hide in many locations on the infected machine. The system files can also be corrupted which can increase the difficulty on the removal work. People should not ignore it if the anti-virus software has warned about this Trojan. This Trojan must be removed in time.
Suggestion: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a level of computer knowledge is needed. Still can’t get out of Trojan.Rapidstealer? Contact online experts for help now!
Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on May 15, 2014 1:06 pm