If you noticed that your computer suddenly became sluggish, then it might be infected with the Trojan.Win32.Lethic.F Trojan. Trojan.Win32.Lethic.F is a malicious piece of software that attempts to create backdoor remote access for cybercriminals to access the compromised system. Once the cybercriminals gain unauthorized access to a computer infected with Trojan.Win32.Lethic.F, they may use it as a zombie computer that’s part of a larger botnet. However, the specific characteristics of a Trojan.Win32.Lethic.F infection may vary because the Trojan is usually installed alongside another type of malware. Also, the Trojan’s configuration data, payload and instructions are very variable.
So How Does Trojan.Win32.Lethic.F Infect Users?
Internet users may get a Trojan.Win32.Lethic.F infection through a number of ways. A user’s computer may pick the infection when they visit a compromised website hosting malicious exploits. Social networking sites are a popular target for hosting malicious links that lure users onto compromised sites. When users click on the malicious link, they are redirected to a seemingly harmless website where the malware secretly installs on their computers. Trojan.Win32.Lethic.F modifies the system registry so that Trojan.Win32.Lethic.F appears as a Recycler file to Windows. As such, Windows will launch the Trojan every time the computer boots. Security researchers also noted that Trojan.Win32.Lethic.F may inject its code into several processes that are not related to the malware, which makes detecting and removing the infection more difficult.
The Risks of a Trojan.Win32.Lethic.F Infection
Once infected with Trojan.Win32.Lethic.F, the user’s computer may be added to a botnet run by cybercriminals who can use the zombie computers to accomplish a number of sinister tasks. For instance, the cybercriminals can secretly track the victim’s online activity, enabling them to collect pertinent information such as bank account pins, authentication details for various websites and passwords. For instance, when the affected user logs into their banking website to access their bank account, the Trojan can collect the log-in name and date of birth, password and security token and then sends the details to a remote server that controls the botnet. In fact, the greatest risk posed by backdoor Trojans such as Trojan.Win32.Lethic.F is its capacity of connecting to a remote server. Once cybercriminals gain access to your computer, anything can happen.
Computers infected with Trojan.Win32.Lethic.F can be cleaned using a suitable anti-malware suite. The anti-malware suite should be able to delete the malicious files without causing any harm to other system components. The Trojan may also be removed by deleting its associated malicious files manually. However, due to the criticality of this process, it is advisable to leave it for advanced users or competent technicians to do it. Steps you can take to prevent infection:
- Stay away from suspicious links to obscure websites, especially links sent on social networking sites. Even if the link comes from someone you recognize, their account could have been hacked into by criminals.
- Do not casually share USB devices, such as flash storage disks. Worms linked to this Trojan often install themselves via such devices when inserted into a computer.
- You should have proactive anti-malware protection. An example of good anti-malware software is one that can detect and block rogue websites, and provide other real-time protection.
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- Reboot your PC and rerun the scan for any remaining traces of Trojan.Win32.Lethic.F.