The Trojan.Fraud.A Trojan is part of an online scam linked to an application with the attractive title ‘How to Earn Money.’ Apparently, criminals are targeting this program as a way to help people increase their profits easily. Of course, promises of easy money are usually too good to be true and ‘How to Earn Money’ is no exception. Rather than a supposedly helpful application, this program is actually designed to install a Trojan infection detected as Trojan.Fraud.A by many security programs.
How Trojan.Fraud.A Infects Your Computer
Opening the ‘How to Earn Money’ program actually installs Trojan.Fraud.A. This malware infection will attempt to inject itself into the Program Files directory. There, Trojan.Fraud.A creates several shortcuts and HTML links leading to websites promoting the ‘How to Earn Money’ program, supposedly designed to help people earn a monthly steady revenue with little to no effort. Of course, this program is not free; a payment of $37 USD is required before being able to try out “How to Earn Money.’ ESG security researchers have received reports that this program simply contains information on how to send out spam email by taking advantage of email addresses shared publicly online.
A Detailed Account of Trojan.Fraud.A Scam
Looking at the HTML web-page shortcuts that Trojan.Fraud.A creates, there are numerous testimonials that are obvious lies. Basically, the ‘How to Earn Money’ application claims that it can generate earnings between $25,000 and $95,000 USD per month with only a few minutes of set-up required. The fact that this supposed information is contained in a computer program makes it more likely to fool inexperienced computer users. After all, while most people would not pay $40 dollars for a book called ‘How to Earn Money’ promoted through such obvious scams, many are under the mistaken notion that software is somehow more reliable. ESG malware analysts consider that Trojan.Fraud.A is little more than an advertisement for what is obviously a pyramid scheme. However, this is an intrusive advertisement that gets into your computer system under false pretenses, creates files and connects to the Internet without your authorization. Because of this, ESG malware analysts strongly recommend staying away from ‘How to Earn Money’ and scanning your computer system with a reliable anti-malware program after any contact with Trojan.Fraud.A.
How Can You Detect Trojan.Fraud.A?