Troj/Mdrop-EML is a dangerous backdoor Trojan that has been associated with a social media scam designed to distribute malware using social engineering techniques. Using Troj/Mdrop-EML, criminals can access your computer in order to carry out additional attacks, steal your money or intrude on your privacy. To remove Troj/Mdrop-EML, ESG security analysts advise using a strong anti-malware program that is fully up to date. It is also important to follow basic online safety guidelines such as being careful when downloading unknown files and clicking on strange links. ESG security researchers consider that the best way to become infected with the Troj/Mdrop-EML backdoor Trojan is to learn how to recognize common social engineering scams such as the one used to distribute the Troj/Mdrop-EML Trojan to unsuspecting computer users.
Troj/Mdrop-EML is distributed via malicious direct messages on Twitter. Basically, criminals use hacked Twitter accounts to message those account's followers and accounts that it follows that they have been spotted on a compromising Facebook page. This leads to more Twitter accounts becoming compromised and perpetuating this scam, spreading very quickly throughout this vast social network. The message containing Troj/Mdrop-EML will typically not be sophisticated. ESG security researchers have detected the following examples:
your in this
you even see him taping u
Clicking on these links leads to a video that will refuse to run unless the victim downloads a fake Flash Player update. Needless to say, this fake Flash Player update is actually the Troj/Mdrop-EML Trojan in disguise. Fake video codecs and media player updates are among the most common delivery devices for malware.
How Troj/Mdrop-EML is Installed on a computer
Trying to view the video contained in the malicious link will always result in an error message claiming that a Flash Player 10.1 update is necessary. The computer user will then be prompted to download the file FlashPlayerV10.1.57.108.exe. This file is actually Troj/Mdrop-EML, a dangerous backdoor Trojan that will copy itself automatically to all drives on the victim's computer and to any shared folders or drives Troj/Mdrop-EML detects on the compromised computer. Once installed, Troj/Mdrop-EML will install a dangerous backdoor on the infected computer. This backdoor is an opening in the victim's computer's security which allows criminals to install other malware on the infected computer, steal data or spy on the infected computer's activity.
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Troj/Mdrop-EML has typically the following processes in memory: