The Downloader.Picproot malware is categorized by security experts as a trojan downloader that is used by hackers to introduce other malware on already compromised systems. The Picproot trojan can be seen as an attached binary file to spam emails and is programmed to drop its payload in the Credentials or the System Certificates folder under the ApplciationData directory. Additionally, the Picproot trojan deletes all task in the Windows Task Manager and adds a registry key to start every time you turn on your computer. Security researchers report that the Picproot trojan adds itself as an authority in the Windows Help Assistant and connects to several websites to download multiple image files incorporating malware using stenography. The malware downloaded by the Picproot trojan is stored in the ApplicationData folder and decrypted to be executed on the victim's PC. The Picproot trojan downloader can install viruses, keyloggers and worm on your system that can be used by criminals to compromise networks and steal your banking and social media log-ins. Security researchers advise users to install a trustworthy anti-malware suite to protect their files and credentials from the activities of the Picproot trojan.
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Security Doesn't Let You Download SpyHunter or Access the Internet?Solutions: Your computer may have malware hiding in memory that prevents any program, including SpyHunter, from executing on your computer. Follow to download SpyHunter and gain access to the Internet:
- Use an alternative browser. Malware may disable your browser. If you're using IE, for example, and having problems downloading SpyHunter, you should open Firefox, Chrome or Safari browser instead.
- Use a removable media. Download SpyHunter on another clean computer, burn it to a USB flash drive, DVD/CD, or any preferred removable media, then install it on your infected computer and run SpyHunter's malware scanner.
- Start Windows in Safe Mode. If you can not access your Window's desktop, reboot your computer in "Safe Mode with Networking" and install SpyHunter in Safe Mode.
- IE Users: Disable proxy server for Internet Explorer to browse the web with Internet Explorer or update your anti-spyware program. Malware modifies your Windows settings to use a proxy server to prevent you from browsing the web with IE.
This article is provided "as is" and to be used for educational information purposes only. By following any instructions on this article, you agree to be bound by the disclaimer. We make no guarantees that this article will help you completely remove the malware threats on your PC. Spyware changes regularly; therefore, it is difficult to fully clean an infected machine through manual means.