Threat Database Mac Malware HEUR:Trojan.OSX.Vsrch.a


By CagedTech in Mac Malware, Trojans

Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 8,621
Threat Level: 90 % (High)
Infected Computers: 1,127
First Seen: October 1, 2014
Last Seen: September 5, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

HEUR:Trojan.OSX.Vsrch.a is a Trojan infection that can enter a computer through corrupted websites, freeware or email attachments. Once inside the computer, HEUR:Trojan.OSX.Vsrch.a's files will be installed in the %Temp% directory, but what the computer user will see is executable files with names made to look like they're part of legitimate applications. Then, HEUR:Trojan.OSX.Vsrch.a will interfere with all security-related programs and services and create a registry entry that allows HEUR:Trojan.OSX.Vsrch.a to load automatically. HEUR:Trojan.OSX.Vsrch.a uses a great amount of system resources, which makes the machine perform poorly. Also, HEUR:Trojan.OSX.Vsrch.a may collect sensitive information and send it to third parties that may use it to perform actions that may harm the computer user, may change Web browsers and redirect it to unwanted places, change the default settings' code, allow other threats to enter the affected computer and much more. HEUR:Trojan.OSX.Vsrch.a can be removed manually, but, due to the bulk amount of files and other data HEUR:Trojan.OSX.Vsrch.a creates, its removal demands the help of a powerful anti-malware program that can detect HEUR:Trojan.OSX.Vsrch.a, all the harmful changes made by HEUR:Trojan.OSX.Vsrch.a and delete it, so the computer users can gain back the control of their machines.


Most Viewed