For the past decade, Brazil has been a notorious breeding ground for some of the most dangerous banker Trojans, that is, Trojan infections specifically designed to steal your bank account passwords and information. Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Banload.bqmv is a particularly egregious example of these kinds of banker Trojans, with the capacity to disable the infected computer system's security measures, steal passwords, and banking numbers. As of December of 2011, Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Banload.bqmv has been responsible for stealing a large number of account numbers and passwords.
Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Banload.bqmv's Dangerous Effects
One of the most dangerous aspects of Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Banload.bqmv is the fact that Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Banload.bqmv affects the bootloader ntldr, giving it rootkit capabilities. This makes Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Banload.bqmv especially difficult to remove and detect. In fact, Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Banload.bqmv can remain on the victim's computer completely undetected for quite a long time, only activating when Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Banload.bqmv detects banking activity associated with one of its target banks. According to ESG security researchers, Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Banload.bqmv mainly targets Brazilian and South American banks and spreads through embedded links in widespread email scam campaigns. One of the main ways of detecting Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Banload.bqmv is if you experience an over-long start-up in which your computer system claims to be removing malicious files; Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Banload.bqmv is actually installing its dangerous payload.
How Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Banload.bqmv Infects Your Computer
Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Banload.bqmv is designed to connect to the Internet (particularly, the Amazon Web Services cloud) in order to download a couple of malicious files that, posing as anti-virus programs, are actually designed to change the way your computer system starts up. This is usually done through spam emails that claim to come from the user's bank, although the scam emails delivering Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Banload.bqmv can be adapted to coincide with trending topics and news. The malware that is downloaded and installed by Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Banload.bqmv is particularly difficult to remove, and Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Banload.bqmv may not be detected unless you are using a reliable and fully-updated anti-malware program. One of the most troubling purposes of the malware infection initiated by Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Banload.bqmv involves disabling the infected computer system's security software, which happens upon start-up. Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Banload.bqmv also targets the GBPlugin, a security browser plug-in that most Brazilian banks use to protect their users. Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Banload.bqmv also targets files containing essential data used by Windows Defender, Microsoft Security Essentials and other common security programs. In this way, the security software in question appears to function normally, but in reality has been completely disabled.
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