If you do not want to share your debit or credit card information with cyber criminals, you had better make sure that Trojan.Kasidet has not found a way to slither onto your system. This Point of Sale (PoS) malware can steal your sensitive financial information upon your using your computer or mobile device to pay for something online. As a matter of fact, this dangerous Trojan infection can also steal information from PoS machines in retail stores. You would not even notice this Trojan on board and it could send such vital information to its Command and Control server. It is also possible that this malware threat may endanger your system in other ways since it can download further executables in the background. We advise you to act right now and remove Trojan.Kasidet from your system. Please read our full article if you would like to know how to avoid similar threats in the future.
Our research shows that you can infect your system with this dangerous Trojan threat by installing a program that may even look like a legitimate one, such as "WMI Commandline Utility by Microsoft" pretending to be from Microsoft. You can drop such a program even unknowingly. How? Well, let us say you are using out of date browsers or drivers (Java or Flash) and you land on a malicious webpage using Exploit Kits (e.g., RIG). It is quite easy to get redirected to such a webpage if you click on a compromised or unreliable third-party ad while viewing a suspicious website. But it is also possible that your computer is infected with malware and this is why you get redirected or exposed to third-party advertising that can take you to such a malicious page. If there is any chance that your PC is infected, we suggest that you run a reliable malware scanner after you delete Trojan.Kasidet. If you simply click on the wrong content and this is how you get redirected, this time it will not be enough to just close the browser since this Trojan may have already been triggered so there could be now other threats on board even if it has been clean.
Another option for you to drop this Trojan is to open a spam e-mail and try to view its attachment. This spam may appear to be totally authentic and even convincing to be important. This is how you can also infect your PC with ransomware, so you had better think twice before clicking to open a questionable mail, let alone its attachment. Please keep in mind that you may not be able to delete Trojan.Kasidet without serious damage, i.e., losing your credit or debit card details, if you are not fast enough. But the thing about this Trojan is, there is no way telling when you dropped it on your system.
This Trojan can start up its operations automatically as it normally comes as a self-extracting archive. It creates a folder in your %APPDATA% directory with a random name similar to "Xl5jVVxcVWIx" and places an executable file in it with also a random name. In order to start up every time you switch on your Windows, this Trojan also sets up a scheduled task with the same random name as the folder: "Xl5jVVxcVWIx.job." Once its operations are set, this malware infection can download other threats in the background and start communicating with its Command and Control server, too. Its main purpose is to steal your debit and credit card details so that your money can be stolen without your noticing it. Well, you will obviously notice that it is missing once these cyber criminals have spent it or simply transferred it to their accounts. We highly recommend that you remove Trojan.Kasidet immediately and change all your related passwords, too.
It is not simple to eliminate this Trojan because there are a couple of folders to delete and settings to change. In fact, this threat changes your proxy settings so those need to be restored. If you still want to manually remove Trojan.Kasidet from your system, you can use our guide below. Please remember that there could be other threats, too. If you leave any one of them on board, you could face further and multiple system security issues. So, if you want to feel safe in your virtual world, we advise you to install a trustworthy anti-malware program, such as SpyHunter.