AdvisorsBot is a malicious application that enters the system without permission. As a result, the malware falls under the classification of Trojans. Our specialists say it is distributed among restaurants, hotels, and so on. The hackers are after the information available on the organization’s staff computers, so customers or home computer users should not come across this threat. Nevertheless, we cannot be certain it will not be spread among normal users in the future. If you want to get to know AdvisorsBot before it could happen, we encourage you to read our full report as well as take a look at the deletion instructions located at the end of the text. Users who have more questions about the Trojan can also leave their messages in the comments section.
It appears to be that AdvisorsBot enters the computer with malicious text documents delivered to targeted victims via email messages. To convince the targeted organization’s staff to run such attachments the hackers pretend to be their customers and ask to resolve issues after looking at the attached documents that are supposed to contain particular information, e.g., doctor statements, receipts, order details, and so on. After opening the attachment, the document should execute injected macros commands, and the Trojan starts running on the system. Obviously, to avoid this happening it would be smart to check if the customer’s name is known or if the described situation occurred. To be extra careful, users suspecting malware could scan questionable attachments with reliable security tools before running them.
Furthermore, our specialists report the malicious application can run commands through Windows PowerShell, which might allow AdvisorsBot to collect various information about the computer and even possibly sensitive data available on it. The worst part is the user may not even realize the computer got infected because the malware can work silently without showing itself. As a consequence, it may gather various data without the user’s knowledge. Thus, the damage depends on how long AdvisorsBot stays on the system and what information gets stolen. To stop it from collecting data the threat needs to be removed at once, so if the computer’s user suspects he opened the Trojan’s launcher he should take immediate actions.
Users who have experience in removing threats like AdvisorsBot could try to get rid of it manually. The task’s complexity depends on whether the victim remembers where he downloaded the malware’s launcher as well. The deletion instructions located below this article will list a few possible locations as well as explain how to erase the malicious application’s launcher manually. Of course, if the process looks too complicated or the victim prefers automatic features, he should leave this task to a reliable security tool instead. The chosen tool needs to be installed on the infected system. Then the user should perform a full system scan and click the removal button that should be displayed after the scanning is over. The best part, if the tool is kept up to date, it might be able to guard the computer against similar threats in the future too.