Marap is one of those malicious infections that might be really hard to spot unless you perform regular system scans with a licensed antispyware tool. It is a banking Trojan, so it means that this malicious program is often used as a tool in various cybercrime activities, and the things it does depends on what the person on the other end programs it to do. If you happened to have this program running on your system, you need to remove Marap immediately. Although it is possible to get rid of this program manually, we would strongly recommend automatic removal with a powerful antispyware tool.
According to our research data, Marap usually spreads through spam email messages. Thus, it means that users download and install this Trojan themselves. As long as you are careful about the files you download and open, you should be able to avoid this infection. However, this means that you should be more attentive. Although these days spam emails often look like legitimate emails from reputable websites, think and ask yourself whether you really have been waiting for this particular email. Isn’t it random? Do you really have an account in that bank? Have you really bought something from that online store? If you go through these questions before opening the malicious attachment, you should definitely avoid installing Marap.
And while this Trojan itself may not cause a lot of harm to your system, it might actually download more malware on your computer. Since the program acts as a payload downloader, it can easily be part of another, bigger infection. For instance, Marap could download keylogger Trojans and even ransomware programs. If this Trojan downloads ransomware application, then you might even lose your files because ransomware programs encrypt user files, and then wait for users to pay money for the decryption.
Either way, this shows how important it is to be careful online and to scan your computer regularly. If Marap is on your system, then you could probably find more potential threats on-board after a thorough system scan.
What if Marap doesn’t download malware on my computer? Well, then this infection can still collect and share your data with its control and command center. As far as we know, the program can send your username, domain name, hostname, IP address, language, country, Windows version, and other system information to its control and command center located on a remote server. It shows that the program is extremely intrusive and you should not tolerate it any longer.
During the installation, Marap drops one file on your computer, and you can delete that file during the manual removal. However, if you are not sure how to deal with this infection on your own, please get yourself a powerful security application that would terminate the program immediately. You would also hit two birds with one stone because by removing Marap, you would also have to scan your computer, so if there are more dangerous programs installed, the security tool of your choice will remove them all, too. Do what you can to protect your computer from malicious exploitation.