Phase Bot is a Trojan infection that our malware researchers have discovered to travel via spam emails and torrent downloads. If you understand that the removal of this Trojan is extremely complicated, you need to refrain from downloading unreliable files/software, and you need to beware of spam emails. The links and attachments delivered via these emails could be used for drive-by download attacks, and malware could be downloaded automatically. It is extremely difficult to delete Phase Bot Trojan once it corrupts your computer, because this application is installed into registries, and so there will be no files on your computer that you could remove to eliminate the threat.
Unfortunately, anyone can use the services of Phase Bot. The Phase rootkit can be purchased “on the black market” for only $200. If you think that cyber criminals do not have this money, you are completely wrong. Phase Bot Trojans can be used for various different attacks, and we are sure that it will be employed by many parties. Once Phase Bot infections inject themselves into rundll32.exe (leaving no files behind), schemers can use them to steal data, receive data, and hijack your accounts and your PC for DDoS (distributed denial of service) attacks. In fact, Phase Bot could be used for a lot of different tasks, and you can be sure that none of them will be used to your advantage.
The most disturbing feature of Phase Bot is its stealthiness. Because the program is installed into the registries and no files are used, it will be extremely difficult to remove Phase Bot-related malware. Unfortunately, Phase Bot can affect all Windows operating systems starting with the first service pack of Windows XP and finishing with the latest Windows 8.1 version, on both 32 bit and 64 bit systems. Phase Bot manages to hide its code in the registry using Windows PowerShell, which is the shell used for task management. Due to this, it is unlikely that you will be able to detect and delete all existing infections manually. Even if you remove the files and programs installed with the help of Phase Bot, you will have to remove the registries associated with it.
There is a lot of room for mistakes when it comes to the removal of Phase Bot Trojans. Therefore, instead of the manual removal, we advise selecting the automatic removal option. We recommend installing SpyHunter, an automatic malware remover that will detect Trojan.Phase Bot and will ensure that your operating system is not affected by malware in the future. Once malware is dealt with, you have to take care of your virtual accounts that may have been jeopardized by malware. First, change the passwords of all accounts and warn your contacts that you have suffered identity theft, just in case malicious links have already been sent from your account.