Our malware researchers have analyzed a new computer infection known by the name Skeleton Key. We identify this threat as a Trojan, because it can slither into your operating system using devious scams. According to our research, the threat could use corrupted spam email attachments and USB viruses to get in, and these methods of distribution are extremely clandestine. In fact, most computer users will not know that they need to delete Skeleton Key, because after getting in, the infection runs in a secret manner as well. Unfortunately, if you fail to remove the threat in time, you could suffer identity theft.
The devious Skeleton Key can bypass the authentication of Active Directory systems. The threat can gain access to information about you, including your passwords. As you imagine, this could be used to take over your administrative privileges and further infect your operating system with malware that requires removal. In the worst case scenario, if you do not remove Skeleton Key in time, your operating system will be infected with keyloggers that can capture screenshots, mouse clicks, and key stores. If you fail to delete this malware and then try to connect to your accounts, like online banking accounts in which case cyber criminals could make illicit transactions from your own account. This is a very important reason to remove Skeleton Key from your operating system.
It is clear why Skeleton Key has earned its name. Schemers can use this Trojan to gain access to many systems and accounts. Unfortunately, many of the Skeleton Key attacks are successful, because this infection is extremely clandestine and can hook deep into your system. What is more, it could even circumvent the removal initiated by active malware removal software. Of course, it all depends on the security software installed on your operating system. If you use pirated security software and it is not maintained by regular updates, malware could slither in using various security backdoors. In fact, the web is filled with fake security and malware removal software, and if you install it on your PC, it will not only not guard your operating system against malware and delete it, but it will also let in more infections.
If you do not want to become a victim of Skeleton Key, you need to make sure that your PC is secured. If security software has not been set up yet, it is possible that you already need to delete Skeleton Key from your personal computer. Needless to say, the sooner you remove Skeleton Key, the better, because this infection could seriously affect your privacy and security. If you have already noticed that your virtual identity has been stolen by the threat, you need to make sure that you inform the appropriate authorities and immediately change the passwords of all the sensitive accounts. Of course, none of this will matter if you do not remove Skeleton Key, and we suggest installing the automatic malware remover SpyHunter to eliminate the threat.