Terdot appears to be a Trojan based on a malicious program known as Zeus. According to our specialists, the new version seems to have not just the older threat’s capabilities, but also some new ones as well. It can steal banking information, various passwords, and other sensitive data that later could be sent to a remote malware’s server. Needless to say, afterward all of the reordered data can be accessed by hackers. They could use it to scam users, control or use their profiles, etc. Later in the text, we will talk more about Terdot’s capabilities, its distribution manner, and other vital details, so if you wish to get to know this malicious program better we invite you to review the rest of our report.
For starters, we would like to begin from the threat’s distribution manner. Our specialists say Terdot could enter the system with malicious text documents sent to the victim via Spam emails. The Trojan should infect the device right after launching such a file. We always advise users not to interact with data sent by someone they do not know. Especially, if the file is unexpected and you have no idea why it was sent to you. However, if you still want to see what it is you received, we would recommend scanning the attachment with a security tool first. In fact, users should do so with every suspicious file downloaded from the Internet because many other harmful threats are distributed with fake updates, malicious software installers, etc.
After entering the system Terdot might place some files or modify some existing data to remain undetected, for example, our specialists say the malware could infect explorer.exe, ctfmon.exe, taskeng.exe, and msiexec.exe. If the Trojan manages to do so, none of your private or sensitive data should be safe anymore. The threat can follow you while you surf the Internet and record any data you submit while doing it, for example, it could record credit card information when you shop online or your email's password when you log on to it. Terdot can even download files from your computer or drop data on the device. Clearly, it would be a good idea to remove the malware from the computer quicker, but realizing it is on the system might be extremely difficult.
Sadly, Terdot is not a threat you can uninstall through Control Panel or easily delete it manually. This is why we advise not to take any chances and leave this task to a trustworthy antimalware tool. No need to worry if there is no such tool on your device; you can install it at any time and once you do you should run a full-system scan. Given, the malicious program is on the computer; it should detect and locate all data belonging to it. The best part is, users could eliminate or restore files associated with the Trojan just by pressing the removal button. Also, a reliable security tool might be a good investment since it could guard the system against malware you may yet encounter.