What is the first thing you must do if you discover Trojan.Pondfull on your Windows operating system? You should not even have to think about it because, clearly, this is a malicious infection, and it requires immediate removal. In fact, we suggest you read the last section of this report and follow the instructions below right away because this Trojan is truly malicious, and it could severely affect your virtual security. Afterward, you want to read this entire report to understand what you faced. A Trojan like this one is a serious threat, and if it has found an entrance to your operating system, you might have more cyber security issues than you think. While deleting Trojan.Pondfull is the most important thing right now, system’s security is the next important topic you need to address. Clearly, you lack reliable virtual protection, and if you think that is not a big deal, you need to think again. Malware can ruin your day, but it can also ruin much more.
What do you know about Trojans? You probably are familiar with the term “Trojan,” which goes back to the ancient tale of a Trojan war, when the Greek attackers, supposedly, used a giant wooden horse to hide soldiers. So, what is the wooden horse in this scenario? Cyber attackers have many options, but our research team has found that crack codes for programs and games could be it. The attacker sets up the malicious infection to look like a harmless file and adds it to an unreliable file-sharing website or a malicious downloader to spread. If the victim is duped into downloading and opening the file, the devious Trojan.Pondfull is released; however, that happens without the victim’s knowledge. The infection is silent, and it can stay silent for as long as no action is taken to delete malware or scan the system. Unfortunately, the possibilities are endless for cyber criminals if their malware is not removed or if it is ignored/unaccounted for. This is the prime reason why installing legitimate anti-malware software and performing regular system scans is so important. If that is not taken care of, infections like Trojan.Pondfull can reign.
It is likely that Trojan.Pondfull has the ability to Autorun, which might give it the power to spread to external drives, network folders, and even email. This is why the Trojan is often classified as a worm, a self-replicating infection. According to our research, it also can act as rootkit, which might allow it to gain access to admin rights. If the infection can take over administrator privileges and self-propagate with a malicious payload, it can spread like wildfire. In the worst case scenario, it could execute other infections, enable remote access to the system, record personal information, and perform in other ways that would hurt your virtual security. What should you do if you discover that you need to remove Trojan.Pondfull? If that is the case, it is strongly recommended that you reinforce the strength of your virtual accounts, which can be done by changing passwords. It is also important to clean all external drives and network folders. If emails are used to propagate the Trojan – check the folder of sent emails – it is also crucial to warn others about the looming threat.
It should be obvious by now that Trojan.Pondfull is not the kind of threat you can ignore. In fact, no threat should ever be ignored, and if a malware scanner or an anti-malware program informs about threats, every single one of them must be deleted as soon as possible. We also recommend installing anti-malware software to have Trojan.Pondfull removed. This software can do it automatically, and since it might have downloaded other infections, it can be very beneficial to have one tool that is capable of eliminating all threats at once. Do you want to delete the Trojan/worm/rootkit all on your own? That might be possible (check the guide below), but you should at least install a trusted malware scanner to help you track your progress. You want to use it beforehand to determine which threats require removal, and then afterward to check if you have succeeded. Needless to say, you have to install security software anyway if you want to avoid letting in malware again.