Trojan.Xwo is a silent piece of malware that can be dropped onto the computer without any notice to check for certain information and transmit it to a remote server silently. The purpose of this malware is to find exposed services and databases that cyber criminals could attack. It is a waste of time to attack systems that are strong and whose security systems are impenetrable. This is why tools like this scanner can be extremely useful. Once the attackers have a more concrete target, they can personalize the attack itself to ensure success. This way, they can attack more systems and create a much bigger mess. Hopefully, the victims of this infection can remove it before any sensitive information is leaked and used against them. Unfortunately, deleting Trojan.Xwo is not that easy because the launcher’s location could be unique in every case. That completely depends on how the executable file is dropped.
Do you know where the launcher of Trojan.Xwo is? If it was dropped silently, you should have no idea where to even begin to start looking for it. Of course, you can go through the most common download locations, which include the Desktop, the Downloads folder, and the %temp% directory. However, if you cannot find the file there – and identifying the file can be a whole other problem – it could be anywhere, and that can make the manual removal of Trojan.Xwo impossible. On the other hand, if you remember downloading suspicious files, you might be able to delete the executable all on your own. That being said, how can you know that you need to remove the file when it is completely silent? Unless you check Task Manager processes often or you monitor the traffic constantly, you should not notice when the infection connects to a C&C server, scans network range, and then sends gathered information.
What kind of information does Trojan.Xwo gather? It could be set up to gather all kinds of information, but it is most important for the infection to gather information that would grant attackers access to unguarded systems. Our researchers inform that Trojan.Xwo could collect information revealing RSYNC accessibility, www backup, default SVN, and Git paths, PhpMyAdmin details, Tomcat default credentials and misconfigurations, default credentials in FTP, Memcached, MongoDB, MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Redis, Git repositoryformatversion content, as well as RealVNC Enterprise Direct Connect data. Our research team has also found that the malicious Trojan shares python-based code with MongoLock Ransomware, and even the C&C servers used by these threats are named similarly. Do they belong to the same attackers? This could be the case. As for MongoLock Ransomware, a full manual removal guide is available on our website already, and you can refer to it to learn more about the infection. Keep in mind that many others could be enabled by the Trojan.
If you are wondering how to remove Trojan.Xwo, you are on the right track already. Since detecting this threat manually is not so simple, we suggest installing a reliable malware scanner to confirm that this is the threat you are dealing with. The scanner will also list other threats that might have been dropped after the Trojan found security backdoors or that might have downloaded the Trojan itself. Whether the scanner finds the Trojan alone or a bunch of infections that require removal, you need to act fact, and the fastest way to ensure the full removal of all existing threats is to install a legitimate anti-malware tool. It will simultaneously erase Trojan.Xwo along with other threats and reinstate Windows security to ensure that you are safe in the future. Of course, you also need to make sure that all software, databases, services, and tools you use are updated and secured. The passwords you use must be strong also!