Volgmer falls under the classification of Trojans. Such malicious applications enter systems without any permission. They can also hide on infected devices without being noticed and perform tasks like gathering, creating, or deleting data. If you want to know what this Trojan is capable of, we invite you to read our full report in which we also talk about its possible distribution channels as well as its removal. We would like to stress that we cannot guarantee that the instructions located below the article will help erase Volgmer. As you see, the threat might create different data on infected devices, which makes it difficult to tell what files should be deleted to get rid of it permanently in every case. Consequently, we advise getting a reliable security tool that could eliminate the Trojan if you find it or suspect that it could be on your system.
As said earlier, Trojans like Volgmer can enter a system without a user’s permission or knowledge. For instance, they could be injected by exploiting vulnerabilities, such as unsecured Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) connections or various weaknesses of outdated software. Also, victims could be tricked into launching the malware themselves. For example, hackers could make the threat’s installer look like a document and attach it to an email message saying that it is important to open it as fast as possible. Therefore, preventing such malicious applications from entering a system requires being alert as well as securing your system. Additionally, we highly recommend keeping a reliable antimalware tool that could stand guard and stop malicious applications from sneaking onto your computer. Besides keeping it enabled and up to date, we advise using your chosen antimalware tool to scan unreliable files and to perform regular system scans.
At first, Volgmer might collect information about the infected system. To be more precise, the malware should gather the device’s IP address, name, operating system’s information, processor details, and MAC address. Next, the malicious application should try to connect to a remote server to transfer gathered information and receive commands from the threat’s creators. According to researchers, hackers can make the Trojan create, start, or terminate new processes, search, read, create, move, or execute files, modify directory timestamps, change the directory of a file or a process, and delete all data associated with the malicious application. Such functionality can be used to steal sensitive information, infect the targeted device with more malware, hide the Trojan’s tracks, and more. Naturally, to prevent as much damage as possible, it is advisable to delete Volgmer as fast as possible.
Our researchers say that the sample they tested did not drop any copies of its launcher, which means its installer could be only in the following directories: %TEMP%, %USERPROFILE%\Desktop, and %USERPROFILE%\Downloads. Also, it was noticed that Volgmer could create a Registry entry in the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE directory. The instructions located below show how to access the listed directories and delete the malware’s data from them. Keep in mind that this task could be difficult. Plus, we cannot guarantee that completing the instructions below will be enough to eliminate Volgmer for good. If you want to be certain that it will get erased completely, we recommend getting a reliable antimalware tool that could find all data associated with the Trojan and remove Volgmer for you.
Windows 8/Windows 10
Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7