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I wrote this article to help you remove Graftor Virus. This Graftor Virus removal guide works for all Windows versions.

Graftor is a Trojan horse. This is one of the worst types of cyber infections, alongside ransomware. Upon penetrating your system, the nefarious program will start exploiting its resources and stealing your personal data. Trojans can access and record all kinds of information from the computers they infect. This is the main purpose they serve. Graftor sends the extorted data to its creators. From this point, you will have no knowledge or control over their actions. Once the information is leaked, the hackers can utilize it as they see fit. Not only will Graftor steal from your system, but it will make it steal from other devices. In the course of this article, we will explain exactly what the Trojan can do and what consequences its activity can have.

The existence and agenda of Graftor are both based around exploits. The insidious program tries to infect as many devices as possible. The compromised machines make it stronger and more efficient. Trojans establish a botnet to link all the computers they have penetrated. The entire architecture is controlled with a remote server which sends out commands the devices. Graftor can link computers from all over the world into its infrastructure. Since each device from the botnet can help spread the virus and potentially give out information, the goal is to keep adding members to the chain. When a computer is infected, it becomes both a victim and a tool in the scheme.

The developers of Graftor are cyber criminals. They record and sell information to make profit. The Trojan will collect all types of data from your system. It will monitor your web sessions and access your browsing history, tracking cookies, and keystrokes. Details like the system build, browser type and version, IP address, and geographic location can also be obtained through tracking. Your online activity can reveal a lot of details, like your full name, demographic profile, physical address, email account, telephone number, user names, passwords, and financial credentials. Obtaining your login details gives the cyber crooks the ability to access your personal accounts and steal from them. They can also create fake accounts under your name.

There is a possibility that the proprietors of Graftor will sell your private data on the darkweb. If this happens, you could end up falling victim to multiple attacks. The same thing will happen to all other people who fall victim to the Trojan’s attacks. This could lead to further problems. In some countries, there are laws governing fair data access and usage. Failure to detect a security flaw and report it is considered negligence. This can land you a fine. In the worst case scenario, the criminals who obtain your personal data will use it to create illegal accounts or make illegal trading deals. This can lead to lawsuits.

To protect your system from parasites like Graftor, you need to keep your guard up at all times. It is possible to prevent such infections from entering your system. They are distributed via propagation vectors. If you stay away from the sources for the Trojan, you will be safe. The first method we will discuss is bundling. Overall, this is the most common vector in history. Programs like Graftor travel merged with another application. Freeware, shareware, and pirated utilities are all potential carriers. The download client conducts the installation of the secluded program in parallel with its own. The Trojan will be listed somewhere in the terms and conditions as a bonus tool. You should not accept additional programs.

Spam emails are convenient for hosting malware. Graftor can be transmitted through a file with the help of a script or macro. The sender will describe the document as an important notification on an urgent matter. He can misrepresent an existing company or organization, like the national post, the local police department, a courier firm, a bank, an institution, a government branch, a social media network, or an e-commerce platform. To confirm the reliability of a given letter, proof the available contacts. Finally, we have to cover a technique called drive-by installations. Accessing a corrupted website or clicking on a compromised link can trigger the transfer of a virus on the spot. There are threats lurking around every corner. Staying safe requires a certain degree of vigilance.

Graftor Virus Uninstall

STEP-1 Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

task manager

Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.

STEP-4

Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.

appwiz

Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.

STEP-6

Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.

msconfig

Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Still can not remove Graftor Virus from your computer? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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Daniel Stoyanov

Daniel Stoyanov has a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria. He is also a Microsoft Certified Professional. Daniel provides top cyber security news with in-depth coverage of malware, vulnerabilities, PC and Network security, online safety.

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