I wrote this article to help you remove CloudFanta. This CloudFanta removal guide works for all Windows versions.
CloudFanta is a Trojan horse. The nefarious program is one of the many infections which have copied Zeus. This rogue program is a banking Trojan whose coding scheme has been utilized by subsequent viruses of this kind. CloudFanta shares a lot of characteristics with it. This only makes sense. The key tasks of most Trojans are the same. They collect information from the web browser and the operating system (OS). Some Trojans turn the targeted machine into a botnet and use it to distribute malware to other computers. The bottom line is that CloudFanta exposes both your device and your personal data to security risks.
What harm can CloudFanta cause?
CloudFanta has tracking capabilities. The Trojan can follow you through the course of your browsing sessions and record all the data you enter into your browser. This starts from your history of searches and web pages visited. This input has statistical value. The owners of the shady program can make an analysis on your preferences, habits and apparent interests. This research can be useful for marketing agencies, companies and the like.
CloudFanta can access details about your browser and your OS. This includes the type and version of your browsing client and the build of your OS. The sinister program also reaches out to the statistical details of the device, like the IP address, geographic location, area and zip code. This information has certain value for research, as well.
The most hazardous approach to tracking people’s browsing sessions is keylogging. CloudFanta is set to record users’ keystrokes. This allows the insidious program to access different kinds of information on people. The Trojan can get a hold of your full name, address registration, email account, telephone number, fax, user names, passwords, PIN codes and other personal and financial details. The gathered data can be traded on the darknet without your knowledge or consent. The people behind CloudFanta can use the information to conduct attacks themselves.
CloudFanta is also known to launch DDoS (distributed denial of service) attacks. The rogue program can manipulate your system’s resources and prompt the execution of malicious tasks. This is done by making registry entries, dropping compromised files and initiating processes. The longer CloudFanta remains on your system, the more damage it can inflict. We advise you to have the insidious program removed as soon as you spot its presence.
What are the distribution vectors of CloudFanta?
The Trojan horse uses two dark patterns to gain entry into users’ machines. The preferred technique is spam emails. The source messages for CloudFanta have been identified and documented. To help you recognize them, we will describe their template. The Trojan is packed into a compressed folder, titled NF-9944132-br.zip. Inside the archive, there is a .jar file with the same name. It is disguised as a .pdf document. The name has a double extension. In such instances, the second extension indicates the real format. The .jar file functions as a mediator. It downloads several items through the SugarSync cloud utility. The compromised files are in .dll format, but masquerade as .png images. The payload enables the malicious executables to bypass network security. Upon penetrating the computer, they proceed to install CloudFanta.
Evading a spam email requires you to proof the sender’s identity. Check the email account he has used to contact you. Another way for CloudFanta to be transmitted to your computer is through a drive-by installation. This is done through corrupted websites and compromised links. To stay on the safe side, do your research on unfamiliar sources before using them. Only trust reliable websites and people.
Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start 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.
Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.
Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.
Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.
Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Still can not remove CloudFanta from your computer? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.