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Costrat Trojan

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Infected with Costrat Trojan ?

The Costrat Trojan program is a backdoor Trojan. Experts claim that the Costrat Trojan program has the ability to install itself secretly and quietly into the user's computer. This is most often done by the simple process of downloading email attachments which usually include: * .avi files; * .pif files; * .exe files; * and .jpg files. This Trojan was designed for the Windows Operating System. It has been observed that after installation, the Costrat Trojan program has the capability of unknowingly downloading and installing malicious adware, Trojans and viruses into the system. Presumably, a huge gap that could affect the integrity and privacy of user's data is created on the system. When used for an unwarranted purpose, the Costrat Trojan program has been shown to allow an intruder to steal vital information from the victim. The Costrat Trojan program reportedly allows remote influence and access of other people's computers. It also downloads unsolicited files. It can secretly and silently install itself on the computer, exploit a security flaw and distribute threats. Despite its capacity for use in legitimate settings, the Costrat Trojan program has been reported to have been used more often for illegal or unlawful purposes. Like most Trojans, when the Costrat Trojan program is installed, it allows the intruder absolute control over the system. It allows the intruder to control and fix the computer system and settings without having to physically be in the same location. Reports from the field claim that the Costar Trojan application allows the intruder to execute particular acts. It can remove files from the victim's computer and steal passwords and other sensitive information. It can also crash the victim's computer, change the computer system settings and monitor the computer activities of the victim. The Costrat Trojan application is considered a malware application since it allows another user to completely access another system, without the knowledge and consent of the person attacked.


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Threat Level: Severe Risk
Costrat Trojan Characteristics
Displays ads  
Records personal data / keystrokes  
Hijacks internet browser  
Allows remote influence
Downloads unsolicited files
Disables programs / system  
Makes unauthorized phone calls  
Exploits a security flaw
Floods internet connection  
Distributes threats
Tracks browsing activity with installed applications  
Tracks browsing activity with cookies  
Installs without user consent  
Inadequate uninstall procedures  
Insufficient privacy disclosure and consent  
Uses excessive system resources  
Makes fraudulent claims about spyware detection and removal  
Performs Silent Updates  

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