AZORult Spyware Comes with Ransomware

Written by Brendan Smith


The research of the DJVU Ransomware reveals one more peculiarity of the infection. Apart from encrypting the important data, it additionally injects the AZORult, a specific password-stealing Trojan (aka Spyware) horse into the targeted device to steal private and confidential details, such as logins and passwords to your online accounts, the data associated with your available cryptocurrency wallets, desktop documents and so on.

The main intention of the AZORult Trojan is to obtain important details, for example, the credentials stored in all available browsers, documents on a victim’s device, access to cryptocurrency wallets, Steam account data, the user’s browsing preferences and habits, the information from Skype or Viber messengers, etc. This data is subsequently uploaded to a remote server under the complete control of the cyber frauds.

As soon as the malware is successfully installed and activated, it starts downloading additional tools for performing illegal activities on the hijacked device.

For instance, the virus in the system may produce a fictitious Windows Update message, disable your Windows Defender and prevent you from visiting security-related websites or downloading legitimate anti-virus software through modifying the Windows’ HOST file by adding the respective entries into it.

Fake Windows Update Screen

Fake Windows Update Screen

On one hand, realizing that your data is under the attack of the ransomware is definitely a piece of shocking news. On the other hand, understanding the fact that your PC is under the attack of the Trojan horse that steals your important private or financial details gives another reason for immediate actions to neutralize the malware as soon as possible.

It is strongly advised that you immediately change your credentials to access available online accounts after the computer got damaged by the DJVU Ransomware, especially the logins and passwords that may be automatically saved in your browsers. It is important to immediately replace your current passwords on Skype, Steam, Telegram, and FTP Clients with the fresh ones.

The last but not least, it is important that you immediately delete any data on your computer that may contain login and password details. Failure to do so may result in identity theft and considerable financial loss.

The rates of the DJVU Ransomware distribution grow by leaps and bounds. I can assume that the AZORult Spyware has already infected the great number of computers, considering the fact that it is not certain when exactly its attack was launched. Hence, for safety reasons, all victims of DJVU virus should implement the aforesaid remedial measures.

There is no better way to recognize, remove and prevent AZORult Spyware than to use an anti-malware software from GridinSoft. Here is my short review about it:

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GridinSoft Anti-Malware Review: Is It Safe for your PC?

GermanIn this article, I will explain how to use GridinSoft Anti-Malware and its final 4.1.46 version. I will show you how to use it for getting rid of all kinds of malicious programs and potentially unwanted software from your computer. he cutting edge anti-malware engine and Internet Security Filter of GridinSoft Tool give you the […]

You can download GridinSoft Anti-Malware by clicking the button below:

When setup file has finished downloading, double-click on the install-antimalware-fix.exe file to install GridinSoft Anti-Malware on your computer.

Run Setup.exe

An User Account Control asking you about to allow GridinSoft Anti-Malware to make changes to your device. So, you should click “Yes” to continue with the installation.
GridinSoft Anti-Malware Setup

GridinSoft Anti-Malware will automatically start scanning your computer for AZORult infections and other malicious programs. This process can take a 20-30 minutes, so I suggest you periodically check on the status of the scan process.
GridinSoft Anti-Malware Scanning

When the scan has completed, you will see the list of infections that GridinSoft Anti-Malware has detected. To remove them click on the “Clean Now” button in right corner.
GridinSoft Anti-Malware Scan Result

You can always ask me in the comments for getting help. Good luck!

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About the author

Brendan Smith

Journalist, researcher, web content developer, grant proposal editor. Efficient and proficient on multiple platforms and in diverse media. Computer technology and security are my specialties.


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