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 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 by 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 ransomware is definitely a piece of shocking news. On the other hand, understanding the fact that your PC is under the Trojan horse’s attack 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 fresh ones.

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 had already infected many computers, considering that it is not certain when exactly its attack was launched. Hence, for safety reasons, all victims of the DJVU virus should implement the aforesaid remedial measures.

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

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When the 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

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

You can always ask me in the comments to get help. Good luck!

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Brendan Smith

I'm Brendan Smith, a passionate journalist, researcher, and web content developer. With a keen interest in computer technology and security, I specialize in delivering high-quality content that educates and empowers readers in navigating the digital landscape.

With a focus on computer technology and security, I am committed to sharing my knowledge and insights to help individuals and organizations protect themselves in the digital age. My expertise in cybersecurity principles, data privacy, and best practices allows me to provide practical tips and advice that readers can implement to enhance their online security.

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