If you have discovered suspicious, digitally unsigned files running on the system, there is a great chance that Atrax-Tor Botnet related malware exists on your operating Windows system. As research shows, the Tor-based botnet enables malicious components which have random, system-generated names like 45445.exe. These elements are usually located under AppData\Local; however, getting them removed is quite a challenge. In fact, the majority of computer users will not even suspect any malignant activity because the botnet can ensure a high level of stealthiness and inconspicuousness. So, what would happen if you did not delete Atrax-Tor Botnet related malware, and how can you detect the threat?
Once the elements enabling the botnet are dropped onto the computer, schemers immediately employ it to perform DDoS, or Distributed-Denial-of-Service, attacks. This may expose various security cracks and you should have no doubt that cyber criminals will use them to infiltrate highly malicious computer infections. For example, the threats from the Win32/Atrax.A family could expose additional security backdoors and initiate illegal information collecting. If you do not delete the threat in time, it could collect data exposing your IP address, user name, computer hardware or CPU details, and share it using remote servers. Unfortunately, the threat can employ the Windows Encrypting File System (EFS) to conceal the presence of malicious processes which indicate private-date collection and malware existence.
Once Atrax-Tor Botnet schemers inject malignant codes into the Windows Registry, conceal the malicious files and the command-and-control servers, they can also corrupt active browsers. This could be used for surreptitious malware infiltration or distribution, and private-data theft. Of course, this is incredibly dangerous to the security of your virtual identity, and so you should ensure that your Windows system is protected against spyware and schemers at all times.
Unfortunately, Atrax-Tor Botnet removal is not an easy task firstly because the threat is extremely difficult to find. Both experienced and inexperienced Windows users are encouraged to install automatic spyware detection and removal tools to have the infections interrelated through the botnet deleted. Are you not completely sure about the existence of malignant activity and spyware which you should remove? It is unfortunate but the botnet will make the detection/removal process extremely difficult. Overall, you should not take any risks and ensure that your PC is guarded by an authentic malware remover (e.g. SpyHunter). If the infection exists – it will be removed in no time, and if your PC is clean – the program will ensure that it remains guarded against spyware.