This page contains detailed analysis on Trojan.Cryect. To get rid of this Trojan, please use the removal guide below.
Trojan.Cryect is a Trojan that when successfully penetrated the computer will open up a way to accept more threats from a remote host. This Trojan also alters system settings and Windows registry values. Installed antivirus program will have a slight chance of removing Trojan.Cryect if its process remains on Windows start-up.
Other malware infection may dropped Trojan.Cryect into a target computer using a random file name. With this method, its authors might be thinking of eluding antivirus program’s detection pattern.
Damage Level: Medium
Systems Affected: Windows 9x, 2000, XP, Windows Vista
When initiated, Trojan.Cryect will dropped a malicious file on the computer. This file may have random names like mtsstart.dll. It is usually placed under System folder of Windows. In order to run the Trojan when Windows starts, it will create a service for itself. Once it is loaded, the Trojan may now perform the following tasks:
- Trojan.Cryect downloads randomly-selected malicious files from a remote computer.
- It works alongside other malware threats to complete its task on the affected system.
Trojan.Cryect typically propagate through various spam operation. It is either in the form of email or Internet campaign. A Trojan.Cryect main task once inside the system is to acquire more malware that cannot be distributed over the said campaign. Having a small size and able to conceal itself from security application, Trojan.Cryect certainly fits e-mail distribution routine. The Trojan will collect contact address from infected PC and mass-mail a copy utilizing the same machine as an SMTP server.
How to Remove Trojan.Cryect
Step 1 : Run a scan with your antivirus program
1. Temporarily Disable System Restore if your system is running on Windows Me/XP. [how to]
2. Start Windows in Safe Mode with Networking.
- From a power-off state, turn on the computer and press F8 on your keyboard repeatedly.
- Your computer will display Windows Advanced Boot Options menu. Select Safe Mode with Networking.
- Windows will boot loading only necessary drivers and system files. Expect that it will run with minimal features and low-resolution display.
3. Open your antivirus program and download the most recent update. This method ensures that your antivirus program can detect even newer variants of Trojan.Cryect.
Updating your antivirus software is a one-click process. Please refer to your software manual for complete instructions.
4. Once updating is finished, run a full system scan. After the scan, delete all infected items. If unable to clean or delete, better place the threat in quarantine.
Step 2: Run another test with Norton Power Eraser
1. Click on the button below to download Norton Power Eraser from official web site. Save it to your desktop or any location of your choice.
4. Once the file is downloaded, navigate its location and double-click on the icon (NPE.exe) to launch the program.
5. Norton Power Eraser will run. If it prompts for End User License Agreement, please click on Accept.
6. On NPE main window, click on Advanced. We will attempt to remove Trojan.Cryect components without restarting the computer.
9. On next window, select System Scan and click on Scan now to perform standard scan on your computer.
10. NPE will proceed with the scan. It will search for Trojans, viruses, and malware like Trojan.Cryect. This may take some time, depending on the number of files currently stored on the computer.
11. When scan is complete. All detected risks are listed. Remove them and restart Windows if necessary.
Alternative Removal Methods for Trojan.Cryect
Option 1 : Use Windows System Restore to return Windows to previous state
If Trojan.Cryect enters the computer, there is a big chance that Windows files, registry entries and other essential components are also infected. System Restore can reinstate clean system files by restoring the configuration to an earlier date. The method also replaces compromised files with a clean version. If you have a saved restore point before Trojan.Cryect infiltrates the PC, we highly encourage you to execute this procedure if none of the above works.
To verify if System Restore is active on your computer, you can type system restore into the Start menu search box. Typing rstrui on the same box and pressing Enter also opens this function.
If previous restore point is saved, you may proceed with Windows System Restore. Click here to see the full procedure.
Option 2 : Trojan.Cryect manual uninstall guide
IMPORTANT! Manual removal of Trojan.Cryect requires technical skills. Deleting system files and registry entries by mistake may result to total disability of Windows system. We advise you to perform a backup of registry before proceeding with this guide.
1. Kill any running process that belongs to Trojan.Cryect.
- Press Ctrl+Alt+Del on your keyboard.
- When Windows Task Manager appears, look for Trojan.Cryect files (refer to Technical Reference) and click End Process.
2. Delete all registry entries that belong to this malware.
- Press [Windows Key]+R on your keyboard.
- In the 'Open' dialog box, type regedit and press Enter. This will open registry editor.
- Find and delete registry entries as mentioned in Technical Reference section below.
- Close registry editor. Changes made will be save automatically.
3. Scan the computer with antivirus program.
- Connect to Internet and open your antivirus software. Please update to obtain the latest database and necessary files.
- Restart the computer in Safe Mode.
- Just before Windows logo begins to load press F8 on your keyboard.
- On Windows Advanced Boot Options, select Safe Mode and press Enter.
4. Delete all files dropped by Trojan.Cryect.
- While still in Safe Mode, search and delete malicious files. Please refer to 'Technical Reference'. Make sure that you execute 'End Task' first before deleting the file. Otherwise, the system will not let you perform this action.
Technical ReferenceAssociated Files and Folders:
Ways to Prevent Trojan.Cryect Infection
Take the following steps to protect the computer from threats. Suggested tools and security setup within installed software helps prevent the same attack on your PC.