Trojan.StolenData

Short bio

Trojan.StolenData is Malwarebytes’ generic detection name for files, folders, and registry entries with user data gathered by other Trojans.

Type and source of infection

Even though Trojan.StolenData is not malware itself, the presence of it on a system indicates that there has been a data theft. Stolen data is usually stored encrypted on the users’ machines, and it is hard to find out what exactly was stolen.

 

Protection

Malwarebytes protects users from Trojan.StolenData by using real-time protection to stop the trojans that gather stolen data.

prevent Trojan.StolenData

Malwarebytes blocks trojans that create Trojan.StolenData

Remediation

Malwarebytes can detect and remove Trojan.StolenData without further user interaction.

  1. Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop.
  2. Double-click mb3-setup-consumer-{version}.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  3. Then click Finish.
  4. Once the program has fully updated, select Scan Now on the Dashboard. Or select the Threat Scan from the Scan menu.
  5. If another update of the definitions is available, it will be implemented before the rest of the scanning procedure.
  6. When the scan is complete, make sure that all Threats are selected, and click Remove Selected.
  7. Restart your computer when prompted to do so.

Since the presence of this Trojan indicates that data was stolen, you should act accordingly. Change your passwords. Use a password manager if you weren’t using one, so it’s no hassle to use a different and complex password for all accounts. Also be aware of spear phishing attempts and other attempts to defraud you using the stolen data.

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