Aliases of Force (AKA):
|[Kaspersky]||Backdoor.Feardoor.15.a, Backdoor.Feardoor.15.c, Backdoor.Feardoor.15.b, packed: PEBundle, packed: PECompact, Backdoor.Feardoor.161|
|[McAfee]||BackDoor-AKD, BackDoor-ARD, VB-BackDoor1.gen|
|[F-Prot]||security risk or a "backdoor" program|
|[Panda]||Backdoor Program, Bck/Feardoor, Backdoor Program.LC, Trojan Horse, Bck/Feardoor.cli|
|[CA]||Backdoor/Feardoor!Client, Backdoor/Feardoor.15, Win32.Force.157, Backdoor/Force!Server, Win32.Force.160|
How to Remove Force from Your Computer^
To completely purge Force from your computer, you need to delete the files and folders associated with Force. These files and folders are respectively listed in the Files and Folders sections on this page.
For instructions on deleting the Force files and folders, see the following section How to Delete Force Files (.exe, .dll, etc.).
How to Delete Force Files (.exe, .dll, etc.)^
The files and folders associated with Force are listed in the Files and Folders sections on this page.
To delete the Force files and folders:
- Using your file explorer, browse to each file and folder listed in the Folders and Files sections.
- Select the file or folder and press SHIFT+Delete on the keyboard.
- Click Yes in the confirm deletion dialog box.
Force Categorized as:^
A trojan is a program that is disguised as legitimate software but is designed to carry out some harmful actions on the infected computer.
Unlike viruses and worms, trojans don’t replicate but they can be just as destructive.
These days trojans are very common. Trojans are divided into a number different categories based on their function or type of damage.
Be Aware of the Following Trojan Threats:
Spyware is designed to gather data from a computer and transfer it to a third party without the consent or knowledge of the computer’s owner. This includes collecting confidential information (passwords, credit card numbers, PIN numbers, etc.), monitoring key strokes, gathering e-mail addresses, or tracking surfing habits. Such resource-consuming activities slow down the system and generally impact the computer’s performance.
“Spyware” is an umbrella term for a diverse group of malware-related programs, rather than a clear-cut category. Most spyware definitions apply not only to adware, pornware and ‘riskware’ programs, but to many trojans as well.
Of all trojans, backdoor trojans pose the greatest danger to users’ PCs because they give their authors remote control over infected computers. They are downloaded, installed, and run silently, without the user’s consent or knowledge. Upon installation, backdoor trojans can be instructed to send, receive, execute and delete files, gather and transfer confidential data from the computer, log all activity on the computer, and perform other harmful activities.
Be Aware of the Following Backdoor Threats:
Remote Access Tool. A program that enables a hacker to remotely access and control other people’s computers. A RAT can serve a variety of malicious purposes, including hijacking and transferring private information, downloading files, running programs, and tampering with system settings.
Be Aware of the Following RAT Threats:
How Did My PC Get Infected with Force?^
The following are the most likely reasons why your computer got infected with Force:
- Your operating system and Web browser's security settings are too lax.
- You are not following safe Internet surfing and PC practices.
Downloading and Installing Freeware or Shareware
Small-charge or free software applications may come bundled with spyware, adware, or programs like Force. Sometimes adware is attached to free software to enable the developers to cover the overhead involved in created the software. Spyware frequently piggybacks on free software into your computer to damage it and steal valuable private information.
Using Peer-to-Peer Software
The use of peer-to-peer (P2P) programs or other applications using a shared network exposes your system to the risk of unwittingly downloading infected files, including malicious programs like Force.
Visiting Questionable Web Sites
When you visit sites with dubious or objectionable content, trojans-including Force, spyware and adware, may well be automatically downloaded and installed onto your computer.
The following symptoms signal that your computer is very likely to be infected with Force:
PC is working very slowly
Force can seriously slow down your computer. If your PC takes a lot longer than normal to restart or your Internet connection is extremely slow, your computer may well be infected with Force.
New desktop shortcuts have appeared or the home page has changed
Force can tamper with your Internet settings or redirect your default home page to unwanted web sites. Force may even add new shortcuts to your PC desktop.
Annoying popups keep appearing on your PC
Force may swamp your computer with pestering popup ads, even when you're not connected to the Internet, while secretly tracking your browsing habits and gathering your personal information.
E-mails that you didn't write are being sent from your mailbox
Force may gain complete control of your mailbox to generate and send e-mail with virus attachments, e-mail hoaxes, spam and other types of unsolicited e-mail to other people.