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Aliases of Omega (AKA):
[Kaspersky] Backdoor.Omega, Omega.440
[McAfee] New BackDoor1
How to Remove Omega from Your Computer
To completely purge Omega from your computer, you need to delete the files and folders associated with Omega. These files and folders are respectively listed in the Files and Folders sections on this page.
For instructions on deleting the Omega files and folders, see the following section How to Delete Omega Files (.exe, .dll, etc.).
How to Delete Omega Files (.exe, .dll, etc.)
The files and folders associated with Omega are listed in the Files and Folders sections on this page.
To delete the Omega files and folders:
- Using your file explorer, browse to each file and folder listed in the Folders and Files sections.Note: The paths use certain conventions such as [%PROGRAM_FILES%]. These conventions are explained here.
- Select the file or folder and press SHIFT+Delete on the keyboard.
- Click Yes in the confirm deletion dialog box.
[%PROFILE_TEMP%]\ir_ext_temp_0\AutoPlay\Docs\Net Metropolitan 1.04\NMS.exe
Omega 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.
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.
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.
A type of trojan. The primary purpose of downloaders is to install malicious code on a user’s computer. However, they can enable other malicious uses. For example, they can be used to continually download new versions of malicious code, adware, or “pornware.” They are also used frequently used to exploit the vulnerabilities of Internet Explorer.
A DoS (Denial of Service) attack is designed to disrupt or stop the normal running of a Web site, server, or other network resource. Hackers or malware writers resort to various ways to achieve this. A DoS attack can commonly result in a server being flooded with more network traffic than it is capable of processing. This hinders or prevents the server’s normal operation and sometimes causes its complete failure.
Unlike a DoS attack, a DDoS attack employs multiple PCs. The hacker or malware writer normally uses one infected computer - “master” - to centrally coordinate the attack across other, so-called “zombie”, computers. Typically, the malware writer gains control of both master and zombie computers by exploiting a weakness in an application or the operating system on those computers, in order to install a trojan or other malicious code.
How Did My PC Get Infected with Omega?
The following are the most likely reasons why your computer got infected with Omega:
- 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 Omega. 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 Omega.
Visiting Questionable Web Sites
When you visit sites with dubious or objectionable content, trojans-including Omega-, 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 Omega.
PC is working very slowly
Omega 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 Omega.
New desktop shortcuts have appeared or the home page has changed
Omega can tamper with your Internet settings or redirect your default home page to unwanted web sites. Omega may even add new shortcuts to your PC desktop.
Annoying popups keep appearing on your PC
Omega 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
Omega 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.
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