What is Trojan.PyXie.A?

Trojan.PyXie.A is a malicious computer infection that can remain hidden in the target system for a long time before the infected users does anything about it. It is a Trojan that works as a Remote Access Tool (RAT), and so it has a pretty wide functionality, which allows other cybercriminals to make use of this infection. In some cases, Trojan.PyXie.A can also be used to distribute ransomware, so the sooner you remove it from your system the better. The best way to find out whether you have this threat on-board is to run regular system scans with a reliable security tool.

Where does Trojan.PyXie.A come from?

According to researchers, Trojan.PyXie.A has been detected in the wild back in 2018, but the infection has been rather obscure since them. This infection is a type of a Python RAT program, and it can be seen together with Cobalt Strike beacons and a malware downloader that is similar to the Shifu banking Trojan.

Our research team says that users have to delete the latest files if they want to remove Trojan.PyXie.A, which means that users probably download and install this infection themselves. However, since Trojan infections are really stealthy, they do not announce their presence in any way, so users can seldom know they launch these dangerous programs.

For instance, one of the Trojan.PyXie.A infection’s components is a Tetris app that has a Trojan inside. When users open that app to play the game, they execute a number of the infection’s components, while they think they’re merely playing the game. This open source Tetris game has been modified by cybercriminals in order to load a malicious payload. So, the point is that there are several steps in this infection, and users often do not even understand that their system has been compromised.

What does Trojan.PyXie.A do?

Now, what can happen when this Trojan enters the target system? As mentioned, the program is a RAT, so it may perform a number of tasks, depending on what its owners want it to do. It has been noticed that Trojan.PyXie.A usually targets a lot of industries. For instance, the ransomware that Trojan.PyXie.A delivers usually tries to infect healthcare and education institutions. But that is obvious that it’s just a small fraction of what this Trojan can do.

There are several stages of the payload, and the final stage includes a genuine Python RAT application that works as an executable. When Trojan.PyXie.A is fully functional, there are lots of things this infection can do. For example, it can log the keystrokes on the infected machine, scan the network, clear logs, steal cookies, record videos with the webcam that is connected to the machine, monitor USB drives and exfiltrate data, and so on.

For the most part, whatever Trojan.PyXie.A does depends on its C&C (command and control center). The infection can communicate with its C&C behind the infected user’s back via HTTP and HTTPS protocols. Based on the research, there might be several C&C channels for Trojan.PyXie.A connect with, including DNS, Google, slack, twitter, and others.

If your system resources are limited, you might notice that your computer is running slow with all of this action happening behind your back. If you feel that there is a slump in your system’s performance, you definitely need to run a full system scan with a licensed antispyware tool. If you fail to remove Trojan.PyXie.A immediately, this program can easily download and run another malicious executable, collect and log your information, and then send it away to its owners.

How do I remove Trojan.PyXie.A?

This infection might be lurking in your system without a single peep about its presence. Thus, regular system scans are extremely important when you want to avoid various infections. It also might be hard to remove Trojan.PyXie.A manually because this infection may use legitimate executables like LogMeIn or Chrome to launch malicious DLLs and run malicious codes. Hence, your best bet would be removing recently downloaded files from the main directories where your save new downloads. At the same time, if Trojan.PyXie.A has been running on your system for a while, it might be hard to determine just how recent the malicious files are. Therefore, you should definitely consider scanning your system with a security tool.

How to Remove Trojan.PyXie.A

  1. Press Win+R and type %TEMP%. Click OK.
  2. Delete the most recent files from the directory.
  3. Remove the most recent files from Desktop.
  4. Open the Downloads folder and delete the most recent files.
  5. Use SpyHunter to run a full system scan. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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