Important information about Rombertik virus:
Rombertik is a VERY dangerous virus, and it belongs to the “carding” category. It differs from other malware because it has some unique features that other viruses do not have. First of all, Rombertik is an infectious software that infects victim’s computer and steals personal information – for example, usernames and passwords, credit card information and credit card codes. It collects such information by recording your keystrokes. This information is sent and stored on the servers of the Rombertik hackers. In most cases, the hackers aim and send this virus to business people to attain valuable information.
Unique details about Rombertik virus:
Rombertik virus is not only designed to steal important data from the victim, but it is also designed not to be detected. Rombertik virus does not want to be analyzed by security researchers. It has anti-analysis and anti-debugging systems installed to it. Before placing itself on the victim’s PC, it initiates a few checks to ensure that it was not detected by anti-virus programs on the user’s PC. If it receives a sign that you are trying to analyze your computer and attempting to detect it, it initiates an automatic self-destruction. Plus, it destroys Master Boot Record (MBR). If it fails to destroy MBR, it decrypts all files on the victim’s computer using the RC4 key. In addition to that, it is known that this virus can destroy itself and user’s computer system in about 20 seconds.
Once this virus deletes the whole system, it restarts the computer, and you will see such message on your computer screen:
What is important is that Rombertik virus is very deceptive and can be hardly found in your system. It places a 1264KB file when the harmful code part uses only 28KB. The other part of the code is just a deception to trick computer security tools into thinking that Rombertik is not a malicious file. Plus, Rombertik virus writes bytes of junk data to the computer 960 million times. It can increase the data log over 100GB, and obviously such big file is a challenge for anti-virus programs as it would take very long time to analyze such large file. This is a very creative way to secure the virus from detection.
Ways to secure your computer from Rombertik:
There are just a few simple methods to prevent your computer from such harmful malware.
- Be careful and do not wander through untrustworthy websites.
- Do not open e-mails from the Junk and Spam folders; also do not open e-mails from people you do not know well.
- Be careful when installing new programs to your computer – always choose Advanced or Custom installation modes and deselect every agreement to install an unfamiliar program.