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What is TrustSoldier

Posted on 10 October 2009 under Rogue Programs

1. What is TrustSoldier?

It is cyber intruder, to be more specific - rogue program, which is able to defraud user, what leads to unauthorised remittance.

TrustSoldier will display various premonitory messages, pointing out, user's computer system is infected and can be fixed using corrupted tool. In order to repair assumed problems user will have to buy licensed program version. Do not believe in TrustSoldier fake warnings and alerts because all the notices are being generated wrongfully, used only to scare user. Do not make any money transactions that is related to TrustSoldier, because even after the payment has been made, the program will be incapable to fix serious computer problems.

During installation TrustSoldier is configured to run every time operating system starts. The program will execute repeated computer scans determinant trustless threat reports. Reports, created by most rogue programs, contain either threat names, that are not present on the machine, unless loaded by the program itself, or virus titles indicating legitimate Windows files.

TrustSoldier is placed on computer by a Trojan, which will also create Windows Security Center, their appearance very similar to original one. Instead of the original links "How does antivirus software help to protect my computer" in the original Security Center, the fake one will direct user to the page, related to TrustSoldier, or open notices suggesting to activate legal program version by purchasing it.

2. How to remove TrustSoldier:

  1. Internet connection might be disabled or Internet browser might be blocked by TrustSoldier, so it won't be possible to download any files to infected computer. In this case please download all files required for TrustSoldier removal to another computer and then transfer them on the infected one using CD/DVD or USB flash drive.
  2. To remove TrustSoldier download Spyware Doctor and install the program (for the installation guide click here). Before installation, make sure all other programs and windows are closed.
  3. After the installation, computer scan should be started automatically. If so, please move to the next step. If not, click "Status" on the left side menu and press "Scan Now" button to run computer scanner as shown in the picture below:

  4. After the scan has been completed and scan results have been generated, press "Fix Checked" button to remove TrustSoldier.

  5. Restart the computer to complete TrustSoldier removal procedure.

3. TrustSoldier files:


4. Hijackthis entries:

O4 – HKCU\..\Run: [TrustSoldier] C:\Program Files\TrustSoldier Software\TrustSoldier\TrustSoldier.exe -min