There are 75.23 million iPhone users around the world. That sheer number of users would naturally attract a handful of malware authors. As we all know, iPhones are very expensive phones and most people who would get this kind of smartphone normally has money to burn. An iPhone 6S costs at around $649 from the Apple Store. That is a big amount of money by my standards.
There are a lot of computer security scientists who have been monitoring a new Trojan which infects Windows computers but its main purpose is to download and install malicious apps to iPhones. They named this malware, Trojan.Acedeceiver.
This malware was first discovered lingering on cyberspace on March 16, 2016 and infects computers using Microsoft’s Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP operating systems. There is a big chance that it can also penetrate on Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10 computers. But don’t despair there are steps which you can follow to remove Trojan.Acedeceiver.
The Trojan.Acedeceiver malware will gets downloaded and installed by users on their desktops and laptops who think that this is beneficial for their computers not knowing its malicious intent. Once it has been installed it will stay on the background process and then activates if an iPhone is connected to the compromised computer via USB (Universal Serial Bus) connection. It will then upload and install more iOS malware to the connected iPhone without the user’s consent.
Researchers are still finding out what malware does the Trojan.Acedeciever inject on iPhones and what are their capabilities but I’m sure some of them are info stealers (malware who steal information from its targets).
To remove Trojan.Acedeceiver, you can run the Norton Power Eraser (NPE) software. If that does app does not succeed in cleaning your computer you need to follow these steps below.
Boot your computer to “Safe Mode with Networking”. One your computer has booted, open a browser and then download and run Rkill. This is to make sure that all malicious software related services are terminated and won’t interfere with the next steps. With the same browser that you have opened, download and install Malwarebytes or SuperAntiSpyware and then run a full scan. The scan should run for a few minutes depending on the specs of your computer. After the scan is done restart your computer to complete the process.
After following those steps, your computer should be malware free.