May 11, 2015

What is Rombertik? It is a piece of malware that’s designed to latch onto your browser to read and steal important login records such as bank accounts, emails, and social media accounts.

If Rombertik isn’t detected fast enough, it will install itself in the appdata folder and clone itself in the startup folder. Once this process is complete, it replaces itself with an unpacked executable which makes it possible to embed itself into your system. The virus will then make sure that it is undetectable and if one of its files show changes it will bring your computer to a restart loop and if unsuccessful will try to encrypt the computer’s MBR (Master Boot Record) or your home folders.

To prevent Rombertik from reeking havoc on your computer make sure that your OS and Antivirus are up to date, as well as be mindful of email attachments you open. You should never open attachments from people you don’t know.