What kind of malware is Burmilla?
Burmilla is the name of an information-stealing malware. It steals data from certain applications and clients, browsers, and cryptocurrency wallets. Also, it captures screenshots and obtains system information (and information about files stored on the infected computer).
Burmilla stealer in detail
Burmilla collects information from web browsers (usually, information-stealing malware gathers passwords, autofill data, cookies, and other data) and wallet.dat files. A wallet.dat is a file that contains a Bitcoin address and the private key to access that address and other data.
Also, Burmilla steals information from FileZilla, Steam and Discord clients/accounts and gathers system information, and information about files stored on a computer. Additionally, it can take screenshots.
|Name||Burmilla information stealer|
|Threat Type||Password-stealing virus, banking malware, spyware.|
|Detection Names||Avast (Win32:SpywareX-gen [Trj]), Combo Cleaner (Trojan.GenericKD.50251967), ESET-NOD32 (A Variant Of MSIL/Spy.Agent.CVR), Kaspersky (HEUR:Trojan-Spy.MSIL.Stealer.gen), Microsoft (Trojan:MSIL/FormBook.CD!MTB), Full List (VirusTotal)|
|Symptoms||Information stealers are designed to stealthily infiltrate the victim's computer and remain silent, and thus no particular symptoms are clearly visible on an infected machine.|
|Distribution methods||Infected email attachments, malicious online advertisements, social engineering, software 'cracks'.|
|Damage||Stolen passwords and banking information, identity theft, monetary loss, hijacked accounts.|
|Malware Removal (Windows)||
To eliminate possible malware infections, scan your computer with legitimate antivirus software. Our security researchers recommend using Combo Cleaner.
Burmilla stealer in general
Burmilla is a piece of malware that can be used to hijack personal accounts (e.g., social media, banking, email accounts), and steal cryptocurrency and identities. This malware is most likely designed to run silently and avoid detection. More examples of information stealers are Stealerium, Prynt Stealer, and Whisper Stealer.
How did Burmilla infiltrate my computer?
Usually, cybercriminals aim to trick users into executing malicious drive-by downloads, files downloaded from cracked software download sites (and other unreliable sources), or malicious email attachments/files downloaded via links. In other cases, malware is distributed via fake updaters and a certain type of Trojans.
Examples of unreliable sources for downloading files and software used to distribute malware are unofficial web pages, third-party downloaders, P2P networks, free file hosting pages, and similar sources.
How to avoid installation of malware?
Use official web pages and direct links as sources for downloading software. Update and activate the already installed software properly - achieve it using tools provided by the official software developers. Do not open links or attachments/files presented in suspicious emails. Especially when emails are irrelevant and received from unknown addresses.
If you believe that your computer is already infected, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate infiltrated malware.
Burmilla information stealer promoted on a hacker forum (GIF):
Instant automatic malware removal:
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- What is Burmilla?
- STEP 1. Manual removal of Burmilla malware.
- STEP 2. Check if your computer is clean.
How to remove malware manually?
Manual malware removal is a complicated task - usually it is best to allow antivirus or anti-malware programs to do this automatically. To remove this malware we recommend using Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows.
If you wish to remove malware manually, the first step is to identify the name of the malware that you are trying to remove. Here is an example of a suspicious program running on a user's computer:
If you checked the list of programs running on your computer, for example, using task manager, and identified a program that looks suspicious, you should continue with these steps:
Download a program called Autoruns. This program shows auto-start applications, Registry, and file system locations:
Restart your computer into Safe Mode:
Windows XP and Windows 7 users: Start your computer in Safe Mode. Click Start, click Shut Down, click Restart, click OK. During your computer start process, press the F8 key on your keyboard multiple times until you see the Windows Advanced Option menu, and then select Safe Mode with Networking from the list.
Video showing how to start Windows 7 in "Safe Mode with Networking":
Windows 8 users: Start Windows 8 is Safe Mode with Networking - Go to Windows 8 Start Screen, type Advanced, in the search results select Settings. Click Advanced startup options, in the opened "General PC Settings" window, select Advanced startup.
Click the "Restart now" button. Your computer will now restart into the "Advanced Startup options menu". Click the "Troubleshoot" button, and then click the "Advanced options" button. In the advanced option screen, click "Startup settings".
Click the "Restart" button. Your PC will restart into the Startup Settings screen. Press F5 to boot in Safe Mode with Networking.
Video showing how to start Windows 8 in "Safe Mode with Networking":
Windows 10 users: Click the Windows logo and select the Power icon. In the opened menu click "Restart" while holding "Shift" button on your keyboard. In the "choose an option" window click on the "Troubleshoot", next select "Advanced options".
In the advanced options menu select "Startup Settings" and click on the "Restart" button. In the following window you should click the "F5" button on your keyboard. This will restart your operating system in safe mode with networking.
Video showing how to start Windows 10 in "Safe Mode with Networking":
Extract the downloaded archive and run the Autoruns.exe file.
In the Autoruns application, click "Options" at the top and uncheck "Hide Empty Locations" and "Hide Windows Entries" options. After this procedure, click the "Refresh" icon.
Check the list provided by the Autoruns application and locate the malware file that you want to eliminate.
You should write down its full path and name. Note that some malware hides process names under legitimate Windows process names. At this stage, it is very important to avoid removing system files. After you locate the suspicious program you wish to remove, right click your mouse over its name and choose "Delete".
After removing the malware through the Autoruns application (this ensures that the malware will not run automatically on the next system startup), you should search for the malware name on your computer. Be sure to enable hidden files and folders before proceeding. If you find the filename of the malware, be sure to remove it.
Reboot your computer in normal mode. Following these steps should remove any malware from your computer. Note that manual threat removal requires advanced computer skills. If you do not have these skills, leave malware removal to antivirus and anti-malware programs.
These steps might not work with advanced malware infections. As always it is best to prevent infection than try to remove malware later. To keep your computer safe, install the latest operating system updates and use antivirus software. To be sure your computer is free of malware infections, we recommend scanning it with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
My computer is infected with Stealerium malware, should I format my storage device to get rid of it?
You can remove this malware by following the steps described above. It is not necessary to format the storage device to eliminate Burmilla malware.
What are the biggest issues that malware can cause?
It depends on the type of malware. The most common problems are monetary loss, data encryption, hijacked personal accounts, and identity theft.
What is the purpose of Burmilla malware?
This malware steals information from browsers and wallet.dat files and data from Steam, FileZilla, and Discord clients. Also, it captures screenshots and collects system information and information from files stored on a computer.
How did a malware infiltrate my computer?
Typically, malware is distributed via emails (attachments or links in them), cracked software download pages, and other unreliable sources for downloading software (or files). In some cases, cybercriminals use Trojans, fake updaters, and similar methods to distribute malware.
Will Combo Cleaner protect me from malware?
Yes, Combo Cleaner can detect and eliminate almost all known malware. Since high-end malware usually hides deep in the system, it is required to run a full system scan to detect and eliminate it.