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  • Trojan.PWS.OnlineGames.AABK causes information theft
  • Aims at stealing passwords
  • Trojan.PWS.OnlineGames.AABK though technically is not a virus, it does display virus like malicious traits
  • It enters your system by bundling with other software

What is Trojan.PWS.OnlineGames.AABK?

Trojan.PWS.OnlineGames.AABK is variation of a large family of viruses generally classified as Trojan.OnlineGames virus. Trojan.PWS.OnlineGames.AABK, like all of its family members is designed to steal confidential data of online game players. Trojan.PWS.OnlineGames.AABK starts off by capturing the user id and password. This detail is then transferred to a remote hacking team. Once this information is retrieved by the remote hackers, the details are used to log on to the gaming accounts. The assets of these accounts like coins, credits, accessories, etc. are then transferred directly to other players accounts that have paid to buy assets. The games targeted are MapleStory, Age Of Conan, Rohan, The Lord OF The Rings, Knight Online, Lands Of Aden and World of Warcraft, to name a few.

Trojan.PWS.OnlineGames.AABK generally enters user system without user downloading it. It can pose as a update (fake) or an attractive link (which is malicious). Once it enters the system, it enables itself to run on start up by creating the following registry file:

Name: cdoosoft
Value: "%System%\olhrwef.exe

It then drops hidden .dll files named nmdfgds0.dll or nmdfgds1.dll in %System% folder. This file enables the password stealing. It is then injected into all running programs and applications and is used to monitor mouse gestures and keystrokes.

Trojan.PWS.OnlineGames.AABK also deactivates the installed antivirus program and thus is able to thrive for a long time without being detected. It also creates registry keys so as to make itself invisible. Though it is not visible to user or to the antivirus program, should the symptoms listed below be found, follow the below step by step guide on how to remove Trojan.PWS.OnlineGames.AABK from your system.

How is Trojan.PWS.OnlineGames.AABK Distributed?

  • Bundled with other freeware from other free download sites
  • Downloaded from potentially malicious websites
  • Malicious websites that may contain the respective link
  • Installed in your web browsers as extension, add-on, or browser helper object
  • Malicious email attachments

Symptoms of Trojan.PWS.OnlineGames.AABK Infection:

  • Abrupt loss of assets in your online gaming account
  • Inability to log in to your online gaming account
  • Slowing down of system speed drastically and abruptly
  • Fake threat detections/ warning messages from new malware
  • Crashing or freezing of browser
  • Add-ons not installed by the user appear abruptly. Viz. toolbars, plug-ins.
  • Problems in navigating certain sites

How To remove Trojan.PWS.OnlineGames.AABK from your system:

  • Follow the below steps to ensure your PC is clean. It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that you perform a backup for all your files and to create a system restore point (learn here how to do it) before performing the below steps. This is to ensure that just in case you delete the wrong file, you will have a backup/restore point to safely go back to.
  • Press CTRL + Shift + ESC to launch the Task Manager.
  • Click on processes tab. Click on any file that seems related to Trojan.PWS.OnlineGames.AABK and select End Process.
  • If you are using a Windows 8, on the main screen you will find an option ‘Search’. Type in “Control Panel”. If you are using a Windows 7/XP, click on start and choose Control Panel.
  • Depending on your Windows version, you will find one of these options:
    • Add or remove program
    • Programs and features
    • Programs
  • Click if you see any one of the above. Select any program relevant to Trojan.PWS.OnlineGames.AABK and click on Uninstall.
  • Remove Trojan.PWS.OnlineGames.AABK from the browser.
    • For Chrome you can do it by clicking on the Menu>>Tools>>Extensions and removing the related extensions.
    • For Mozilla Firefox, Press Ctrl+ Shift+ A. Select Extensions, select the add-ons related to Trojan.PWS.OnlineGames.AABK and click on Disable and then on Remove.
    • For Internet Explorer, go to Tools>>Manage Add-ons. Select “Toolbars and Extensions” and disable related add-ons.

Prevent Trojan.PWS.OnlineGames.AABK and other viruses with AVStrike:

Go to and choose Windows XP or Windows 7 or 8, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on free trial.

Download AVStrike and install it on your PC by following the Setup Guide.

  • After installation, you will have a shortcut key on your desktop (which you can remove). Click the icon to open the folder.
  • A small window now opens with tabs indicating Quick Scan, Custom Scan and Full Scan. You can select your preference and then click on “Scan Now”. For complete protection, Full Scan is recommended.
  • AVStrike will scan your system for threats.
  • A result page will now appear with the threats detected on your computer.
  • You can either click on Select all or highlight the threats you choose to delete and click on “Remove All”.

Your system is now free of Trojan.PWS.OnlineGames.AABK and is also protected from any such malware in the future!

It is important to remove Trojan.PWS.OnlineGames.AABK and such malware from your system to keep your PC safe and secure.