Can’t Remove Cloxer Trojan? This page includes detailed instructions on how to remove Cloxer Trojan that can be found at the bottom half of this article.
Trojan Horse programs are a type of malware known for its versatility and ability to execute different malicious and illegal tasks on the infected computer. For instance, some Trojans can damage your PC system while others can be used to spy on you or to infect your machine with some other form of malware. Regardless of their use, Trojan Horses are truly some of the nastiest malware programs that you can get your computer infected with which is why you ought to be well informed with regards to their main traits and characteristics. Here, we will share with you some important information about a newly released Trojan that goes under the name of Cloxer Trojan. The readers of this article will also be able to use our guide for removing Cloxer Trojan in case their PC has already been infiltrated by this noxious piece of malware.
General information about Cloxer Trojan
Even though Trojans aren’t technically software viruses as they usually do not try to replicate, here, for the sake of convenience, we will refer to them as such. Normally, a Trojan Horse needs to trick the user into running its file. Should this happens, as long as the PC’s user has used an Administrator account to open the virus’ file, the hacker who is using the virus would gain nearly unlimited access to the infected computer’s system. This basically means that the way a Trojan is used is only limited by what the attacker wants to do. As we already mentioned, Trojans can be extremely versatile and a lot of different illegal tasks can be carried out by them.
What are the most common uses of Trojans like Cloxer?
This paragraph will introduce you to the most likely ways in which a typical Trojan such as Cloxer Trojan might get employed. The following examples, however, would not represent all the possible uses of a Trojan Horse virus – the short list below will be limited to only the most usual ones.
- A lot of Trojans are known to directly attack the system of the infected PC by corrupting and/or deleting important system data, messing with the computer’s Registry or in some other way. This normally causes the system to become unstable and triggers errors, freezes and even crashes to the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) making the PC pretty much unusable.
- Some Trojans employ a more subtle approach as they are used to spy on their victims. The methods of espionage are several – the virus might take screenshots of the user’s screen or use the keylogging method to monitor what victim types with their keyboard. Also, the malware might collect telemetry data or directly take control over the webcam of the PC in order to stalk on the user.
- It is rather common for this type of malware to create a whole network of machines infected by it. Those networks are called botnets and they can be used for the completion of different tasks. For instance, the virus can force the PCs from its botnets to mine for certain cryptocurrencies such as BitCoin or to further distribute the malware through spam messages.
- Certain viruses that belong to the Trojan Horse category can also be used to download other malware onto the infected PC. For instance, Ransomware is very often distributed by Trojans that download the noxious encrypting virus on a computer that they have already infiltrated. This use of Trojan Horses is likely where this malware type gets its name from as it is reminiscent of the myth about the Greek soldiers who used a wooden horse to stealthily infiltrate the ancient city of Troy.
It is not an easy task to spot a virus such as Cloxer Trojan before it has already done its job. Symptoms like increased RAM and CPU usage, BSOD crashes or frequent system errors might indicate that there is a malware infection on the PC but this isn’t a reliable way to detect a virus attack as those indicators are heavily situational. On the other hand, having a good, high-quality antivirus program can greatly improve the chances of detecting an attack by Cloxer Trojan. Therefore, make sure that your PC is well equipped and prepared for such potential encounters. Another thing that you ought to do as is to always make sure that your OS and software have their latest updates installed.
The best way to stop a Trojan like Cloxer Trojan from getting in your system is to be mindful of your actions on the Internet. Do not click on any questionable web ads and pop-up requests that you might see online and don’t go to sites that might not be reliable or safe. Spam is also a commonly utilized technique for spreading dangerous programs so be sure not to open any new messages that you receive which look shady and suspicious.
Cloxer Trojan Removal Guide
Within the next guide, you will be given instructions that will help you remove the Cloxer Trojan PC virus from your computer. However, before you start carrying out the following steps, we advise you to bookmark this webpage and have it opened on a separate device nearby (a smartphone,a tablet, another PC, etc.) as some of the steps might require a re-start of the computer.
Step 1: Safe Mode and Hidden files and folders
In order to increase your chances for success, you are advised to boot your PC into Safe Mode and to also reveal the hidden files and folders that are on it. If you don’t know how to do that, here are links to separate guides that can help you: Safe Mode Guide; Hidden Files and Folders Guide.
Step 2: Task Manager
Use the Ctrl+Shift+Esc or the Ctrl+Alt+Delete keyboard combinations to evoke the Task Manager. Now, go to the Processes tab and look for anything that has the Cloxer Trojan name on it. If there’s nothing with that name, look for any processes that use too much RAM, have weird or no description and that generally seem suspicious.
If you find anything, right-click on it and select Open File Location. If you are sure that the process was malicious, delete everything in the file location directory. Then go back to the Task Manager Processes tab and stop the shady process by right-clicking on it and then selecting End Process.
Step 3: Startup
Use the Winkey+R key-combo to evoke Run. In the newly-opened search bar type msconfig and hit the Enter button.
In the new window go to the Startup and look through the startup programs. If you see anything that looks suspicious (for example, has unknown or no manufacturer), remove the tick from its checkbox to disable it on startup and then select OK.
To remove parasite on your own, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. If you were to do this, you need to be extremely careful, because you may damage your system.
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Step 4: Localhost
Type notepad in the Start Menu search bar and open Notepad. Click on File and then on Open. Go to the following folder c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc and open the Hosts file. If nothing appears when you get to the etc folder that can be opened, change the file type from Text documents to All files.
Now look at the bottom of the notepad file and see where it says Localhost. Take a look below that and see if there are any IP addresses there. If there are some IP’s, copy them and send them to us in the comments section down below so that we can determine if they need to be removed.
Step 5: Registry Editor
Re-open Run and type regedit. Hit Enter and once the new window opens, press Ctrl+F. In the search bar, type the name of the virus and click on Find Next. See if anything gets found under the name of the virus and delete the registry keys and folders that come up as results.
However, remember that if you delete the wrong registry key, it might do more harm than good to your PC so if you aren’t sure, you’d better ask us in the comments below about what to do if you find anything inside the Registry Editor.
Step 6: Potentially hazardous data
Open the Start Menu and copy-paste each one of the following locations, one after the other and hit Enter after each so that the folder opens:
Open each folder location and sort the files by date (from newest to oldest). Now, delete the ones that have been created around and after the time your PC got infected. In the Temp folder, delete everything.
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Boris Writer; Editor
Boris is a writer and an editor of the articles on Malware Complaints. His mission is to provide the readers of our website with essential information and details with regards to various malicious programs, software viruses, potentially unwanted applications and any other form of malware that you, the users, might encounter. In addition, he also posts reviews of different programs and applications as well as news articles on various interesting and important topics related to the software world.