This page aims to help you remove the Woxx.xyz Virus. Our removal instructions work for Safari,Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows and Mac OSX.
Woxx.xyz in Depth
If you are experiencing irritating display of different discount offers, pop-up messages, blinking boxes, ads and redirects to ad-related pages inside of your browser, we may have some mildly bad news for you since this type of generation of invasive and annoying commercial materials is typically related to software pieces of the browser hijacker category. Now, before you panic, we need to tell you that browser hijackers differ greatly from malware infections the likes of Rootkits, Worms, Trojans, Viruses and Ransomware. They aren’t normally meant to cause harm to anything in your computer’s system. However, if some of your browsers (Chrome, IE, Edge, Mozilla Firefox or any other) gets “infected” by a hijacker, it will likely have some of its components (such as the homepage address, the search engine tool or the toolbar) altered without your permission. Additionally, as we already mentioned, pesky and irritating ads are probably going to start getting spammed on your screen during the time the annoying hijacker app is operational inside your system. The only way to put an end to all this is to eliminate the hijacker but you must know that this may not be too easy to achieve on your own. Luckily for you, you will likely not need to contact a specialist, now that you have found this page. In here, we have a guide that is specifically designed to help users like you with hijackers in their browsers. Our main focus in this current article and in its guide will be Woxx.xyz – the most probable reason you’ve come to our site in the first place. It is a new and very irritating hijacker app that usually gets inside the browser without the user knowing about its installation. The guide and the removal tool below, however, will help you to quickly and easily eliminate Woxx.xyz “Virus”and bring things back to their normal state.
Some important tips on computer protection
It is generally advisable to refrain for clicking on any of the offers, the links and the banners that an app the likes of Woxx.xyz may display inside your browser because they may not always be reliable and interacting with them may sometimes land you on sites you don’t’ really want to visit. We are talking about shady or potentially illegal websites or ones that are used for the distribution of illegal software. Of course, Woxx.xyz itself is not specifically programmed to expose your machine to harm, it’s just that the control over what ads get generated is typically rather limited which means that you are not advised to interact with them. In fact, it would be much easier for you if you simply get rid of the source of the advertisements which brings us back to the importance of using the guide from the current page and/or the special removal program that we have added in there. Both are effective methods that have been tested against Woxx.xyz and could help you with its removal.
|Danger Level||Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)|
|Symptoms||Woxx.xyz and other similar apps typically spam the browser with various forms of advertisements that normally give away the hijacker.|
|Distribution Method||Apps the likes of this one can get inside you computer via the help of instillation bundles.|
Woxx.xyz Virus Removal
The following guide is only for windows users, it will help our readers get rid of the unpleasant Woxx.xyz software. Follow the instructions and complete each step for best results. If you have any questions, feel free to ask them using our comment section down below.
Preparation: Entering Safe Mode and Revealing Hidden Files and Folders
Before you proceed with the actual removal instructions, you will need to take two extra steps in order to ensure that the guide has maximum effect.
For best results, we advise our readers to boot into Safe Mode prior to attempting to remove Woxx.xyz. If you do not know how to do that, here is a separate How to Enter Safe Mode guide.
Also, in order to be able to see any potentially undesirable files, you should reveal any hidden files and folders on your PC – here is how to do that.
Removing Woxx.xyz From Windows
Step 1: Checking the Task Manager
Before we start deleting files related to Woxx.xyz we want to make sure that all services related to the viruses are killed before we proceed.
Open your Task Manager by using the Ctrl + Shift + Esc keys and go to the Processes tab. Look for any suspicious processes. For example, any unfamiliar process that uses high amounts of RAM and/or CPU. If you aren’t sure if a certain process comes from malware, tell us in the comments.
Right-click on any process that you consider shady and select Open File Location. Delete anything from the file location of the process.
Step 2: Disabling Startup programs
Use the Winkey + R keyboard combination to open the Run search bar and type msconfig. Hit Enter and in the newly opened window, go to the Startup tab. There, look for suspicious entries with unknown manufacturer or ones that have the name Woxx.xyz on them. Right-click on those, and select disable.
Step 3: Uninstalling unwanted programs
Go to Start Menu > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program. Click on Installed On to sort the entries by date from most recent to oldest and look through the programs that come at the top of the list. Right-click on any entries that appear shady and unwanted and then select Uninstall to remove them from your PC. If you see the name Woxx.xyz in the list of programs, be sure to remove the software without hesitation.
Step 4: Checking for shady IP’s
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.
If you want to avoid the risk, we recommend downloading SpyHunter - a professional malware removal tool - to see whether it will find malicious programs on your PC.
Step 5: Cleaning-up the browsers
You will also have to uninstall any undesirable browser extensions from your browser programs. Here’s how to do that for some of the more popular browsers:
Getting rid of Woxx.xyz from Chrome
Open Chrome and open its main menu. Go to More Tools > Extensions. Look through the list of extensions and uninstall any that you think could be suspicious. To remove them – click on the trash can icon next to each extension.
You can also use a specialized Chrome CleanUp tool if you cannot manually remove a certain extension. Here is an article where you can learn more about the CleanUp tool.
Removing Woxx.xyz From Firefox
Open Firefox and go to its Menu. Select the Add-ons button.From the left panel, select Extensions and take a look at the different entries. Remove any of the that might be unwanted.
Removing Woxx.xyz From Windows Internet Explorer
Once you open your IE browser, click on the Tools button at the top-right corner of the program and from the drop-down menu select Manage Add-ons. Check each one of the four different groups of add-ons and search for anything that seems undesirable. If you find anything, click on it and them select Remove.
Removing Woxx.xyz From Windows Edge
Open the main menu of Microsoft Edge and go to Extensions. Find the extensions that you believe could be unwanted and right-click on them. Then, select Uninstall.
Step 6: Checking the Registry Editor
Open the Run search bar again and type regedit in it. Hit Enter and once the Registry Editor opens press Ctrl + F. In the search field type Woxx.xyz and click on Find Next. Tell us in the comments if any results came up when you searched for Woxx.xyz in your PC’s Registry.
Step 7: Deleting recent entries
For this step, you will have to open your Start Menu and copy-paste the following lines, one by one:
Hit Enter after each one to open a file directory. In the directories, delete the most recent entries that you find there. In the Temp folder, delete all files.
Step 8: System Restore
In order to be fully sure that the unwanted software has been removed from your machine, you can also try using a Restore Point to roll back your system its last stable configuration. However, in order to do that, you would have to previously had had a restore point created. On most systems, such points get created automatically but this isn’t always the case.
- If you want to learn how to configure System Restore and how to manually create Restore Points, follow this link.
- Open your Start Menu and type System Restore.
- Click on the first result – a setup wizard should open.
- Read the brief description of the process and select Next.
- Now, choose a restore from the presented list. You can also check the Show more restore points option in order to reveal any other restore points that might be saved on your PC.
- Click on Scan for affected programs to see what programs will get deleted or restored after you use the Restore Point. (optional)
- Click on next and take and then select Finish.
- A warning window will appear telling you that once the process starts, it shouldn’t be interrupted. Select Yes and be patient as this might take some time. Do not do anything on your PC throughout the duration of the process.
Step 9: Windows Refresh/Reset
Use this method only if nothing else has worked so far as it is a last resort option. If you do not know how to do it, this separate guide will give you the information that you need.
Daniel Sadakov has a degree in Information Technology and specializes in web and mobile cyber security. He harbors a strong detestation for anything and everything malicious and has committed his resources and time to battling all manners of web and mobile threats. He has founded MobileSecurityZone.com, a website dedicated to covering the top tech stories and providing useful tips for the everyday user, in an effort to reach and help more people.