FacexWorm Malware Removal


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This page aims to help you remove FacexWorm Malware. Our removal instructions work for every version of Windows.

Trojan Horse viruses – one of the most harmful and widely-spread category of malware programs. Everybody has heard about these nasty malicious software infections and how really dangerous they could be. However, many users out there still disregard the importance of keeping their machines safe and secure which oftentimes results in infections by such viruses. In this article, we will try to help out those of you who have had the misfortune of landing the FacexWorm virus on their computers. This is a new Trojan Horse version that is currently on the rise – many have already fallen prey to it and the number of FacexWorm Malware victims will only be going up in the near future. A guide down below will provide you with the removal instructions that you will need to follow in order to eliminate the insidious Trojan. However, before you go there, we advise you to take a few more moments and read the rest of this article – being well informed regarding the different characteristics and the typical traits of these malicious threats is absolutely essential if you want to prevent such malware programs from entering your PC ever again.

The insidious Trojan

The main factors that attribute to the high-success rate of Trojan attacks are their ability to remain under the radar once inside the infected machine and their stealthy methods of distribution. Most Trojan attacks occur subtly, with almost no visible symptoms and FacexWorm Malware is no exception. In most instances, the user never really realizes that something has gone wrong with their PC and that a malicious malware infection has infiltrated it. In many cases, by the time the Trojan Horse victim finds out about the malware attack, it is typically too late to do much about it as the virus’ purpose has already been fulfilled.

FacexWorm Malware Removal

If you have a Windows virus, continue with the guide below.

If you have a Mac virus, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide.

If you have an Android virus, please use our Android Malware Removal guide.

If you have an iPhone virus, please use our iPhone Virus Removal guide


Step1

Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.

Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).

Step2

WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!

Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab (the “Details” Tab on Win 8 and 10). Try to determine which processes are dangerous. 

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Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:

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After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections. 

Step3

Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.

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You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them.

Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:

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Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious.

Step4

Hold the Start Key and R –  copy + paste the following and click OK:

notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:

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If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.

Open the start menu and search for Network Connections (On Windows 10 you just write it after clicking the Windows button), press enter.

  1. Right-click on the Network Adapter you are using —> Properties —> Internet Protocol Version 4 (ICP/IP), click  Properties.
  2. The DNS line should be set to Obtain DNS server automatically. If it is not, set it yourself.
  3. Click on Advanced —> the DNS tab. Remove everything here (if there is something) —> OK.

DNS

Step5

  • After you complete this step, the threat will be gone from your browsers. Finish the next step as well or it may reappear on a system reboot.

Right click on the browser’s shortcut —> Properties.

NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but you can do this for Firefox and IE (or Edge).

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Properties —–> Shortcut. In Target, remove everything after .exe.

ie9-10_512x512  Remove FacexWorm from Internet Explorer:

Open IE, click  IE GEAR —–> Manage Add-ons.

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Find the threat —> Disable. Go to IE GEAR —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.

firefox-512 Remove FacexWorm from Firefox:

Open Firefoxclick  mozilla menu  ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.

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Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundRemove FacexWorm from Chrome:

Close Chrome. Navigate to:

 C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. There is a Folder called “Default” inside:

Rename the Folder to Backup Default

Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome.

Step6

Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.

Inside, press CTRL and F together and type the threat’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show up this way, go manually to these directories and delete/uninstall them:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious.
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random

If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!

On the topic of Trojan Horse distribution methods, an important thing that needs to be pointed out here is that it is typically the users themselves that get their machines infected. Contrary to what many might think, automatic malware infections are rather rare. Although attempts are being made by hackers to create new, more advanced virus programs, that can attack a targeted machine by exploiting a certain vulnerability in the system without the requirement for user interaction, such viruses are still somewhat rare. In most cases, in order for a malware infection to occur, the user’s interaction is required in some way. As far as we know, FacexWorm too requires that. By user interaction we mean anything from opening an infected spam e-mail attachment or downloading some pirated software program to launching the “installation” of a fake update request or even simply clicking on some hazardous web-ad coming from a unreliable or illegal advertising network. There are many ways to get your system attacked by a Trojan like FacexWorm Malware which is why being very careful when browsing the Internet is a must if you want to avoid landing such malicious programs. Still, the fact that most of the time you are supposed to make a “mistake” so that the virus can infiltrate your system is actually good news – it means that in the majority of instances your machine’s security would still be in your hands.

Unforeseen consequences

Trojans are known as some of the most versatile malware viruses. At first, such a insidious program might have one purpose but it could later get reprogrammed to do something entirely else. If FacexWorm is currently on your computer, it might be used to damage its system and to cause major malfunction, it could be tasked with destroying or corrupting important data as well as spying on you and extracting sensitive information from your computer. Some Trojans are also able to load additional malware inside the victim’s machine – oftentimes, this ability of Trojan Horses is used to infect computers with Ransomware. In addition, the hacker who’s behind the malware attack might be able to take over your computer and force it to use most of its GPU memory, RAM and CPU for the purposes of mining cryptocurrencies, conducting DDoS attacks and distributing spam to other users. More ways of using a Trojan Horse are also possible – the ones listed above were only the most common and frequently encountered. Due to this versatility, it’s difficult to tell what FacexWorm might be programmed to do in your current case. Nevertheless, you shouldn’t wait and see anyway – instead, make sure to use our guide and follow its steps so as to remove the nasty virus and make your PC safe once again. As far as potential future infections are concerned, make sure you avoid the possible Trojan Horse sources that have been mentioned in the previous paragraph and also always make sure that your system is being guarded by a strong, high-quality antivirus program. Trojans usually lack any symptoms and this might be your only way of detecting such a threat if it comes your way ever again.

SUMMARY:

Name FacexWorm
Type Trojan
Danger Level  High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)
Symptoms  Most Trojans are really difficult to detect as they show no symptoms.
Distribution Method  Illegal web addresses that distributed pirated software, malvertising campaigns, spam messages, etc.
Detection Tool

Keep in mind, SpyHunter’s malware detection tool is free. To remove the infection, you’ll need to purchase the full version.
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