Get cookies.txt Malware

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Get cookies.txt

Get cookies.txt is a stealthy malware infection that can steal your usernames and passwords, corrupt your data, and remotely control the processes in your system. Get cookies.txt gets distributed through the use of different disguise tactics and is categorized as a Trojan Horse virus.

Get Cookies.txt

In most cases of attacks from Trojans like this one, the users have no idea that their computers have been infected unless the antivirus manages to detect the threat. Nowadays, there are quite potent and powerful antivirus tools out there that can reliably deal with most Trojans that may attack you. However, things are a little bit different when it comes down to recently released Trojan viruses like Get cookies.txt and Altruistics. You see, the problem with a new Trojan threat like this one is that it is not included in the database of most antivirus programs which means that the infection will probably not get recognized once it attacks the system. Some of the more advanced and high-end security tools offer behavioral-monitoring – a malware detection feature that looks out for suspicious behavior in apps and programs that are not in the malware database so that even newer viruses would get spotted. However, these features aren’t perfect and don’t always detect all incoming malware. This is why threats like Get cookies.txt could still enter computers that are protected by an antivirus and it is also why you should always make sure to be vigilant and on the lookout for any suspicious system behavior so that if a virus has managed to infect your PC, you would notice the potential symptoms.

The Get cookies.txt malware

As we mentioned earlier in this post, threats like the Get cookies.txt malware are well known for their many potential uses and overall versatility which is something that directly affects the potential symptoms that they might trigger. Depending on what the Get cookies.txt malware is used for, the signs of its infection could vary.


NameGet cookies.txt
Danger Level High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)
Symptoms Trojans use stealth and disguise to keep their processes hidden but in some cases they may cause crashes in the system, different software errors, data corruption, and other similar red flags.
Distribution Method Methods that are used to spread Trojans can be spam messages, misleading and fake web-ads, harmful pirated downloads, etc.
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Please follow all the steps below in order to remove Get cookies.txt!

How to remove Get cookies.txt

  1. First, click the Start Menu on your Windows PC.
  2. Type Programs and Settings in the Start Menu, click the first item, and find Get cookies.txt in the programs list that would show up.
  3. Select Get cookies.txt from the list and click on Uninstall.
  4. Follow the steps in the removal wizard.

What we suggest you do first is, check the list of programs that are presently installed on the infected device and uninstall any rogue software that you find there:

  • From the Start Menu, navigate to Control Panel ->>> Programs and Features ->>> Uninstall a Program.
  • Next, carefully search for unfamiliar programs or programs that have been installed recently and could be related to Get cookies.txt.
  • If you find any of the programs suspicious then uninstall them if they turn out to be linked to Get cookies.txt.
  • If a notification appears on your screen when you try to uninstall a specific questionable program prompting you to just alter it or repair it, make sure you choose NO and complete the steps from the removal wizard.

Remove Get cookies.txt from Chrome

  1. Click on the three dots in the right upper corner
  2. Go to more tools
  3. Now select extensions
  4. Remove the Get cookies.txt extension
  • Once you open Chrome, click on the three-dots icon to open the browser’s menu, go to More Tools/ More Options, and then to Extensions.
  • Again, find the items on that page that could be linked to Get cookies.txt and/or that might be causing problems in the browser and delete them.
  • Afterwards, go to this folder: Computer > C: > Users > *Your User Account* > App Data > Local > Google > Chrome > User Data. In there, you will find a folder named Default – you should change its name to Backup Default and restart the PC.
  • Note that the App Data folder is normally hidden so you’d have to first make the hidden files and folders on your PC visible before you can access it.

How to get rid of Get cookies.txt on FF/Edge/etc.

  1. Open the browser and select the menu icon.
  2. From the menu, click on the Add-ons button.
  3. Look for the Get cookies.txt extension
  4. Get rid of Get cookies.txt by removing it from extensions

If using Firefox:

  • Open Firefox
  • Select the three parallel lines menu and go to Add-ons.
  • Find the unwanted add-on and delete it from the browser – if there is more than one unwanted extension, remove all of them.
  • Go to the browser menu again, select Options, and then click on Home from the sidebar to the left.
  • Check the current addresses for the browser’s homepage and new-tab page and change them if they are currently set to address(es) you don’t know or trust.

If using MS Edge/IE:

  • Start Edge
  • Select the browser menu and go to Extensions.
  • Find and uninstall any Edge extensions that look undesirable and unwanted.
  • Select Settings from the browser menu and click on Appearance.
  • Check the new-tab page address of the browser and if it has been modified by “Get cookies.txt” or another unwanted app, change it to an address that you’d want to be the browser’s new-tab page.

How to Delete Get cookies.txt

  1. Open task manager
  2. Look for the Get cookies.txt process
  3. Select it and click on End task
  4. Open the file location to delete Get cookies.txt
  • Access the Task Manager by pressing together the Ctrl + Alt + Del keys and then selecting Task Manager.
  • Open Processes and there try to find a process with the name of the unwanted software. If you find it, select it with the right button of the mouse and click on the Open File Location option.
  • If you don’t see a “Get cookies.txt” process in the Task Manager, look for another suspicious process with an unusual name. It is likely that the unwanted process would be using lots of RAM and CPU so pay attention to the number of resources each process is using.
  • Tip: If you think you have singled out the unwanted process but are not sure, it’s always a good idea to search for information about it on the Internet – this should give you a general idea if the process is a legitimate one from a regular program or from your OS or if it is indeed likely linked to the adware.
  • If you find another suspicious process, open its File Location too.
  • Once in the File Location folder for the suspicious process, start testing all of the files that are stored there by dragging them to our free online scanner available below.
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    • If the scanner finds malware in any of the files, return to the Processes tab in the Task Manager, select the suspected process, and then select the End Process option to quit it.
    • Go back to the folder where the files of that process are located and delete all of the files that you are allowed to delete. If all files get deleted normally, exit the folder and delete that folder too. If one or more of the files showed an error message when you tried to delete them, leave them for now and return to try to delete them again once you’ve completed the rest of the guide.

    How to Uninstall Get cookies.txt

    1. Click on the home button
    2. Search for Startup Apps
    3. Look for Get cookies.txt in there
    4. Uninstall Get cookies.txt from Startup Apps by turning it off
    • Now you need to carefully search for and uninstall any Get cookies.txt-related entries from the Registry. The easiest way to do this is to open the Registry Editor app (type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter) and then open a Find dialog (CTRL+F key combination) where you have to type the name of the threat. 
    • Perform a search by clicking on the Find Next button and delete any detected results. Do this as many times as needed until no more results are found. 
    • After that, to ensure that there are no remaining entries lined to Get cookies.txt in the Registry, go manually to the following directories and delete them:
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Random Directory. 
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Run/Random
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Internet Explorer/Main/Random

    Is Get cookies.txt malware dangerous?

    For instance, if the Trojan is used to spy on you, you will probably not notice anything that would give away its presence in the system. However, a virus like Get cookies.txt could also be tasked with using most/all of your system resources for cryptocurrency mining, in which case the computer will become extremely slow and might experience sudden freezes, crashes, errors, and other unusual problems. Also, some Trojans are employed as distribution tools for other malware, including Ransomware, Spyware and Rootkits. In those cases, the symptoms would be specific to the virus carried by the Trojan. For instance, if Get cookies.txt delivers a Ransomware into your system, you will likely soon lose access to most of your personal files since this is what the Ransomware viruses do – they lock up the files of their victims and ask for a ransom for the release key.
    It could be quite challenging to deal with a Trojan Horse virus on your own but we believe that if you closely follow the guideline provided below you should be able to successfully beat this infection and make your PC safe and secure once again. Therefore, we strongly advise you to get down to completing the guide so that the infection would be removed as soon as possible.


    About the author


    Brandon Skies

    Brandon is a researcher and content creator in the fields of cyber-security and virtual privacy. Years of experience enable him to provide readers with important information and adequate solutions for the latest software and malware problems.

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