Trojan Horse infections like Injector.vmx are highly dangerous computer threats, and anyone who gets such a malware piece in their computer should know the right steps they need to take so as to liberate the machine from the invasive malware program. Here, we may be able to give you a hand with eliminating Injector.vmx, in case this virus is presently in your computer.
However, prior to presenting you with the respective removal instructions, we must first share with you some important information about the Trojan Horse category of computer threats. Knowing what you are up against may help you with its removal, as well as with the future safety and security of the computer.
Trojan Horse characteristics you must be aware of
A Trojan Horse is a commonly encountered type of threat, and although taking care of a Trojan infection is usually a bit less complicated and tricky than dealing with a Ransomware attack (another very common and problematic form of malware), you should certainly not underestimate the abilities of a virus such as Injector.vmx.
First of all you should consider yourself lucky if you have been able to detect Injector.vmx in your system. Most infections of the Trojan Horse kind are quite stealthy, and are oftentimes nearly impossible to notice without a good and powerful antivirus program. In fact, Injector.vmx may currently even be able to remain under the radar of some antivirus tools because it is a fairly new threat, and it is yet to be added to the malware databases of many security programs.
One of the main reasons these infections tend to be so difficult to spot has to do with the way they get distributed. A Trojan would oftentimes win the trust of its victims by presenting itself to them under the guise of some seemingly useful piece of software. An example of that is when the malware piece is disguised as a program installer – it may be as the pirated installer of some computer game, or of some expensive and popular program such as Photoshop. Of course, if you stay away from shady sites that spread pirated software, the chances of encountering a hidden Trojan would decrease, but they wouldn’t fully go away. There are other ways your system could get infected – for example, opening the attachment of a spam letter, or interacting with some obscure clickbait button on the Internet may also get a Trojan infection downloaded on your system.
Once the virus infects you, there are a lot of things that could happen – it may try to obtain some sensitive data from your system, such as banking numbers, online passwords, usernames, and so on, or it may attempt to force your computer to generate BitCoin currency, which gets directly sent to the virtual wallet of the hacker. Ransomware threats sometimes get distributed through the help of Trojan backdoor, so that’s one other possibility you must be aware of. All in all, a Trojan in your system is definitely not something you should be okay with, so removing Injector.vmx ASAP f by using the steps form below is the course of action we would advise you to follow.
Some threats reinstall themselves if you don't delete their core files. We recommend downloading SpyHunter to remove harmful programs for you. This may save you hours and ensure you don't harm your system by deleting the wrong files.
Remove Injector.vmx Trojan
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
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).
WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!
Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which processes are dangerous.
Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:
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.
Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.
You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them. If you see a screen like this when you click Uninstall, choose NO:
Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:
Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious.
- Remember this step – if you have reason to believe a bigger threat (like ransomware) is on your PC, check everything here.
Hold the Start Key and R – copy + paste the following and click OK:
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:
If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.
Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.
Once inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’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—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!