Trojan

PsiXBot Malware


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

PsiXBot

PsiXBot is a hazardous computer software that is categorized as a Trojan Horse. Infections like PsiXBot are often used for secretly spying on their victims and for spreading Ransomware.

PsiXBot

The PsiXBot Malware records keystrokes to gain access to your personal accounts

If there is a malware program named PsiXBot in your computer, you must take immediate action to remove this threat because your system and data are likely in severe jeopardy. This harmful program is a Trojan Horse, and this means that the hackers behind it are likely going to use it for some pretty damaging activities. The exact goal of this malware program remains unknown because of the versatility of this type of viruses, as well as because of the fact that this one particular threat is a very new one, and more research needs to be done in order to determine its exact end goal. Still, some of the things you can expect if PsiXBot is present in your system are frequent BSOD crashes, sudden errors when trying to use some of your programs, screen freezes, warnings about a malware infection which aren’t coming from your actual anti-virus, loss of data or inability to open your files, and so on.

There are way too many potential symptoms that a Trojan can cause to list them all. Also, many of the things we just mentioned can also be the result of some other issue with your computer, which might not even be related to a malware infection. For example, BSOD crashes are oftentimes caused by hardware problems in the RAM sticks or in the hard-drives of the machine. 

On the other hand, sometimes Trojans like PsiXBot don’t really show any visible symptoms of their presence. This is especially common in cases where the Trojan is used for espionage on its victims. In such instances, it is highly unlikely that the malware would actually reveal its presence in any way. It is possible that you have a Trojan that’s been spying on you, and collecting sensitive data from your computer for weeks and you haven’t had any idea about it. This is why you can’t solely rely on your vigilance in order to detect threats of this type – it is a must to always have a reliable antivirus tool with its latest updates installed so that you can be as protected as possible against such infections.

Espionage, however, is only one of the things a threat like that could be used for. Other uses of Trojans like PsiXBot, Xxwxx.dll, Windows Update 800B0109 include banking theft, Ransomware backdooring, and even using the attacked machine as a tool for mining BitCoin, or other cryptocurrencies. Oftentimes, a Trojan would be used to create a big network of computers that are remotely controlled by the hacker, who can then coordinate the infected machines to carry out large-scale activities. Mass BitCoin mining, spam distribution, or DDoS attacks are some examples of such activities.

To remove the PsiXBot threat in case it has already entered your computer, you are advised to use the guide we have on this page. For best results, we also suggest that you try the anti-malware tool that’s been linked below, as it will help you make sure that all data and system entries related to the Trojan get removed, and there’s nothing left from the malware on your computer.

SUMMARY:

Name PsiXBot
Type Trojan
Danger Level  High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)
Symptoms  Trojans can crash your computer, cause sudden restarts, corrupt your data and software, trigger various errors, and more.
Distribution Method A Trojan would usually be disguised as normal software and distributed via spam letters, malicious ads, or uploaded to file-sharing sites.
Detection Tool

Remove PsiXBot Malware

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. 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. If you see a screen like this when you click Uninstall, choose NO:

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Step4

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.

  • 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:

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.

Step5

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—-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!


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