This page aims to help you remove the Pyxie Malware. Our removal instructions work for every version of Windows.
Pyxie is a Trojan horse that can secretly compromise a computer and launch multiple malicious activities on it. For the time it stays on a computer, Pyxie can destroy important data, steal passwords and banking details, and provide hackers with remote access to the system.
If your computer has been infected with Pyxie, it is important to stay calm and do what you need to remove the virus safely and effectively. If you don’t know exactly what to do, it is good that you landed on this page because here we have prepared a detailed removal guide, with the help of which you can locate and remove Pyxie together with all its hidden components.
The first and most obvious thing you probably want to know is, however, is what Pyxie is doing on your computer and how harmful are the consequences of its attack. Sadly, we cannot give a concrete answer to these questions because there are too many possible malicious tasks a single Trojan horse can perform. Everything depends on what the hackers have decided to use their malicious creation for.
Perhaps an infection like Pyxie might be programmed to steal some information from the compromised computer. This can be done in many ways. For instance, the Trojan may scan the system for specific files that are of interest to the offenders and send them to remote servers. Or, it can register your keystrokes and record everything you type through your keyboard. In this way, cyber criminals could have access to passwords, financial details, and other sensitive information in a matter of minutes.
Another common thing Trojans are often programmed to do is to spy on their victims. There are many advanced methods to do that but, in general, infections like Pyxie can hack your camera and microphone, share your screen with the hackers, track your location, capture screenshots of your activities and more. In this way, the crooks who are in control of the Trojan can easily track down your every move and use all the illegally acquired information about as a foundation for popular cybercrimes such as theft, fraud, and even physical burglary. In many cases, a single Trojan can serve as a backdoor to other malware such as Ransomware. That’s why it is extremely important that you remove Pyxie from your system before it manages to invite some other malware without your knowledge.
After you are sure you have removed everything that could possibly pose a security threat, you should also take some security measures to make sure your machine doesn’t get compromised again. We highly recommend that you start with updating your system and downloading a reliable antivirus program. These two steps are crucial for patching the existing system vulnerabilities and providing future protection of the OS. Also, be mindful when browsing the web and try to keep away from known transmitters of Trojans, such as low-quality websites, pirated content and adult pages, spam messages, and sketchy online ads. Don’t be a victim of flashing pop-ups and too-good-to-be-true offers that appear on your screen randomly and stick only to reliable web locations with high-quality content.
|Danger Level||High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)|
|Symptoms||Particular symptoms of the Trojan infection may not be present which is why detecting the malware may require a security software.|
|Distribution Method||Infected attachments, spam emails, malicious software installers, torrents, malvertisements, illegal websites.|
Pyxie 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
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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:
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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.
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:
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.
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!