Remove “Cisco router, vulnerability CVE-2018-0296” Email (March 2019 Update)

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This page aims to help you remove “Cisco router, vulnerability CVE-2018-0296” Email. Our removal instructions work for every version of Windows.

If you have recently been targeted by some weird e-mail messages in which you get told that your computer has been hacked and that there’s currently a malicious Trojan virus inside it that can corrupt your system or that has gathered some sensitive info about your personal life, then you are likely yet another victim of a recent wave of phishing e-mails and scam online letters aimed at extorting money from those of the users who are more easy to manipulate. Normally, the scammers tell you that if you don’t want to have your private info made public online or your computer system corrupted, you’d have to pay them a ransom in BitCoins by sending the money to a linked BitCoin wallet that’s provided in the e-mail. Now, it is really important to keep your cool and don’t panic if you have been targeted by these e-mails. While all this might sound quite scary and intimidating, it’s usually not a good idea to listen to the scammers’ demands and send them the money they want.

First and foremost, know that most such scam/phishing e-mails are a ruse and there isn’t really a Trojan inside your PC. The crooks are simply relying on the gullibility of their victims and hoping that at least some of the targeted users would panic and thus fall for the bait. Secondly, even if there’s indeed some malicious program on your computer, the sensible way to handle the situation is to try to eradicate the infection without allowing the hackers to dictate your actions. In most cases, the statements of a malware infection in such blackmailing messages are a ruse. Still, it’s important to make sure your PC is secure. Below,w e have shown you how to remove one of the more recently released Trojans, a threat named “Cisco router, vulnerability CVE-2018-0296” so make sure to use it to keep your PC safe.

Remove “Cisco router, vulnerability CVE-2018-0296” Email

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).



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:



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:

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:

hosts_opt (1)

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—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random

About “Cisco router, vulnerability CVE-2018-0296” and other Trojans

It might be difficult to tell if you do indeed have a Trojan in your system or not, especially if your computer lacks a reliable antivirus program to keep it safe. Trojans are really good at remaining under the radar due to their overall lack of specific symptoms. Also, most users don’t actually realize when their machine has gotten infected – clicking on some sketchy ad, downloading an obscure and low-quality application, visiting unreliable sites and so on. All of those could land you some nasty Trojan like “Cisco router, vulnerability CVE-2018-0296” and that’s why you must at all times be vigilant and cautious. Also, though the e-mails you’ve been receiving are most likely only there to scare you into paying the demanded ransom, you should still not take any chances because if there truly is a Trojan on your PC, it might be able to delete important files, backdoor Ransomware, Spyware, Rootkits and other nasty viruses inside your machine and also allow the hacker to remotely control your computer. All in all, not something you’d like to experience so that is why it’s still advisable that you use our guide and/or the recommended removal tool that’s been added to it.


Name “Cisco router, vulnerability CVE-2018-0296”
Type Trojan
Danger Level  High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)
Symptoms Some of the potential symptoms are system instability, BSOD crashes, frequent errors and other similar irregularities in your system.
Distribution Method Trojans can get distributed through spam e-mails with attachments, social media messages, harmful ads, sites with unreliable contents, pirated program downloads and so on.
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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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