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SeroXen is a dangerous Trojan horse infection that can cause damage to the system of your computer and monitor your activities. Threats like SeroXen are oftentimes used for espionage, data theft, system corruption and more and they are typically distributed using some form of disguise.
The SeroXen Trojan horse is one of the newer additions to this family of viruses, yet, despite being a fairly new threat, the number of computers it has already infected is quite high. If you are among the many who have had their computer attacked by SeroXen, we advise you to stay with us and read the following information to learn more about the abilities of this virus and the potential methods you could apply in order to have it removed from your PC.
The SeroXen Malware
The SeroXen malware is from the Trojan horse category which can be responsible for the corruption of your computer system. The SeroXen malware can exploit system resources, introduce viruses and Ransomware to the machine, steal user passwords, corrupt OS files, and more.
If you have a reason to believe SeroXen is presently in your system, then you must make sure to check your computer for the presence of this malware and, if anything is found, to remove it immediately. Trojans like Altruistic, PoSetup could damage your system in all sorts of ways and they could also lead to data corruption or the insertion of threats like Ransomware cryptoviruses in the already infected machine. If the Trojan inserts Ransomware in your computer, most of your personal data will likely get locked up and you won’t be able to use it until you pay a ransom demanded by the hackers.
In addition to all of this, a lot of Trojans have espionage abilities that allow them to collect all kinds of sensitive info from your system – from credit/debit card numbers and online passwords to private conversations and personal photos and videos. Needless to say, placed in the wrong hands, such info could be used in all kinds of insidious ways leading to additional problems for you. The good news is that we will aid you with the removal of the SeroXen threat by providing you with a detailed guide that contains steps with screenshots that explain how to check your computer for the presence of malware and how to eliminate anything that may get detected.
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 SeroXen.
If you find any of the programs suspicious then uninstall them if they turn out to be linked to SeroXen.
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 SeroXen from Chrome
Click on the three dots in the right upper corner
Go to more tools
Now select extensions
Remove the SeroXen 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 the malware 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.
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:
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 the malicious program or another unwanted app, change it to an address that you’d want to be the browser’s new-tab page.
How to Delete SeroXen
Open task manager
Look for the SeroXen process
Select it and click on End task
Open the file location to delete SeroXen
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 malicious 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 SeroXen
Click on the home button
Search for Startup Apps
Look for SeroXen in there
Uninstall SeroXen from Startup Apps by turning it off
Now you need to carefully search for and uninstall any SeroXen-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 SeroXen in the Registry, go manually to the following directories and delete them:
One of the most common traits of Trojans like this is the disguise tactics they use in order to get inside the systems of their potential victims. Most users do not realize how or when a Trojan horse infection has occurred because, typically, the virus is presented to them as something that doesn’t raise suspicion. For example, a Trojan like SeroXen could get distributed under the guise of a popular computer game or otherwise an expensive program that is being distributed for free. Since most sites that claim to offer paid software for free are the ones with pirated content, this is where Trojans could oftentimes be found. If you tend to visit such sites and download stuff from them, we strongly advise you to cease doing this. Not only is it illegal to download pirated content, but this could also lead to the infection of your computer with various kinds of malware and unwanted software.
About the author
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.