CryptInject CryptInject is a new stealthy virus of the Trojan Horse type that can evade most antivirus programs and infect computers without symptoms. CryptInject takes over the attacked machine by misleading the user and then secretly initiates different malicious processes without getting noticed. The malware programs of the Trojan Horse family are generally known for being very stealthy and difficult to detect on time. This is even more true about new threats such a CryptInject. What makes such recently released Trojan Horse viruses especially tricky to spot and intercept on time has to do with the inability of most antivirus solutions to reliably detect newer Trojan Horses. The reason for this stems from the method used to detect incoming threats by the majority of antiviruses out there. In most cases, an antivirus program would use its extensive database to recognize software that is deemed unsafe. This detection method is very effective but only against viruses that have already been listed in the database. However, its weakness is that newer threats such as CryptInject that aren\u2019t yet added to the database are able to remain practically invisible to the antivirus. Of course, some more advanced security programs offer additional detection features to detect new threats based on behavioral patterns but, for the most part, if a given threat isn\u2019t in the database of the antivirus, it won\u2019t get noticed by the security program and would be free to infect the attacked computer. The CryptInject Trojan If your antivirus cannot effectively detect the CryptInject trojan, your only other chance of spotting the infection on time is if you notice any of its typical symptoms. Unfortunately, many Trojans don\u2019t typically trigger any red flags that could give them away. Despite this, there are certain things you should be on the lookout for as they may indeed indicate that your computer has been attacked by a Trojan. One of these potential symptoms is the infamous Blue Screen of Death crash. This is an error screen following a system crash that is triggered by a serious issue with the computer. Though there could be many different causes for a Blue Screen crash, a Trojan Horse infection is certainly one of them, especially if this symptom is combined with overall computer sluggishness, screen freezes, or settings changes in the system or the browser that you have not approved or made yourself. Generally, any type of system disturbances could be a potential sign of a Trojan Horse virus so be sure to always investigate anything that seems to be out of order with your PC. The damage CryptInject could cause Because of their versatility, Trojans like this one are used in different cybercrime campaigns and can complete a variety of harmful actions, including spying on the user\u2019s activities, acquiring sensitive personal and\/or professional information, inserting new threats in the attacked machine, and even taking over the whole OS and starting new processes without the user\u2019s knowledge or direct approval. All of this means that the damage that a Trojan may cause could be very unpredictable, especially if we are talking about a new threat such as CryptInject. That being said, regardless of what the end-goal of the virus is, you still must make sure to remove the threat ASAP and, hopefully, you will be able to do so after checking out the removal guide we\u2019ve added to this article. SUMMARY: Name CryptInject Type Trojan Danger Level \u00a0High\u00a0(Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware) Symptoms \u00a0Some possible symptoms are sudden crashes of the system, unauthorized system or software changes, data corruption, excessive use of system memory and CPU, and more. Distribution Method Trojans are primarily distributed by being disguised as seemingly harmless software and added to spam emails, linked to by misleading ads, and uploaded to unreliable sites. Detection Tool Remove CryptInject Trojan If you are looking for a way to remove CryptInject you can try this: \tClick on the Start button in the bottom left corner of your Windows OS. \tGo to Control Panel -> Programs and Features -> Uninstall a Program. \tSearch for CryptInject and any other unfamiliar programs. \tUninstall CryptInject as well as other suspicious programs. Note that this might not get rid of CryptInject completely. For more detailed removal instructions follow the guide below. 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\u00a0Safe Mode\u00a0(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\u00a0and\u00a0go to the\u00a0Processes Tab. Try to determine which processes are dangerous.\u00a0 Right click on each of them\u00a0and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner: After you open their folder,\u00a0end the processes\u00a0that are infected, then delete their folders.\u00a0 Note:\u00a0If 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.\u00a0 Hold together the Start Key and R. Type\u00a0appwiz.cpl -->\u00a0OK. You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries.\u00a0Uninstall it\/them. If you see a screen like this when you click Uninstall, choose NO: Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter.\u00a0A\u00a0window will pop-up: Startup --->\u00a0Uncheck\u00a0entries that have "Unknown" as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious. \tRemember this step - if you have reason to believe a bigger threat (like\u00a0ransomware) is on your PC, check everything here. Hold the Start\u00a0Key\u00a0and\u00a0R\u00a0- \u00a0copy +\u00a0paste the following and click OK: notepad %windir%\/system32\/Drivers\/etc\/hosts A new\u00a0file 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" -\u00a0write 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: \tHKEY_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\u00a0anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!