A new Trojan horse virus called Cryxos has recently been reported to be attacking users and invading their computers. Hackers can program Trojans like Cryxos to accomplish pretty much anything they want. In addition to that, these viruses are also the masters of stealth, they can remain hidden in your computer over long periods of time and not reveal their presence with even the slightest symptoms.
Our team has also received complaints from some of our readers regarding this terrible threat and people want to know how to effectively deal with it.One of these frauds is Microsoft technical support scam. It is designed to trick users into believing that fraudsters need to be connected (usually called) and use their services and / or software as soon as possible. The purpose of this type of fraud is to generate revenue by deceiving consumers to pay money for allegedly legitimate services and / or software.
For this reason we have created a detailed removal guide, with the help of which you should be able to locate and delete Trojan Cryxos from your computer. Keep in mind, however, that malware of this type likes to hide deep inside your system, so removing it will require a bit more knowledge on your part, so as not to delete the wrong files. In the event that you don’t quite feel comfortable with this task, you can also rely on our professional removal tool to take care of the whole process automatically. It will scan your system and get rid of the virus in a matter of juts a few minutes. Whatever option you decide to go for, we recommend you first read through the following information about Trojan Cryxos and Trojans in general, so you are better prepared to fend off potential future infections.
The Cryxos Trojan
Trojans such as Cryxos can be set to log your keystrokes and thus gain access to anything you use your keyboard to type. They can share your screen with the hackers, redirect your traffic to their servers and even hack into your webcam and microphone.
If there’s one type of malware that anyone, of any age or experience in computing knows, it’s Trojan horse viruses. And the reason for that is because these are the most notorious and widespread pieces of malware out there. Three out of every four malware infections are actually caused by Trojans. And, in turn, the reason why exactly this type of malware is so popular is because it’s uniquely diverse in its possible usages.
The Trojan.cryxos.3833 virus can easily be executing its malicious agenda and there will be almost nothing to suggest there might be something amiss. However, in rare cases viruses of this type can cause frequent system crashes, like BSOD for example. In addition to that, some users have reported noticing that their cursor has been moving without them even touching the mouse. Now, while all of these can very well be symptoms of something else entirely, it’s still good to keep in mind.
As for the different types of damage that you can expect Trojan Cryxos to cause, the possibilities range from destruction and theft to spying, resource exploitation and beyond. They can even turn your computer into a bot and get it work for the cybercriminals behind the virus. So, while you’re using your PC to browse the web or watch movies, it can be simultaneously be mining cryptocurrencies, sending out spam or even infecting other computers with malware. Not to mention what the consequences for you can be. Your identity can be stolen and used to commit illegal actions on your behalf; your bank accounts can be drained; all of your personal and/or professional correspondence may fall into the hands of the hackers – and the list goes on.
With the above in mind, there’s no reason why you would possibly want to delay the removal of Trojan Cryxos even any further. But before you head over to the instructions, we would like to offer you some advice on avoiding infections like this in the future. First of all, Trojans typically exploit system weaknesses to enter, such as an outdated OS or the lack of an antivirus program. Be sure to regularly install updates when they are available, and install a reliable antivirus on your computer to keep it protected. In addition, start practicing safer browsing habits. Avoid obvious malware sources, such as infected, shady websites, illegal file-sharing platforms, spam emails and online ads. Most malware infections could have easily been prevented if these simple measures were taken by users and we hope that with their help you will never have to face another Trojan Cryxos again.
|Danger Level||High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)|
|Symptoms||A Trojan horse virus can easily be executing its malicious agenda and there will be almost nothing to suggest there might be something amiss.|
|Distribution Method||The obvious malware sources, such as infected, shady websites, illegal file-sharing platforms, spam emails and online ads.|
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Remove Trojan Cryxos
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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:
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:
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!