Trojan Floxif Removal (Oct. 2017 Update)

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This page aims to help you remove Trojan Floxif. Our removal instructions work for every version of Windows.

Trojan horse viruses are probably the very worst, when it comes to all the different types of malware out there. They are sneaky, stealthy and capable of causing a whole array of damage to your system. Trojan Floxif has made the latest addition to this malicious software category and we have been receiving reports about it from users such as yourself. If you are here because you have discovered this virus on your computer, then that’s already great news. It could have easily kept going unnoticed over a long period of time and continuing to harm you and your system without you suspecting. So, now the more pressing matter is that of removing Trojan Floxif from your computer so that it cannot do any more damage than it already has. And we have prepared a removal guide specifically for that purpose. You can find it just below this article, and for those of you who would prefer not to meddle with important system files, you can also make use of our professional removal tool.

What are Trojans? What can they do?

We have all heard about Trojan horse viruses at one point or another, but not everybody knows what they can really be capable of. We know they’re scary for sure, but not much beyond that. And the short answer to the above question is: a lot! This malware type is the most versatile and can be programmed to perform numerous malicious actions on your computer. This is also one of the main reasons why these viruses are so popular, making up a vast 75% of all malware infections. It might actually be bundled with a hacked version of CCleaner. That’s also why it’s often very difficult to determine exactly what a specific Trojan (say Trojan Floxif) may have been up to all along when you discover it in your system. But we can give you an idea of what it may be, based on the most common usages of this malware type in general.

 

Trojan Floxif Removal


 

Step1

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).

Step2

WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!

We get asked this a lot, so we are putting it here: Removing parasite manually may take hours and damage your system in the process. 

Keep in mind, SpyHunter’s malware & virus scanner is free. To remove the infection, you'll need to purchase its full version. More information about SpyHunter and steps to uninstall.

If for some reason it doesn't remove parasite, go to "Spyware HelpDesk" ----> "Select Problem Type" -----> "Unremoved Parasit.e"

Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which processes are dangerous. 

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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. 

Step3

Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.

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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:

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Step4

Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:

msconfig_opt

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.

Step5

WARNING!
To remove parasite, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. Making a mistake and deleting the wrong thing may damage your system.
Avoid this by using SpyHunter - a professional Parasite removal tool.

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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

If the guide didn’t help you, download the anti-virus program we recommended or ask us in the comments for guidance!

For example, any Trojan can be used to steal information from your computer. It can be programmed to target specific files types, if the hackers are after professional secrets. Or it may collect a wider spectrum of data, such as anything you type in with the help of your keyboard. Very wide, isn’t it? But this can help the hackers gain access to your account and passwords, online banking details, etc. Not to mention that a virus like Trojan Floxif could also be programmed to hijack your traffic, redirecting it to the hackers’ servers. That way everything you use the internet for will become known to them.

Another common usage of Trojan horse viruses is spying. Similarly to the method above, the viruses can use keystroke logging, screen sharing, mic and webcam tapping to monitor your activities and keep tabs on you. The criminals can track your location, watch you, eavesdrop on your conversations, monitor your digital correspondence and use the obtained information for all sorts of nasty purposes that we don’t quite wish to get into right now. In addition, Trojan Floxif can just easily be used to turn your computer into a bot and exploit its resources to distribute spam, malware, mine cryptocurrencies and more. It would also be wise for you to scan your computer for other viruses, once you have dealt with Trojan Floxif. Malware like this is often used to introduce other malware, such as ransomware to the victim computers, so it won’t hurt to double check just in case.

In addition to running a full system scan, make sure that the software you’re doing the scan with is fully functional and up-to-date with the latest virus definitions. If you don’t have an antivirus program on your computer, then that’s probably also what has contributed to you landing the infection with Trojan Floxif in the first place and you should get one as soon as possible. Other preventative measures including updating your operating system manually whenever new updates are made available. This will also lower the risk of getting infected by malware, as an outdated OS is a vulnerable OS. Be sure to also be more careful when browsing the web and do so in a responsible manner. Try your best to avoid potentially harmful content, such as spam emails and online ads, as well as websites that may potentially be infected with malware.  

SUMMARY:

Name Floxif
Type Trojan
Danger Level  High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)
Symptoms  Rarely, Trojans can tip you off about their presence by causing system crashes, BSoD, sluggishness and other odd behavior
Distribution Method  Malvertisements are among the leading sources, followed by spam messages, infected downloadable content, etc. 
Detection Tool We generally recommend SpyHunter or a similar anti-malware program that is updated daily.

Keep in mind, SpyHunter’s malware detection tool is free. To remove the infection, you’ll need to purchase the full version.
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