Trojan.JS.Infect.I is a highly dangerous virus of the malicious software category of Trojan horses. As such, Trojan.JS.Infect.I can cause a great deal of harm to your computer and it’s crucial that you remove it as soon as you’ve detected it.


Trojans such as Trojan.JS.Infect.I, Altruistics, Energy.exe can be a real nightmare for the users who get their systems infected with them. Typically, these harmful pieces of malware are used to seriously compromise your virtual privacy and to steal sensitive information from you (such as passwords, banking details, credit and debit card details, etc.) in order to later use it in different scams, blackmailing schemes, banking fraud, financial theft and more.

Additionally, harmful programs like Trojan.JS.Infect.I could secretly insert nasty viruses and other harmful code inside your PC. Dreadful threats like ransomware, spyware and rootkits can oftentimes find their way inside your machine with the help of a Trojan horse without any visible symptoms. That’s why if you fail to detect and remove the Trojan virus in time, you may end up having to deal with even more malware that can put your entire computer in serious danger.

Unfortunately, once in your system, Trojan.JS.Infect.I may carry out all sorts of sketchy and harmful activities. It can mess up with your OS settings and destroy your entire personal data. Here are some of the most common effects of the attack of this type of virus:

  • It may destroy your system programs, files, software etc.
  • It may disable your antivirus and firewall security programs.
  • Trojan.JS.Infect.I may block important features like the Control Panel, the Registry editor, the Task manager and many more.
  • It may steal your personal and financial information and send it to the hackers.
  • Create backdoors in your PC to allow the hackers to remotely access your system.
  • Launch malicious code in the background of your system and spy on your activities through your webcam and mic.

For this reason, we usually advise our readers to protect and carefully scan their systems with a reliable security program and to use the help of reputed malware removal tools and reliable instructions like the ones we have here in order to deal with any possible infections of this type.

How can you get infected with Trojan.JS.Infect.I?

In case you are wondering how a threat like Trojan.JS.Infect.I could sneak inside your machine, you should know that an advanced form of malware like this one can trick you in many ways and you most probably won’t be able to notice it without the help of a trusted security program. This is because, being a typical Trojan, Trojan.JS.Infect.I can be disguised as almost anything you could think of – spam messages, ads, pop-ups, update requests, email attachments, social share links, different files, software installers and more.

According to the information that we have, however, the majority of the infections happen when the users click on intriguing spam messages, ads and offers or when they interact with malicious emails that contain harmful attachments. That’s why, even if you do your best to avoid some of the typical virus transmitters (such as pirated content, torrents, free setup packages and adult sites), there is no guarantee that you will remain safe. Luckily, on this page, there is a professional anti-malware scanner and removal tool that can check your entire system for the presence of malware of this kind and help you remove any harmful code that might be hidden there. You can also use our detailed removal guide for manual and safe elimination of the infection.


Danger Level High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)
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Remove Trojan.JS.Infect.I

If you have a Windows virus, continue with the guide below.

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If you have an Android virus, please use our Android Malware Removal guide.

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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

    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!


    About the author

    Violet George

    Violet is an active writer with a passion for all things cyber security. She enjoys helping victims of computer virus infections remove them and successfully deal with the aftermath of the attacks. But most importantly, Violet makes it her priority to spend time educating people on privacy issues and maintaining the safety of their computers. It is her firm belief that by spreading this information, she can empower web users to effectively protect their personal data and their devices from hackers and cybercriminals.

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