Is your computer infected with Rootkit.Win64.Cidox.a Virus and you have no clues on how to remove it from your computer? Recently many PC users are suffering from this case that the antivirus installed can detect this Trojan but cannot help to get rid of it completely. Like many nasty Trojan infections, it can install itself automatically and invade your PC aggressively. Thus, it is suggested users to follow the manual guide to get rid of such stubborn Trojan as soon as possible.
Rootkit.Win64.Cidox.a Virus is a seditious Trojan that can come bundled with some shareware applications. This offensive Trojan infection mostly attacks Windows operating system with64 bits and then it creates countless troubles on your computer such as monitor traffic and keystrokes, create a “backdoor” into the system for the hacker’s use, alter log files, attack other machines on the network, and alter existing system tools to escape detection.
Many PC users may be surprised at how they get such a Trojan infection on their computers without any notice. In fact, the Trojan usually comes from malicious websites and junk emails. Once infected, numerous annoying pop ups may be displayed on your computer screen, which makes you annoyed so much. If you keep this virus in your computer for a long time, you may suffer from system crash on your machine. Moreover, it records the data that the PC user enters such as logins and passwords, and then transmits this information to an attacker via a remote server. So it is suggested users to remove this threat as quickly as possible.
1. It can compromise your system and may introduce additional infections like rogue software.
2. It forces you to visit websites and advertisements which are not trusted and may lead you to pay money wrongly for worthless products.
3. It takes up high resources and strikingly slows down your computer speed and even causes your computer stuck frequently.
4. It may allow cyber criminals to track your computer and steal your personal information.
This is a tricky virus that is able to disable antivirus programs so that it cannot even be detected or removed by antivirus programs, you need to manually remove it out of the computer. And in case that any mistake might occur and cause unpredictable damages, please spend some time on making a backup beforehand. Then follow these steps given as below:
1. Show hidden files and folders.
Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.
Click the View tab.
Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
2. Open Registry entries. Find out the malicious files and entries and then delete all.
Attention: Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.
a. Press the “Start” button and then choose the option “Run”. In the “Open” field, type “regedit” and click the “OK” button.
b. All malicious files and registry entries that should be deleted:
Rootkit.Win64.Cidox.a is a malicious Rootkit that is capable of collecting sensitive data such as credit card details, bank account information, user id, password etc saved from the compromised system without users’ permission. Usually this high-risk threat can be used to alter your system settings, hijack your browser and gather sensitive information such as online banking passwords as well. It can slow down your system significantly. This includes starting up, shutting down, playing games, and surfing the web. It also make your PC freeze or crash all the time. Even though you have installed many antivirus programs, but none of them can remove it completely. Hence, it is suggested users to follow the manual guide above to remove Rootkit.Win64.Cidox.a at once.
Published by & last updated on April 22, 2013 9:41 am