My computer is infected by the Boot.Cidex from an unknown file in the USB stick. My Norton anti-virus program is not able to get rid of it, it suggests me to remove the virus manually, but I have no idea how to figure out. Should I change another advanced security tool? Please help.
Boot.Cidex is a malicious process which is detected by Norton anti-virus program, this process can cause chaos and problems on the infected PC including slow performance and even system crashing. PC users report that they get the virus infection while surfing on the Internet, downloading unsafe program or opening unknown files on the removable device. The virus process has the ability to modify the key system settings to escape the tracking of the security tools, that is why most advanced anti-virus program can not handle the virus infection completely, it will appear again after restarting the infected computer, thus, manual removal is the best way to get rid of Boot.Cidex virus completely.
In general, once Boot.Cidex has been installed to the infected PC successfully, the infected PC will suffer a terrible virus infection, PC users may need to spend a long time turning on the infected machine or running a program, blue death screen will occur frequently which makes you annoyed. If this virus process keep staying on the infected PC, firewall or other security program can be corrupted due to Boot.Cidex virus. Anyway, this virus process needs to be removed completely before it causes further damage on the infected PC, or the infected machine will face an unsafe situation.
How did you get Boot.Cidex virus on your computer? Usually these kinds of the viruses will be planted to some programs especially free programs, .exe, .bat or other executable processes and unsafe links. The computer will get the virus infection when the PC users install, open or click on these infected files. Sometimes the virus can even attack the computer by the files on the USB stick as well. Most of the unsafe website and forum will contain the virus infection, the computer can be infected while visiting these webpages.
Generally speaking, this virus can cause terrible virus infection on the infected computer like running slowly and even computer crashing. Once this virus has been installed to the computer, PC users will have to spend a long time opening programs or turning on the infected machine. It keeps taking over the high resource of the CPU and attacking the anti-virus program, other threats can be downloaded automatically from the unsafe website as well. What is worst, the cyber criminals have ability to remote control the infected PC due to this dangerous virus, all the information is in a high-risk of being stolen, the whole computer won’t be safe anymore.
The Trojan horse virus is an extremely dangerous threat on the infected computer. Registry and other system settings can be modified by it completely, that is the reason the nasty redirect virus can escape the tracking of the security tools like anti-virus program or firewall. It is strongly suggested that PC user should get rid of this Trojan horse virus in a manual way to remove it. Learn more from the manual removal guide below.
1. Press Ctrl+Shift+ESC keys together and stop virus process in the Windows Task Manager.
(The name of the virus process can be random)
2. Show hidden files and folders.
a. For XP: Press Win+E together, click on Tools, then choose Folder Options
For Vista, 7 and 8: Press Win+E together, click on Organize, then choose Folder and search options.
b. Click the View tab.
Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
3. Open Registry entries. Find out the malicious files and entries of the virus and then delete all.
Attention: Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.
a. Press Win+R to get the Run window. In the “Open” field, type “regedit” and click the “OK” button.
b. All malicious files and registry entries that should be deleted:
4. Reboot the computer normally to take effective, when the above steps are done.
As the above mentioned, Boot.Cidex is an extremely dangerous virus process that can make the infected PC stay in an unsafe situation. Cyber criminals will plant backdoor process on the infected PC so that they can remote control the infected PC to get the data and information, personal information like account’s number and password, other important E-mail and files will be in a high-risk of being attacked. The virus process will not go until the PC users take actions to remove it, next time if Boot.Cidex is on your PC, all you need to do is to remove this virus process as soon as possible to keep the infected PC safe.
Published by & last updated on December 29, 2013 3:36 am