Norton 360 keeps alerting me that my computer was infected with Boot.Cidox Virus, it is a laptop in Windows 7 and my desktop in Windows 8 didn’t get this warning. I need to get rid of boot.cidox virus as i have been fighting this with at&t for 4 days now, no matter what Norton recommended that I run, none of the methods worked. It keeps showing me remove failed for some reasons. There are several ways on the Internet for me to try, but it still appeared after all the steps are done. I found that everything was fine, except for that stupid virus. The virus made my computer extremely slow. How to get rid of Boot.Cidox virus completely without coming back? Learn more below.
Boot.Cidox Virus is a newly Trojan virus which is reported by Norton Internet Security and it has infected many Internet users recently. After sneaking into the target computer, this virus will tamper with the legal DLL files on your system in order to make your antivirus disabled and achieve its final goal by automatically starting its attack as soon as computer starts up. Thus, Norton will keep showing you security alert and report that your computer is infected with Boot.Cidox Virus. At that time, you may hear strange sound coming from your computer, or get unwanted pop-up messages displayed on your computer. In addition, unusual error messages may come up without your permission as well as important settings are changed against your will.
People may not be familiar with such kind of Trojan virus infection. This virus can infect MBR (Master Boot Record) which is an area of the hard disk used by a computer to perform start up operations. It can be a really big disaster to the infected computer because it can not only slows down your computer and makes the normal operation hard, but also it can cause a blue screen or even crash in your PC. Victims who get infected with this virus must have a hard time while using their computers. After MBR is infected, the computer may not boot anymore. As long as you turn on, it may show a logo, then black screen and restart, it just does the same thing to prevent you from accessing the Windows system and it won’t stop looping. More than that, it takes longer than usual for normal programs to load up because when the system is started or an application program is loaded, this virus will execute their actions automatically. Not only spending more time to load a program, but also taking more time for completing a process. System memory or hard disk capacity is sharply reduced because this nasty Trojan will consume large amount of memory or hard disk capacity of the compromised PC once it is allowed to activate its procedures. The infected computer will suddenly tell you that there is not enough memory or no disk space available for running a new process. Boot.Cidox can completely ruin your computer if you don’t get rid of it timely. Once it is working in the background, it can open a back door secretly in order to invite other malware and spyware to access your computer and collect your personal information, finally it will transfer to remote hackers for illegal purpose. In a word, to completely save your computer, you should get rid of Boot.Cidox Virus as quickly as possible.
Boot.Cidox Virus allows cyber-criminals to break into the infected computer without being noticed and it could disable executable programs installed on your computer and cause system crash. Also it will change important settings on your computer to allow remote control from cyber criminals. Other than that, it will modify your registry settings and important key value to make it difficult to be removed. As soon as you use Norton to remove it, you will get an error saying that Remove Failed just like the following picture shows:
The Boot.Cidox popup is append to freeware, unwanted programs, malicious applications and when Internet users install those vicious programs, the unwanted adware will hack the targeted computers without any consciousness. Internet users may avoid it if they be cautious of the installation during the process. Therefore, please don’t install any unfamiliar programs from the Internet or exotic files or you may get your computer infected by Boot.Cidox virus. Manual removal is a complicated and risky process, so please back up all important data before making any changes on your computer. Here are some instructions to handle with the Trojan horse manually, and be cautious when going through the following steps.
Step1. Show Hidden Files
(1). Press Win+R to get run option
(2). Type in Control Panel and hit enter to get Control Panel
(3). Click on Appearance and Personalization link
(3). Click on Folder Options link
(4). Click on View tab in Folder Options window
(5). Tick Show hidden files, folders, and drives under Hidden files and folders tab
(6). Click Apply to effect， then click OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window.
Step2. stop virus processes in the Windows Task Manager.
(1). Press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys together to get Windows Task Manager
(2). Click More details
Step3. Remove all the malicious files registry entries through Registry Edit.
Boot.Cidox Virus is a malicious Trojan virus which implants itself to the infected computer secretly and makes your computer and other working process slowly during infection. It can install the itself into the computer system without your awareness and consciousness. To make matters worse, the Trojan is used as a tool for hackers to achieve hacking purpose to steal your information. It is recommended to remove it with a complete and fast procedure. Users can follow instruction here to have it manual deleted instantly.
(1). Using Registry Editor to delete all the related registry entries.
*Guides to open Registry Editor:
Press Win+R key together then Registry Editor will pop up.
(2). Find out and remove the associated files of Boot.Cidox Virus.
Boot.Cidox Virus is categorized as a Rootkit infection of Trojan virus family. It is a new variant of Trojan virus which can modify the system registry and attach itself on the start-up procedure of the infected system to randomly start-up with the system programs. It will also modify important system files on the infected machine to executive malicious actions such as linking up the connection with hackers’ server and prohibiting the infected computer from running security defense. It is causing troubles and taking advantages of confidential documents from victim users. One should know that stealing sensitive information is its primary object. This virus will steal all the important data and upload to its server. Troubles never come alone. This virus may also bring in other risky items into the target PC to accelerate the infected range. And the most important thing is that you cannot use Norton to remove it because it is causing a MBR problem on your computer. MBR is Main Boot Record. To put it simple, when you turn on the PC power, BIOS on the motherboard will boot hardware initialization at first. and then will boot the system (such as Windows 2007/ Vista/ XP/LINUX). The bootstrap program which guides system is MBR (Main Boot Record). If you keep this virus in your computer, it will finally cause booting up problem and you cannot use your computer any more. So deleting Boot.Cidox Virus is very urgent to protect your computer.
Published by & last updated on March 5, 2014 6:31 am