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Jan 1, 2014

How to Remove BOO/Cidox.B

Your antivirus program reminds you that your computer is infected with BOO/Cidox.B but cannot completely remove it? You do not know when the computer is infected by this virus? How does it sneak into your computer secretly? How terrible is the virus? Do you want to know what will happen if you do not remove it promptly? By reading this article, you can get more knowledge about it.

Details of BOO/Cidox.B:

BOO/Cidox.B is a particularly aggressive computer virus. When you open any spam email attachments, click on the links posted by strangers in some social networking websites and download shared files or unsafe free software, you will give it a chance to visit your computer. It also belongs to a Rootkit. Its work is focused on the secret attack to user’s computer, which thanks to its ability to hide the intrusion and break through the block of antivirus software to obtain the access authority. Therefore, victims of such malicious infection could hardly recognize their computer is infected, unless their antivirus software in the computer can detect the virus and pop up alerts. It is able to make use of loopholes in the system, destroy software on the target computer, release the binding malware and collect confidential information furtively so that other illegal activities can be underway smoothly.

Similar to Boot.Cidox and Boot.Cidex virus, BOO/Cidox.B is capable of infecting the Master Boot Record (MBR). When everything is ready, it starts to download malicious files so as to perfect its configuration or install other viruses on the infected computer system. Through copying or corrupting a legitimate Windows DLL files, the virus is able to act as a Windows service. Thus, in particular, you may face some pop-up errors saying .DLL file is missing. It adds malicious registry entries to Windows registry editor, disable task manager and sometimes you even cannot install any new programs. The virus can execute malicious tasks immediately after the system starts up. If you do not eliminate it, it may spread to the internal storage and infect the frequently used disk or other readable disks. What is worse, it is advantageous to the cyber criminals to access your computer, making your privacy face the risk of exposure. Cyber criminals have the ability to take control of your computer and steal your confidential data, such as account numbers, passwords, personal photographs and work documents. Therefore, you should remove it timely to protect your computer as well as your privacy.

Processing manual removal is supposed to have a certain level of computer literacy. If you are not sure how to start and are afraid of making any critical mistakes damaging the computer system, please live chat with YooCare Expert now.

What Can the Vicious Virus Do?

1. It has the ability to download additional components and other infections in the target computer in order to fully complete its penetration.
2. It is able to cause system crash and destroy some of your programs in the infected computer.
3. It facilitates the virus makers to intrude your computer remotely without letting you know.
4. It is capable of collecting your browsing history and other private data.

Manual Removal Guide:

The malicious BOO/Cidox.B can install itself into the computer system without your consent and awareness. It makes your computer work slowly and implants other nasty infections into the computer. To make things worse, this Trojan is a tool for the cyber criminals to invade the infected computer to steal your information. Through making use of advanced technology, it maintains the ability to combine its components with system files or to generate fake system files, which confuses computer users as well as antivirus programs. They cannot identify it accurately and timely, let alone remove it thoroughly. Therefore, manual removal is the best choice to drive it away from your computer. In this case, you are advised to delete every file generated by it manually so as to spare all later trouble. The manual removal needs to be handled carefully so as to avoid any subsequent damages. Users can follow the manual guide here to have the hijacker removed instantly.

1. End Relevant Processes

(1). Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc together to pop up Windows Task Manager, click Processes tab

Windows Task Manager

*For Win 8 Users:

Click More details when you see the Task Manager box

Win 8 Task Manager

And then click Details tab

Details Tab in Win 8 Task Manager

(2). Find out and end the processes of BOO/Cidox.B

2. Show Hidden Files

(1). Click on Start button and then on Control Panel

(2). Click on Appearance and Personalization

(3). Click on Folder Options

(4). Click on the View tab in the Folder Options window

(5). Choose Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category

(6). Click OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window

*For Win 8 Users:

Press Win+E together to open Computer window, click View and then click Options

View in Computer Window

Click View tab in the Folder Options window, choose Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category

View Tab in Folder Options Window

3. Delete Relevant Registry Entries and Files

(1). Delete the registry entries of BOO/Cidox.B through Registry Editor

Press Win+R to bring up the Run window, type “regedit” and click “OK”

While the Registry Editor is open, search and delete the related registry entries:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run ‘Random’

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\Explorer\run\Random.exe

(2). Find out and remove the associated files.

%AllUsersProfile%\random.exe

%AppData%\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Templates\random.exe

%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.dll HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Random “.exe”

Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor:

BOO/Cidox.B is a terrible computer virus. Because startup settings are modified, it can start with the computer boot. It causes many computer problems. It even has the ability to further use the system vulnerabilities and then implant additional malware on your computer. You may often meet with computer freezes, blue screen of death problems and even system collapse. Related virus symptoms include startup failures, data retrieving problems, poor computer performance etc. What is more, your computer may be monitored by cyber criminals. Private information stored on your computer may be collected remotely and used illegally by cyber criminals. In fact, it is in the variation, which makes itself more and more powerful to avoid the antivirus software. You should remove BOO/Cidox.B manually in order to avoid unnecessary losses.

The above manual removal is quite dangerous and complicated, which needs sufficient professional skills. Therefore, only computer users with rich computer knowledge are recommended to implement the process because any errors including deleting important system files and registry entries will crash your computer system. If you have no idea of how to process the manual removal, please contact experts from YooCare Online Tech Support for further assistance.

Published by & last updated on January 1, 2014 5:21 am

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