Norton found Trojan.Downloader.Aux in my computer a few hours ago. I tried for 2 hours but still can’t get rid of it. I tried several other antivirus programs, but they all failed. My computer is worse off than before. It restarts automatically every few minutes and my Internet connection is cut off frequently. How to delete this nasty Trojan?
Trojan.Downloader.Aux is classified as a Trojan horse virus which plagues many computer users in a long period of time. Together with malicious software, browser hijacker and ransomware, Trojan virus has become a major computer problem. Usually, antivirus programs can prevent Trojan viruses from attacking computers. However, some of them are specially created by computer attackers to bypass the antivirus programs and are used by the attackers to steal computer user’s private information. In addition, different from the visible malware, browser hijacker and ransomware, Trojan can only be known by the computer users via the pop-up alert from antivirus programs after its infiltration succeeds.
Trojan.Downloader.Aux infection waits online for the opportunities to get into vulnerable systems from all over the world. It is able to attack computers from different areas as long as the computer becomes weak or lacks of protection. When computer users access to suspicious sites or download free programs that are corrupted, the Trojan will enter the computer easily. Once the installation is done, it will be active in the background instead of causing too much attention. It cannot replicate itself when it is in the computer but can change into a different name, which increases the difficulties for the antivirus programs to delete it. Trojan.Downloader.Aux also helps computer hackers to collect your personal information. What is worse, if you let it live in the computer for a long time, it will invite more and more viruses to the computer so as to create a better living environment for itself. Therefore, it should be deleted from your computer immediately.
1. Trojan.Downloader.Aux 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.
Trojan.Downloader.Aux has the ability to evade the removal by antivirus programs. Therefore, we should try to remove it in another way. Manual removal is suggested here for it guarantees a complete clearance. This Trojan virus can be associated to a particular malware and spyware. Once installed, it can help these malicious things to access the computer without authorization from the computer user. Therefore, it should leave as soon as possible.
1. End Relevant Processes
(1). Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc together to pop up Windows Task Manager, click Processes tab
*For Win 8 Users:
Click More details when you see the Task Manager box
And then click Details tab
(2). Find out and end the processes of Trojan.Downloader.Aux
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
Click View tab in the Folder Options window, choose Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category
3. Delete Relevant Registry Entries and Files
(1). Delete the registry entries of Trojan.Downloader.Aux 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\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” =Random
(2). Find out and remove the associated files.
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.dll HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Random “.exe”
Today, computer has become a necessity in our daily life. However, computer viruses have become more stubborn because they have specially designed with the purpose of helping computer hackers to acquire computer users’ private information. Trojan.Downloader.Aux is capable of escaping many antivirus programs. Usually, the Trojan hides in some online resources with attractive functions. For example, it may be hidden in unknown “free” programs. It not only steals your personal information including bank account details, email password and secret work documents, but also damages the computer stability to crash the system frequently. Trojan.Downloader.Aux is absolutely a big threat for your computer and your privacy. Hence, you should get rid of it as early as possible.
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 September 22, 2014 10:36 am