Hey, there. My computer worked so slowly during recent days. I had no idea about why this thing happened on my computer. Norton reported that there was a malicious Trojan on my computer. This infection is called Win32/Small.cox. This virus is so tricky. It can’t be removed by any antivirus programs. I had tried all my best to do this work done. However, none of these methods worked. This virus now is still making chaos on my computer. What should I do now? If anyone can help me get out of this problem, it would be so highly appreciated.
Win32/Small.cox is a malicious computer infection which is sorted to be the family of Trojan virus. This infection is created by vicious cyber criminals with the purpose of hacking all computer users around the world. Once this Trojan gets into your computer, it may make all the files on your system corrupted, so that you can’t use your computer normally. Your online activities may be taken control at once. This virus may do lots of unwanted action on your background automatically no matter when you start your computer. Usually, this virus may sneak into your system from the help of a third party program. This Trojan is bundled with freeware program downloads; spam emails attachments, suspicious links and websites and so on.
After the installation of Win32/Small.cox, this Trojan may create many computer accidents and troubles for your computer. Once it is installed, it has to ability to change your computer browser settings without your knowledge and permission. Besides, it may destroy your whole computer security system. Then it can act as a backdoor for other infections like other Trojans, spyware, adware, malware and so on. Among these infections, some of them have the ability to record your important information on your system and pilfer them and then transfer them to remote hackers. This information later may be released to the public or used in the illegal way to make extra money. Additionally, this Trojan can distribute lots of pop-ups and ads displaying on your screen infecting you do your work normally. These things may count for a great part of your computer resources. As a result, the performance of your computer will be decreased so severely. Win32/Small.cox, such a vicious infection, should be removed as soon as you find it on your computer.
1. Desktop background image and Browser homepage settings are changed. Google, Yahoo Searches are redirected.
2. It may slow down your computer considerably and you will feel like your computer is stuck. This includes opening programs, shutting down your computer, and slow Internet.
3. It is capable to corrupt your windows registry and uses it to deploy annoying pop up ads out of nowhere. You will get many unwanted pop-ups on your computer.
Note: No matter how the virus accesses your PC, users should know that there are no tools can remove this pesky Trojan automatically at this moment, it is suggested users not spend much time in downloading or paying any security software which claims can delete this stubborn virus. It is totally useless. To completely get rid of Win32/Small.cox, professional manual guide is needed.
Currently many computer users had the same experience that this virus couldn’t be removed by any anti-virus applications. So the manual approach is always required to combat this virus. And here is the step-by-step removal guide for all computer users.
1. End the malicious process from Task Manager.
Once Win32/Small.cox is installed,computer user may notice that CPU usage randomly jumps to 100 percent. At any time Windows always has many running processes. A process is an individual task that the computer runs. In general, the more processes, the more work the computer has to do and the slower it will run. If your system’s CPU spike is constant and remain at a constant 90-95%, users should check from Task Manager and see if there is a suspicious process occupying system resources and then end it immediately.
(The name of the virus process can be random.)
Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to quickly bring up Task Manager Window：
2. 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.
3. 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 Windows key + R to open Run box. In the “Open” field, type “regedit” and click the “OK” button.
Then a Registry Editor window will pop up as the following picture shows:
b. Search malicious files and registry entries and then remove all of them:
Win32/Small.cox is one of the dangerous Trojan viruses designed by the computer hackers and spammers. Once this virus gets into your computer, it indicates that you are facing a big trouble. This virus may not do anything good on your computer but may conduct lots of troubles on your computer. This Trojan is so tricky. No any antivirus tool can remove this stubborn Trojan from the compromised computer. If you want to get rid of this Trojan completely, manual removal is strongly recommended to remove this virus. One thing you should keep in mind is that if you don’t know how to do this by yourself, please turn to 24 hours YooCare online expert when you detect the virus.
Published by & last updated on April 8, 2015 11:14 pm