Is your computer infected with Win32/Xpaj.jen virus? Is system performance affected greatly due to this virus? Are there random pop-ups on your browser and mess up your online activities? Do you realize what this virus will do once it is downloaded on your computer? The following post will make you have a clear understanding about this Trojan and show you how to get rid of it step by step.
Win32/Xpaj.jen is categorized as Trojan virus usually installed on your computer when you click on suspicious ads, download an infected video codec or open an infected email attachment. Also unsafe free program downloading resources can make your computer infected with this virus too. The virus compromises your computer by exploiting system security leaks and it can lead to many serious computer problems. Once it is running on the computer, it disables your firewall and current antivirus program. And then it modifies your system settings and immediately makes certain changes on the browser to block you from visiting legitimate web pages. Furthermore, it will cause slow PC performance, annoying browser redirection and unwanted pop-up ads. The virus also tries to connect to a remote server and download more threats onto the infected system.
Win32/Xpaj.jen Virus mostly spreads by e-mail, in file sharing networks or through unprotected network shares. It can occupy a large part of CPU usage which can slow down the performance sharply. What’s worse, this Trojan is very good at finding system loopholes in order to install additional malware, Trojans, worms or spyware to the computer. It also can open a backdoor which allows attackers to obtain full remote access and control over the affected computer system without a permission. Cyber hackers can steal your information like your log-in password, credit card info for other evil purposes. In order to avoid further troubles, Win32/Xpaj.jen virus must be removed as quickly as possible.
1. It can compromise your system and may introduce additional infections like rogue software.
2. It forces you to visit websites and advertisements which are not trusted and may lead you to pay money wrongly for worthless products.
3. It takes up high resources and strikingly slows down your computer speed and even causes your computer stuck frequently.
4. It may allow cyber criminals to track your computer and steal your personal information.
From malicious drive-by-download scripts from corrupted porn and shareware / freeware websites.
Through spam email attachments, media downloads and social networks.
When clicking suspicious pop-ups or malicious links.
Open unknown email or download media files that contain the activation code of the virus.
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/Xpaj.jen virus 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/Xpaj.jen virus can cause some real damages to both privacy and performance of the infected system. As a common Trojan virus, it drops many junk files and creates a couple of random folders in your system to take up system resources. Also it may install browser hijacker in order to bring you to misleading webpage and lure you into downloading potentially unwanted programs or adware. The Trojan also has the ability to monitor your Internet browsing activities and collect your privacy and personal information such as password, credit card information. Since this nasty virus targets every computer users that ranges from individual, educational institutions, up to known organizations nowadays, you’d better delete it from your PC as quickly as possible.
Note: If you are not knowledgeable enough to be able to distinguish the location of this virus, or you are afraid of making mistake during the manual removal, please contact experts from Yoocare Online Tech Support for further help.
Published by & last updated on April 12, 2016 9:45 am