Trojan:Win32/Magentos is corrupting my computer! I just want to kick this Trojan off my computer totally. However, it seems that it is an impossible mission for me to do as I have used many kinds of computer anti-virus programs to remove it but failed. This stuff drives me crazy! Is there any chance that I can remove it completely? I don’t want to mess up my computer by myself. Any useful advice will be highly appreciated.

Brief Introduction to This Trojan

Trojan:Win32/Magentos is a pesky Trojan infection which is able to harm computers with Windows operating systems severely. It is distributed on the Internet by cyber criminals so that it can attack innocent computers all over the world. Cyber hackers who create this Trojan mainly use the dubious and unknown websites to spread this Trojan, especially those websites that provide adult contents. Those crooks hack into the servers of those websites and implant this Trojan infection into them, so once people come to visit the infected websites, this Trojan can infiltrate into target computers without users’ notice. As a small size Trojan, it can be bundled with other freeware that can be found on the Internet. During the installation process of the infected software, this Trojan can be installed at the same time and people will not recognize its invasion as it is performed at the background. Also, spam E-mail attachments are also a mean for hackers to spread this Trojan to innocent computer users.

Once this Trojan:Win32/Magentos is installed on the target computer, the infected system can be damaged gradually and finally will come to a complete crash if this Trojan cannot be removed in time. Black screen and blue screen of death can be seen frequently as the system files have been damaged by this Trojan and some important system settings can also be changed arbitrary. Anti-virus program is designed to detect computer threats for computer users, so, this Trojan can be easily detected if it has infected the computer system. But it doesn’t mean the protection tool can remove this Trojan very easily. In order to stay longer on the infected computer, this Trojan can replicate itself and distribute on many locations in the infected computer, which increase the difficulty to get it removed.

This Trojan usually will not come to target computer alone, once the infected computer is connected to the Internet, this Trojan can help many other computer viruses and threats to come, which can make the infected computer being damaged more. Trojan:Win32/Magentos can also contain a small program called keylogger in it. It is a tiny program but can be a strong threat to the PC user’s privacy. It can steal all the input information on the infected computer and save on a secret place that the cyber hackers set. With the help of this Trojan, cyber criminals can access the infected computer secretly and remotely for stealing other personal information or something specific that can be used by hackers.

Some Traits about This Trojan

-Can slow down the performance of the computer, or even blue screen.
-Can create many junk files which occupy a lot of space in hard drive
-Can download other malicious programs into computer, which make further damage.
-Your sensitive information can be stolen by hacker who can access to your computer with the help of this Trojan.
-Cay give you many redirects all the time no matter what you are doing.
-May pretend as an anti-virus program and cheat you that computer is in dangerous, and ask you to pay to remove the threats.

NOTE: If you find any of these symptoms on your computer, that proves your PC is under attack and seriously infected. If you are not a computer savvy,Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts to remove this Trojan:Win32/Magentos for you.

Manual Removal Guide of Trojan (For Computer Literate)

There is a removal guide of Trojan provided here; however, expertise is required during the process of removal, please make sure you are capable to do it by yourself.

Step 1: Find Ctrl, Alt, and Delete these 3 keys and then press them together to open task manager to end the process related to this Trojan, the name of the process of it is random.

XP task manager

Step 2: Try to find Folder Options in Control Panel, select the View tab, and then tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.


Step 3: Try to find the files which relate to this Trojan:Win32/Magentos, and delete them all.

Step 4: Click on Start button at the right lower corner, then click on Control Panel


Then you will come to the Control Panel windows, click on Add and Remove Programs


Then try to find the program which relates to this Trojan, highlight it and choose Remove, the program’s name is random.


Step 5: Click on Start button or press Win+R, then type regedit in the box to open Registry Editor, after that, try to find
C:\Users\profile name here\AppData\

Similar video guide to modify Windows registry:


Trojan:Win32/Magentos is a dangerous computer Trojan house virus. It targets on computers with Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and 8. Cyber hackers can use many mean methods to spread it to innocent computers, mainly from the Internet. Once it is activated on the infected computer, it can damage the system by corrupting system files and occupying a lot space of the hard drive. It is not easy for auto anti-virus program to remove it completely.

Suggestion: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a level of computer knowledge is needed. Still can’t get out of Trojan:Win32/Magentos? Contact online experts for help now!

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on May 7, 2014 5:14 am

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