I still cannot get rid of this Win32/Small.cox with help of my antivirus program. My son told me this is a Trojan virus which can steal data from infected computer. And I stored my important company information on this computer, so now I am afraid those data will be stolen by this virus and let out in public. Therefore, I need help urgently to remove this virus soon to keep my data safe.
Win32/Small.cox Virus Description:
Win32/Small.cox virus is infectious and stubborn Trojan infection. This virus is created and spread on the internet worldwide by cyber criminals. It aims at targeting infected computer to help remote hackers to steal some important data. Cyber criminals can insert this Trojan malware into malicious websites as different attractive forms of pop ups to attract PC users to click on to open. Or Win32/Small.cox virus can automatically drop on your computer soon as you open that malicious websites without your notice. On those websites, you may see attractive flash picture or video, discount ads or fake security waning message and so on, but don’t trust those pop ups and click on it. Otherwise you will bring evil into your computer. Besides, you also need to be careful of the software you download from the Internet. Some free software is carried with malware infection. While you’re downloading and installing the software you need, that virus will also be installed naturally. Win32/Small.cox virus can be spread in any other ways online like spam email attachments, strange links or files from unknown person, shareware or peer-to-peer files, and what you should do is to keep a good habit to surf on the Internet so that you can stay away from this Trojan virus as well as other threats.
Once Win32/Small.cox virus gets on your computer, it will create many computer problems and trouble on targeted computer. It corrupts computer system severely to change, delete or disable the crucial system files to make computer run in a malfunctioned way. You may find computer can shut down automatically and restart during your performance on computer. Or you will receive different kinds of error messages about system problems. Win32/Small.cox virus can infect many files in registry editor and task manager, and in this case, your computer will not shut down normally or cannot start up. Besides, it will hijack your web browser to redirect you to strange websites and monitor what you perform on the Internet in order to steal something important like credit card info, banking details, email account and password and so on. Sometimes, default DNS settings may be changed somehow by this virus, which will block you access to the Internet totally. In system, Win32/Small.cox virus will create more loopholes to introduce other threats to computer. More threats will create more junks, take up more system capacity and occupy more CPU usage. As a result, computer performance will suddenly slow down as well as Internet speed. It takes a long time to load up browser, open new tabs or run large programs, even the browser crash down directly or programs cannot run. To avoid more and further damages created by this Trojan malware, you should eradicate it as soon as possible once you find it on your machine.
Some Traits about Win32/Small.cox Virus
-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.
-Can redirect you to pages you don’t want all the time no matter what you are doing.
-Take a long time to turn on or shut down your computer
-Your sensitive information can be stolen by hacker who can access to your computer with the help of this Trojan.
-May pretend as an anti-virus program and cheat you that computer is in dangerous, and ask you to pay to remove the threats.
Warm prompt: It’s complicated for people who are not computer savvy or not familiar with the virus to remove the Trojan Win32/Small.cox. You can contact YooCare/YooSecurity PC professional online service for help:
Removal Guide for PCs with Windows OS
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.
>>>>>> Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc keys simultaneously to get the Task Manager to stop the active processes of Win32/Small.cox virus. To do this, you will need to click the “Processes” tag at the top then find out suspicious processes and right click on them and select “End Process”.
>>>>>> Click “Start” menu at the lower left corner and type “regedit” in the search programs and files box and press Enter key. Then you will open the “Registry Editor”.
>>>>>> You will need to find out the suspicious registry files related to Win32/Small.cox virus in the Registry Editor, They are usually located in: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE. You need to distinguish them from their “Name” and “Data” at the right column. All of them will be randomly distributed. If you are not good at this, ask for an expert for help.
>>>>>> After you find out the suspicious registry files, you need to find out where the .exe files of the Trojan virus locate. Usually, they will be in the operating system drive. To open it, you will need to click Start menu > Computer & My computer. Generally speaking, the Operating System drive is Local Disk (C:).
>>>>>> Basically speaking, all the related files of Win32/Small.cox virus will be located in Windows > System32. Find out all the files of the Trojan virus and delete them. Make sure that all the files you deleted are viruses, but not the files of the operating system. Any mistakes will cause data loss even system crash.
Video of Key Steps on How to Modify or Change Windows Registry:
Win32/Small.cox virus can severely attack your computer once it gets on your PC. It corrupts your system files, weakens the security level of the infected computer and modifies all your key registry settings as well as disables your firewall because of its root-kit. The CPU usage percentage will become higher than before, which will cause constant blue or black screen death and system freeze. this virus helps cyber criminals remotely control the infected PC. So hackers can do anything on your PC and get any information from your computer or by tracking your online history. And users’ personal information like credit card, bank account details, log-in passwords or other financial information could be leaked out. Victims of virus will suffer from financial loss. This Trojan Win32/Small.cox must be removed as fast as possible to avoid further damages if you detect this nasty thing on your computer.
Warm prompt: If you are not computer savvy or not familiar with the virus to remove Win32/Small.cox virus. You can contact YooCare/YooSecurity PC professional online service for help:
Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on May 27, 2015 4:42 am