Floxif – What is it ?
Floxif is a perilous Trojan infection which the malware researchers have notified bundled with a hacked version of CCleaner. Actually downloads of the 32-bit versions of CCleaner 5.33.6162 and CCleaner Cloud 1.07.3191 were changed by the hackers who penetrate the aforementioned Trojan in the main Ccleaner.exe executable. Researchers have reported these precarious versions of CCleaner available for download between August 15 and September 12.
The above mentioned versions of CCleaner upon being executed on a 32-bit system, executes the Floxif malware and transmits several information (such as victim's computer name, a list of running processes, a list of installed software, Mac addresses for the initial three network interfaces, abs unique IDs for identifying each system in part) back to the remote server. The Trojan infection additionally do includes capability of downloading and installing several other programs into the victimized PC without the user's awareness via very silently opening a backdoor onto it.
Floxif besides, for the purpose of acquiring automatic activation in the system with each Windows reboot, do brings modification in the system's preset registry settings. Threat furthermore, makes the system's working speed extremely slow and sluggish by penetrating numerous junk files in it's hard drive. Hence, regarding liberation of the system as well as confidential stuff from all such nasty traits, undoubtedly an instant elimination of Floxif is needed.
How Floxif Gains Installation Inside PC ?
As mentioned above, Floxif Trojan comes bundled with 32-bit versions of CCleaner 5.33.6162 and CCleaner 1.07.3191 which were available between August 15 and September 12. So, anyone who downloaded and installed this particular version of CCleaner and was running a 32-bit version of Window would have been compromised.
Now since the Floxif Trojan is part of the main Ccleaner executable, so one can assume that upgrading to the latest version will eliminate the infection. However, unfortunately that's not the truth at all i.e., upgrading will not remove all the traces of this particular infection from the PC and so victims are required to perform a scan and remove all the traces from Floxif from the system.
Healthy Measures To Forbid PC From Being Victimized By Floxif
- Switch off the unused Bluetooth or infrared ports.
- Utilize strong passwords which cannot get bruted easily.
- Disable AutoPlay for stopping vicious processes to automatically initialize from external drive, such as external hard drive or USB memory sticks.
Steps to Delete Floxif
Step: 1 Restart your Windows PC in Safe Mode
Find the complete details on how to Reboot your PC in Safe Mode (if you are a novice, follow the above given instructions on how to boot up your PC in Safe mode irrespective of the Windows Version that is being used as Windows XP, 7, Win 8, 8.1 and Windows 10)
Step:2 Remove Floxif from Task Manager
Press CTRL+ALT+DEL simulataneously to open Task manager. Find Floxif Related processes or any other suspicious processes that are running on it. Now Select and delete Floxif virus from Task Manager at once.
Step:3 How to Delete Floxif Related Startup Items
Press Win + R together and Type “msconfig”.
Now press Enter Key or Select OK.
“Startup” option is to be selected on the Pop-up Window Tab
Now Search for Floxif Related applications on Startup Items
Now Uncheck all Unknown or Suspicious items from “System Configuration” related to Floxif
Now Click and Select Restart to Start your Computer in Normal Mode
Step: 4 How to Delete Floxif from Windows Registry
- Press Win + R in combination to Open Run Box, Type regedit on the search box and press enter.
- This will Open the registry entries.
- Find Floxif related entries from the list and carefully delete it. However be careful and do not delete any other entries as this could severely damage the Windows Component.
Also, after completing the above steps, it is important to search for any folders and files that has been created by Floxif and if found must be deleted.
Step 5 How to View Hidden Files and Folders Created by Floxif
- Click on the Start Menu
- Go to Control Panel, and Search for folder Options
- Click on view hidden files and folders Options, For your convenience, we have included complete process on how to unhide files on all Windows Version. This will delete all the files and folders associated with Floxif that was existing on your compromised system.
Still, if you are unable to get rid of Floxif using manual steps, you need to scan your PC to detect Floxif.
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