Trotux is one of the malware programs that hijacks the browser settings and occupies the homepage and search. This malware program comes with some free software. This would actually be installed with the free software that you download with or without being noticed.
Trotux infects the 3 major browsers, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. It hijacks the browser shortcuts on the desktop and hijacks the browser settings by not allowing you to change/remove anything.
The confusing thing is that you won’t find any extensions installed in the browser settings. You may not even find the malware in the program files or even existed not with the same name. In such cases, it is better to contact the expert user. Because, a technician might bring up service bill to stars in the sky. No! I’m not serious. You may reach out to a technician if you are really serious about it.
But, before that, try this out.
The actual Trotux that I’ve encountered is on my cousin’s computer. When I asked about it, he said that he was trying to download the IDM (Internet Download Manager). He ended up download the fake IDM setup with the uninvited guest of Trotux malware.
Removing Trotux malware from browsers
Step 1: If this happened to your own computer, find the program or file that you have recently downloaded and remove it first. Yes, the setup file I mean.
If this happened to your friend’s or family system, ask them what did they do and when was the last time they used it in good health. Find any malware program or files and remove them manually.
Step 2: Scan your computer for malware with the anti-virus software. At most cases, anti-virus software might not detect such stealth malwares on the system. Even the official Chrome malware cleaner tool cannot identify Trotux hijack. This is not to scare you but the fact.
Step 3: Download Malwarebytes on to your computer and install it. Make sure it doesn't flag any incompatibilities with the existed software on your computer. If Malwarebytes shows any incompatible software, remove it first temporarily and run Malwarebytes stress free.
Step 4: Scan the whole system with Malwarebytes and let it list out the threats. When finished, remove the shown threats.
Step 5: Restart the computer. Open the bowser and check now for the Trotux. Good if it is not visible. If it still shows up, better consult a technician for the sake of your data security.
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