The Exploit:Java/CVE-2013-0422 is a malicious application classified as a Trojan horse that is actually designed to perform destructive activities in your system. The Exploit:Java/CVE-2013-0422 is a serious threat for your system components, and data files. This infection mostly distributed through spam emails, file sharing networks, social engineering, and adult websites. The cyber crooks use this Trojan horse to increase the traffic on the low ranked websites, and make commissions from the affiliate sales. It can easily take you towards data leakage issues, and can collect the personal financial information, including the credit card numbers, emails, passwords, browsing history, payment preferences, and online banking details. Once installed, it modifies most of the system settings, and soon you will find that the home page, along with search provider is changed without your consent. You cannot download any new security related application due to which it becomes impossible for you to detect or remove this Trojan horse. You will also notice a huge decline in the performance of the system, and the speed of the internet also affected badly.   Removal of Exploit:Java/CVE-2013-0422 Once it becomes clear that the Exploit:Java/CVE-2013-0422 Trojan horse is found in the system, you have to take care of this issue as a top priority. There are manual as well as automatic methods available in this regard. The manual removal of this malware is a complicated process, and consists of the following steps:-   Change the Mode of Operation from Normal to Safe Mode You cannot execute the manual removal process by remaining in the normal mode of operation; therefore, it is necessary to boot the system in the safe mode. In this regard, restart the computer, and strike the F8 key repeatedly while the system is restarted to see the list of boot options. Strike the Enter key after selecting the safe mode option from the list. End the Malicious Processes By remaining in the safe mode, you have to open the task manager through Ctrl+Alt+Delete keys, and delete the associated processes of this Trojan horse. Click on the processes tab under the task manager window, and remove the following suspicious processes one by one by using the End Process button before closing the task manager: –

  • %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe

Remove the Associated Data You have to remove the following associated files of the Exploit:Java/CVE-2013-0422 from the system files folder:-

  • %Desktopdir%\Exploit:Java/CVE-2013-0422.C.lnk
  • %Programs%\Exploit:Java/CVE-2013-0422.C\Exploit:Java/CVE-2013-0422.C.lnk

Reverse the Modification in the Windows Registry You have to erase the changes made by this Trojan in the windows registry. In this regard, you have to access the registry editor by selecting the Run option from the start menu, and type “regedit”. After accessing the registry editor, you have to eliminate the following supported entries of the Exploit:Java/CVE-2013-0422:-

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Exploit:Java/CVE-2013-0422.C\DisplayIcon %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe,0
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Exploit:Java/CVE-2013-0422.C
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Exploit:Java/CVE-2013-0422.C\UninstallString “%AppData%[RANDOM CHARACTERS][RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” -u
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce\[RANDOM CHARACTERS] %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Exploit:Java/CVE-2013-0422.C\ShortcutPath “%AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” -u
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Exploit:Java/CVE-2013-0422.C\DisplayName Exploit:Java/CVE-2013-0422.C

Close the registry editor, Restart the computer in the normal mode , and run a system scan after updating your existing antivirus program.

How to Remove Exploit:Java/CVE-2013-0422?
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