The Win32:Installerex-X[PUP] is a dangerous Trojan that always enters in the personal computers by using the flaws in the security of the system. Once installed, it starts creating the malicious files in the system files folder, and also adds fake startup keys in the windows registry. After modifying your security settings, it brings additional parasites in the system, and your computer becomes a junkyard for different types of computer parasites. The Win32:Installerex-X[PUP] comes into the system when the user open a spam email attachment, visit a hacked website, or download a free application from an untrusted source. This malicious Trojan can easily replicate itself, and always hide itself wisely to avoid any detection effort. The objective of sending such a dangerous Trojan is to steal your highly precious personal financial information, including the credit card details, and browsing history.

 

Removal of Win32:Installerex-X[PUP]

The Win32:Installerex-X[PUP] is a malicious Trojan that should be removed as soon as you found it in the system. You can remove this deadly dangerous Trojan with the help of any reliable automatic tool that are easy to use, and ideal solution for the novice computer users. Apart from that, you can also remove this infection manually; however, it is only recommended for the professional computer users, and consists of the following steps:-

 

Change the Mode of Operation from Normal to Safe Mode

Before doing anything else, you have to access the safe mode operation on the infected system. In this regard, restart the computer, and strike the F8 key repeatedly while the computer is restarted to see the list of boot options on the screen. Once the boot options list is accessed, select the Safe Mode, and strike the Enter key to boot the system in the safe mode.
End the Malicious Processes

After acceessing the safe mode operation, you have to open the windows task manager by pressing the Ctrl+Alt+Delete keys together. Under the task manager window you have to click on the Processes tab where you can see a list of processes running in the background. Get rid of the following associated processes of the Win32:Installerex-X[PUP]: –

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

 

 

Remove the Associated Data

Open the system files folder by using the file explorer, and remove the following associated files of the Trojan:Win32/Tobfy.W by using the Delete key:-

  • %Desktopdir%\Win32:Installerex-X[PUP].lnk
  • %Programs%\Win32:Installerex-X[PUP]\Win32:Installerex-X[PUP].lnk

Reverse the Modification in the Windows Registry

Finally, you have to remove the corrupt entries from the windows registry to complete the manual removal process. In this regard, click on the start menu, select Run, and type Regedit to access the registry editor. You have to  get rid of the following associated entries of the Trojan:Win32/Tobfy.W:-

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Win32:Installerex-X[PUP]\DisplayIcon %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe,0
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Win32:Installerex-X[PUP]
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Win32:Installerex-X[PUP]\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\Win32:Installerex-X[PUP]\ShortcutPath “%AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” -u
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Win32:Installerex-X[PUP]\DisplayName Win32:Installerex-X[PUP]

Close the registry editor, restart the computer in the normal mode to check the success of the manual removal process, and run a complete system scan through your current antivirus application.

 

 

How to Remove Win32:Installerex-X[PUP]?
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