Win32/Floxif

Win32/Floxif (Trojan Floxif) is a detection name to identify a file-changing Trojan that is targeting MS Windows computer systems. It has backdoor capability, which allows an attacker to control the computer from a remote location. Win32/Floxif is hazardous and difficult to remove from an infected computer without a tool provided by various security vendors.

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How does it infect the computer?

The Trojan normally arrives on the computer when web users pay a visit to malicious websites that employ a drive-by-download scheme. In addition, the makers of Win32/Floxif are utilizing spam email messages to spread the threat.

How does this malware operate?

Win32/Floxif will drop executable files on the infected computer. It also creates registry entries to run the code each time the Windows OS starts. Win32/Floxif also changes legitimate files to infected ones with the executable (.EXE) attribute. Once this Trojan infects a computer, it can do several harmful things:

  • Steal Information: Imagine the Trojan as a thief that sneaks into your computer. It can steal your personal information, like usernames, passwords, and credit card details.
  • Take Control: Win32/Floxif can act like a puppet master, taking control of your computer from a remote location. This means someone else can use your computer as if they were sitting in front of it, accessing your files, and even using your internet connection.
  • Damage or Delete Files: Win32/Floxif might act like a troublemaker, damaging or deleting your files. It could mess up important documents, pictures, or any data on your computer.
  • Spread More Malware: Think of the Trojan as a virus carrier. It can secretly download and install other types of malware, like viruses or ransomware, making the situation even worse.
  • Use Your Computer for Attacks: Win32/Floxif can turn your computer into a soldier in a cyber army. It might use your computer, along with others, to launch attacks on websites or other computers without you even knowing.

In simple terms, Win32/Floxif is like a sneaky intruder that can steal your stuff, control your computer, mess with your files, and even recruit your computer into doing bad things on the internet. That’s why it’s important to have good antivirus software and be careful about what you download and click on.

Symptoms

Win32/Floxif operates silently; therefore, there will be no visible signs that the computer is infected with the Trojan. The only symptom that may be visible is when an anti-virus program pops up a warning as soon as it identifies the presence of Win32/Floxif.

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Download rmfloxif.exe from AVG website to automatically remove Win32/Floxif from an infected computer. If this tool is insufficient for getting rid of the Trojan, you may proceed with the systematic removal guide below.

Win32/Floxif is also detected as:
Avast Win32:FloxLib-A [Trj]
Avira W32/Floxif.hdc
BitDefender Win32.Floxif.A
DrWeb Win32.FloodFix.7
ESET-NOD32 Win32/Floxif.H
F-Secure Malware.W32/Floxif.hdc
Fortinet W32/Pioneer.CZ!tr
Kaspersky Virus.Win32.Pioneer.cz
Malwarebytes Malware.AI.2193170993
McAfee Dropper-FIY!20224C8AE535
Panda W32/Floxif.A
Sophos W32/Floxif-C
TrendMicro PE_FLOXIF.D

For more help

Several threats have been made public by the Win32/Floxif threat family. Please browse the Trojan category to see relevant threats and efficient removal methods.

How to remove Win32/Floxif?

To totally remove Win32/Floxif from the computer and get rid of relevant viruses and trojans, please execute the procedures as stated on this page. Make sure that you have completely scanned the system with the suggested malware removal tools and virus scanners.

Step 1 : Scan the PC with Combo Cleaner for Windows

Combo Cleaner is a trusted computer security and optimization tool equipped with a powerful virus and malware detection engine. This program can get rid of computer virus like Win32/Floxif through this procedure.

1. Download the application from the following page:

2. Save the file to your preferred location.

3. Double-click the downloaded file CCSetup.exe and install with the default settings.

4. At the end of the setup process, click Finish to run Combo Cleaner.

5. The tool will update the database file; please wait for this process to complete.

6. To begin checking for threats like Win32/Floxif, click on the Start Scan button. Wait for this scan to finish.

Screenshot of Combo Cleaner PC

7. At the end of the scan process, click on Remove all threats to delete Win32/Floxif malware, including all malicious objects from the computer.

To fully optimize the features of antivirus and privacy scanners, users may have to upgrade to the premium version.

Please continue with the succeeding removal procedures if you are comfortable manually getting rid of the computer virus and malicious items linked to it.

Step 2 : Start Windows in Safe Mode With Networking

The method of running Windows in Safe Mode before running a virus scan is effective in getting rid of Win32/Floxif. This process can prevent most viruses and malware from loading, making it easier to detect and remove them.

1. On the Windows Search bar, please type msconfig.

Screenshot of Win 11 Search

2. Select and open System Configutation on the list of found results.

3. Once you are in the System Configuration window, go to the Boot tab.

Screenshot of Msconfig Win 11

4. Under the Boot Options area, please check Safe Boot so that it starts in Safe Mode after restarting.

5. Next, select Network. This will allow Windows to boot in Safe Mode with Networking.

6. Lastly, click on Apply and OK to save the changes.

7. Please restart Windows.

Do not forget to restore the normal boot process of Windows after running the virus scan. Simply repeat the method above, and this time, uncheck the Safe Boot option to run Windows normally.

Step 3 : Run Sophos Home Virus Scanner

To remove Win32/Floxif automatically, scanning the computer with this powerful virus and malware removal tool is recommended. This scanner does not just uncover known threats like viruses or malware; it is also effective in discovering harmful files associated to Win32/Floxif.

1. Please click on the link below to download the program.

2. After downloading, locate the file SophosInstall.exe in the Downloads folder.

3. Install by double-clicking on the file.

4. If it prompts "Do you want to allow this app to make changes on your device?" please click Yes.

5. Next, it will display the Terms and Conditions page. Click the Install button to begin.

Screenshot of Terms by Sophos Home

6. Run the installation with the default settings. Please note that an internet connection is required in order to download important updates.

7. After finishing the installation, you must login to the dashboard. If you already have a Sophos account, please login. Otherwise, please enter your details and click on the Create Account button.

8. Once you are in the Sophos Home console, click the Scan button to start checking the computer for Win32/Floxif components.

Screenshot of Sophos Home

9. Scanning may take a while; please wait for this process to finish.

10. After scanning the computer, Sophos Home will start cleaning or deleting files infected with Win32/Floxif.

11. You may now close Sophos Home. The computer is now free from Win32/Floxif, as well as associated malware and viruses.

After executing the above instructions, Win32/Floxif should have been completely removed from the computer. If there are still signs of infection or the computer is displaying unusual behaviors, please continue with the remaining procedures.

Another alternative for Windows 10/11 users is to scan the computer with Microsoft Defender Offline. This will run a virus scan in the recovery environment.

Step 4 : Double Check with Windows Security Apps

Microsoft Windows has a built-in security application that you can use to double-check if your computer is still infected with Win32/Floxif. For Windows 10/11 users, please run Windows Security.

Windows 10 / 11 Instructions:

Windows Security is a free tool that was built to help you remove Win32/Floxif, viruses, and other malicious items from Windows 10/11 systems. Follow these procedures to scan your computer with the tool:

1. Tap or click the Search charm and search for Windows Security

2. Click Open to run the program.

Screenshot of Win 11 Search

3. On the Dashboard, click Virus and threat protection from the sidebar.

Screenshot of Win 11 Virus Protection

4. On the right panel, click on Scan Options to see different levels of checking the computer.

5. Next, please select Full Scan button.

Screenshot of Full Scan Win 11

6. Lastly, click on the Scan now button to start scanning for the presence of Win32/Floxif. The process may take a while to complete.

7. After the scan, Delete/Quarantine identified threats, whether they were relevant to Win32/Floxif or not. You may now restart Windows to complete the virus removal process.

For Windows 8.1 and Windows 7, you can scan the computer for free with the Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT 64-Bit). It is a stand-alone virus scanner tool that targets prevalent malware groups.

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