Infected with Facexworm! Try This Trojan Removal Guide

Everything You Need To Know About Facexworm

Facexworm is a newly developed JavaScript CPU Miner program that can gather funds in your digital wallet by hijacking your online accounts for the cryptocurrency trading platforms. It is distributed through the network of compromised accounts on a popular social networking website named Facebook. In addition to that, the developers of this malware are using bogus YouTube web pages and malicious Chrome extensions as way to infect the Windows machine with Facexworm CPU miner Trojan. The main objective of the malware operators is to gain cryptocurrency from the compromised systems and infect as much computer users as possible through sending malicious links on Facebook.

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How Does Facexworm Attack the Targeted Users?

Furthermore, the Trojan is propagated through a clever method which exploits the PC user's curiosity and also due to the lack of knowledge on how video steaming of YouTube works. Cyber criminals uses fake accounts on social networks like Facebook and also the compromised but verified accounts in order to deliver direct messages that contains a malicious link considered as a payload of Facexworm virus distributed over the social networks. Inexperienced system users were instructed to click on the embedded links to a open a obfuscated malicious portal that supposedly had any kind of entertaining videos.

Technically speaking, the fake web portal of YouTube designed by the criminal hackers responsible for Facexworm attack displays an error notification saying that the visitor needs to download and install a Chrome extension before the displayed video can play properly. Besides, the users of Facebook who followed the harmful link in Mozilla Firefox and other Internet browsers were redirected to a random advert. Once the recommended extension gets downloaded from the Chrome Web Store, it immediately injects the browser with Facexworm JavaScript CPU Miner Trojan and hijacks the CPU power. The main objective of this malware is to hijack the user's digital wallets, gather credentials for cryptocurrency platforms, intercept their transactions and divert fund to hackers' wallet. Therefore, it should be removed from your PC as early as possible.

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Easy Steps To Remove Facexworm Manually

Facexworm is indeed a dangerous threat which should be removed from your PC as soon as possible. Below are the some manual steps which helps you to get rid of Facexworm.

Facexworm Removal From Control Panel Of Windows 8

1. Select Search from the Top right corner of the screen and then type Control Panel.

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2. When the Control Panel windows appears, select Uninstall a program under programs and remove Facexwormfrom it.

Facexworm Removal From Control panel Of Windows 7/XP And Vista

1. Click On start Button from the task panel of desktop.

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2. When control Panel windows appears then select Uninstall a program under Program sections and click on it.

3. Click installed on under Program and features Window.

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4. Select Facexworm and click on Uninstall.

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For Windows 10

1. Click start Menu.

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2. Click On system Setting.

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3. Click on App and Features under system menu.

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4. From the List select Facexworm and click on Uninstall Button.

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Delete Facexworm From Windows Registry

1. Click Start Button from MS registry editor and select Run.

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2. Type regedit on Run windows and click OK.

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3. List of registry entries will appear and check the program under HEKY_LOCAL_MACHINE.. If you see unknown files, type program name with extension in search box . If you find any Facexworm files then remove it immediately.

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Facexworm Removal From Microsoft Edge

1. Click More(…)->Click Settings->Once address bar opens.

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2. Choose a Specific page->once the options opens.

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3. Select custom->put URL to see the default homepage and click on the Remove button.

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Facexworm Removal From Google Chrome

1. Go to Chrome Menu Button>Tools>Extensions.

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2. Select Facexworm and other associated program and click trash bin.

Facexworm Removal From Mozilla Firefox

Open Firefox Menu Button>Select Add-ons>Select Facexworm and other associated program and click Remove button.

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Facexworm Removal From Internet Explorer

1. Open Internet explorer then click Tools and then Add-on tools and extensions.

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2. Select Facexworm and other malware associated programs>Click Remove Buttons.

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