Have you been struggling with browser viruses? You are lucky to have found this! Your problem is solved.

Normal/Easy ways to remove browser virus:

  • uninstall any unwanted suspicious software’s from your computer.
  • clear the Home page.
  • remove any suspicious extensions.
  • remove any add-on which is related to this virus.

If your still not able to remove this…

Here are some advance steps to remove any browser hacked software from any browsers. In this case i m taking trotus virus

  • Hold the Start Key and R – copy + paste the following and click OK:

notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts


“C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc” select ‘host’ file

A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:

  • Open the start menu and search for Network Connections (On Windows 10 you just write it after clicking the Windows button), press enter.
  1. Right-click on the Network Adapter you are using —> Properties —> Internet Protocol Version 4 (ICP/IP), click Properties.
  2. The DNS line should be set to Obtain DNS server automatically. If it is not, set it yourself.
  3. Click on Advanced —> the DNS tab. Remove everything here (if there is something) —> OK.

  • After you complete this step, the threat will be gone from your browsers. Finish the next step as well or it may reappear on a system reboot.

Right click on the browser’s shortcut —> Properties.

NOTE: This is for Google Chrome, but you can do this for Firefox and IE (or Edge).

Properties —–> Shortcut. In Target, remove everything after .exe.

Remove Trotux from Internet Explorer:

Open IE, click —–> Manage Add-ons.

Find the threat —> Disable. Go to —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.

Remove Trotux from Firefox:

Open Firefox, click ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.

Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
Remove Trotux from Chrome:

Close Chrome. Navigate to:

C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. There is a Folder called “Default” inside:

Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome.

Warning: Deleting a working wrong registry file may damage your system so be carefully while doing below step..

  • Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.

Inside, press CTRL and F together and type the threat’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show up this way, go manually to these directories and delete/uninstall them:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious.
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random


(ref: Ashok Kumar – quora.com)

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