Adware.Elex

Short bio

Adware.Elex arrives on a system as a file downloaded from the internet. It disguises itself as a tool that can detect and remove adware. At times, it hides under the guise of an Adobe Flash or Java update. Once executed, it displays ads by injecting them into visited sites and pops up browser windows.

Remediation

Removal of Elex sometimes requires special instructions. You can find several examples in our Malware Removal Self-Help Guides.

Examples:

winsvc.vbs in startup folder
Youndoo browser shortcuts with bat extension
Trotux hijacker
Youndoo fake Firefox profile
Youndoo fake Chrome profile

Associated threats

  • Trojan.Elex
  • PUP.Optional.Elex
  • Adware.Elex.EncJob
  • Adware.Elex.Generic
  • Adware.Elex.NSIS
  • Adware.Elex.SHHKRST
  • Adware.Elex.WnskRST

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