Short bio

Trojan.Elex is Malwarebytes’ detection name for a family of adware variants that go to any lengths to infiltrate and stay on user systems. Because  the methods This Trojan uses are so aggressive, some of their components are classified as Trojans.

Source and type of infection

Trojan.Elex is also associated with browser hijackers like Youndoo, Trotux, Yelloader, YesSearches, and many more.

Adware.Elex, PUP.Optional.Elex, and Trojan.Elex are spread by using bundlers.


Malwarebytes protects users from Trojan.Elex by using real-time protection.

block Trojan.Elex

Malwarebytes blocks Trojan.Elex

Home remediation

Malwarebytes can detect and remove Trojan.Elex without further user interaction.

  1. Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop.
  2. Double-click MBSetup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  3. When your Malwarebytes for Windows installation completes, the program opens to the Welcome to Malwarebytes screen.
  4. Click on the Get started button.
  5. Click Scan to start a Threat Scan.
  6. Click Quarantine to remove the found threats.
  7. Reboot the system if prompted to complete the removal process.

Business remediation

How to remove Trojan.Elex with the Malwarebytes Nebula console

You can use the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Nebula console to scan endpoints.

endpoint menu Nebula endpoint tasks menu

Choose the Scan + Quarantine option. Afterwards you can check the Detections page to see which threats were found.

Nebula detections

On the Quarantine page you can see which threats were quarantined and restore them if necessary.

Nebula Quarantaine

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