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Danger level 7
Type: Trojans
Common infection symptoms:
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Slow Computer
  • Slow internet connection
  • System crashes


There is a type of computer malware that “boasts” of endless variety of infections although the naked truth is that all these infections are pretty much similar and doesn’t bring anything new. Trojan.Crix.C belongs to a huge group of computer malware that are called Trojans, and this threat is really not much different from any other Trojan out there. If Trojan.Crix.C is not removed that sooner or later it can drive your system into a catatonic state, and you will be left wondering just what on earth happened, because there were not clear signs of the infection.

That is one of the greatest strengths that Trojan.Crix.C possesses – its stealth. It slithers into the target system with user’s knowledge or without (and even if the user knows that something is being installed, he or she definitely does not expect it to be a dangerous Trojan), and then hides its presence running low in the system’s background, and hacking processes in order to remain in your system for as long as possible. We know that one processes related to Trojan.Crix.C is called windefender.exe. If you have this processes running in Windows Task Manager, do check its location.

A lot of users overlook windefender.exe, because it sounds familiar to Windows Defender that is a legitimate program. However, the real process file of the real Windows Defender program is located at C:\Program Files\Windows Defender folder, and if the one you see running is located anywhere else then it is about time to be alarmed, because the windefender.exe that belongs to Trojan.Crix.C is known to connect to malicious websites without your permission and download other dangerous files, that eventually clog the system.

Other security specialists classify windefender.exe as a worm which is not surprising, because Trojans are known to be related and bring various malware along. If Trojan.Crix.C really is responsible for allowing worms to enter your computer that is no good news as well, because worms self-replicate and then spread via the network, stealing bandwidth and slowing down the computer.

If you sense that there is something amiss with your machine and you might be infected with Trojan.Crix.C, you have to acquire a security program that will smoke out and remove Trojan.Crix.C for you. Otherwise your system will continue to suffer and eventually, if you don’t delete Trojan.Crix.C and all of the malware it brought, the OS will collapse.

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Files associated with Trojan.Crix.C infection:


Trojan.Crix.C processes to kill:


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