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Danger level 6
Type: Trojans
Common infection symptoms:
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Slow Computer
  • Slow internet connection
  • System crashes


Trojan.Tapaoux is a dangerous Trojan horse that is capable of terminating system security services. Once this infection enters the target system, it kills the services so that a hacker could remotely access the computer in question. The thing about Trojan.Tapaoux is that if it's there in your system, you are almost 100% infected by other Trojans as well. They usually come in packs, and Trojan.Tapaoux is even INSTALLED by one of them.

There is a directed associated between Trojan.Tapaoux and TrojanDownloader:Win32/Doutrad.A. This only proves that downloader Trojans are extremely dangerous since they can bring even more malware onto the target computer. Since Trojan.Tapaoux does not have an interface you should look for random processes in Task Manager to determine the infection. Trojan's files have the most random names ever, including file.exe, actmove.exe, qernet.exe or appned.exe. The Trojan's processes will be there whenever you turn on your computer, because during the installation Trojan.Tapaoux is configured to run automatically, together with your system.

Next, Trojan.Tapaoux injects is malicious code into such processes as svchost.exe and explorer.exe, which is a common behavior of Trojans that try to terminate system security processes and want to hide their presence from security programs. To make sure that the infection remains on the system for a longer period of time Trojan.Tapaoux also suspends such security-related processes as AVGIDSAgent.exe and AVGIDSMonitor.exe.

And eventually, Trojan.Tapaoux connects to a remote server ( or behind your back to report to its creator that it has infected yet another computer. Then it downloads files from the server and executes them consequently uploading files from your computer to the hacker. This is an obvious breach of security and privacy, so before this turns into something ugly, remove Trojan.Tapaoux using a trustworthy antimalware application. Automatic removal will help you to deal with this Trojan even if you are not an experienced computer user.

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How to manually remove Trojan.Tapaoux

Files associated with Trojan.Tapaoux infection:


Trojan.Tapaoux DLL's to remove:


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