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Danger level 6
Type: Trojans
Common infection symptoms:
  • Slow Computer
  • Normal system programs crash immediatelly
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Can't be uninstalled via Control Panel


WebCobra is one of those threats that use infected computers’ resources to generate money for their developers. Usually, such malicious applications generate Bitcoins and other popular cryptocurrencies. Unfortunately, to the victim, the infection might bring only trouble. As you see mining cryptocurrencies might require a lot of the device’s resources, which could result in slower performance and speed up the wearing process of some parts. Therefore, we recommend removing WebCobra as fast as possible. To explain how to delete the malware manually, we can offer the instructions available at the end of this article. Of course, to learn more about the malicious application fist, we encourage you to continue reading. If you have any questions afterward, feel free to leave them in the comments section below the text.

Since WebCobra is a Trojan, it should enter the system without any permission. According to our researchers, the malware might be spread with fake updates or software installers. For example, one of the samples was imitating Microsoft installer. Such files could be distributed through unreliable file-sharing, banners/pop-ups, and so on. Thus, it is only natural you should be careful with data from untrustworthy sources if you want to protect your computer from malicious applications alike and other threats. Updates and software installers should be downloaded only from legitimate sources. If you are not sure whether downloaded files are trustworthy, you should scan them with a reliable antimalware tool. Of course, it would be best to do so before opening the file.

Some of you may wonder how one can learn about the Trojan’s presence if it enters the system silently and without any permission. One of the ways is to scan the computer with a reliable antimalware tool of your choice. The other way is to look for files belonging to WebCobra on the computer. Our researchers say the malware ought to create a directory with a random name (e.g., {DE01EMBE-9E27-838D-7263-1EA586BEAD61} in the %WINDIR% location. Plus, the malicious application might create a batch script with a random name and .CMD extension (e.g., {random}.CMD) in the %TEMP% location. Such data and changes in the computer’s performance could mean your device might be infected with this Trojan.

Our researchers say the malware can inject malicious codes into running processes as well as download and execute various other threats. Besides, we already mentioned earlier that WebCobra could use the computer’s resources, such as CPU, to mine various cryptocurrencies. Depending on how much the threat misuses the device’s resources, it could start working slower than usual, or you may notice a decline in its performance. For instance, it could become challenging to load games or programs requiring more resources even though the computer used to open them with no trouble before. No doubt, having your device working at maximum could result in it wearing down faster. This is why we advise not to waste any time with this Trojan and eliminate WebCobra the moment you realize it is on your system.

Removing the malicious application manually could be a difficult task, especially for those who do not have a lot of experience with deleting Trojans and threats alike. Nonetheless, the removal instructions available at the end of the article might make the task easier. They will explain how to look for the malicious application’s files and how to erase them one by one. Still, if the process seems too complicated, you could acquire a reliable antimalware tool instead. In such a case, you should simply scan the computer and wait for until the chosen tool detects the Trojan and other possible threats. After it is done, you should be able to eliminate WebCobra and other detections at once by pressing the provided deletion button.

Erase WebCobra

  1. Click Ctrl+Alt+Delete.
  2. Choose Task Manager and select Processes.
  3. Find a process belonging to the threat.
  4. Mark it and click End Task.
  5. Exit Task Manager.
  6. Click Win+E.
  7. Find these paths:
  8. Locate the malicious application’s installer (some recently downloaded file from unreliable sources).
  9. Right-click it and select Delete.
  10. Go to this location: %WINDIR%
  11. Find a folder created by the threat, e.g., {DE01EMBE-9E27-838D-7263-1EA586BEAD61}, right-click it and choose Delete.
  12. Navigate to this path: %TEMP%
  13. Find a malicious file with .CMD extension, right-click it and select Delete.
  14. Exit File Explorer.
  15. Empty Recycle Bin.
  16. Restart the computer.
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