What is sex.js? Should I remove it?

sex.js is a Javascript file that is downloaded into the computer via the browser

sex.js is a harmless javascript file used in programming.[1] However, this file has been actively misused by malicious actors to help them hide their malware on the system. The activity of the malicious file's version depends on the specific malware the file is associated with. However, the main thing about this file is that it shouldn't cause any issues on your device if it is safe. If you happen to find this file on the system, make sure you run a full diagnosis, especially if it appeared on the system without your permission and knowledge because its appearance can notify you about the Trojan Aphex or similar malware. If malicious, the so-called sex.js virus can interrupt you with intrusive content or simply cause system slowdowns because of its background processes. 

Name sex.js
Type Application file
Symptoms notifying about the malicious version System slo downs, numerous pop-ups, redirects to download pages
Possibly related Trojan Aphex
Distribution Spam emails, other unwanted programs, software bundles
Danger It keeps the system at risk and attracts intruders
Elimination Use FortectIntego to see if there is any malware and remove sex.js

sex.js is not a part of the system, so it can be removed from the system if needed. However, safe version shouldn't cause any trouble.

If theJavascript file happens to be related to a computer parasite, its removal should be initiated in no time. You shouldn't open or launch this file if you have any doubts about its purpose. For better diagnosis, download and install the anti-malware program on the system to scan your device thoroughly. Make sure you remove sex.js from the computer if it is detected as malicious.

The file can be used as an advertising tool that behaves intrusively. However, in the worst case scenario, sex.js notifies about the Aphex Trojan on your computer. In this case, you should also find the following processes:

  • sysconfig.exe;
  • update.exe.

Also, since trojans and other malware like ransomware[2] can modify the registry, Aphex changes existing registry keys or creates new entries to make sure that its functionalities are set to the max. This is why a full system scan can be beneficial since it detects malicious files and deletes them.

If you know that you are dealing with the malicious file's version, Sex.js removal should be performed without any delay. Tools like FortectIntego can help you detect malicious programs and can also fix virus damage on the system. 

However, note that in some cases a presence of sex.js does not mean that your system is infected. The file may belong to some entirely legitimate applications and, therefore, must be kept. If you are in doubt, please scan the system to check the trustworthiness of the file

Inattentive web surfing leads to unwanted downloads 

The most important thing you need to keep in mind while browsing the bet is to keep attention what sites you are visiting and what processes are happening on the system. Questionable websites with commercial content or the ones that cause redirects, pop-up ads can be more harmful than you think. It is possible that visiting such sites would result in additional programs or even a direct download of suspicious and possibly malicious files. 

As other cyber analysts[3] we recommend using reputable sources for your software also, because of the PUP avoidance. Software bundles can hide various threats not only intrusive adware or browser hijackers. Make sure to install dependable antivirus software on your device to keep the PC safe. 

If you use email every day be aware of the spam campaigns that might also include maliciously behaving attachments. Do not rush to open the email you got unexpectedly and DO NOT download and open files from suspicious emails on the system without checking them. Insecure emails can contain typos or grammar mistakes, so be aware of that. 

Perform sex.js elimination during a full system scan

You can remove sex.js if your anti-malware indicates it as a malicious file or possibly related to malware. While scanning the system anti-malware tools like FortectIntego, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes finds data that is harmful to the system, various cyber intruders, malicious processes and unwanted or intrusive programs.

If you follow our suggested automatic sex.js removal, you can improve the performance of your device since malware-fighting programs clean the system from additional programs you had no idea about. Keep these tools up-to-date using reputable sources and clean the system more frequently.

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