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Remove Cosol Trojan (Virus Removal Guide) - updated Jul 2018

removal by Julie Splinters - - | Type: Trojans

Cosol is a Trojan which can steal sensitive information from the infected device

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Cosol Trojan is a dangerous cyber threat that often infiltrates the system stealthily and might use Backdoor.Cosol name. Usually, it might mimic the appearance of an innocent computer program while performing malicious activities in the background. Experts note that it is exceptionally hard to detect this infection as it is capable of hiding its presence after the infiltration to collect private details of its victim.

Name Cosol
Type Trojan
Also known as Backdoor.Cosol
Danger level High
Distribution Peer-to-peer (P2P) networks or software-bundles
Potential dangers It might log keystrokes, monitor desktop activity, and give sensible information to hackers
Removal Let an antivirus detect and uninstall Cosol Trojan as it might be hidden deep inside the system. For that, we suggest using Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego

The ability of Cosol Trojan to hide inside the system and remain persistent for long periods of time helps this cyber threat to collect private information from the infected device. According to the experts, this virus can perform the following actions:

  • Open backdoors[1] to other cyber threats;
  • Give remove control of the infected PC to hackers;
  • Log keystrokes to obtain logins, passwords, and credentials;
  • Monitor desktop activity.

All of Cosol Trojan features are created to steal sensible information from its victims. This way criminals could gain illegal profits from gathered credit card details, online banking data, or even lead you to identity theft. Likewise, our experts recommend you to stay cautious and make sure that your PC is not infected with this Trojan horse[2].

Additionally, there is a substantial risk that Cosol Trojan might try to infiltrate the system with a crypto-mining malware. As a result, it would exploit CPU power and leave a few resources for regular system processes. It could significantly deteriorate your PC's performance or even damage it permanently in the long-run.

Cosol Trojan illustrationCosol Trojan is a virus which might help infect the system with other cyber threats.

For all the reasons mentioned above, you should check your computer for this dangerous cyber threat. The easiest way would be to employ a professional security tool for Cosol Trojan removal. Note that it would help you to get rid of other potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) as well.

Be aware that such malicious programs are programmed to hide their traces and all components. Likewise, if you are an inexperienced PC user and try to remove Cosol Trojan on your own, it may reappear on the system after a while. Thus, you should rely on reliable malware removal software for successful Trojan elimination.

P2P networks: malicious programs mimic the appearance of the legitimate software

Usually, people search for places where they could download paid software for free. This is the time when they come across peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing sites which allow users to obtain cracked programs, music, and films. Unfortunately, this is the place where criminals disguise malicious programs as legitimate software to trick people into infecting their PCs.

Likewise, you should stay away from these potentially dangerous networks if you want to avoid Trojan infections. Instead, use verified sites for software downloads and keep your OS updated. Using professional protection is essential. Thus, experts[3] remind you to not forget to employ security programs for extra safety.

The fastest way to get rid of Cosol Trojan virus

The reason why infections like Cosol Trojan virus are so dangerous is that they are particularly programmed to persist on the system. Likewise, it is not only nearly impossible to uninstall the malicious program on your own but dangerous as well. Keep in mind that you might damage your computer if you fail to identify the right component of the virus and delete regular system file. 

Therefore, you should remove Cosol Trojan automatically by installing a professional antivirus. This is not only the safest but the most effective method to get rid of cyber threats and various potentially unwanted programs (PUPs). We advise using Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner, or Malwarebytes.

If cannot start Cosol Trojan removal since the virus is blocking the installation of the security tool, you should check the guidelines below. They will explain to you how to disable the malicious program and prepare your computer for the elimination procedure.

 

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To remove Cosol Trojan, follow these steps:

Remove Cosol Trojan using Safe Mode with Networking

You can make the virus inactive by booting the PC into Safe Mode with Networking.

  • Step 1: Reboot your computer to Safe Mode with Networking

    Windows 7 / Vista / XP
    1. Click Start Shutdown Restart OK.
    2. When your computer becomes active, start pressing F8 multiple times until you see the Advanced Boot Options window.
    3. Select Safe Mode with Networking from the list Select 'Safe Mode with Networking'

    Windows 10 / Windows 8
    1. Press the Power button at the Windows login screen. Now press and hold Shift, which is on your keyboard, and click Restart..
    2. Now select Troubleshoot Advanced options Startup Settings and finally press Restart.
    3. Once your computer becomes active, select Enable Safe Mode with Networking in Startup Settings window. Select 'Enable Safe Mode with Networking'
  • Step 2: Remove Cosol Trojan

    Log in to your infected account and start the browser. Download Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego or other legitimate anti-spyware program. Update it before a full system scan and remove malicious files that belong to your ransomware and complete Cosol Trojan removal.

If your ransomware is blocking Safe Mode with Networking, try further method.

Remove Cosol Trojan using System Restore

Another way to disable the Trojan:

  • Step 1: Reboot your computer to Safe Mode with Command Prompt

    Windows 7 / Vista / XP
    1. Click Start Shutdown Restart OK.
    2. When your computer becomes active, start pressing F8 multiple times until you see the Advanced Boot Options window.
    3. Select Command Prompt from the list Select 'Safe Mode with Command Prompt'

    Windows 10 / Windows 8
    1. Press the Power button at the Windows login screen. Now press and hold Shift, which is on your keyboard, and click Restart..
    2. Now select Troubleshoot Advanced options Startup Settings and finally press Restart.
    3. Once your computer becomes active, select Enable Safe Mode with Command Prompt in Startup Settings window. Select 'Enable Safe Mode with Command Prompt'
  • Step 2: Restore your system files and settings
    1. Once the Command Prompt window shows up, enter cd restore and click Enter. Enter 'cd restore' without quotes and press 'Enter'
    2. Now type rstrui.exe and press Enter again.. Enter 'rstrui.exe' without quotes and press 'Enter'
    3. When a new window shows up, click Next and select your restore point that is prior the infiltration of Cosol Trojan. After doing that, click Next. When 'System Restore' window shows up, select 'Next' Select your restore point and click 'Next'
    4. Now click Yes to start system restore. Click 'Yes' and start system restore
    Once you restore your system to a previous date, download and scan your computer with Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego and make sure that Cosol Trojan removal is performed successfully.

Finally, you should always think about the protection of crypto-ransomwares. In order to protect your computer from Cosol Trojan and other ransomwares, use a reputable anti-spyware, such as Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes

Access your website securely from any location

When you work on the domain, site, blog, or different project that requires constant management, content creation, or coding, you may need to connect to the server and content management service more often. It is a hassle when your website is protected from suspicious connections and unauthorized IP addresses.

The best solution for creating a tighter network could be a dedicated/fixed IP address. If you make your IP address static and set to your device, you can connect to the CMS from any location and do not create any additional issues for server or network manager that need to monitor connections and activities. This is how you bypass some of the authentications factors and can remotely use your banking accounts without triggering suspicious with each login. 

VPN software providers like Private Internet Access can help you with such settings and offer the option to control the online reputation and manage projects easily from any part of the world. It is better to clock the access to your website from different IP addresses. So you can keep the project safe and secure when you have the dedicated IP address VPN and protected access to the content management system.

Backup files for the later use, in case of the malware attack

Computer users can suffer from data losses due to cyber infections or their own faulty doings. Ransomware can encrypt and hold files hostage, while unforeseen power cuts might cause a loss of important documents. If you have proper up-to-date backups, you can easily recover after such an incident and get back to work. It is also equally important to update backups on a regular basis so that the newest information remains intact – you can set this process to be performed automatically.

When you have the previous version of every important document or project you can avoid frustration and breakdowns. It comes in handy when malware strikes out of nowhere. Use Data Recovery Pro for the data restoration process.

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