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JS:ScriptIP-inf [Trj]. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Ugnius Kiguolis - - | Type: Trojans

JS:ScriptIP-inf – a trojan horse that can be used for malicious activities

JS:ScriptIP-inf trojan
JS:scriptip-inf virus can infiltrate the system undetected.

JS:ScriptIP-inf is a malicious program that operates as a trojan horse. It means that this cyber threat might enter the system pretending to be a useful program, update or file. However, after installation, it might bring potentially unwanted programs (PUP), spyware[1] or other malware to the system. Besides, its tracking capability can lead you to the loss of your personal information, such as passwords, logins, financial information and so on. The most important feature of JS:ScriptIP-Inf [Trj] virus is that it can block the anti-virus software to hide itself on the system.

Summary
Name JS:ScriptIP-inf [Trj]
Type Trojan horse
Danger level High. Might steal personal information, install spyware and malware
Symptoms Computer slowdowns, an increased amount of pop-ups and ads showing up on the browser, browser redirects to suspicious websites
Distribution methods Freeware and shareware websites, software bundling, compromised websites
 To uninstall JS:ScriptIP-inf, install Reimage and run a full system scan

Just like its name suggests, JS:ScriptIP-inf [Trj] originates from the Java Scrip file. Malware[2] is designed to bypass computer’s protection and initiate numerous unwanted activities on user's machine. For this reason, some antivirus programs cannot detect and delete this trojan horse. In this case, it is always recommended running several antiviruses because, typically, different programs have different virus database.

JS:ScriptIP-inf trojan detected
Sometimes the detection of JS:ScriptIP-inf trojan can be complicated as it tends to disable anti-virus software.

The infiltration of JS:ScriptIP-inf virus is typically followed by system slowdowns. The trojan horse[3] runs a couple of processes in the background in order to perform malicious activities on the affected machine. As a result, it consumes generous amount of computer's resources and causes system's malfunction.

After settling down, JS:ScriptIP-inf trojan is typically used for displaying aggressive pop-ups and banners, and browser redirects to various websites. Often users are forced to visit phishing, tech support scam or malicious websites. However, malware might also perform the following activities:

  • install potentially unwanted or malicious programs;
  • deliver fake software updates;[4]
  • provide fake warnings about detected viruses;
  • collect personally and non-personally identifiable information;
  • etc.

JS:ScriptIP-inf redirect examples
JS:ScriptIP-inf redirect tendency is quite popular issue caused by this virus.

As you can see, JS:ScriptIP-inf [Trj] virus is a dangerous trojan horse, which can be involved in lots of malicious activities. It can be used for tracking the victim, recording his/hers keyboard clicks and stealing personal information. Because of such activity, you may lose your logins, passwords, banking data and other information.

Therefore, if you suspect that it was installed on your PC, you should run a full system scan with Reimage or another malware removal tool. If your computer is infected, the security software will remove JS:ScriptIP-inf [Trj] with all its components from the system.

Security experts do not recommend opting for manual JS:ScriptIP-inf removal because such attempts may lead to irreparable damage to the system. Trojans are complicated cyber threats that might consist of numerous files or programs which have to be wiped out to keep the system safe.

Infiltration methods of the trojan horse and how to avoid them

Trojan horses are designed in a way that they can hardly be noticed when it tries to infiltrate the system. Nevertheless, you can do something for avoiding such infections:

  • Install a reputable anti-spyware and always keep it up-to-date.
  • Avoid illegal websites because they are actively used for spreading such threats like trojans, malware, ransomware, etc.
  • Stay away from ads that are offering free tools or free updates because there is a huge guarantee that they will infect your computer with either potentially unwanted program or virus.
  • Ignore suspicious emails that are clearly filled with malicious email attachments or links. Please, delete such emails ASAP.

However, security specialists from NoVirus.uk[5] report that JS:ScriptIP-inf [Trj] might also spread via compromised websites. Therefore, you have to avoid visiting questionable and high-risk websites to avoid infiltration of malware.

Delete JS:ScriptIP-inf with reputable anti-malware software

JS:ScriptIP-inf removal has to be completed with reputable anti-malware software. It’s the easiest way to get rid of the trojan components and terminate malware without causing more damage to the system.

Attempts to remove JS:ScriptIP-inf manually might not be successful. Some trojans might hide in the system or pretend to be legitimate files or programs. Therefore, you might accidentally delete wrong entries.

If you are not sure what tools to choose for JS:ScriptIP-inf [Trj] removal, we recommend using Reimage, Malwarebytes MalwarebytesCombo Cleaner or Plumbytes Anti-MalwareMalwarebytes Malwarebytes. These tools will help you to fix your computer. However, if you cannot install or run security software, follow the steps below.

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To remove JS:ScriptIP-inf [Trj], follow these steps:

Remove JS:ScriptIP-inf [Trj] using Safe Mode with Networking

If you cannot remove JS:ScriptIP-inf [Trj] because malware blocks security software, follow these steps to disable the virus:

  • 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 JS:ScriptIP-inf [Trj]

    Log in to your infected account and start the browser. Download Reimage or other legitimate anti-spyware program. Update it before a full system scan and remove malicious files that belong to your ransomware and complete JS:ScriptIP-inf [Trj] removal.

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

Remove JS:ScriptIP-inf [Trj] using System Restore

This method might also help to get rid of the trojan horse:

  • 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 JS:ScriptIP-inf [Trj]. 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 and make sure that JS:ScriptIP-inf [Trj] removal is performed successfully.

Finally, you should always think about the protection of crypto-ransomwares. In order to protect your computer from JS:ScriptIP-inf [Trj] and other ransomwares, use a reputable anti-spyware, such as Reimage, Malwarebytes MalwarebytesCombo Cleaner or Plumbytes Anti-MalwareMalwarebytes Malwarebytes

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