How to completely remove WIN32.TROJAN.AGENT.JCOZAX virus? Use this Manual Removal Guide

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WIN32.TROJAN.AGENT.JCOZAX is classified as Win32:PUP-gen (potentially unwanted program).
What is PUP?
PUP is crapware. WIN32.TROJAN.AGENT.JCOZAX have several types of unwanted behaviour:

  1. Displaying popup ads.
  2. Hijacking your browser.
  3. Infecting your desktop shortcuts, etc.
  4. Inserting ads to the web pages.

WIN32.TROJAN.AGENT.JCOZAX can redirect your browser search, collect your personal information and sell it for advertising.
WIN32.TROJAN.AGENT.JCOZAX is usually hard in removing. Some people could not find uninstall program for WIN32.TROJAN.AGENT.JCOZAX in the Control Panel.
Sometimes WIN32.TROJAN.AGENT.JCOZAX uninstaller does not work.

How WIN32.TROJAN.AGENT.JCOZAX got on my computer?

Usually you got WIN32.TROJAN.AGENT.JCOZAX with as part of a bundle with another tool you downloaded from the Internet. Since WIN32.TROJAN.AGENT.JCOZAX manufacturer pays software developers for distributing WIN32.TROJAN.AGENT.JCOZAX within their applications, WIN32.TROJAN.AGENT.JCOZAX is often included as part of the installer.
Usually, you have not only one WIN32.TROJAN.AGENT.JCOZAX problem, but a bunch of similar WIN32:PUPs.


Step-by-step Guide for manual removal of WIN32.TROJAN.AGENT.JCOZAX:

  1. Uninstall WIN32.TROJAN.AGENT.JCOZAX using Windows uninstallation applet (use Add/Remove Programs or Uninstall Program or Apps & features).
  2. Open Task Manager to kill all "WIN32.TROJAN.AGENT.JCOZAX" related processes.
  3. Use Windows search to find and remove "WIN32.TROJAN.AGENT.JCOZAX" files and folders.
  4. Run services.msc to disable a "WIN32.TROJAN.AGENT.JCOZAX" Windows service.
  5. Execute taskschd.msc to get rid of "WIN32.TROJAN.AGENT.JCOZAX" scheduled tasks.
  6. Open regedit.exe and delete WIN32.TROJAN.AGENT.JCOZAX registry keys and values.
  7. Check your shortcuts on your desktop and in the Start menu for WIN32.TROJAN.AGENT.JCOZAX presence. Fix infected shortcuts.
  8. Remove a virus from Google Chrome.
  9. Remove a virus from Internet Explorer.
  10. Remove a virus from Mozilla Firefox.
  11. Clean your Recycle bin and temporary files.

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