I wrote this article to help you remove Websock.exe. This Websock.exe removal guide works for all Windows versions.
Websock.exe is a malicious process. If you find it running in your Task Manager, prepare for trouble. Your machine harbors an infection. A very dangerous one in that matter. There is a Trojan horse in your system, aka one of the two most dangerous types of parasites. The other type is ransomware. Unfortunately, you have been unlucky enough to get stuck with a Trojan. The chances are you didn’t even realize when the pest entered. That’s normal. Trojans sneak in in complete silence and it may be a while before you notice them. Now that you have, however, take immediate action against Websock.exe. The longer it stays on board, the worse your predicament gets.
Websock.exe not only has all characteristics of a classic Trojan horse but it also has some extras. The virus is a coin miner. It “scans” the Internet with the help of complicated algorithms in order to “find” crypto coins. In other words, crooks are becoming rich at your expense. Literally! The coin mining process requires a huge amount of PC resources, a good CPU, and a powerful graphics card. Your machine will start to overheat all the time. Keep in mind that if your cooling system is not strong enough, the pest will eventually destroy your hardware and your machine will break down. Not only that. This malicious coin mining process consumes a lot of electricity. Your bill will at least double if not triple. That’s why we said the hackers are making money at your expense. They cannot use their own equipment as it is too expensive. You are sponsoring them.
Aside from that, the Trojan affects your entire system. It makes all kinds of modifications behind your back. It can add and/or remove entries from your system registry and as a result, some of your programs may not load properly if at all. The pest can also completely damage or delete files, remove apps or install new ones. Basically, it acts like it sees fit. Also, the virus can create hidden copies of itself which makes the removal more difficult. Do not hesitate to get rid of this infection. You see for yourself how dangerous it is.
In addition, you know that originally Trojans are created to spy on its victims. Don’t think that because of the coin mining process, Websock.exe won`t spy on you. It will! It will keep on searching for valuable information until it deems it has enough and then it will send everything to its owners. This is how hackers get a hold of your personal information. Don’t let that happen. Remove the Trojan ASAP. You can use our removal guide to do that manually but if you are not confident in your skills, you can always use a reliable anti-malware program to help you. You have options. Just don’t delay.
How did the Trojan enter? Such infections travel the web via bundled software, malvertising, fake updates, corrupted pages and torrents, malicious third-party ads, etc. Yet, the most popular tactic is still the good old email messages. We know you have heard this a million times but we will say it once more. Do not open emails from unknown senders. Do not download their attachments. Hackers still use this technique because it is still effective. Don’t throw caution to the wind. Double-check the sender. Don’t rush to open the message. Sometimes the crooks write on the behalf of a well-known company or they disguise the emails as invoices, job applications, etc. Don’t be gullible. Cybercriminals pray for your haste and distractions. Don’t grant them. Do your due diligence and protect your machine.
Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.
Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.
Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.
Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.
Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.
Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Still can not remove Websock.exe from your computer? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.