How to remove Cobalt

Today's item is devoted to the Trojan virus, known as Cobalt, the ways of infection, and the technics to protect your machine from it. On this page you'll see easy and effective guide that will assist you to delete Cobalt, and all the consequences of its doing in few minutes.

Let's talk about Cobalt Trojan that raised the massive wave of concern recent days. If Cobalt already got into the system, then you most likely encounter some issues with its uninstalling. Trojans are known for their high efficiency, and are able to strongly resist elimination, create their backups and reinstall after incorrect deletion. We know how to help you, and in the end of this page you'll see the safe tips on Cobalt uninstalling. Also this method assists to clean the system from various suspicious viruses that could infiltrate it. If you know enough about Trojan viruses - skip the information paragraphs, but if Trojan viruses are something unknown for you - familiarize with the following paragraphs to learn how to defend your machine against such threats.


What is Cobalt trojan

So, Trojans are the very numerous group of hazardous programs in current infosphere that is used by scammers for different purposes. The regular examples of such purposes are espionage, the steal of passwords and other data, botnets building or downloading and maintaining already installed adware. The most significant weakness of Trojan viruses is being explained by their name - Trojans cannot infect anything without human help. Many customers think that virus is everything that's not good for their computers, but viruses, instead of Trojans, know how to easily distribute themselves and infect the defenseless systems. Trojan viruses can’t reproduce themselves, and cannot penetrate the computer independently. The only thing that Trojan virus is capable of doing before infecting the computer is waiting until some trustful victim decides to download it and installs it. We say all this to demonstrate one easy thought: you should keep Trojans away from the computer, because it's very difficult to eliminate them then to neutralize them.

There's a widespread (and bad) thought that antivirus can completely defend your device from harmful software. No antiviral utility can help you if you download new unwanted software every day. To ensure protection, you should reconsider your habits, and act wisely in the Web. You can achieve this aim with help of two easy methods:

  • If you're not ready to totally forget about using not official content, you have to thoroughly examine each downloaded program. Trojans commonly hide under the guise of decent tools such as driver updaters, browser games, search engines, AV programs, browsers and system optimizers. Do not download suspicious programs from the above list, and while another unlicensed utility is installing - watch closely at the installation, revoking all offers for getting extra programs.
  • The easiest way is to fully stop using tools of suspicious origin. These principles concern all the tools downloaded not from the official developer websites or trusted distributors. Obviously, the pirated replicas of good tools should also be treated as potentially malicious. If you stop installing such utilities, the chances of infection would be reduced to a minimum, and AV-tool will be able to rapidly cope with it.

Listen to these rules and you will clearly see their result: your system will be workable, speedy and clean, and will remain so for a long time.

Cobalt removal instruction

If you are MAC user, follow this guide How to remove virus from MAC

Commonly we suggest two ways to eliminate hazardous programs, but unfortunately, dealing with Trojans, there are far fewer methods to discover and remove them by hand. Trojan can be literally anywhere in the system, so an inexperienced customer can make a mistake, erase a crucial file and harm the OS. To avoid this, we've created a guide that will help you to delete Cobalt easily and safely. Step #1 is to boot the system in Safe Mode and check system data. Stage #2 consists of downloading and installing Spyhunter antivirus. After that - stick to the instructions, and in a few minutes your computer will be back in service.

Step 1. Boot into Safe mode

Safe mode

Start -> Msconfig.exe

Safe mode. Step 1

On the tab Boot select Safe boot

Safe mode. Step 2

Step 2. Check Startup folder

Start -> Msconfig.exe ->Disable unknown programs in the Startup tab


Step 3. Check hosts file

Modify hosts file, that located in C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\ .

Hosts file.Step 1

Open the file with Notepad and delete suspicious strings.

Hosts file.Step 2

It has to look like this:

Hosts file.Step 3

Step 4. Scan the system with antiviral scanner

Remember that you do not need to buy Spyhunter right now - you can make sure of its effectiveness by downloading an unpaid trial version. If you want to download Spyhunter or need more information - click on the button under this paragraph.

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Step 5. Disable Safe mode

Start -> Msconfig.exe ->Disable Safe boot in the Boot tab

Deactivate Safe mode

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