How to Remove the Trojan Asprox

by Stephanie Ewell

Asprox is a virus from the Trojan family. These programs secretly install themselves in the system, can be remotely controlled by the attacker and are automatically downloaded off an infected website. This specific Trojan runs as a Windows service and installs itself as an unseen proxy using TCP ports 80 and 82.

How to Remove the Trojan Asprox

Search the computer for the Asprox Trojan files by clicking "Start," "Search" and "All Files Or Folders." Search for the following files and delete each one: "aspimgr.exe," "_check32.bat" and "ws386.ini."

Remove the viral process using Windows Task Manager by pressing the "Ctrl," "Alt" and "Del" buttons. Look for the Asprox Trojan processes under "Image Name." Highlight the following viral process and click "End Process:" "aspimgr.exe."

Edit the registry by clicking "Start," "Run" and type "regedit," then click the "OK" button. Search the registry keys by clicking "Edit" and "Find," and search for the registry key "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\aspimgr" and "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\sft." Right click on the registry key and click "Modify" and "Delete."

Warning

  • close This manual removal process might be difficult, and you run the risk of destroying computer files. It is recommended you back up your system and registry.

About the Author

Stephanie Ewell began writing professionally in 1998. Her work has appeared in the "Batesville Daily Guard" and online at eHow, Loving Narcissus and her own Web site. In 2009 she won second place in the Associated Press Awards for her work titled "Black Friday." She holds an Associate of Applied Science degree from Richland College.