Xbash Removal Process (remove Xbash)

September 19, 2018

Xbash is an extremely aggressive malware threat that has come out of the coffers of hackers who create ransomware threats to extort money from computer users. The new malware family from which Xbash comes from was found to specifically target both Windows PCs and those running Linux.

The major differences found in the Xbash threat is that it has self-propagating abilities where it acts much like a computer worm and can spread onto other systems that may be connected to the infected system or host computer. So far, Xbash has spread rather quickly reminiscent of older threats like NotPetya or WannaCry Ransomware. Moreover, Xbash has botnet capabilities where it will infect multiple systems and later instruct them to carry out malicious activities over the Internet.

Currently, computer security experts are sending out strong warnings to computer users and organizations to protect their system from Xbash. Those who have noticed Xbash being loaded on their PC are strongly urged to immediately eliminate the threat using an updated antimalware tool.

Are you getting popups from Xbash? Have you identified that you have Xbash installed on your computer? Do you wish to remove Xbash completely from your computer?

Why should you remove Xbash?

If Xbash resides on your computer, it can potentially damage your personal files or you may end up losing data stored on your system. Research has shown that Xbash may have the ability to make your computer vulnerable to remote attacks which could result, initially, in loss of money, possibly identity theft, and, eventually, a painstaking Xbash removal process.

How can you manually remove Xbash

Manual removal of Xbash may not be for everyone. Each manual Xbash removal step must be followed delicately to completely remove all related files and registry entries from your computer. If you are unsure or have doubts about editing your system registry, then we recommend that you use the automatic Xbash removal process.

Xbash can be removed manually by following the steps below.

  1. With all programs closed, click the Start Menu and go to the Control Panel.
  2. Locate the Add/Remove Programs icon and double click it.
  3. Locate Xbash in the list of programs. If you find it, select it and remove it. If you cannot find Xbash, you can continue to step 5.
  4. Restart your computer.
  5. Close all open programs and windows on your desktop.
  6. Open your registry editor (regedit) program by going to Start Menu, type in regedit, and click OK.
  7. Find all of the following registry entries and delete them. If you do not know how to do this, then you can read how to edit the registry in Windows.

  8. You may need to return to this removal process for removing Xbash. You can do this easily by bookmarking or adding a favorite to this page by clicking here. If you are using the FireFox web browser you can press the keys Ctrl and D simultaneously to bookmark this page.

    Image 1. Bookmark PCHubs removal process

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  9. Delete all of the following files that are associated with Xbash from your computer.

    If you need a better understanding on how to search for these files then you can read how to find and search for files and folders here.

    If you have issues deleting any of the previously listed files that are associated with Xbash, you can try rebooting your computer into safe mode. Booting into safe mode may allow certain malicious files to be deleted. If you are wondering how to boot into safe mode, you can read our process for starting a computer in safe mode here.

    Image 2. Select "Safe Mode with Networking"

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  10. After locating and deleting the previous files you must remove all directories associated with Xbash by going to the C:\ProgramFiles\Xbash folder, select it, and delete it. In some cases you may not be able to find this directory. You can still continue to the next step.

  11. Restart your computer. You do not need to boot into safe mode at this point. You should have removed Xbash completely from your computer. If you find that Xbash is still on your computer, you can repeat the steps again or go to the automatic Xbash removal process.

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