Short bio

Trojan.Elex is Malwarebytes’ detection name for a family of adware variants that go to any lengths to infiltrate and stay on user systems. Because  the methods Trojan.Elex uses are so aggressive, some of their components are classified as trojans.

Source and type of infection

Trojan.Elex is also associated with browser hijackers like Youndoo, Trotux, Yelloader, YesSearches, and many more.

Adware.Elex, PUP.Optional.Elex, and Trojan.Elex are spread by using bundlers.


Malwarebytes protects users from Trojan.Elex by using real-time protection.

block Trojan.Elex

Malwarebytes blocks Trojan.Elex


Malwarebytes can detect and remove Trojan.Elex without further user interaction.

  1. Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop.
  2. Double-click mb3-setup-consumer-{version}.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  3. Then click Finish.
  4. Once the program has fully updated, select Scan Now on the Dashboard. Or select the Threat Scan from the Scan menu.
  5. If another update of the definitions is available, it will be implemented before the rest of the scanning procedure.
  6. When the scan is complete, make sure that All Threats are selected, and click Remove Selected.
  7. Restart your computer when prompted to do so.

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