The following instructions have been created to help you to get rid of "Win32.Small.kj" manually.
Use this guide at your own risk; software should usually be better suited to remove malware, since it is able to look deeper.

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Threat Details:

  • trojan

Win32.Small.kj copies itself into the system directory of the operating system and tries to connect to the internet. When it is connected it waits for new orders to harm the computer. Variants may also register themselves in services as "xpdx".
Removal Instructions:


Please use Windows Explorer or another file manager of your choice to locate and delete these files.
  • The file at "<$WINDIR>\ctfmon32.dll".
  • The file at "<$WINDIR>\SYSHOST.DLL".
  • The file at "<$SYSDIR>\SYSHOST.DLL".
  • A file with an unknown location named "SYSHOST.DLL".
Make sure you set your file manager to display hidden and system files. If Win32.Small.kj uses rootkit technologies, use our RootAlyzer or our Total Commander anti-rootkit plugins.
You will have to use a global search for files without a name specified. Be extra careful, because just the name might not be enough to identify files!

Important: There are more files that cannot be safely described in simple words. Please use Spybot-S&D to remove them.

Final Words:

If neither Spybot-S&D nor self help did resolve the issue or you would prefer one on one help,
  1. Please read these instructions before requesting assistance,
  2. Then start your own thread in the Malware Removal Forum where a volunteer analyst will advise you as soon as available.