Trojan.Gen.2 is a malicious Trojan detected by Symantec aiming to wreak havoc on a computer system and compromise the user’s privacy. Being as a malicious Trojan, it can keep performing the same evil actions like other Trojans do. Thus, it is not surprised that your computer is getting slower and slower and occurs some unknown pop-ups frequently. Though it can be detected by Symantec security tools, every time when you quarantine it but it will come back again. This stubborn trojan is difficult to be uninstalled. What it can do is to display numerous annoying advertisements and it is also capable of bring additional spyware. Trojan.Gen.2 is able to open a backdoor to let remote hacker access compromised computer easily which means your privacy and personal information such as password, credit card information will be exposed. It is definitely a dangerous threat for every computer users, it is strongly recommended users to remove it as soon as possible.
Crash your system
Install other trojan or spyware on your computer
Destroy critical system files
Allow the hacker to access your entire system
Important information will be sent to remote server
1. Reboot your computer to safe mode with networking. As your computer restarts but before Windows launches, tap “F8″ key constantly.
2. Show hidden files and folders.
Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.
Click the View tab.
Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
3. Open Registry entries. Find out the malicious files and entries and then delete all.
Attention: Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.
a. Press the “Start” button and then choose the option “Run”. In the “Open” field, type “regedit” and click the “OK” button.
b. All malicious files and registry entries that should be deleted:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ Software\ Microsoft \Windows\ CurrentVersion
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System ‘DisableTaskMgr’ = ’1?
Manual removal of Trojan.Gen.2 requires Expertise, Please take care before performing the steps. If you failed to remove this Malware, you are welcome to contact PC expert to fix the problem.
Published by Sarah Poehler, last updated on August 18, 2012 4:10 am | Trojan Horse Removal Guide