Your antivirus program has detected a threat called Trojan.Agent/Gen-Medfos in the computer? What is it? Having troubles in removing it? How dangerous it would be if you just let it stay in your computer? Learn more from this post.
Trojan.Agent/Gen-Medfos is a severe Trojan infection which is newly released and is able to easily attach on any computer with Windows operating system worldwide. This Trojan is created with powerful algorithms, which enables it to sneak into your computer without your awareness. Normally, you may get this Trojan infection through visiting malicious websites, opening unknown email attachments or downloading “free” software from distrusted resources.
Once getting into your computer, Trojan.Agent/Gen-Medfos starts to take various malicious actions to harm the infected computer. It will slow down the performance of your computer by installing malware like International Cyber Security Protection Alliance virus (also known as the ICSPA virus). You will constantly get stuck while you are using the infected computer and some applications including antivirus will be prevented from being executed normally. Sometimes the infected computer will shut down automatically, which will greatly damage your hard disk. What is worse, it facilitates the cyber criminals to monitor your online behaviors and steal your privacy for illegal use. Such things are done in the background without letting you know. Thus, it is highly recommended to remove it as soon as possible.
Antivirus programs cannot handle this Trojan completely and even could be shut down by it. This Trojan needs and only can be removed manually with expert skills. It is very tricky and stubborn. Therefore, if you haven’t sufficient expertise in dealing with program files, processes, .dll files and registry entries, it may lead to mistakes damaging your system seriously.
1. Show hidden files
(1). Click on the Start button and then on Control Panel
(2). Click on the Appearance and Personalization link
(3). Click on the Folder Options link
(4). Click on the View tab in the Folder Options window
(5). Choose the Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category
(6). Click OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window.
2. Delete virus files
(1). Delete the related registry entries to this Trojan virus through Registry Edit
Guides to open registry editor: Click “Start” menu, hit “Run”, then type “regedit”, click “OK”
While the Registry Editor is open, search and delete the following registry entries listed below:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” =
(2). Find out and remove the associated files of this Trojan virus.
Trojan.Agent/Gen-Medfos is a hazardous Trojan virus that can get into your computer without your permission. It is able to corrupt the entire computer system in a short time and implant itself in the root of the system preventing any antivirus from removing it. Cyber criminals are able to use it to monitor and record your personal information. We highly suggest you to remove it as early as possible before more damages to your computer and more losses.
Published by & last updated on May 27, 2013 2:42 am