Can’t remove Adware Generic5.YKC virus because it keeps coming back after reboot? What can it do to damage your computer? From this post you will learn to how to get rid of this tricky virus safely and completely.
Adware Generic5.YKC is a member of Adware Generic5 family which belongs to a malicious Adware virus. This type of virus is developed by malicious companies to block the Internet traffic and can cause harm to the functioning of the system software, personal computer processing and other various functions. It’s obvious that you have adware on your computer because you’ll see advertisements keep showing up within your programs or on your desktop, thus, your computer must be in a mess because unwanted toolbars, add-ons could be installed together with Adware Generic5.YKC in order to disturb your browsing activities.
Adware may arrive in files attached to e-mail and instant messages, come embedded into letters or get downloaded using peer-to-peer applications. Once it is running, antivirus program you have installed can keep popping up security alert saying your computer is infected, but it won’t let you get rid of it completely since this virus is able to disable antivirus functions by changing the registry entries, system files and modifying running processes. It just conceals itself deeply in your computer and making chaos. As similar as other Adware viruses such as “Adware Generic5.FXV” and “Adware Generic5.GHC”, this virus also can connect to a remote IRC server and forward the data to cyber criminals without a computer user’s awareness. The collected data is usually used to distribute pop-up ads on the compromised machine. Therefore, don’t hesitate to remove Adware Generic5.YKC virus once it is found.
1. It can compromise your system and may introduce additional infections like rogue software.
2. It forces you to visit websites and advertisements which are not trusted and may lead you to pay money wrongly for worthless products.
3. It takes up high resources and strikingly slows down your computer speed and even causes your computer stuck frequently.
4. It may allow cyber criminals to track your computer and steal your personal information.
This tricky virus is able to disable antivirus programs so that it cannot even be detected or removed by antivirus programs, you need to manually remove it out of the computer. And in case that any mistake might occur and cause unpredictable damages, please spend some time on making a backup beforehand. Then follow these steps given as below to delete Adware Generic5.YKC virus immediately:
1. 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.
2. 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 related to Adware Generic5.YKC that should be deleted:
Adware Generic5.YKC virus can attack Windows operating system that is running on 32-Bit and 64-Bit. Leaving this virus in your computer can cause a serious problem in your computer. IT controls your keyword search and then depending on what you are searching for, it shows commercials advertisements and finally slows down your computer. Besides, it has the ability to modify your browser code and make victims redirected when they are browsing. Getting this virus inside must be an annoying thing because you will have a sea of unwanted pop up ads that are impossible to stop. Like other similar viruses, it also can download and install other corrupt system files or programs onto the infected PC. Therefore, please use the manual removal instructions above to remove Adware Generic5.YKC completely and permanently.
Note: If you are not knowledgeable enough to be able to distinguish the location of this virus, or you are afraid of making mistake during the manual removal, please contact experts from Yoocare Online Tech Support for further help.
Published by & last updated on July 24, 2013 1:21 am