My computer is infected with a virus called TR/Patched.Ren.Gen. Every time I remove it from the computer, it appears again after every scan. How do I get rid of this virus from my computer?
TR/Patched.Ren.Gen is a typical detection for a computer Trojan that can cause numerous PC problems when it is downloaded and installed on the machine. This type of Trojan is mainly used to attack Windows OS (Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 8). Once executed, it results in a variety of problems such as displaying numerous random pop-up ads on the screen of the computer system and hijacking the web browser to unwanted web pages. In most cases, users can get the virus from fishy websites and strange pop-ups. To be more specific, sometimes you may see an Internet advertisement or window appearing that says your computer is infected or that a unique plug-in is required. Without fully understanding what it is you’re getting, you accept the prompt, then TR/Patched.Ren.Gen virus finds its way to infiltrate your computer. Another situation that your computer is infected is due to illegal website which contain many harmful threats. If you visit this web pages frequently, your computer will be at risk and can be infected with various viruses.
TR/Patched.Ren.Gen can conceal its presence of the compromised computer by showing only legitimate process running on the system. Thus, it will be extremely difficult for your antivirus program to detect and catch it. Once it is running in the background, it may open a security hole on your computer, letting remote hackers access your computer without your knowledge. In that case, your user name, log in password, credit card information can be revealed to a stranger. Besides, you will notice some instant changes on the operation like the performance of the machine reduces to a half as well as your Internet connection. As you can see, TR/Patched.Ren.Genis definitely a dangerous threat for every computer user and it has to be removed immediately.
a. There will be lots of annoying pop-up ads and fake security alerts;
b. It will block your access to the Internet and redirect everything you do on your browser to malicious web pages;
c. It will reduce your PC performance and create many junk files to wreak chaos;
d. Antivirus programs on the computer will automatically be shut down;
e. It may come with additional viruses and malware to further damage your computer;
f. Your private and critical information may be captured a remote host who will use them for Internet crimes;
Currently many computer users had the same experience that this virus couldn’t be removed by any anti-virus applications. So the manual approach is always required to combat this virus. And here is the step-by-step removal guide for all computer users.
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 that should be deleted:
TR/Patched.Ren.Gen is an aggressive Trojan that threatens your security and privacy as it can collect user’s online account, password information or even system information and finally send them to a predefined remote IP address. Once running, it conducts malicious actions on the infected system. It can drop other malware and spyware to the computer and may interfere the web user’s Internet surfing habits and set the PC in danger of being affected by various malware infections. Furthermore, this Trojan may also block you from running other executable programs on the computer and hide all the desktop icons. To prevent all these bad consequences from happening, TR/Patched.Ren.Gen virus must be removed completely.
Published by & last updated on November 7, 2013 3:55 am