I keep getting a message from AVG Premium Security 2013 saying my computer is infected with Trojan Horse Generic24.WOK virus. Every time I remove it from the computer, it appears again after I restart my computer. It seems that AVG is not able to catch this virus now. So how do I get rid of this Trojan virus from my computer?
Trojan Horse Generic24.WOK is categorized as a Trojan infection from the Generic group that was discovered by AVG recently. It’s capable to infect your system and install additional malware, including Trojans, viruses and other parasites without your permission. Normally, this virus is installed using social engineering techniques, such as tricking inexperienced computer users into installing bogus updates or security software. And it also can be bundled with other software. If a user installs this freeware or shareware from an unreliable source, this aggressive Trojan can invade the system silently. Then it runs in the background remaining undetected for long periods of time until AVG detects it.
Getting a Trojan inside the computer is very dangerous. It will open up a huge security hole on your machine, allowing remote attackers to reach your system and sensitive personal information. It aims to collect the computer user’s sensitive details such as user name and passwords and distribute other security threats. In addition, it may control the web browsers Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer in an attempt to steal more information. Thus, users may be redirected to websites they don’t want frequently. More than that, you will discover that the overall performance of the affected system will slow down incredibly making it impossible for user to launch any single program or open files. As soon as you run a program, it keeps showing you that the program is not responding. Therefore, to keep system safe from all the potential consequences, it is a must to remove Trojan Horse Generic24.WOK Virus from the computer.
1. This virus slows down your computer speed which make you in a trouble while opening program and surfing Internet. It takes forever to open a program or website.
2. Antivirus you have installed keeps popping up messages while you are surfing on the internet showing you the computer is at risk but you can’t get rid of it all.
3. This virus will shut down your other anti-virus and anti-spyware programs. And it will also infect and corrupt your registry, leaving your computer totally unsafe.
4. This virus will disable the proper running of many different programs or even disable some functions of your computer.
5. System restore can’t help to remove this Trojan completely.
Trojan Horse Generic24.WOK 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:
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 related to Trojan Horse Generic24.WOK virus 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:
Trojan Horse Generic24.WOK is a high-risk Trojan that can disable many functions of the machine to cause constant difficulties for users during their usage. It is designed to enable hackers to remotely access the target computer system. Like other similar Trojan, it neither replicates nor copies itself, but it can inject malicious codes into the system to help cyber criminals steal valuable data and even help them control the machine remotely. It creates numerous junk files into the legitimate folder without users’ awareness so that it is hard for antivirus to detect all its contents, also it makes the computer slow down. This virus always comes into the computer from malicious drive-by-download scripts and corrupted porn and shareware / freeware websites or through spam email attachments, media downloads and social networks, it typically penetrates into the corrupted PC through system vulnerabilities in the OS. Therefore, being careful if you are going to download a program, make sure it is reliable and avoid to download any risky virus like Trojan Horse Generic24.WOK inside the computer. Meanwhile, get rid of such Trojan from the computer as soon as possible.
Note: If you are confused with the manual guide above, please contact experts from Yoocare Online Tech Support for further help.
Published by & last updated on November 15, 2013 11:25 am