AVG keeps picking up Adware Generic5.AJZH on my computer and doesn’t seem to be able to remove it from my computer. I tried to remove it from the AVG Virus Vault but nothing happens no matter I tried to delete the virus file or empty the vault. Is there any way I can get rid of this virus completely? I don’t want to mess up my computer. Any help will be appreciated.
Adware Generic5.AJZH is categorized as a disgusting adware that is mainly promoted via spam e-mails, malicious or hacked Web pages, peer-to-peer networks. It always gets installed on the vulnerable computer without any knowledge and permission. This type of virus won’t come into computer solely but is found to along with other variants like Adware Generic5.YKC Virus or Adware Generic5.AFZM which make computer situation much more complicated. If your computer is infected with this virus, it can degenerate your PC’s comprehensive performance seriously by introducing other threats such as worm, ransomware and malware. Moreover, it can bring you other annoyance like changing your internet setting. For example, you will find that your home page is changed for some reasons and there are many bookmarks added to your favorites list but you didn’t make it before.
Similarly to other Adware, Adware Generic5.AJZH will install additional programs on your computer system, such as unwanted toolbars, add-ons or some start-up processes, which could lead to annoying website diversions. It aims to hijack Internet browser such as Internet explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome etc. While you are surfing Facebook, Amazon or other websites, it shows sponsored links and ads on every webpage including business, entertainment etc. Mostly these ads appear on shopping websites and they keep interrupting your browsing activities. In addition, it takes huge amount of space of the system memory therefore it considerably slows down the system performance including slow PC startup and shut down. To sum up, the longer Adware Generic5.AJZH stays in your computer, the more inconvenience it can bring to you. Malicious activities are performed without your permission if your computer is infected by this virus:
Search engine results are being redirected to malicious sites.
Pop-up advertisements keep appearing on your desktop.
New toolbars are added in your internet browser without your permission.
Get sluggish computer start-up and shut-down.
From malicious drive-by-download scripts from corrupted porn and shareware / freeware websites.
Through spam email attachments, media downloads and social networks.
When clicking suspicious pop-ups or malicious links.
Open unknown email or download media files that contain the activation code of the virus.
Note: No matter how does the virus access your PC, users should know that there are no tools can remove this pesky Trojan automatically at this moment, it is suggested users not spend much time in downloading or paying any security software which claims can delete this stubborn virus. It is totally useless. To completely get rid of Adware Generic5.AJZH virus, professional manual guide is needed.
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. End the malicious process from Task Manager.
Once Adware Generic5.AJZH is installed, computer user may notice that CPU usage randomly jumps to 100 percent. At any time Windows always has many running processes. A process is an individual task that the computer runs. In general, the more processes, the more work the computer has to do and the slower it will run. If your system’s CPU spike is constant and remain at a constant 90-95%, users should check from Task Manager and see if there is a suspicious process occupying system resources and then end it immediately.
(The name of the virus process can be random.)
Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to quickly bring up Task Manager Window：
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 Windows key + R to open Run box. In the “Open” field, type “regedit” and click the “OK” button.
Then a Registry Editor window will pop up as the following picture shows:
b. Search malicious files and registry entries related to Adware Generic5.AJZH and then remove all of them:
Adware Generic5.AJZH is a vicious Trojan detected by AVG that invades the corrupted PC system surreptitiously via social networks, doubtful websites, freeware, shareware, spam messages and others. Once inside, it may display advertisements, sponsored links and coupons via a pop-up box on Amazon, Walmart, Ebay and other shopping websites that web users are visiting. Also it may show coupons and other deals available on numerous websites to keep bothering users. If your web browser has been infected with this adware, it will slow down your computer and reduce PC performance too. As a consequence, it may take forever to load up a page or open a program. And the worse is it could keep track of your online activities and after installing on the vulnerable Window computer, steal the computer user’s personal data and information and send it to remote attackers. Remove it as quickly as you can in order to keep your computer safe.
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 December 14, 2013 1:54 am