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Apr 27, 2014

Remove Adware Generic_r.KI

You see a warning from the antivirus program showing that your computer is infected with Adware Generic_r.KI virus? The most obvious symptom is that it slows down the reaction speed of the computer. It also performs other malicious tasks in the background without letting you know. Therefore, many computer users may not know that the computer is infected without an antivirus program in the computer. Do you want to know more about the virus?

Details of Adware Generic_r.KI:

Adware Generic_r.KI is a virus created by cyber criminals that can change system settings to damage the infected computer seriously. Because the virus has the ability to fully exploit security vulnerabilities in Windows operating systems, it sneaks into the infected computer quietly through a variety of methods, including sending seductive emails to attract users click unknown links, forcing users to install malicious website plug-ins and promoting free but corrupted programs. There are some other similar dangerous viruses including Adware generic_r.KG and Adware/Win32.DomaIQ. Therefore, we need to develop good surfing habits to protect the computer.

Once Adware Generic_r.KI gets into your computer, it begins to modify system settings immediately, which makes it load automatically each time the system boots. The infected computer will run very slowly and erratically for it generates malicious files and registry entries to highly occupy system resources. Running programs, such as the commonly used Microsoft Office, web browsers and games, often close random without giving you any chance to save data. In addition, it can download other virus infections to the computer to further control the computer. What you also need to pay attention to is that it helps the cyber criminals to track and record your important information including bank account and credit card information. If you want to protect your computer and privacy, you must jump into action quickly to remove it. You may have used the automatic remove function provided by antivirus software but still cannot eliminate it. It is capable of regenerating, therefore, its malicious files change. Antivirus software is difficult to remove it completely. The most effective way to get rid of Adware Generic_r.KI is to remove it manually with expert skills.

Processing manual removal is supposed to have a certain level of computer literacy. If you are not sure how to start and are afraid of making any critical mistakes damaging the computer system, please live chat with YooCare Expert now.

What Can the Vicious Virus Do?

1. It has the ability to download additional components and other infections in the target computer in order to fully complete its penetration.
2. It is able to cause system crash and destroy some of your programs in the infected computer.
3. It facilitates the virus makers to intrude your computer remotely without letting you know.
4. It is capable of collecting your browsing history and other private data.

Manual Removal Guide:

The malicious Adware Generic_r.KI can install itself into the computer system without your consent and awareness. It makes your computer work slowly and implants other nasty infections into the computer. To make things worse, this Trojan is a tool for the cyber criminals to invade the infected computer to steal your information. Through making use of advanced technology, it maintains the ability to combine its components with system files or to generate fake system files, which confuses computer users as well as antivirus programs. They cannot identify it accurately and timely, let alone remove it thoroughly. Therefore, manual removal is the best choice to drive it away from your computer. In this case, you are advised to delete every file generated by it manually so as to spare all later trouble. The manual removal needs to be handled carefully so as to avoid any subsequent damages. Users can follow the manual guide here to have the virus removed instantly.

1. End Relevant Processes

(1). Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc together to pop up Windows Task Manager, click Processes tab

Windows Task Manager

*For Win 8 Users:

Click More details when you see the Task Manager box

Win 8 Task Manager

And then click Details tab

Details Tab in Win 8 Task Manager

(2). Find out and end the processes of Adware Generic_r.KI

2. Show Hidden Files

(1). Click on Start button and then on Control Panel

(2). Click on Appearance and Personalization

(3). Click on Folder Options

(4). Click on the View tab in the Folder Options window

(5). Choose Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category

(6). Click OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window

*For Win 8 Users:

Press Win+E together to open Computer window, click View and then click Options

View in Computer Window

Click View tab in the Folder Options window, choose Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category

View Tab in Folder Options Window

3. Delete Relevant Registry Entries and Files

(1). Delete the registry entries of Adware Generic_r.KI through Registry Editor

Press Win+R to bring up the Run window, type “regedit” and click “OK”

While the Registry Editor is open, search and delete the related registry entries

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Random

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” =Random

(2). Find out and remove the associated files

%AppData%\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Templates\random.exe

%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\random

%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.dll HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Random “.exe”

Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor:

In short, Adware Generic_r.KI is a dangerous computer virus which is able to change system settings so as to mess up the infected computers. Each time you restart the computer, the virus begins to run immediately. At the same time, it may even lead to abnormal computer shutdowns, resulting in damages to the hard drive. It opens a backdoor for cyber criminals when you don’t know to monitor your computer using traces and steal your privacy. More and more other viruses will be implanted in the computer, making the problem more complicated. Adware Generic_r.KI is a serious threat to your computer and your privacy. Thus, you should remove it as soon as possible.

The above manual removal is quite dangerous and complicated, which needs sufficient professional skills. Therefore, only computer users with rich computer knowledge are recommended to implement the process because any errors including deleting important system files and registry entries will crash your computer system. If you have no idea of how to process the manual removal, please contact experts from YooCare Online Tech Support for further assistance.

Published by & last updated on April 27, 2014 4:19 am

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