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May 10, 2014

How to Remove Adware Generic r.KF

Computer is infected by Adware Generic r.KF? You don’t know when and how the computer gets infected? Why can’t the antivirus program installed on your computer stop it? You just want to run a program, visit a website or open a file like you usually do every day, but the computer displays a message saying no response? How to remove the virus?

Details of Adware Generic r.KF:

Adware Generic r.KF is a new computer virus created by cyber criminals to invade target computers and perform some malicious tasks. Cyber criminals have the virus contained in many online resources. If you accidentally click on some unknown links, you will be redirected to download the virus. Emails from unknown senders or some free programs are also corrupted. Therefore, we should avoid suspicious online resources.

Adware Generic r.KF is not a computer virus that is easy to be handled. When you are happy to learn how to use the newly-downloaded free programs, the virus is installed on the computer secretly. Most computer users do not know that their computer is infected until they see the scan result from their antivirus program. The most obvious infection symptom is slow computer performance. Typically, restarting the computer takes less than a minute, but you often need to wait around 10 minutes when you start your computer which is infected with the virus. The system will often give you hints saying something like “Windows Explorer stops working”. You can also find that some important documents are not in the original place. They still do not appear even if you search the whole system. In fact, they are hidden by the virus and there is no way to get them back unless you have it removed. In addition, the infected computer will be attacked by other viruses, spyware and malware. System crash will occur and you will lose your data if you let it stay in the computer for a long time. What is more fearful, cyber criminals are able to know that what websites you are visiting, the contents of the files you are reading and the account password you are entering. The virus threats your privacy safety. You may be confused about why antivirus programs can detect it but cannot eliminate it. It has the capacity to root deep in the computer system and antivirus programs cannot find all its components. Thus, if you want to protect your computer and your personal information, you should remove it as soon as possible.

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.KF 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.KF

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.KF 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’

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

%AllUsersProfile%\random.exe

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

%Temp%\random.exe

%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\random

Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor:

In short, Adware Generic r.KF is a high risk of computer virus which can attack and damage computers around the world. If we are not careful to click, access, download or install any unknown online resources, the computer will easily be attacked by the vicious virus. The reaction speed of the infected Computer is slower than usual and you need to spend more time with your work on the computer. Cyber criminals are able to access your computer to collect your personal information furtively in the backdoor. Therefore, you should clear Adware Generic r.KF completely.

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 May 10, 2014 5:13 pm

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