AVG keeps picking up Adware Generic5.BZFO on my computer and doesn’t seem to be able to remove it from my computer. When I tried to delete it, it says inaccessible. AVG picks it up every minute and it is quite annoying. Is there any way I can get rid of this virus completely? I don’t want to rebuilt my computer because I have lots of data. Any help will be appreciated.
Adware Generic5.BZFO is categorized as annoying adware that comes from the same Adware Generic5 family like adware Generic5.AFZM and Adware Generic5.ACKC. This advertising-supported software is designed for promoting potentially unwanted programs or distributing malware and spyware, so computer users should stay away from it. When it is installed on the vulnerable computer, it annoys computer users by displaying floods of commercial advertisements pop-up ads and sponsored links that lure inexperienced users to click the ads or links and buy various products. Technically speaking, adware is not a computer virus; however it can perform many destructive activities on your computer like other viruses do. Furthermore, usually this adware won’t come alone, it will come bundled with other undesired programs and may 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.
As an illegal and unwanted adware program, it will degrade your computer performance as well as the Internet speed. At the same time, it may collect information about the user in order to display advertisements in the Web browser. Some applications that contain this adware can even track your Internet surfing habits in order to serve ads related to you. Therefore, whenever you browse online there could be a large number of pop-up ads that come out of nowhere. Adware Generic5.BZFO also helps change your browser settings and modify your default homepage and search engine. Even you are using the most advanced anti-virus program, it is still impossible to block this threat. This adware will throw its harmful files to every comer of your system, so if you need to completely rid it off, you had better use manual removal way instead. Antivirus programs like Norton or AVG may be able to detect this adware now but it could also give you error message when you try to remove it. The longer it stays on your machine, the more damages it could cause to ruin your system. Don’t hesitate to get rid of Adware Generic5.BZFO if you have found it from your computer.
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 the virus accesses your PC, users should know that there are no tools can remove this pesky adware 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.BZFO 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.BZFO 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.BZFO and then remove all of them:
Adware Generic5.BZFO is a vicious adware detected by AVG that invades the corrupted PC system surreptitiously via social networks, doubtful websites, freeware, shareware, spam messages and others. It is able to affect all versions of Windows released since Windows XP to Windows 8.1. Once inside, it hijacks Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer and generates a large number of pop-up ads that you could not stop. Whenever you go online, especially when you go to shopping website, it shows you many misleading information about coupons and other deals available that keep bothering you. It also reduces your PC performance so it may take forever for you 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 October 19, 2014 2:58 am