Well, recently my computer has been sluggish significantly. I opened task manager and saw that CPU usage has been up to 90% and sometimes it went to 100%. Memory usage has been taken over by a process called Conhost.exe. I don’t know what it is so I ran Avast full scan immediately. It found Win32:Dropper-gen [Drp] on my computer but cannot heal that. When I chose to delete the infected file, another popped up for the same file, I chose the same option and continued doing what I was doing. How do I get rid of the virus completely?
Win32:Dropper-gen [Drp] is categorized as a Trojan infection that can have a serious effect on the functionality of our computers and on the safety of our data, our bank accounts and even our identities. This Trojan dropper virus is known to attack 32-bit Windows computers including Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 or even Windows 8 (8.1). Once it is landed, it can not only compromise the target computer with all kinds of virus and malware, but also can create tons of junk files to eat out your system resources and slow down your PC performance. It usually comes to users computer through several means, such as open the unknown email and click the strange link attached in it or download the attachment contains a virus, visit the unknown website and click the malicious link on it, or download free applications and movies from the Internet. This infection is usually detected by Avast and it will distribute infectious files onto the corrupted PC and probably modify your browser settings in order to display tons of pop-up ads for you.
Win32:Dropper-gen [Drp] can perform a large number of bad actions that have not been authorized by the user. It can disable system function unexpectedly so you may come across numerous errors when you perform a simply task on your computer. When you open a program, it may keep saying “not responding” or other errors to prevent you from using the software you wish properly. Trojan dropper is designed by cyber criminals in order to steal account information, passwords, online banking data and credit card information from the target users. So Win32:Dropper-gen [Drp] is capable of tracing your web browser record and further stealing your personal confidential information without your knowledge that needs to be removed without any delay.
Slow down your PC speed notably.
Add other dangerous Trojan or Spyware to your system secretly.
Allow the hacker to access your entire system.
Collect all your personal information and transfer to a remote hacker.
Destroy critical system files and make PC unstable.
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 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 Win32:Dropper-gen [Drp] 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 Win32:Dropper-gen [Drp] virus 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 and then remove all of them:
Win32:Dropper-gen [Drp] is categorized as Trojan dropper that may arrive bundled with malicious files attached to spam e-mails and instant messages, or it comes embedded into peer-to-peer applications that you accidentally downloaded from the Internet. It belongs to be a high-risk virus that can break into target system and open a security loophole on the infected system to allow hacker getting control of the infected computer remotely. After infected, you will find computer performance is slowed down considerably especially on starting up, shutting down, playing games or Internet connection, and your browser settings could be changed without your approval. It may display pop-up advertisements every time when you are online. Also your homepage and default search engine may have been changed to other low-quality web pages. In such cases, don’t hesitate to delete Win32:Dropper-gen [Drp] from your machine.
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 28, 2014 8:22 am