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Feb 17, 2015

How to Remove Downloader.Generic14.HTD Virus

You got a warning about Downloader.Generic14.HTD virus from the antivirus software? What is this virus? How did it get into your computer? Why is your antivirus software unable to stop it from invading the computer and remove it? Can the Trojan virus make you lose all of your valuable data? How to remove this infection when the antivirus software doesn’t work?

Details of Downloader.Generic14.HTD:

Downloader.Generic14.HTD is a newly released Trojan virus which is quite dangerous. Although the release time is not so long, it has infected many computers and caused a lot of troubles for computer users. The Trojan infection is specially designed by computer hackers, thus, it is able to damage your computer system and gather valuable information, which helps the hackers gain illegal profits. Because the virus makers are proficient in computer skills, most antivirus programs have failed to catch it. Therefore, you should think of another way to remove this Trojan.

Getting rid of Downloader.Generic14.HTD is the primary work when you find the existence of the infection. You should keep in mind that this Trojan infection is used by the computer hackers to collect your sensitive information, so you shouldn’t ignore it. Don’t do anything you want to do as usual in the infected computer, especially inputting personal information through the network or editing important files. It has the ability to weaken the system security level and make your system more vulnerability so that more viruses and malicious software will enter your computer, making computer getting further damaged! If you don’t want the removal to become more complex, you should remove the Trojan horse 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:

Many users will try to download and use all kinds of antivirus programs at first when encountering a virus, but Downloader.Generic14.HTD will not be removed or isolated by virus protection programs. Manual removal can be regarded as the best way to deal with this Trojan infection. Here are some steps to tell you how to manually get rid of it. But you should note that manual removal needs certain computer basis. In addition, it is recommended that you make a backup to protect your important data in the computer beforehand.

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 Downloader.Generic14.HTD

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 Downloader.Generic14.HTD 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_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

%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:

Usually, if your computer is equipped with an antivirus program, you’ll get the virus alert telling you that your computer is in danger due to Downloader.Generic14.HTD virus. Antivirus programs can detect the virus, but cannot remove it. Some famous antivirus programs will tell you that the virus has been deleted, however, when you restart the computer and scan your system again, you still can see this Trojan. It has the ability to change the system structure and even disable most of the functions of the antivirus programs. Therefore, in order to successfully get rid of this annoying Downloader.Generic14.HTD virus, you can try manual removal.

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 February 17, 2015 8:22 am

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