W32.Cridex!gen4 Virus Removal Guide

Do you have difficulty in eliminating W32.Cridex!gen4 from the computer that suddenly appears? Your click the Delete button on the anti-virus program, but the virus warning still shows up after you restart the computer? How to remove it completely? You can read this article.

Details of W32.Cridex!gen4:

W32.Cridex!gen4 is a vicious Trojan virus that is considered to be a high-risk threat for all Windows-based computers. Computer users get this virus when they open a spam e-mail attachment or click an unreliable link. In addition, it is hidden in some free software, waiting for an opportunity to infect your computer. The virus makers are trying to make victims believe that they are downloading useful applications. Some suspicious web sites may also contain the Trojan horse. Although some anti-virus software can temporarily remove it, it regenerates again after every computer restart.

W32.Cridex!gen4 is not a virus that can be removed easily. Many computer users are not computer experts, so they even do not know when the computer is infected without the antivirus warning. They just wonder why the computer is running so slowly and some strange problems happen. In a very short period of time, the Trojan can completely penetrate into a computer system. It needs to stay in a suitable environment so it can change the Windows registry and disable the built-in system security center as well as the firewall. Located in random positions, the virus files are hard to be identified. That is why W32.Cridex!gen4 cannot be removed by the antivirus programs. They are not flexible, so they cannot delete all its malicious files. The computer’s performance is greatly degraded. Cybercriminals are able to monitor you, read your files or get your passwords of online bank accounts. In a word, your privacy is at risk. The only way to safely use the computer virus is completely eliminated the Trojan.

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:

W32.Cridex!gen4 is a malicious Trojan virus which 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. It is recommended to remove it as quickly as possible. Users can follow the manual guide here to have it 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 W32.Cridex!gen4

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 W32.Cridex!gen4 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%\Application Data\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:

Making full use of the system loopholes, W32.Cridex!gen4 penetrate into the target computer easily. It is put in some free programs that seem helpful by the virus writers. When you download and install one of these infected programs, the Trojan can infect your computer. It has the ability to run automatically together with the computer’s startup. The basic symptom of the infection is slow system performance, because its running requires a lot of system resources. In addition, it is capable of endangering the security of your personal information, such as credit card credentials, browsing habits and working papers. Therefore, you must remove W32.Cridex!gen4 from your computer immediately.

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 on May 12, 2015 1:29 am, last updated on May 12, 2015 1:29 am

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