Recent scan of my computer by AVG Internet Security found Trojan horse Downloader.Generic14.PDS Virus but AVG Internet Security is unable to remove or resolve the threat. Is there any other ways I can do to get rid of it completely?
Trojan horse Downloader.Generic14.PDS is classified as a tricky Trojan virus designed to attack on innocent users computer system all around the world. Generally, your system will be infected by this virus after you downloaded free software from unknown third party websites, open attachment from spam emails or clicked any malicious pop-up ads. Once inside, it generates harmful processes in the background to overly consume your CPU and RAM, strikingly slow down your PC’s running. It also injects its own files and registry entries into your computer, and changes the start-up items immediately so it can launch automatically every time system boots up. The virus blocks the system security program and fully results in abnormal functioning of the system so you had better get rid of it quickly once upon detection.
Trojan horse Downloader.Generic14.PDS virus can be particularly nasty and it compromises your system security. It is able to open backdoors on the infected computer, and invite other infections and threats to attack the machine. Besides, it changes your browser settings without your knowledge. So it can harass you with endless pop-up or pop-under adverts for goods or services that you probably have little to no interest in whenever you surf the web. Your surfing experience will turn to be a nightmare and even your default homepage and search engine could be modified to some corrupted pages or even porn sites against your will. The virus may interrupt your browsing activities and even violate your privacy because it is designed by cyber criminals to steal account information, passwords, online banking data and credit card information from the target users. As mentioned above, it is highly suggested users delete Trojan horse Downloader.Generic14.PDS virus manually as quickly as possible.
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 Trojan horse Downloader.Generic14.PDS, 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 Trojan horse Downloader.Generic14.PDS 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:
Trojan horse Downloader.Generic14.PDS is a nasty Trojan designed to trace of victims’ browsing habits, search activities and online transaction processes, collect user’s personal information and install other viruses to the infected machine. When it is installed it can cause multiple problems and affect the functioning of the computer. When you try to get online or open a program, computer will be frozen and you may keep getting errors saying “Not Responding” or “Windows Explorer is stop working”. If you open task manager, you will see CPU usage is rather high, this is because the virus is able to drop its dangerous files to the computer, which definitely take up a lot of system resources. It may modify user’s browser settings and redirect users to all kinds of ad sites against their wills too. To sum up, it is necessary to remove Trojan horse Downloader.Generic14.PDS virus from the computer.
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 September 6, 2015 1:57 am