Apr 8, 2016

How to get rid of rootkit-fileless.mtgen virus manually?

Hi there. Malwarebytes detects rootkit-fileless.mtgen virus on my Win 7 computer, but it cannot effectively delete it. I’ve tried system restore, but the tricky virus still keeps coming back after I restart and run another scan. Is there any other way to remove it permanently? I do not want to format my hard drive. Please help! Thanks!

Learn More About Rootkit-fileless.mtgen Virus:

Rootkit-fileless.mtgen (as known as Rootkit.Fileless.MTgen Trojan) is a malicious program categorized as Trojan Horse that identified by Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. This is a typical malware that mostly targets Microsoft Windows computer. In order to complete its evil tasks, this virus can get access into your system without any approval and then modify your system settings and create tons of junk files. It also exploits system security flaws to download other malware infections and damage your computer further. Free update programs, online games, random popups and also other dubious online applications are the main reason that you got infected by this virus. This tricky Trojan virus eats up lots of system resources, thus it makes your machine run very slowly. On the other hand, it can open backdoor and be used to monitor your browsing habits and steal your computer privacy. Under the circumstances, you have to get rid of it from the computer once upon detection.

Rootkit-fileless.mtgen Virus is a nasty virus that causes high CPU usage and freezes the system from time to time. If your computer is infected by this virus, you may also experience non-stoppable pop-up ads or even blue screen of death issue. Furthermore, your web browser will be hijacked and you will be directed to advertising or dangerous site when attempting to visit Google and your default homepage. Just like other Trojan viruses, this one is also able to steal your confidential data, including browsing habits, search queries, online banking details, pictures, IP address, phone number and so on. It is a tough task for most of computer users to delete this rootkit virus since it cannot be removed by any security programs. To completely delete rootkit-fileless.mtgen virus, you are suggested to follow the manual removal instruction below.

The following instructions require certain levels of computer skills. If you’re not sure how to delete this nasty Trojan, please live chat with YooCare experts now.

Infected Symptoms Are Listed Below:

1. This virus slows down your computer speed which make you in a trouble while opening program and surfing Internet. It takes forever to open a program or website.
2. Antivirus you have installed keeps popping up messages while you are surfing on the internet and showing you computer is at risk but you can’t get rid of it all.
3. This virus will shut down your other anti-virus and anti-spyware programs. And it will also infect and corrupt your registry, leaving your computer totally unsafe.
4. This virus will disable the proper running of many different programs or even disable some functions of your computer.
5. System restore can’t help to remove this Trojan completely.

How Does This Virus Get On 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 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 Rootkit-fileless.mtgen virus, professional manual guide is needed.

About Trojan Virus Removal:

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 Rootkit-fileless.mtgen 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:

Windows task manager

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.
Folder Options

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:

registry editor

b. Search malicious files and registry entries and then remove all of them:

%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.exe

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\[random]
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Temp

Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor:

Rootkit-fileless.mtgen virus is categorized as a Trojan virus that has been reported by many victims all over the world. It infiltrates into the compromised PC system without a user’s knowledge and permission and poses high risks to the privacy and security. Cyber hackers make use of this virus in order to access the infected computers remotely and steal information. So this virus is created to help them achieve their illegal goals. Once infected, it gives your computer fatal damages. Your firewall will be turned off or disabled immediately. Whenever you try to get online, you may find that your homepage and default search provider have been changed without your permission. The virus also consumes a great part of CPU resource which can make the affected machines run slowly. What’s worse, black screen and BSOD problem may occur often on the corrupted machines that can lead to hardware damage issue. Even though some of anti-virus programs can detect this virus, they are not able to delete it thoroughly. The virus can come back again and again on the next scan or even after reboot. To remove Rootkit-fileless.mtgen virus completely, manual removal is the best option.

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 April 8, 2016 6:56 am

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