Hi there. My computer is infected with MalSign.Generic.46B virus and I really need help in removing it. I keep getting the message from AVG and it detects and removes it but every time I start my PC, it still comes up. Is it a false positive? Should I concern? I don’t have my windows CD so re-installing the OS is out of the question. Any ideas? Is there any way I can get rid of this virus completely without losing my pictures and documents?
MalSign.Generic.46B is another Trojan horse which has become one of the most serious threats to computer security. It can be detected by AVG and it always accesses the corrupted PC system surreptitiously via social networks, doubtful websites, freeware, shareware, spam messages and others. This virus is specifically designed by cyber criminals to download additional threats and steal account information, passwords, online banking data and credit card information from the target users. Once downloaded, it can slow down the performance of target computers. Users will constantly get stuck while they are using the PC. Even if they just try to open a document or open a new tab on the web browser, it takes forever to load up. Besides, some applications including the antivirus program can be malfunctioning. Sometimes the infected computer will shut down automatically, which will greatly damage your hard disk. This Trojan contains backdoor capabilities that can make all the personal or confidential information secretly passed over to the intended attacker who would further misuse it for stealing money from your bank account or leaking the confidential information out to other sources. It represents a high risk for your network environment as well as your privacy so you should not keep it on the PC in any case.
MalSign.Generic.46B usually drops tons of infected files and registry entries to consume a large amount of CPU and RAM. In addition, it can modify your browser settings in the background in order to display commercial ads and cause you unexpected browser redirection. You can see many pop ups appear on your screen when doing web browsing tasks. Moreover, the virus could record your browser history and collect your cookies to steal your vital information on purpose. It is also capable of implanting other malware and spyware into the infected computer, which will further destroy the system and even lead to system crash. In such a case, manual removal is considered to be the most effective way to delete the virus entirely.
1. It can compromise your system and may introduce additional infections like rogue software.
2. It forces you to visit websites and advertisements which are not trusted and may lead you to pay money wrongly for worthless products.
3. It takes up high resources and strikingly slows down your computer speed and even causes your computer stuck frequently.
4. It may allow cyber criminals to track your computer and steal your personal information.
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.
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 MalSign.Generic.46B 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:
MalSign.Generic.46B virus is classified as Trojan parasite that breaks into the target computer by exploiting software vulnerability and runs in the background to wreak chaos on the infected machine. You will feel very annoyed to work on a sluggish and weird computer. Also you may experience programs freeze, system crash and file missing problems. The virus can root deeply in your computer system by pretending as a legitimate system process so that the antivirus program cannot identify its malicious activities easily. Once it is working in the background, it enables cyber-criminals to spy on you, steal your sensitive data, and gain backdoor access to your system. The virus can be used to download more harmful threats items on your system and it is used for the purpose such as steal sensitive data like your passwords, credit card info, bank account information etc. So it is very important to remove it as early as possible.
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 May 22, 2016 8:17 am