Jul 16, 2016

How to Remove Malsign.generic.D18 Virus Step by Step?

Hi there. I run AVG to scan my PC, which reports a Malsign.generic.D18 virus on my laptop. But even after removal, I still get the same warning of my laptop being infected. And then i download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware but it does not help at all. The virus seems to still remain on my system. My computer is super slow and I don’t know what to do now. Is there anyone that can help you solve the problem?

What’s Malsign.generic.D18 Virus?

Malsign.generic.D18 is a typical Trojan usually detected by AVG that mostly targets Microsoft Windows computer. In order to complete its evil tasks, this virus can modify system settings and drop various harmful files as soon as it is downloaded. Typically speaking, this virus accesses the PC by downloading torrent files and free software from third party file sharing websites, opening spam email attachments or visiting suspicious websites, especially the pornographic sites. Once inside, the CPU occupancy rate can be very high therefore computer will be freezing all the time. Infected users may also experience constant pop-ups, changed default homepage, excessively slow Internet connection and random crash on the computer. The role of this Trojan is to implant more and more malicious spyware and allow remote attacker accessing and gathering essential data like credit card details, login number, bank information etc. You are recommended to remove Malsign.generic.D18 virus immediately.

Malsign.generic.D18 can bring a victim serious computer damages and even data loss. It can record online behaviors including what you typed, what program you run and what website you visited. All the information will be sent back to the cyber criminals without any knowledge. In addition, it can generate unexpected errors whenever you are online. It falsely says your flash player is outdated and you need to download a new one, or your computer has a virus and you need to call a support to fix it. If you have ever seen message like these on your browser, don’t click on it or your system can become horribly contaminated with a lot of other potentially unwanted programs. To sum up, Malsign.generic.D18 virus should be removed completely in order to protect your PC from damaging further.

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.

Dangerous Actions Performed by This Virus:

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.

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.

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 Malsign.generic.D18 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:

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:

Malsign.generic.D18 virus is a nasty Trojan that can exploit system security flaws to download other malware infections and damage your computer seriously. Free update programs, online games, random popups and also other dubious online applications are the main reason that you got infected by this virus. Once the virus is downloaded it reduces PC performance and may cause other unexpected problems like blue screen of death, system crash and program malfunction. Furthermore, it is able to steal confidential data, including browsing habits, search queries, online banking details and pictures etc. Even though some of anti-virus programs can detect the virus, they are not able to delete it thoroughly. Therefore, infected users are suggested to get rid of Malsign.generic.D18 virus manually by following the above instruction.

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 July 16, 2016 1:44 am

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