I have the paid version of AVG Internet Security and it keeps detecting Adware generic_r.TH Virus. Also while I am browsing online, I have a lot of popups that I cannot find a way to get rid of them. My C drive is getting full and computer runs very slow. I really need help in removing this virus. Please help.
Adware generic_r.TH is a potentially threat categorized as Adware that usually enters your computer by visiting malicious websites, clicking random links and downloading freeware programs like games, media players updates, or other free applications. Its goal is to corrupt computer system, deliver ads, install other spyware and even steal personal information from innocent computer users. The virus can modify system files and registry without user’s agreement. Thus, if you have any antivirus programs installed, like AVG, you will immediately get security warning telling you that your system is infected with Adware generic_r.TH as soon as system is launched. The virus helps spread malicious infection to all parts of your computer and inject junk files in Windows registry. So it weakens the PC performance and your system will take much longer than usual to load up.
Adware generic_r.TH Virus alters browser settings and it can hijack your homepage and default search engine on all your web browsers including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox as well as Google Chrome. If you open your internet browsers to search something, you will see a different page rather than your default home page and sometimes you will get redirected to unsafe websites. New tabs and window are opened without your permission and you will see tons of ads on your web browser which promote potentially unwanted programs and rogue programs. Apart from these annoying activities, this adware has the ability to monitor your Internet browsing activities and collect your privacy and personal information such as password, credit card information etc. All the collected information can be sent to third-parties for illegal purposes without your knowledge. Even worse, it can cause financial or data loss, identity theft as well as credit card fraud to the PC users. So it is recommended users to take all the necessary measures and delete Adware generic_r.TH virus immediately.
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 Adware generic_r.TH 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:
Adware generic_r.TH virus is an annoying threat that replaces your default homepage to a search engine or website you did not configure in first place. It also can be used to display and download advertising content on your machine. Adware like this is designed to make money, using ads or to generate traffic to a website full of advertisements or tracking scripts. After it gets itself installed on your computer, it is capable to modify your default system settings to make itself automatically run every time you launch your computer. You will have to face unexpected problems like file missing, program running errors, system boot failure, blue screen, constant system freezes/crashes and so on. In addition, this adware can install additional programs on your computer system, such as unwanted toolbars, add-ons or some start-up processes, which could lead to poor performance. Use the manual removal instructions above to remove it completely and permanently now!
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 18, 2016 2:37 am