VirTool:INF/Autorun.gen!F is a generic detection for an “autorun.inf” file created by malware. It can propagate through spam email attachments, malicious websites, unsafe downloads and many other ways. Follow the removal guide below to delete it safely and manually.
VirTool:INF/Autorun.gen!F is considered as a nasty Trojan infection that contains backdoor capabilities, which allows cybercriminals to log screenshots, steal confidential data, and obtain remote access and control over the compromised PC from a remote server. It can bypass Windows firewall settings and conceal itself deeply in a corrupted system so that antivirus programs can’t catch it up as well. Harmful capabilities of this threat are included: shutdown or restart a computer randomly, delete system files, record user keystrokes, install and run rogue programs etc.
Once it is executed on the computer, it may take over the compromised Internet browser and lead to irritating diversions to dubious advertisement websites created by cybercriminals to earn money from click fraud and raised traffic. Besides, you may experience system crashes and software errors on your computer. VirTool:INF/Autorun.gen!F is designed to disturb users and then gain personal information, banking-related data, and credit or debit card details. It has many harmful effects that should be deleted at all costs.
1.Lots of pop-up advertisements can be flooded your desktop.
2.Your computer is acting slow and it always takes a long time for programs you installed to response.
3.It drops harmful files, makes several changes on computer settings and brings in ransomware like the famous FBI MoneyPak scam virus.
4.Your Internet homepage may be changed or your Internet searches are redirected to other suspicious websites without your permission.
5.It can avoid detection and removal of security software installed on the corrupted PC.
Before you start to clean up the infected PC, back-up your important data to avoid irreparable consequences.
1. 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.
2. 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 the “Start” button and then choose the option “Run”. In the “Open” field, type “regedit” and click the “OK” button.
b. All malicious files and registry entries that should be deleted:
%System%\[NAME OF AN EXISTING DLL]32.dll
VirTool:INF/Autorun.gen!F is a highly dangerous Trojan that can access victims’ computers to rip off their important information for other malicious purposes. It can compromise your system and may introduce additional infections like rogue software. Similar to other threats, it has the ability to disable your security software from being deleted, modify system settings and gather confidential data to a remote hacker. Meanwhile, it takes up high resources and strikingly slows down your computer speed and even causes your computer stuck frequently. Besides those visible bad behaviors, this threat still involves more potential threats that may ruin your system. Hence, you have to remove this pesky Trojan from your PC as soon as possible, or it will cause irreparable damages to your PC.
Published by Sarah Poehler & last updated on June 8, 2013 6:13 pm