Win32:Malware-gen

Win32:Malware-gen Description


The label of Win32:Malware-gen is a general name applied for malware that can’t be identified more specifically. Win32:Malware-gen infections have been reported to be viruses, worms and other self-replicating malware types, and may also be non-reproducing malware types as well. Malware can steal passwords and input from your keyboard, prevent Windows applications and security fail-safes from working properly, empower remote attacker-controlled DDoS activities and destroy parts of your operating system. The vague nature of any given infection of this type means that you should delete Win32:Malware-gen as soon as you can, just in case Win32:Malware-gen turns out to be a high-level PC threat.

Potential Win32:Malware-gen Attacks and Hostilities


Since Win32:Malware-gen can encompass a wide range of malware threats, one should be ready for any or all of the following:
  • Trojan horses that both download and install other malware, creating an escalating threat situation if the user doesn’t take specific steps to stop Win32:Malware-gen.
  • Spyware that monitor computer activities, scan files for information or record computer input. One of the most prominent types of spyware is the keylogger which can record each keystroke from the user’s keyboard.
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    Spyware programs are often devoted to stealing passwords and other account or identity information.
  • Backdoor Trojans; these Trojans have the usual Trojan functions but also create high levels of security risk in the infected machine. This lets a remote attacker control or damage the computer from a distant location.
  • Worms, which spread through networks and removable drives and can quickly infect large numbers of linked machines.
  • Rogue security applications; these types of malware will superficially copy the appearance of popular anti-malware programs, but create false positive threat alerts to instill fear in the user.

Many threats that may be identified as Win32:Malware-gen can also corrupt the system registry to run on startup, or disable well-known security and diagnostic applications.

A Recommended Solution to Your Generic Problem


Removing Win32:Malware-gen can be done without outside aid, but usually is more efficient when done by dedicated applications that can detect, quarantine and delete malware. Keeping the malware identity databases for these applications updated is important; without updates, they may be unable to respond properly to Win32:Malware-gen or other threats.

Never try to delete Win32:Malware-gen or other malware when the malware is still active in memory; you can note active memory processes in your Task Manager. Always shut down the process before attempting deletion, or preferably prevent Win32:Malware-gen from starting at all. This maximizes your chances of completely removing Win32:Malware-gen and related problems without needing to do the whole thing again later.

Aliases


Virus.Win32.Xpaj.1!O [CMC]Agent2.CBME [AVG]W32/BHO.AQ!tr [Fortinet]Trojan.BHO [Ikarus]Trojan.Win32.Generic.12746B63 [Rising]Dropper/Bho.221184 [AhnLab-V3]TrojanDownloader:Win32/Regonid.A [Microsoft]Trojan/win32.agent.gen [Antiy-AVL]TrojanClicker.Agent.epp [Jiangmin]Mal/BHO-AY [Sophos]

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Win32:Malware-gen Automatic Detection Tool (Recommended)


Is your PC infected with Win32:Malware-gen? To safely & quickly detect Win32:Malware-gen we highly recommend you run the malware scanner listed below.



Technical Details

File System Modifications

Tutorials: If you wish to learn how to remove malware components manually, you can read the tutorials on how to find malware, kill unwanted processes, remove malicious DLLs and delete other harmful files. Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.
Posted: July 5, 2010 | By
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Detection Count: 411,544
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