Generic Trojan.i Removal (Sept. 2018 Update)

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This page aims to help you remove Generic Trojan.i. Our removal instructions work for every version of Windows.

Generic Trojan.i, a recently released malicious piece of software that belongs to the Trojan Horse category, will be the focus of the next few paragraphs so stay on this page if you want to learn more about this insidious malware threat. This malware can cause serious issues to any computer it manages to infect and if your machine has been compromised by it, you should immediately take actions to remove it. Detecting the Trojan and effectively removing it from the system, however, could be a very challenging task. Especially if you don’t have proper security software or a step-by-step removal guide at your disposal. Generic Trojan.i uses camouflage to trick its victims and to remain hidden inside the system for as long as possible. For this reason, we advise you to be very careful when trying to deal with the Trojan and its malicious scripts. In fact, what we suggest you do is first familiarize yourself with the specifics of the infection and then use the detailed removal instructions at the end of the page. This way, you will be able to eliminate Generic Trojan.i fast and without risk for your system.

Why should you be concerned if you detect Generic Trojan.i on your system?

Latest security analysis shows that Generic Trojan.i is an advanced form of a Trojan-based computer virus, which can infect any system without triggering any particular symptoms. From the moment it gets inside the machine, this malware can launch various malicious processes. Sadly, most of the activities of the Trojan may not be detected without a trusted antivirus software and the malware might be running its processes in the background without you knowing anything about that. In many cases, the victims of such viruses find out about the ongoing infection only when the malware has caused some major damage to the system which cannot go unnoticed.

Generic Trojan.i Removal



Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.

Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).



We get asked this a lot, so we are putting it here: Removing parasite manually may take hours and damage your system in the process. We recommend downloading SpyHunter to see if it can detect parasite files for you.

Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which processes are dangerous. 


Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:

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After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections. 


Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.


You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them. If you see a screen like this when you click Uninstall, choose NO:



Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:


Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious.

  • Remember this step – if you have reason to believe a bigger threat (like ransomware) is on your PC, check everything here.

Hold the Start Key and R –  copy + paste the following and click OK:

notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:

hosts_opt (1)

If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.


To remove parasite on your own, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. If you were to do this, you need to be extremely careful, because you may damage your system.

If you want to avoid the risk, we recommend downloading SpyHunter
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Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.

Once inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show up this way, go manually to these directories and delete/uninstall them:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious.
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random

How can Generic Trojan.i get inside your system?

As a typical Trojan horse, Generic Trojan.i may try to mislead you about its real nature and intentions. The malware may present itself as a free installer, an attractive offer, an interesting link, an ad, a pop-up or a webpage. It may also get delivered to you attachment to some spam e-mail message which may prompt you to click on the virus file or download it on your computer. If you don’t take a moment to think or check whether what you are about to click on is safe, you would be very likely to get your PC infected. The Trojan will try to trigger your curiosity and to silence your vigilance by being disguised as some legitimate or harmless looking piece of content. Of course, the moment it enters the system, it will get down to its criminal agenda, which even your antivirus may not be able to detect on time. If you have your latest virus definitions updated, however, you have a better chance at successfully protecting your PC from Generic Trojan.i and stopping the infection before it has gotten too late.

What criminal deeds may Generic Trojan.i be used for?

Sophisticated threats such as Generic Trojan.i are typically capable of performing various types of criminal deeds. The hackers often exploit them as multipurpose tools or program them to perform specific malicious tasks. Unfortunately, in many cases it is impossible or at least very difficult to predict what exactly the criminals may decide to use their malware for.

Some of the possible crimes, which the Trojans could typically be initiate with the help of a Trojan virus may include theft and fraud of different scale as well as causing irreparable system damage. In fact, system crashing, partial or total corruption or deletion of important data are just some of the things that might happen to your computer if a threat like Generic Trojan.i has managed to infiltrate the machine. The hackers may decide to exploit the Trojan as a tool for remote control and they may gain unauthorized access to the infected computer very easily. Turning your machine into a bot or exploiting its system resources could happen without your knowledge.

Another dreadful potential use of Generic Trojan.i and other viruses of its category could be the theft of credentials, passwords, and sensitive personal or professional information. Basically, any data that you keep on the infected computer could be stolen and used against you. The Trojan may transfer every file to the hackers’ remote servers and hand them over sensitive details about your banking status, web accounts, personal or professional life which data could later be used for blackmailing or for some other forms of abuse.

Another thing that a Trojan horse might be capable of is secretly inserting other infections inside the computer. The security experts warn that Ransomware, Spyware and similar nasty viruses often manage to infect users’ PC by being delivered into the targeted system by a Trojan. That’s why, the sooner you remove Generic Trojan.i and all of its traces from your PC, the better. We highly recommend you use the professional software on this page for a fast and effective elimination of all the related Trojan-scripts and combine it with the manual instructions from the Removal guide below.


Name Generic Trojan.i
Type Trojan
Danger Level  High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)
Symptoms This program uses camouflage to trick its victims and to remain hidden inside the system for as long as possible.  Therefore it rarely triggers any visible symptoms. 
Distribution Method Spam messages, infected email attachments, seemingly harmless files, links, fake ads, illegal web pages, infected software installers. 
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If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!

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