Have you recently been experiencing some unwanted and strange computer problems? Is the performance of your system slower than usual? Do you notice some unauthorized activities or is your software frequently crashing and getting unusual errors? These could all be signs of the presence of Trojan.Gen.MBT inside your computer.

This malicious piece of software does not always shows visible red-flags and usually has no specific symptoms which can give it away because it is one of the representatives of the so-called Trojan Horse category of malicious programs. And, as you may know, the Trojans are not only very malicious but also very stealthy and sneaky. If you have had the misfortune of landing Trojan.Gen.MBT, however, you may need some help to remove it before it manages to complete its criminal agenda in the background of your system. That’s why we believe it’s in your best interest if you remain on this page and read on the information in the next lines.

Trojan.Gen.MBT can be a fatal infection which can leave your computer completely useless if not removed on time. This is an advanced creation of a group of cyber criminals, who may use it for a variety of harmful deeds with unpredictable consequences. The Trojan typically spreads via phishing sites, mass spam message campaigns, malicious email attachments and through the method of malvertising. It may take some time before you realize that such malware has nested itself inside your computer because it tries to remain hidden for as long as possible in order to perform its criminal tasks undisturbed. Trojan.Gen.MBT may mess with the default settings of the system, modify and replace some files, launch some hidden processes such as data tracking, espionage, keystroke tracking, capturing screenshots, recording audio or video through the webcam and the mic, etc. Such an infection can easily provide its creators with remote access to the computer and insert other viruses, including Ransomware and Rootkits, without the knowledge of the users.

Some of the effects of the attack may lead to sudden system errors, unresponsiveness, the appearance of fake alerts and random messages on the screen, which all could be the result of the insertion of malicious content into the computer. A Trojan like Trojan.Gen.MBT may fill the system with harmful extensions and infected files as well as disable some important system processes and services, such as the firewall or the antivirus program (if there is one). That’s why it is important to quickly detect and remove the infection before it creates serious vulnerabilities or provides its creators with full control over your computer. If you don’t know where to start, we suggest you take a look at the instructions in the removal guide above or use the suggested professional Trojan.Gen.MBT removal tool in case you don’t already have a reliable security program that can handle this Trojan. Keep in mind, though, that it might be challenging to locate and remove all the files associated with the infection because it typically spreads its copies in various system locations and keeps them under different names. For this reason, we advise you to be very careful with what you delete and run a full system scan to have a better chance against Trojan.Gen.MBT.


Name Trojan.Gen.MBT
Type Trojan
Danger Level  High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)
Symptoms  This infection is very stealthy and rarely shows any particular symptoms. 
Distribution Method  Software bundles, cracked program installers, torrents, pirated content, infected email attachments, malicious ads. 
Detection Tool

Remove Trojan.Gen.MBT

If you have a Windows virus, continue with the guide below.

If you have a Mac virus, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide.

If you have an Android virus, please use our Android Malware Removal guide.

If you have an iPhone virus, please use our iPhone Virus Removal guide


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).



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:


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


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

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!


About the author


Lidia Howler

Lidia is a web content creator with years of experience in the cyber-security sector. She helps readers with articles on malware removal and online security. Her strive for simplicity and well-researched information provides users with easy-to-follow It-related tips and step-by-step tutorials.

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