Riskware.Injector.Generic will be our focus in the next lines, as it is a very new addition to the family of Trojan Horses, and because of that, it is possible that many antivirus tools may not yet have it within their databases. What this means is Riskware.Injector.Generic may enter your computer, begin carrying out its malicious activities, and yet remain undetected by your antivirus or anti-malware tool.
The representatives of the Trojan Horse category of malware are probably the most versatile computer threats one could encounter on their computer, and dealing with them is oftentimes a challenge to even the most experienced of software security experts. Still, if you detect that such an infection has managed to breach your system’s defenses, and has nested itself within your computer, there is no time to waste, and immediate actions should be taken in order to secure your machine and get rid of the malware as safely and as quickly as possible.
This is what is called a zero-day attack – a malware attack that doesn’t get spotted by the security software on the targeted computer because the malware is so new that it is yet to be added to the virus definitions of the antivirus/anti-malware tool. Hopefully, if you carefully read this article, and meticulously follow the steps provided in the removal guide after it, you should be able to eliminate the danger that Riskware.Injector.Generic represents, and make your computer safe once more.
The Riskware Injector
As is with most forms of malware, the main factor that allows Riskware Injector to infect as many computers as it does is the human element. People, even ones with some experience in using in computer, can easily get tricked about the nature of a given piece of software content. This is exactly what enables Trojans like the Riskware Injector to be so widespread.
A Trojan would normally be disguised in some rather convincing way – oftentimes as the installer of a program or a game. Of course, such installers get downloaded from sketchy sites, and sites that spread pirated content (and you shouldn’t visit those). The point is, it is often difficult to tell if a given piece of software, or a software installer is or isn’t a Trojan. And if your antivirus fails to warn you about a potential hidden threat, it is really easy to get tricked, and, in turn, get your system infected. That is why you really shouldn’t go looking for trouble while browsing the web – stay on sites you know and trust and never download stuff from sources with questionable reputation.
What’s the potential damage?
We cannot exactly tell you the end-goal of Riskware.Injector.Generic, as threats of its type tend to be quite versatile. Such a Trojan may get used to spy on you, to fill your computer with more infections like Worms and Ransomware, or to use up all of your system resources for cryptocurrency mining, the result of which gets directly sent to the hackers behind the malware program. What’s important is that you do not give the infection enough time to complete its job by removing as soon as possible.
Some threats reinstall themselves if you don't delete their core files. We recommend downloading SpyHunter to remove harmful programs for you. This may save you hours and ensure you don't harm your system by deleting the wrong files.
Remove Riskware.Injector.Generic Malware
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
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Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).
WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!
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:
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:
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—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!