Trojan.Gen.9 Virus


Be warned – a new Trojan Horse threat has been recently unleashed upon the online world and it is currently looking for its next victim. The virus’ name is Trojan.Gen.9 and similarly to most other representatives of its class, Trojan.Gen.9 is a very dangerous piece of malware that has the potential to cause all kinds of damage and other issues to any computer that it manages to infect.

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Screenshot of the Trojan.Gen.9 virus

There are many who have already had their systems infiltrated by this nasty malware and it is likely that the number of Trojan.Gen.9 victims is only going to go up throughout the next days/weeks/months. The best way to ensure that your machine stays protected against this cyber threat is to make sure that you are well informed with regards to the most characteristic traits of this malware piece such as how it gets distributed, how it can be detected and what methods can be used for its removal in case your machine has already gotten attacked by it. Below, we will go over all of those aspects in an attempt to help our readers keep their PCs and personal data safe and protected. Therefore, we strongly advise you to read everything that is to follow on this page – the information posted here can greatly improve your chances of keeping your machine secure and protected against this insidious Trojan Horse virus.

Trojans and their most typical traits

Similarly to the majority of virus programs that belong to the Trojan Horse family, Trojan.Gen.9 is a really stealthy malware threat. It is likely that it won’t give any symptoms once int infects your computer and in many cases you might not even realize that something malicious has found its way to your computer. Note that there are all kinds of ways in which a threat like this one can infiltrate one’s PC.

In most cases, the distribution method used to spread the virus and enable it to reach more computers includes some form of disguise. Generally, anything on the Internet could be a potential Trojan Horse source. Oftentimes, spam e-mails and social media messages with the malware attached to them in the form of a misleading link or file are user to distribute such malware programs. Also, many hackers put their viruses inside pirated programs that some users might download and install on their computers and in that way also allow the Trojan inside their systems. Anther popular Trojan Horse distribution method is the malvertising where deceitful adverts are used to lure the user into clicking on the malware’s source. Many other similar ways of spreading such viruses are oftentimes used. As we said above, anything on the Internet can get turned into a malware distribution tool so you really need to be careful and vigilant at all times while you are browsing the World Wide Web.

As far as the infection with the virus is concerned, it normally takes place without getting noticed by the user due to the fact that most Trojans lack any visible infection indications. Still, it’s preferable if you are observant and if you take notice of the way your PC behaves because if your machine displays some odd behavior that is unusual such as using too much CPU or RAM or experiencing frequent errors and crashes for no visible reason, this might be a possible red flag about a Trojan Horse infection. Again, there’s no guarantee that if Trojan.Gen.9 manages to infiltrate your system any of those symptoms would be present but it won’t hurt if you are watchful and prepared to take precautions in case that you notice any of them.

Ways hackers can use Trojan Horse malware

There are numerous possible ways in which a malware piece like Trojan.Gen.9, IDP.SEMS.RAT.Bifrost3 or Trojan.Win32.Hosts2 could get utilized by its criminal creators. It’s no secret that viruses which belong to the Trojan Horse are typically highly versatile and thus capable of carrying out different malicious tasks from within the machines that they have infected. For instance, everybody knows that such cyber threats could damage and corrupt the system and the data on the attacked machine. However, this is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the vast array of malicious abilities that such viruses normally possess. Aside from being able to harm your machine, a Trojan might also be able to spy on you, acquire sensitive data from your computer and from your online accounts, take control over your PC and force it to use its resources for various tasks, infect the machine with Ransomware or other nasty viruses – the list goes on and on. Now that you know just how dangerous a malware piece like Trojan.Gen.9 could be, you should make sure to remove it in case it’s currently inside your computer. One way you can do this is by visiting our removal guide down below and using the instructions in it or the professional anti-malware tool there to eliminate the nasty virus threat from your machine.


Detection Tool

Remove Trojan.Gen.9 Virus

 To try and remove Trojan.Gen.9 quickly you can try this:

  1. Go to your browser’s settings and select More Tools (or Add-ons, depending on your browser).
  2. Then click on the Extensions tab.
  3. Look for the Trojan.Gen.9 extension (as well as any other unfamiliar ones).
  4. Remove Trojan.Gen.9 by clicking on the Trash Bin icon next to its name.
  5. Confirm and get rid of Trojan.Gen.9 and any other suspicious items.

If this does not work as described please follow our more detailed Trojan.Gen.9 removal guide below.

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

Step1 Uninstall the Trojan.Gen.9 app and kill its processes

The first thing you must try to do is look for any sketchy installs on your computer and uninstall anything you think may come from Trojan.Gen.9. After that, you’ll also need to get rid of any processes that may be related to the unwanted app by searching for them in the Task Manager.

Note that sometimes an app, especially a rogue one, may ask you to install something else or keep some of its data (such as settings files) on your PC – never agree to that when trying to delete a potentially rogue software. You need to make sure that everything is removed from your PC to get rid of the malware. Also, if you aren’t allowed to go through with the uninstallation, proceed with the guide, and try again after you’ve completed everything else.

  • Uninstalling the rogue app
  • Killing any rogue processes

Type Apps & Features in the Start Menu, open the first result, sort the list of apps by date, and look for suspicious recently installed entries.

Click on anything you think could be linked to Trojan.Gen.9, then select uninstall, and follow the prompts to delete the app.

delete suspicious apps

Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc, click More Details (if it’s not already clicked), and look for suspicious entries that may be linked to Trojan.Gen.9.

If you come across a questionable process, right-click it, click Open File Location, scan the files with the free online malware scanner shown below, and then delete anything that gets flagged as a threat.

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    Delete Trojan.Gen.9 files and quit its processes.

    After that, if the rogue process is still visible in the Task Manager, right-click it again and select End Process.

    Step2 Undo Trojan.Gen.9 changes made to different system settings

    It’s possible that Trojan.Gen.9 has affected various parts of your system, making changes to their settings. This can enable the malware to stay on the computer or automatically reinstall itself after you’ve seemingly deleted it. Therefore, you need to check the following elements by going to the Start Menu, searching for specific system elements that may have been affected, and pressing Enter to open them and see if anything has been changed there without your approval. Then you must undo any unwanted changes made to these settings in the way shown below:

    • DNS
    • Hosts
    • Startup
    • Task
    • Services
    • Registry

    Type in Start Menu: View network connections

    Right-click on your primary network, go to Properties, and do this:

    Undo DNS changes made by Trojan.Gen.9

    Type in Start Menu: C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts

    Delete Trojan.Gen.9 IPs from Hosts

    Type in the Start Menu: Startup apps

    Disable Trojan.Gen.9 startup apps

    Type in the Start Menu: Task Scheduler

    Delete Trojan.Gen.9 scheduled tasks

    Type in the Start Menu: Services

    Disable Trojan.Gen.9 services

    Type in the Start Menu: Registry Editor

    Press Ctrl + F to open the search window

    Clear the Registry from Trojan.Gen.9 items

    Step3 Remove Trojan.Gen.9 from your browsers

    • Delete Trojan.Gen.9 from Chrome
    • Delete Trojan.Gen.9 from Firefox
    • Delete Trojan.Gen.9 from Edge
    1. Go to the Chrome menu > More tools > Extensions, and toggle off and Remove any unwanted extensions.
    2. Next, in the Chrome Menu, go to Settings > Privacy and security > Clear browsing data > Advanced. Tick everything except Passwords and click OK.
    3. Go to Privacy & Security > Site Settings > Notifications and delete any suspicious sites that are allowed to send you notifications. Do the same in Site Settings > Pop-ups and redirects.
    4. Go to Appearance and if there’s a suspicious URL in the Custom web address field, delete it.
    1. irefox menu, go to Add-ons and themes > Extensions, toggle off any questionable extensions, click their three-dots menu, and click Remove.
    2. Open Settings from the Firefox menu, go to Privacy & Security > Clear Data, and click Clear.
    3. Scroll down to Permissions, click Settings on each permission, and delete from it any questionable sites.
    4. Go to the Home tab, see if there’s a suspicious URL in the Homepage and new windows field, and delete it.
    1. Open the browser menu, go to Extensions, click Manage Extensions, and Disable and Remove any rogue items.
    2. From the browser menu, click Settings > Privacy, searches, and services > Choose what to clear, check all boxes except Passwords, and click Clear now.
    3. Go to the Cookies and site permissions tab, check each type of permission for permitted rogue sites, and delete them.
    4. Open the Start, home, and new tabs section, and if there’s a rogue URL under Home button, delete it.


    About the author


    Brandon Skies

    Brandon is a researcher and content creator in the fields of cyber-security and virtual privacy. Years of experience enable him to provide readers with important information and adequate solutions for the latest software and malware problems.

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