Trojan.generickdz is a malicious program that uses disguise to enter the system and starts a number of harmful processes and tasks in it once inside. Security researchers find Trojan.generickdz to be a Trojan Horse and advise users to quickly remove it before it causes them a major harm.
Trojan.generickdz primarily attacks Windows computers with the intention of conducting different illegal activities in them without being detected. This Trojan is an advanced piece of malware that commonly spreads through spam, malicious e-mail attachments, bogus pop-up alerts, torrents, hacked software installers and infected web links that initially look intriguing but, once clicked, silently inject the infection into the computer.
The malicious actions of a virus like Trojan.generickdz, UsualsPCAP and Wup.exe are entirely dictated by the hackers who control it. The malware can effectively be programmed to collect personal information from the infected computer. This can happen through your own webcam and microphone if the Trojan is set to take audio and video records of your conversations and online or offline activities on the screen. Trojan.generickdz can also collect information about your contacts and keep track of your keystrokes in order to reveal your passwords, online banking details, credit/debit card credentials and other information to the hackers which could later exploit this data for personal abuse, theft, online fraud or blackmail.
In the worst-case scenario, Trojan.generickdz.67478 can allow its criminal creators to remotely control the entire machine without your knowledge or permission and to let them install new software, modify, replace, erase or corrupt existing files, or start secret malicious processes and tasks inside the system. Trojan.generickdz.67478 can even transform the computer into a bot with the aid of such an infection and set it to mine cryptocurrencies for them or distribute spam and other viruses such as Ransomware, or Spyware.
In general, the hidden activities that a single Trojan can launch can make the system nearly unusable, because its resources will be exploited to the maximum without leaving room for the tasks and processes that you want to run. As a result, the computer may start to crash, freeze or become unresponsive due to resource overload and you won’t be able to do anything until you detect and remove the Trojan.
However, eliminating the Trojan is the most difficult part since these threats usually never have clear symptoms of their presence. Many victims realize that they have been infected with a Trojan weeks or months after the actual contamination has happened and this usually happens when they face the harmful consequences of its attack. Moreover, when such threats are inside the computer, they can frequently mimic regular system files and processes so that the person who is attempting to remove them will be confused. For this reason, using a professional removal tool is the best way to deal with an infection like Trojan.generickdz, especially if this is the first time you are faced with a Trojan Horse. Another alternative is to use a manual removal guide like the one that you will find below. If you decide to go for it, however, our recommendation is to follow the instructions closely and do no experiments if you are not sure which files exactly you need to remove.
|Danger Level||High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)|
|Symptoms||Any unusual system errors, crashes, changes or corruptions may potentially indicate the presence of a Trojan in the computer.|
|Distribution Method||Trojans often spread themselves via spam messages, torrents, illegal websites, infected email attachments and fake web ads.|
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.
If you are looking for a way to remove Trojan.generickdz you can try this:
- Click on the Start button in the bottom left corner of your Windows OS.
- Go to Control Panel -> Programs and Features -> Uninstall a Program.
- Search for Trojan.generickdz and any other unfamiliar programs.
- Uninstall Trojan.generickdz as well as other suspicious programs.
Note that this might not get rid of Trojan.generickdz completely. For more detailed removal instructions follow the 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
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).
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!