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Trojan.malware.300983.susgen is a malware detection that could potentially indicate that there’s a Trojan Horse virus located on the computer. Trojan.malware.300983.susgen gets detected by the Ad-aware security tool in various types of files downloaded from the web.

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Most users who have reported that the trojan.malware.300983.susgen virus was detected on their computers have scanned a certain questionable file with the VirusTotal malware-detection tool. VirusTotal uses a number of different malware scanners to give detailed results about the files users scan with it, and in the case of trojan.malware.300983.susgen, this detection comes only from the Ad-Aware scanner, which is included in VirusTotal. None of the other scanners included in VirusTotal show this detection, which has led a lot of users to believe that the trojan.malware.300983.susgen detection might be a false positive. Though there’s certainly a chance that this could indeed be a false positive, if you have a file on your computer that triggers the trojan.malware.300983.susgen detection, then you should be careful with it. If you don’t need that file for any particular reason, it’s best to delete it. It would also be a good idea to perform a thorough check of your computer for other questionable data and potentially unwanted/harmful software that may need to be removed, especially if you’ve already interacted with the suspicious file.

What is trojan.malware.300983.susgen?

Trojan.malware.300983.susgen is a potential malware detected by the Ad-Aware security tool in various files. Though there’s a chance that the trojan.malware.300983.susgen detection is a false positive, users who’ve encountered it are still advised to check their systems for malware.

If the file in which trojan.malware.300983.susgen gets detected is something that you need, and now you are wondering whether to risk opening the file in spite of the malware warning, our recommendation is to not interact with the file without at least making sure that anything malicious that might be in it is prevented from harming your PC. Basically, what you can try is to use a sandbox environment to run the file and see if it’s safe before you start using it. Many security tools and antivirus suites offer sandbox features that give you the option to safely run and test files in an isolated environment before you decide whether they are safe for your system. This is what we think should be done with any files shown to contain the trojan.malware.300983.susgen virus. Of course, this is only relevant if you actually need to access and use the file. If you do not, deleting the suspicious piece of data is always the best option.


Trojan.malware.11973.susgen is a variation of the trojan.malware.300983.susgen malware that’s typically detected by Ad-Aware in archives downloaded from file-sharing sites. The trojan.malware.11973.susgen detection is often a false positive, but it could also be a serious malware threat.

The reason it’s often assumed that trojan.malware.11973.susgen is a false positive is that only one out of the dozens of security tools included in VirusTotal detects this malware. Indeed, this could truly mean that there’s no actual threat in the scanned file. However, we believe that safety should come first, which is why it’s important to not overlook such warnings and instead try to do everything you can to ensure that your system is indeed safe. As mentioned, trojan.malware.11973.susgen gets detected in different archive files and other pieces of data that come from the Internet, while some of them may be perfectly safe, others may contain potentially unwanted or even dangerous components. For this reason, if you have one or more files on your PC that trigger the trojan.malware.11973.susgen detection, we strongly recommend completing the guide we’ve shown on this page in order to ensure that there’s truly no malware located on your PC


Trojan.malware.12132270.susgen is a trojan.malware.300983.susgen variant, which Ad-Aware detects in various .zip files. Although other security tools may not detect trojan.malware.12132270.susgen in the same files, users shouldn’t ignore this detection and should delete the flagged files.

Trojans, in general, can be very dangerous and if there’s a hidden Trojan virus in a file on your computer that gets detected as trojan.malware.12132270.susgen or trojan.malware.300983.susgen, you shouldn’t ignore and overlook the warning. Although false positives are not uncommon, you shouldn’t rely on that possibility and open the flagged file/files without a safety net. As mentioned earlier in the guide, suspicious files that may contain Trojan Horse or other malware components should only be run in sandbox environments or, better yet, should be directly deleted if they aren’t necessary to the user.


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Remove Trojan.malware.12132270.susgen

If you are looking for a way to remove Trojan.malware.12132270.susgen you can try this:

  1. Click on the Start button in the bottom left corner of your Windows OS.
  2. Go to Control Panel -> Programs and Features -> Uninstall a Program.
  3. Search for Trojan.malware.12132270.susgen and any other unfamiliar programs.
  4. Uninstall Trojan.malware.12132270.susgen as well as other suspicious programs.

Note that this might not get rid of Trojan.malware.12132270.susgen 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.

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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:





    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
    a professional malware removal tool.

    More information on SpyHunter, steps to uninstallEULAThreat Assessment Criteria, and Privacy Policy.

    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.



    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


    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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