Trojan-spy.html.fraud.gen Removal (September 2018 Update)


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This page aims to help you remove Trojan-spy.html.fraud.gen. Our removal instructions work for every version of Windows.

Everybody wants to have a safe and clean computer and yet there are all kinds of unwanted and hazardous types of software out there that always try to infiltrate more computers and carry out their nefarious purposes from inside the infected machine. And speaking of malicious software, there’s hardly a more famous or a more dangerous type of malware than the infamous Trojan Horse category of computer viruses. Trojans are, indeed, one of the most widespread and one of the most feared and dreaded categories of malware and pretty much all computer users know about them or have at least heard their name at a certain point. However, simply being aware of the existence of this so dangerous type of cyber infections is definitely not going to be enough if you wish to keep your PC clean off of any Trojans. That is why, we have made it our goal to provide our readers with relevant and important information regarding the Trojan Horse malware category and about one particular representative of this virus group that most users and experts refer to as Trojan-spy.html.fraud.gen. The reason we have chose this nasty virus program to be the central topic of our article is because it is a rather new member of the Trojan Horse family and as such is currently on the rise. The number of machines that have been infected by it increases by the hour and it is actually quite likely that many of you who are currently reading this are here precisely because your machines have gotten infiltrated by the dreaded Trojan-spy.html.fraud.gen. In case you, too, have already experienced the unpleasant consequences of an infection with Trojan-spy.html.fraud.gen or even if you merely suspect that this virus might currently be residing inside your system, it is advisable you take a look at the next lines and especially at the guide posted down below where you can find detailed instructions regarding the possible ways to remove this nasty Trojan. Know that it is really important to get rid of such a treat as soon as possible because the potential consequences and damage that your computer system and your virtual safety could suffer are vast. Therefore, we advise all those of you who think (or know) that Trojan-spy.html.fraud.gen is inside your computers to follow the next steps and eliminate the insidious virus while you still can.

Trojan-spy.html.fraud.gen Removal


Step1

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).

Step2

WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!

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Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which processes are dangerous. 

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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. 

Step3

Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.

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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:

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Step4

Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:

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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:

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

Step5

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

More you need to know about Trojans

Naturally, the creator of malicious threats like Trojan-spy.html.fraud.gen would try their best to keep the ongoing infection out of sight at least until the malware’s task has been completed. However, when talking about Trojans, it needs to be pointed out that the chances of you noticing anything unusual might oftentimes be really low. What we mean by that is in many instances a Trojan virus wouldn’t show any symptoms which might help its victim notice the infection on time and intercept the malware before it has fulfilled its insidious purpose. Due to this, we need to remind our readers that it is always a good idea to have an antivirus security program to have your back in case of a Trojan Horse infection. Hopefully, an antivirus program that is fully updated would be able to detect the attack and stop it before it on time or at least notify you about the presence of the malware.

Another sneaky aspect about Trojans is the way they get distributed. Although most such viruses can’t really get inside your computer without you having done anything to cause the infection, the techniques used to mislead the users into interacting with the malware carrier are many and are also really stealthy. Spam messages with seemingly safe attachments, pirated programs, torrents, malvertising adverts and so on and so forth. This is why, we must yet again remind our readers to always stay careful and vigilant while online in order to avoid any content that might land them some nasty virus such as the Trojan-spy.html.fraud.gen Trojan Horse.

This virus could cause many types of damage

One of the reasons Trojans are so popular among the hacker communities is their multipurpose nature. Most threats of this category could be used for different tasks and some of them can even get repurposed on the go in order to complete a second task after their initial one has been completed. Among the most common uses of a typical Trojan Horse are data theft, system corruption and damage, distribution of Ransomware cryptoviruses, taking over the targeted machine and making it a part of the Trojan’s botnet and many, many more. There, however, is no need to wait and see what an infection like Trojan-spy.html.fraud.gen might be after when inside your PC – it’s always better to take care of the Trojan-related issue before the virus has had the opportunity fully to carry out its insidious task/s.

SUMMARY:

Name Trojan-spy.html.fraud.gen
Type Trojan
Danger Level  High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)
Symptoms  A Trojan might cause different kinds of unusual system behavior. Your PC might experience crashes, slow-downs, errors and other types of malfunction.
Distribution Method Spam campaigns, pirated programs, fishy torrents, malvertising, etc.
Detection Tool We generally recommend SpyHunter or a similar anti-malware program that is updated daily.

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!


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