Trojan.WIN32.PDF.Alien.gen is a Trojan horse virus that can gain control of critical system functions and processes and use them as disguise for its malicious activities. Trojans like Trojan.WIN32.PDF.Alien.gen are known for being used for espionage purposes, ransomware distribution, cryptocurrency mining, and more.
This family of malware threats is the most versatile one and its representatives could be tasked with a wide variety of malicious and harmful actions. For instance, a threat like Trojan.WIN32.PDF.Alien.gen can be used as a data-stealing tool that will gather some sensitive personal information from your computer and deliver it to the hackers who can then, in turn, use the collected data for blackmailing purposes.
In some instances, a Trojan may even get hold of the user’s banking details, in which cases the criminals controlling the virus would be able to drain their victim’s banking accounts without the user finding out about it before it’s too late. A Trojan can also serve as a backdoor tool that can silently download other malicious programs on your computer. For example, the infamous ransomware file-encrypting viruses oftentimes rely on Trojan horses to get inside the systems of their potential future victims.
A Trojan can gain control of your computer
One of the distinctive traits of threats like Trojan.WIN32.PDF.Alien.gen or Wup.exe is that they are oftentimes able to acquire extensive Admin rights on the systems they attack and force the computer to carry out all sorts of harmful processes. This is oftentimes used by the creators of Trojan horses to force the machines of their victims to use all RAM and CPU for the mining of cryptocurrency. This doesn’t directly damage the computer (at least not right away) but it leads to the machine becoming nearly unusable as all of its system resources would be going towards the cryptocurrency mining leaving no free RAM and CPU for any other task.
By remotely controlling your machine, the hackers behind Trojan.WIN32.PDF.Alien.gen can also task your computer with sending out spam messages to other users or with participating in large-scale DDoS attacks conducted by a big number of computers that have all been infected by the same Trojan horse virus. This could also require lots of system resources, making your machine difficult to use, but what’s more important here is that it may make it seem as if you are using the computer for illegal activities when, in reality, you have no control over what the PC is doing.
Dealing with the Trojan
The aforementioned examples of what a virus like Trojan.WIN32.PDF.Alien.gen could do should it enter your machine are only a small part of the full list of possible uses of a Trojan horse. In any case, however, removing the threat is always the one and only solution and you should ensure that the threat is taken care of ASAP. To completely remove Trojan.WIN32.PDF.Alien.gen, you will probably need some help which is why we’ve provided you with a guide that you can find down below. The detailed steps in it, especially if combined with the recommended anti-malware tool linked there, will give you a very good chance of successfully removing the Trojan.WIN32.PDF.Alien.gen Trojan before any serious damage has been caused by it.
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.
You are dealing with a malware infection that can restore itself unless you remove its core files. We are sending you to another page with a removal guide that gets regularly updated. It covers in-depth instructions on how to:
1. Locate and scan malicious processes in your task manager.
2. Identify in your Control panel any programs installed with the malware, and how to remove them. Search Marquis is a high-profile hijacker that gets installed with a lot of malware.
3. How to clean up and reset your browser to its original settings without the malware returning.