Virus.w32.generic_245033 is a malicious program that acts as a Trojan horse and seeks to cause damage to the computer it infects. Virus.w32.generic_245033 may steal personal information, spy on its victims, collect different types of data and allow its criminal creators to access the system without the victim’s knowledge.

Virus.w32.generic 245033

Trojan horse viruses are well known Internet threats and there is almost no computer user who has never heard of them at least once. Virus.w32.generic_245033, in particular, is a sophisticated Trojan horse infection that needs to be treated very carefully if you want to avoid the damage it may do to your computer and remove it without much negative consequences. Sadly, if you ask someone what kind of harm the malware will do, you will probably get no concrete answer. This is because, unlike other malware, Trojans don’t have a single malicious use. Hackers are able to configure them to perform a variety of malicious activities, which is precisely what makes them so harmful and so unpredictable.


Detection Tool

Please follow all the steps below in order to remove Virus.w32.generic_245033!

How to remove Virus.w32.generic_245033

  1. First, click the Start Menu on your Windows PC.
  2. Type Programs and Settings in the Start Menu, click the first item, and find Virus.w32.generic_245033 in the programs list that would show up.
  3. Select Virus.w32.generic_245033 from the list and click on Uninstall.
  4. Follow the steps in the removal wizard.

What we suggest you do first is, check the list of programs that are presently installed on the infected device and uninstall any rogue software that you find there:

  • From the Start Menu, navigate to Control Panel ->>> Programs and Features ->>> Uninstall a Program.
  • Next, carefully search for unfamiliar programs or programs that have been installed recently and could be related to Virus.w32.generic_245033.
  • If you find any of the programs suspicious then uninstall them if they turn out to be linked to Virus.w32.generic_245033.
  • If a notification appears on your screen when you try to uninstall a specific questionable program prompting you to just alter it or repair it, make sure you choose NO and complete the steps from the removal wizard.

Remove Virus.w32.generic_245033 from Chrome

  1. Click on the three dots in the right upper corner
  2. Go to more tools
  3. Now select extensions
  4. Remove the Virus.w32.generic_245033 extension
  • Once you open Chrome, click on the three-dots icon to open the browser’s menu, go to More Tools/ More Options, and then to Extensions.
  • Again, find the items on that page that could be linked to Virus.w32.generic_245033 and/or that might be causing problems in the browser and delete them.
  • Afterwards, go to this folder: Computer > C: > Users > *Your User Account* > App Data > Local > Google > Chrome > User Data. In there, you will find a folder named Default – you should change its name to Backup Default and restart the PC.
  • Note that the App Data folder is normally hidden so you’d have to first make the hidden files and folders on your PC visible before you can access it.

How to get rid of Virus.w32.generic_245033 on FF/Edge/etc.

  1. Open the browser and select the menu icon.
  2. From the menu, click on the Add-ons button.
  3. Look for the Virus.w32.generic_245033 extension
  4. Get rid of Virus.w32.generic_245033 by removing it from extensions

If using Firefox:

  • Open Firefox
  • Select the three parallel lines menu and go to Add-ons.
  • Find the unwanted add-on and delete it from the browser – if there is more than one unwanted extension, remove all of them.
  • Go to the browser menu again, select Options, and then click on Home from the sidebar to the left.
  • Check the current addresses for the browser’s homepage and new-tab page and change them if they are currently set to address(es) you don’t know or trust.

If using MS Edge/IE:

  • Start Edge
  • Select the browser menu and go to Extensions.
  • Find and uninstall any Edge extensions that look undesirable and unwanted.
  • Select Settings from the browser menu and click on Appearance.
  • Check the new-tab page address of the browser and if it has been modified by “Virus.w32.generic_245033” or another unwanted app, change it to an address that you’d want to be the browser’s new-tab page.

How to Delete Virus.w32.generic_245033

  1. Open task manager
  2. Look for the Virus.w32.generic_245033 process
  3. Select it and click on End task
  4. Open the file location to delete Virus.w32.generic_245033
  • Access the Task Manager by pressing together the Ctrl + Alt + Del keys and then selecting Task Manager.
  • Open Processes and there try to find a process with the name of the unwanted software. If you find it, select it with the right button of the mouse and click on the Open File Location option.
  • If you don’t see a “Virus.w32.generic_245033” process in the Task Manager, look for another suspicious process with an unusual name. It is likely that the unwanted process would be using lots of RAM and CPU so pay attention to the number of resources each process is using.
  • Tip: If you think you have singled out the unwanted process but are not sure, it’s always a good idea to search for information about it on the Internet – this should give you a general idea if the process is a legitimate one from a regular program or from your OS or if it is indeed likely linked to the adware.
  • If you find another suspicious process, open its File Location too.
  • Once in the File Location folder for the suspicious process, start testing all of the files that are stored there by dragging them to our free online scanner available below.
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    • If the scanner finds malware in any of the files, return to the Processes tab in the Task Manager, select the suspected process, and then select the End Process option to quit it.
    • Go back to the folder where the files of that process are located and delete all of the files that you are allowed to delete. If all files get deleted normally, exit the folder and delete that folder too. If one or more of the files showed an error message when you tried to delete them, leave them for now and return to try to delete them again once you’ve completed the rest of the guide.

    How to Uninstall Virus.w32.generic_245033

    1. Click on the home button
    2. Search for Startup Apps
    3. Look for Virus.w32.generic_245033 in there
    4. Uninstall Virus.w32.generic_245033 from Startup Apps by turning it off
    • Now you need to carefully search for and uninstall any Hostingcloud. racing-related entries from the Registry. The easiest way to do this is to open the Registry Editor app (type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter) and then open a Find dialog (CTRL+F key combination) where you have to type the name of the threat. 
    • Perform a search by clicking on the Find Next button and delete any detected results. Do this as many times as needed until no more results are found. 
    • After that, to ensure that there are no remaining entries lined to Virus.w32.generic_245033 in the Registry, go manually to the following directories and delete them:
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Random Directory. 
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Run/Random
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Internet Explorer/Main/Random

    Is Virus.w32.generic_245033 dangerous?

    To give you an idea of their harmful capabilities, we will try to mention here just some of the possible uses. A Trojan like Virus.w32.generic_245033, for instance, can efficiently take advantage of the resources of your computer and exploit it to spread spam, mine cryptocurrencies for the hackers or execute various malicious processes without the knowledge of the victim. Many types of malware (including ransomware, rootkits, spyware etc.) can find their way inside the computer with the help of Trojan-based viruses as the latter are specialized in detecting and exploiting system vulnerabilities and inviting other infections through them. Trojans can even block the security software in the system, as well as the access to security pages and redirect users to sites that distribute viruses.

    Is Virus.w32.generic_245033 a virus?

    Typically, these threats can spy on you through your microphone and webcam. They can take screenshots of your screen, capture audio and video and transfer it to remote servers controlled by hackers. Through this action, Trojans can help people with malicious intentions to gather whatever information they need about you, including your conversations and correspondence, the passwords you enter, your login information and other confidential details that can be used for online fraud.
    Of course, in order to prevent this, you need to find and remove Virus.w32.generic_245033 before it completes its agenda or invite other malware into the system. Sadly, it may be challenging and time-consuming to find and delete all Trojan-related files. That is why our “How to remove” team has put together a step-by-step removal guide under this post to help you through this process. Please note, however, that during the removal process you will need to deal with critical system files that require a certain amount of technical skills. This is why, if you are not experienced and fear that you may mess things up, we recommend that you use the professional Virus.w32.generic_245033 removal tool on this page. This tool can perform a full system scan and remove the Trojan with little interaction from your side and without a risk of unintentionally deleting an incorrect file and causing unwanted system instability.

    About the author


    Lidia Howler

    Lidia is a web content creator with years of experience in the cyber-security sector. She helps readers with articles on malware removal and online security. Her strive for simplicity and well-researched information provides users with easy-to-follow It-related tips and step-by-step tutorials.

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