My laptop has the adware generic5.AFZM virus. How do I get rid of it to restore my computer? My anti-malware program seemed to stop working each time I tried to delete the adware infection. Will someone from a distance remote into my PC and transfer the data on the computer to an unknown end ect.? Can you tell me how to remove the adware generic5 infection?

Adware generic5.AFZM – How to Remove?

Adware generic5.AFZM popup is categorized as a Trojan horse infection that can actually help other adware and malware to install on a computer without permission from its owner. It then can cause constant troubles to compromise the whole system and affect its performance massively. Victims of this adware infection often find themselves in all sorts of difficulties when using the computers for daily works/entertainments. In most cases, anti-virus programs are used to protect PCs from virus/spyware attacks and remove potential virus infections from the systems. But when it comes to this circumstance, users often end up failing to remove Adware generic5 AFZM virus via the assistance of anti-virus software. Hence, a manual removal process can be more efficient to restore computer back from the Adware virus attack.

Windows users (including Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8) are considered as the major targets of this pop-up Adware generic5.AFZM infection. The Trojan popup can be installed on a computer via bundling with unknown programs users download from the Internet. It can also pretend to be some executable files/applications to trick users into downloading this virus process manually. No matter which method is used, the install of this Trojan horse does not need approval from PC owners. Once it’s successfully installed, the virus program will be set as the startup process of the infected system so that the virus can be activated automatically every time the PC starts.

Constant troubles will be expected due to this Adware generic5.afzm virus attack. These include: A) higher CPU resources are being taken up by the Trojan; B) security popups can be displayed once in a while to convince users that their PCs are at risks; C) potentially unwanted programs can be bundled with this Trojan virus and downloaded into the vulnerable system; D) third-party online can gather valuable data transferred from the infected computers; and E) convenience will be provided for cyber criminals. If you don’t want any of the above potential consequences happen to your computer, a complete removal of this adware generic infection should be performed instantly to stop the risks.

Note: If you are not computer savvy, contact YooSecurity Experts 24/7 online for instant help right away. Manual removal guide listed below will require certain computer skills to follow in order to complete the removal process:

Best Way to Remove The Trojan Horse Step by Step

As mentioned before, manual removal process is believed to be efficient in getting rid of this Trojan horse popup. Below are some general steps for the consideration of advanced PC users. Virus files and locations can change time from time. It takes expertise in order to complete the manual removal process. Please follow these steps to get rid of the Adware Generic5.AFZM virus manually:

Step 1: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL or CTRL+SHIFT+ESC to open the Windows Task Manager.
If that didn’t work, try another way. Press the Start button and click on the Run option. This will pull up the Run box. Type in taskmgr and press OK. This should start the Windows Task Manager:


Step 2: Within the Windows Task Manager click on the Processes tab. Find the process by name. random.exe. Then scroll the list to find required process. Select it with your mouse or keyboard and click on the End Process button. This will kill the process.


Step 3: Delete malicious registry entries that belong to the virus.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\random

Step 4: Remove malicious files of this infection.
C:\WINDOWS\assembly\GAC\random letters
C:\WINDOWS\system32\random letters

Video guide on how to modify or change Windows registry:


Computers can sometimes be attacked by all kinds of cyber threats due to users’ online activities. Viruses like Adware generic5.AFZM can be bundled with many unauthorized resources online to help itself install on different computers. Hence, to be more cautious when surfing online can reduce the chances to get involved in this type of Trojan horse infection. When your computer is under the attack of this adware infection, things will be messed up causing lots of unpleasant experiences for you to operate on the machine. You will not only get a slow machine, but face more potential malware which can be brought in by this Trojan infection. Thus, a complete clean must be performed on the PC via manual removal in order to keep everything safe.

Kindly Reminder: Have tried online guides but all failed in the end? Can’t get rid of Adware generic5 afzm virus from computer? Please contact YooSecurity experts 24/7 online in time for further removal assistance:

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on November 29, 2013 8:35 am

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