I recently have this Adware Generic5.AGDY popup on my computer saying the system is in risks. But when I try to remove it by anti-virus software and run another scan again, I’ll always have the same popup again. Can this virus bring any hazardous effects to my PC? I need help get rid of the infection ASAP! Please advise.

Adware Generic5.AGDY Virus – How to Remove?

Adware Generic5.AGDY virus is another member from the Adware Generic5 group that has been found troubling PC users lately to cause them great losses. The Adware Generic5.SRC is another common variant from the same group. This virus is potentially unwanted by many computer users and yet it can still get on different PCs without users’ consent via bundling with malicious freeware. The virus is specially created by computer hackers to target at privacy and other confidential data on the affected computers. Hackers can get a  hold of this info via the help of this virus and help themselves benefit by taking advantages of users’ privacy. Upon noticing the evidence of this Adware Generic5.AGDY virus, one should be able to get rid of it as soon as possible to prevent any possible consequences from happening. 

Computers that have Windows OS installed are the major targets of this specific virus. We have lots of viruses out there on the Internet and more of them to be created every day by computer hackers. In other words, we can say that the Adware Generic5.AGDY is widely distributed to attack different computers around the world with the help of the Internet. Bundling is the most common way to help spread this piece of virus. Virus creators often bundle the virus with free unauthorized applications or PUPs (potentially unwanted programs). Besides from that, malicious sites and spam email attachments are also hackers’ favorite to bundle the virus with.

Being able to bypass most anti-virus applications, Adware Generic5.AGDY virus will be installed together with PUPs. With this infection inside the system, the computer will gradually and extremely slow down and constant stuck can be expected more often. Other fake security alerts can also be displayed on the computer to convince you the PC has gone badly and try to get you to install certain protector programs which can end up to be malware to help cyber criminals scam PC users. Furthermore, Adware Generic5.AGDY virus may also block you from running other executable programs on the computer and hide all the desktop icons. But the most concern of all would be the privacy security on the infected computer as this virus has the ability to steal confidential info from the affected machines. For safety sake, the popup infection needs to be removed ASAP!

Note: If you are not computer savvy, contact YooSecurity Experts 24/7 online for instant help to remove this Adware Generic5.AGDY infection:

Best Way to Remove The Trojan Horse Step by Step

Please follow these steps to get rid of the Adware Generic5.AGDY virus manually:

Step 1: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL or CTRL+SHIFT+ESC. 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 start the Run tool. Type in taskmgr and press OK. This should start the Windows Task Manager

Run-taskmgr

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.

windows-task-manager

Step 3: Delete malicious registry entries generated by Adware Generic5.AGDY virus.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\random
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\run\

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

Video of Key Steps on How to Modify or Change Windows Registry:

To conclude: The Adware Generic5.AGDY virus is a computer threat which can escape from anti-virus protection and sneak into computers to cause all kinds of chaos. But it doesn’t mean that all of the computers protected by anti-virus can get this infection with no reason. The infection is mostly caused by users’ carelessness during the use of the PCs especially during their online surfing sessions. We believe that this virus can get into computers by bundling with many resources online. To be more specific, when users accidentally log on certain hacked sites or download spam ware, they can expect this infection to be installed together. Besides from slowing down the overall performance of the PCs and prompting malware to help hackers deceive money from PC users, it’s also known for capable for stealing confidential information to help hackers benefit on the other ends. Hence, to prevent all these consequences from happening, the Adware Generic5.AGDY virus must be removed completely.

Kindly Reminder: Are you still not able to identify the associating virus files and registries? Please contact YooSecurity experts 24/7 online in time for further removal assistance:

Published by Karen Lawrence & last updated on September 11, 2013 5:11 am

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