I keep receiving Adware Generic_r.KF virus alert on AVG antivirus. It seems AVG just can detect it but it can’t help to get rid of it completely. Every time I try to remove this virus, it either gives me an error or comes back again and again. I am not a computer wiz, please help!!! I am getting crazy now because this virus gives me a lot of pop-up ads that couldn’t stop. How do I remove this adware virus completely without coming back? Any help will be highly appreciated.
AVG Keeps Showing Adware Generic_r.KF? – Learn More about This Adware:
Adware Generic_r.KF is categorized as adware or advertising-supported software which is found to attack Windows PCs mainly so far. That is to say, users who run on Windows 8 (8.1), Windows 7 and Windows Vista, even the old Windows XP can be targeted by this Trojan infection. It is a newly-released threat detected by AVG antivirus. Once it gets installed, it can drive PC users mad and cause many unwanted computer problems. Symptoms of this adware infection include excessive pop-ups, excessive advertisements for rogue antivirus programs (antivirus programs that are actually malware), slow Internet connection and redirection of a uniform resource locator (URL) to an unintended destination. It is suggested users remove it from the computer as quickly as possible.
Adware Generic_r.KF may be installed from insecure downloads or various shareware programs distributed by Trojans, fake online anti-malware scanners, malicious websites. Usually it doesn’t come alone, it can bring other threats like Adware Generic_r.KG to your computer together. It aims to collect information about users and send them to host computers without any knowledge or consent. Once it is running in the background, it may control your keyword search and then depending on what you are searching for, it shows commercials advertisements and finally slows down your computer. The compromised computer must be filled with unwanted pop-up ads and other false positive so that PC owner will not be allowed to get online properly. In addition, this virus can perform a lot of harmful activities to interrupt your regular computer usage like:
System defaults can be automatically adjusted to provide convenience for other threats.
Numerous security popups can be seen on the computer constantly.
Unknown downloads can be automatically started without consent.
System becomes rather sluggish.
BSOD can be expected.
Computer automatically shuts down every once in a while.
How to get rid of Adware Generic_r.KF virus completely without reappearing?
This Trojan virus is not only a master in hiding itself on the infected system to avoid any attempt of removal, but can slow down the computer causing a hard time for users to operate. While antivirus removal cannot get rid of this nasty Trojan virus fully, manual removal is introduced. Different program files and registry keys will be dealt with which will require expertise. Any mistake during the manual removal could cause unpredictable consequences on the system.
Guide to Remove Adware Pop-up Alert Manually
Step-by-step manual removal guide:
*Special hints: Below are some general steps on how to get rid of Adware Generic_r.KF virus pop up manually. But as mentioned before, the virus files and locations can change from time to time in order to hide itself deep inside the system. If you are having troubles identifying the files to delete, look closely and pay attention to those similar system files with different paths. This Trojan horse is capable of renaming its files quite similarly with system files. Confusing letters or digits like “1” and “I”, “0” and “o” may be used.
1. Windows Task Manager.
Press CTRL+ALT+DELETE or CTRL+SHIFT+ESC; or pull up Run box from Start menu to type in taskmgr
Click on Processes tab
End process of items related to the Trojan virus
Click on Applications tab
Right click on the items you want to End
Go To Process
2. Delete virus files and registries from system.
Click on Start button
Search for “folder options” on top right corner
Click on View tab
Show hidden files, folders, and drives
Similar video guide to modify Windows registry:
Adware Generic_r.KF is a stubborn virus that cannot be deleted efficiently by antivirus. This adware aims to generate crazy popups which may contain tracking cookies and pose risk to the security of your computer. It can be used to monitor your browsing activity on Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome. If you keep being shown by various pop-up ads when you visit popular shopping websites, such as Ebay, Amazon, Walmart and so on, this is a sign that your computer was compromised by an adware application. Don’t click on any pop-ups unless you are sure they are from trusted resource and the most important thing is to remove this virus as quickly as possible.
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Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on April 26, 2014 9:04 am