AVG keeps picking up Adware Generic_r.KI on my computer but it can’t remove it. I searched on the Internet and it said it should be removed manually. However, I am not a computer wiz and I don’t know how to deal with registry. How do I get rid of this virus without coming back?
Adware Generic_r.KI – How to Remove
Adware Generic_r.KI is classified as an adware that may frequently pop up advertising messages to interrupt computer users, while more severely they may destroy the data in computers. Now this threat is spreading over the hundreds of computer daily through Internet. Usually it won’t come alone to the compromised computer as it may include backdoor capabilities that allow it to open network ports to download and install additional malware threats onto the infected computer. Research shows that Adware Generic_r.KI is able to bring Adware Generic_r.KG and Adware Generic_r.KF infections on the target machine at the same time when it gets installed on a target PC. Therefore, it runs high risk for the computer system and should be deleted quickly.
Once this adware is installed, AVG will keep picking up the threat but will not be able to get rid of it. Though it won’t harm the computer, it is annoying because it keeps convincing you to buy a product or even to gather personal information from your computer. This adware can change your browser settings as soon as it is downloaded. Thus, you will find that your homepage and default search provider are changed to some odd web pages without your permission. In addition, this application includes additional code that delivers the ads, which can be viewed through pop-up windows or through a bar that appears on a computer screen. Your computer screen with be filled with various pop-up ads that keep persuading you to buy some programs or complete a survey. Whenever you browse online, it even redirects you to some unhealthy websites. In a word, this adware can cause a lot of troubles on your computer and should be deleted without any hesitation.
How to get rid of Adware Generic_r.KI 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. Hence, certain computer skills in dealing with computer viruses are required during the manual removal process.
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.KI 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:
It is really important to know how Adware Generic_r.KI comes to your computer. Now there are many dangerous elements in the Internet, especially when you are careless in surfing the Internet, it is easy to get infected with dangerous viruses. Although Adware is not considered as a virus, it does the same malicious things on a computer like a virus. Usually this adware comes bundled with freeware downloaded from the Internet or gets installed from malicious web pages. Also if you have the habit to open emails hastily, and even open the strange emails’ attachment, it is easy to get this annoying Adware. Therefore, every PC owner should culture the good habit in surfing in the Internet and the most important thing is to remove this threat as quickly as possible.
Note: Don’t have the same files or registries listed in the instruction on your computer? Can’t risk to have important files deleted on the system? To save your PC from all the damages, Contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts to get help now to completely remove the nasty Trojan virus:
Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on April 27, 2014 7:47 pm