Is it safe for me to use my computer as it is infected with a virus called Downloader.Generic14.HTD? I don’t know how to get rid of it as I’m not a computer tech at all. My computer can be always stuck now, and I feel it works just like a snail. I’m not exaggerating the condition, I can feel my computer is slower and slower now. Why can’t my anti-virus program remove it for me? Any suggestion?

Brief Introduction to This Trojan

Downloader.Generic14.HTD is a Trojan horse virus that can be easily distinguished by all computer users as most of anti-virus programs can catch it for computer users. Nevertheless, it doesn’t mean that those auto-removal tools can get rid of this infection easily for computer users. So far, we haven’t found any security tool that can remove this Trojan virus in a simple pattern. It can be really complicated for all computer users to remove it by themselves as no all the users acquire the proper computer knowledge. After this vicious Trojan infection infiltrate the target computers, it will conduct a lot of evil activities on the backdoor, PC users will not able to notice it as it can be invisible.

Even though a lot of anti-virus software can help users to catch this Downloader.Generic14.HTD when it sneaks into their machines, it still can be difficult work for them to get rid of this infection permanently and completely. As soon as this infection comes to the target machines, it can hide deeply on the system and spread it to many branches to avoid being detected by the anti-virus programs. Also, it can corrupt system files to escape from the scan. What’s worse, this Trojan can be able to damage the security system on the infected machines. Under this circumstance, the infected computers can be totally compromised to be targeted by more computer viruses and other malware.

With this Trojan running on the background, the infected machines can get severe problems and even fatal errors that can make the infected machines be completely useless. Trojan can cause black screen and blue screen of death constantly on the infected computer, which can make damages to the hardware. If something wrong occurs on the hardware, the infected computers will not able to be booted up. That can be really horrible. So this Downloader.Generic14.HTD must be removed as quickly as possible, otherwise, more troubles and damages are on the way to happen. However, there are too many ways for this infection to sneak into target computers and it is impossible for users to prevent them from happening as the Internet can be the biggest place to spread this infection.

Some Traits about This Trojan

-Can slow down the performance of the computer, or even blue screen.
-Can create many junk files which occupy a lot of space in hard drive
-Can download other malicious programs into computer, which make further damage.
-Your sensitive information can be stolen by hacker who can access to your computer with the help of this Trojan.
-Cay give you many redirects all the time no matter what you are doing.
-May pretend as an anti-virus program and cheat you that computer is in dangerous, and ask you to pay to remove the threats.

NOTE: If you find any of these symptoms on your computer, that proves your PC is under attack and seriously infected. If you are not a computer savvy, Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts to remove this Downloader.Generic14.HTD for you.

Manual Removal Guide of Trojan (For Computer Literate)

There is a removal guide of Trojan provided here; however, expertise is required during the process of removal, please make sure you are capable to do it by yourself.

Step 1: Find Ctrl, Alt, and Delete these 3 keys and then press them together to open task manager to end the process related to this Trojan, the name of the process of it is random.

XP task manager

Step 2: Try to find Folder Options in Control Panel, select the View tab, and then tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.


Step 3: Try to find the files which relate to this Trojan, and delete them all.

Step 4: Click on Start button at the right lower corner, then click on Control Panel


Then you will come to the Control Panel windows, click on Add and Remove Programs


Then try to find the program which relates to this Trojan, highlight it and choose Remove, the program’s name is random.


Step 5: Click on Start button or press Win+R, then type regedit in the box to open Registry Editor, after that, try to find
C:\Users\profile name here\AppData\

Similar video guide to modify Windows registry:


Downloader.Generic14.HTD can be spread from the Internet, so computer users from all over the world can be targeted by this Trojan horse infection if they are careless on the web. Once this infection comes to the target computes, it can generate too many problems and troubles to them. Cyber hackers can be able to connect to the infected computers to get illegal benefits with the help of this infection. That is the worst part of this infection. So, it is a must to have it removed in time.

Suggestion: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a level of computer knowledge is needed. Still can’t get out of Downloader.Generic14.HTD? Contact online experts for help now!

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on February 20, 2015 1:31 pm

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