I think I have a unknown Trojan virus called Adware Generic5.AAFE. My AVG reported that it was in local disk C some where and asked me to remove it. I did but after I restarted my computer, the virus was back. It seems it can’t be removed with the anti-spyware? I know many other PC users also have this virus but they also can’t remove it. How can I remove it?

Adware Generic5.AAFE Information

Adware Generic5.AAFE is a newly created Trojan virus that has been detected in users’ computers. As an offensive Trojan, it always tries to grasp any chance to invade the target operating system. It usually has a strong offensive to destroy information and files in a computer, resulting in the abnormal working of the computer, or more seriously, making the system unavailable. As a model of Trojan, Adware Generic5.AAFE won’t give up any chance to invade the target computer. Before you find its true purposes, the infection has settled down in your computer. It tries its best to deceive innocent users. As its name suggests, a dropper Trojan contains malicious or potentially unwanted software which it ‘drops’ and installs on the affected system. Commonly, the dropper installs a backdoor which allows remote, surreptitious access to infected systems. This backdoor may then be used by remote attackers to upload and install further malicious or potentially unwanted software on the system.

When your computer gets such Adware Generic5.AAFE infection. It may show different symptoms. Initially, your browser search results will be redirected to some unknown webpages which may be full of malicious advertisements and phishing websites. Just like the Microsoft reports, some part of it will download more other additional malware to your computer. So later, you may find more virus will pop up in your computer, as a result, your computer works more and more slowly as if it’s an old machine out of date. Why has your anti-virus detected the virus but can’t get it away from your computer? Trojan virus prevents the firewall from working properly by stopping the service, which is a part of the firewall. It also opens and listens on port 25700, possibly for commands from a remote attacker. So the infection will lead to your malware defender in paralytic position.

To make your computer safe, you can follow the guide here (For advanced computer users), or contact YooCare PC Experts online for solutions:

How to Judge If Your Computer Has Been Infected Trojan?

A. Your computer is something not normal as usual such as running very slowly.

B. When you open the Task Manager, you can find some strange progress which you never found before.

C. Some of your computer functions are unavailable or some normal legal program can’t run or there are unusual conditions of them.

D. It always constantly happens that your system has errors somewhere.

E. Later, your computer system will be totally destroyed.

What Is The Best Way to Remove Adware Generic5.AAFE ?

Depending on which level of risk of the Trojan has infiltrated your PC, you might find it is hard to get rid of this sophisticated worm. Some people have successfully cleaned out the stubborn worm, but since one of the primary functions of this virus is to disable security programs,so the method of using anti-virus program is not always a foolproof approach.

Please follow these steps to get rid of Adware Generic5.AAFE 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

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.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\random

Step 4: Remove malicious files of Adware Generic5.AAFE virus

C:\Program Files\Search Results Toolbar\Datamngr\GHSFLR~1\random

Video of Key Steps on How to Modify or Change Registry to Completely Clean Trojan:

Further more, please be careful when you try to fix Adware Generic5.AAFE problem yourself. It’s not so easy for one person who is not familiar with the virus and not well trained in IT filed. The virus can change its name constantly which will make the removal work harder to you. If you don’t have much knowledge of Windows operating system, you almost can’t find it out from so large amounts of system files. And you’d better don’t try so called free software to get rid of this Trojan since the virus is well disguised that anti-virus may delete some system files erroneously. What’s more so called free software may be another cheater. You’d better to find an expert to help you remove this Trojan.

Kindly Reminder: If you failed to remove Adware Generic5.AAFE virus with the methods you found from the internet, please consult YooSecurity certified professionals to remove it completely.

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on June 4, 2013 4:36 am

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