It seems that my computer has been infected by a virus called Malsign.Generic.8BF. My computer knowledge is limited, so I don’t know how to deal with it as my anti-virus can’t remove this thing for me. It really makes me anxious as I have been told that this thing can harm my computer severely if I don’t have it removed as soon as possible. What can I do now? Please help.

Brief Introduction to This Trojan

Malsign.Generic.8BF comes from Trojan family which has a long history with computer development. It is a kind of infection can mainly target Windows machines. In another word, computers with Windows XP, Windows Vista, Window 7 and Windows 8 can all be the targets of this infection. Cyber criminals who design this infection usually use the Internet to be the main source to spread this Trojan virus. Inexperienced computer users who don’t form good online habits can be easily attacked by this kind of infection as they can visit some unsafe web pages like porn sites and something else unreliable. It is not easy for PC users to notice when this infection infiltrates their computers as its size is really small. Luckily, this kind of infection can be easily detected by most anti-virus programs nowadays.

However, what makes the situation more complicated is that it is difficult for those anti-virus programs to remove this Malsign.Generic.8BF completely even though they have already caught it on users’ computers. Once this Trojan infection sneaks into the target computers, it can start its evil activities at the backdoor right away. System files can be corrupted by it, which means it can escape from the scan of the security tools. Also, this kind of Trojan can be able to duplicate itself to many branches and hide itself in many locations in the infected machines. That also increases the difficulty for those tools to get rid of it completely as it can change its location all the time. With system files corrupted, the infected computers can face many unwanted problems during the use. PC users will not able to use the infected machines properly as this Trojan has already disabled some basic functions of the system.

This Trojan can even to shut down the system firewall and anti-virus programs by itself to escape from being removed by those tools. What’s worse, with such a low security level, this Malsign.Generic.8BF Trojan can help many other Trojans and malware to come. Cyber criminals can take advantage of this infection to connect to the infected machines and perform their illicit purposes. Generally, those cyber hackers aim on financial details like bank account, credit card passwords and other privacy information that can be used for fiscal benefits. The camera on the infected machine can be turn on secretly, in this case, your personal life can be monitored by those guys remotely. That can be a real disaster.

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 Malsign.Generic.8BF 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:


Malsign.Generic.8BF is a notorious Trojan infection with dangerous characters. It aims on Windows machines all over the world. The makers of this infection can distribute it on the web to spread it widely. PC users can hardly notice when this infection attacks their computers on the Internet. It is never easy for auto anti-virus programs to remove such threat from the affected computers even if they can detect it.

Suggestion: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a level of computer knowledge is needed. Still can’t get out of Malsign.Generic.8BF? Contact online experts for help now!

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on November 19, 2014 11:31 pm

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