My anti-virus program gives me a warning about this Trojan:Win32/Peaac.gen!A!plock, I used to think that no virus can escape from my removal tool, but now I find that I’m totally wrong! This virus can stay in my computer without being removed! I can’t tell how many times I have tried to use my removal tool to get rid of it. But all I have done are in vain. What should I do now? Please help.

Brief Introduction to This Trojan

Trojan:Win32/Peaac.gen!A!plock is categorized as Trojan horse infection designed by scammers and cyber crooks who have an intention to steal your personal information or infect your computer with different types of malware. Now this Trojan is able to function in all the Windows operating systems no matter you are using XP, Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. This malicious program usually invades computer system without getting any authorization from PC owners. It is installed through an exploit or some other deceptive means such as spam Email attachments. The cyber criminals may attach Trojan:Win32/Peaac.gen!A!plock to a mail and then spam hundreds or even thousands of people. And if you receive and open this email, you could be the victim who puts your computer in a high-risk situation. This piece of Trojan also proliferates through malicious websites and unsafe downloads, so computer users should behave well when they go online. Never go to any malicious website, especially those pornographic webpage and don’t open any attachment sent from a stranger.

If unfortunately your computer is infected with Trojan:Win32/Peaac.gen!A!plock, you will find it perform weird. When you try to open programs installed on your machine, they won’t open at all and you may keep receiving error message to block any of your actions. Sometimes you may see random pop-up ads window open itself automatically on your screen and you are not allowed to close it down. Your homepage is modified to a bogus search page filled with sponsored links and other misleading information. These symptoms are due to malicious browser hijacker which this Trojan virus brings for you.

This virus is able to download additional software including toolbar, adware or potentially unwanted programs (as known as PUP) so there is no reason for you to keep it on your machine. The longer it resides in your computer, the more attacks it will initiate. It could allow remote attacker to have full control over the compromised system. From there, attackers may update the Trojan, download and upload files, execute codes, and monitor activities on the PC. It also weakens your security setup by ending processes that are linked to antivirus and firewall. That is the main reason why your antivirus failed to pick up this virus and effectively remove it. The most symptom of this nasty Trojan is poor PC performance. If you find your computer is running slow even with few programs opened, then it is likely you have got infected by this virus. You have to completely scan your computer and then use manual removal instruction to get rid of it completely.

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 Trojan:Win32/Peaac.gen!A!plock 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:


Trojan:Win32/Peaac.gen!A!plock can generate many severe problems and errors once it sneaks into the target computers. No matter when the infected computer is on, the Trojan can be activated from the start up as it can corrupt the system registry and many system files. It can help many other computer malware to come and perform more destructive activities. The whole system can be messed up if this Trojan cannot be removed in time.

Suggestion: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a level of computer knowledge is needed. Still can’t get out of Trojan:Win32/Peaac.gen!A!plock? Contact online experts for help now!

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on September 30, 2014 11:29 pm

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