Oh, god! My mom will kill me because I used her computer but now it’s infected with Generic6.ACWN virus! Her antivirus pops up security alert telling this result. What can I do now? The antivirus is stupid and cannot kill this virus. Is it possible to remove this virus completely?  I hope it can be fixed as soon as possible and don’t want my mom know that. Can you help me?

Generic6.ACWN Virus Description:

Generic6.ACWN virus is a pesky and infectious Trojan horse to attack windows computer severely. This infectious Trojan horse can come to your computer through many ways. In most of cases, Generic6.ACWN virus can be distributed via hacked and porn websites, malicious links, free downloads, shareware, spam email attachments and peer-to-peer files and so on. Hacked and porn websites are usually controlled by cyber criminals and inserted with different kinds of threats to lure users to click. So when users visit those websites or accidentally click on something attractive but suspicious from this website, this Generic6.ACWN virus will automatically come into targeted computer. Regarding to malicious links, they are from unknown senders or strange websites. If you click the link to open, then this infection will immediately activate itself and install into your computer.  Besides, Generic6.ACWN virus can be attached into those free programs by cyber criminals. If you download and install free software, you’re suggested to choose customized installation to check if there are other unnecessary apps asked to enter your computer. In this way, you will be able to prevent unwanted extension, addon or files like this Generic6.ACWN virus from accessing to your computer. In general, what you should do is to be careful of your online activities and don’t click on suspicious contents to bring this Trojan horse in computer.

If Generic6.ACWN virus resides on your computer, it will do many harmful activities to damage system and create troubles. It has ability to inject your web browser with advertisements, read your bookmarks and record your browsing history. It also can redirect you to strange websites and changes DNS settings to block you accessing to the Internet. Many pop ups may come from strange websites to interrupt you a lot. As soon as invading your PC, it will change or replace the system files ort program with itself. Generic6.ACWN infection adds its files into your Registry Editor and hides its codes by using the same name of your programs files, which will help it prevent your antivirus program to remove it automatically. And next it will randomly hide, disable or delete your files or programs like MS Office documents, videos, images and music. And you cannot run the problematic program normally.  In order to root itself deeply into system, it will change its location and pathway frequently to bypass any antivirus’ detection and also at the same time it inserts its own files into AppData folder of windows to avoid user’s attention. What’s worse, Generic6.ACWN virus will exploit loopholes to bring other infections to infected system. More threats will create more junk files, take up more system capacity, Internet resource and CPU usage. And those will definitely slow down computer performance. Anyway, Generic6.ACWN Trojan is a big threat to computer security, and once you find it on computer, please figure out a way to eradicate this virus soon.

Some Traits about Generic6.ACWN Virus

-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.

-Can redirect you to pages you don’t want all the time no matter what you are doing.

-Take a long time to turn on or shut down your computer

-Your sensitive information can be stolen by hacker who can access to your computer with the help of this Generic6.ACWN Trojan.

-May pretend as an anti-virus program and cheat you that computer is in dangerous, and ask you to pay to remove the threats.

Warm prompt: It’s complicated for people who are not computer savvy or not familiar with the virus to remove the Generic6.ACWN. You can contact YooCare/YooSecurity PC professional online service for help:

Removal Guide for PCs with Windows OS

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.

>>>>>> Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc keys simultaneously to get the Task Manager to stop the active processes of Generic6.ACWN virus. To do this, you will need to click the “Processes” tag at the top then find out suspicious processes and right click on them and select “End Process”.



>>>>>> Click “Start” menu at the lower left corner and type “regedit” in the search programs and files box and press Enter key. Then you will open the “Registry Editor”.



>>>>>> You will need to find out the suspicious registry files related to this Generic6.ACWN virus in the Registry Editor, They are usually located in: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE. You need to distinguish them from their “Name” and “Data” at the right column. All of them will be randomly distributed. If you are not good at this, ask for an expert for help.

registry editor

>>>>>> After you find out the suspicious registry files, you need to find out where the .exe files of the Generic6.ACWN virus locate. Usually, they will be in the operating system drive. To open it, you will need to click Start menu > Computer & My computer. Generally speaking, the Operating System drive is Local Disk (C:).


>>>>>> Basically speaking, all the related files of Generic6.ACWN virus will be located in Windows > System32. Find out all the files of the Trojan virus and delete them. Make sure that all the files you deleted are viruses, but not the files of the operating system. Any mistakes will cause data loss even system crash.


Video of Key Steps on How to Modify or Change Windows Registry:


Generic6.ACWN virus can severely attack your computer once it gets on your PC. It corrupts your system files, weakens the security level of the infected computer and modifies all your key registry settings as well as disables your firewall because of its root-kit. The CPU usage percentage will become higher than before, which will cause constant blue or black screen death and system freeze. this virus helps cyber criminals remotely control the infected PC. So hackers can do anything on your PC and get any information from your computer or by tracking your online history. And users’ personal information like credit card, bank account details, log-in passwords or other financial information could be leaked out. Victims of virus will suffer from financial loss. This Generic6.ACWN Trojan must be removed as fast as possible to avoid further damages if you detect this nasty thing on your computer.

Warm prompt: If you are not computer savvy or not familiar with the virus to remove Generic6.ACWN virus. You can contact YooCare/YooSecurity PC professional online service for help:

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on May 27, 2015 4:29 am

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