Hello, my laptop gets a virus called HackTool:Win32/Keygen. Usually I didn’t do anything wrong on my computer to get those viruses, but since when my little brother took it to his house to play games, I found computer runs weirdly after I get it back. I thought he should do something wrong on websites to bring this virus. Even worse the antivirus cannot deal with it at all. Can you help me delete this virus?

HackTool:Win32/Keygen Virus Description:

HackTool:Win32/Keygen is sorted to be harmful and infectious trojan horse to attack windows computer. If you find it on your computer, please figure out the way to remove this virus as soon as possible. Once it accesses your computer, it will insert malicious toolbar or extension into your web browser, and then change the default setting of the browser so that I can redirect you to suspicious sites where may contain other kinds of viruses. Or HackTool:Win32/Keygen changes DNS setting of your network to block you access to the Internet. Actually it aims at stopping you from downloading new antivirus to delete it. So due to this virus, if you download some program, you may get some download errors and cannot download the program at all. What’s worse, this HackTool:Win32/Keygen virus will implant its malicious codes into system to disable system important files to freeze some windows programs. So you may find some infected programs cannot run normally or that program has not existed on computer. Some random .exe files show on desktop and cannot be deleted. Computer runs slower than ever before. Even worse, this virus will exploit more system loopholes to weaken system and let more viruses get into computer, which will put computer security state into worse situation.

HackTool:Win32/Keygen virus will soon slow computer performance and worsem system functions. Since this virus can do severe damages in system, you should take action to protect computer from being infected with the similar infection from the Internet. While you’re surfing on the Internet, please don’t visit malicious contents like porn sites, videos, game site or gambling sites, etc., which should be infected with this virus or any other malware, adware or worms and so on. HackTool:Win32/Keygen virus will be soon dropping and installing into your computer while you visit malicious websites. In addition, this Trojan virus will be spread through free downloads, spam emails, shareware, pop ups, strange links or files, etc. once this Trojan virus accesses your computer a long time, it will help remote hackers enter into your computer and steal something important like your banking detail, online payment details, credit card info, email password or company data, etc. for illegal profits. You may suffer from financial loss. Therefore, you should pay attention to your online action and don’t click on anything suspicious to bring this virus.

Some Traits about HackTool:Win32/Keygen 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 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 HackTool:Win32/Keygen virus. 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 HackTool:Win32/Keygen 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 HackTool:Win32/Keygen 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 HackTool:Win32/Keygen virus locates. 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 Trojan 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:


HackTool:Win32/Keygen 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 this HackTool:Win32/Keygen virus will suffer from financial loss. This 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 HackTool:Win32/Keygen virus. You can contact YooCare/YooSecurity PC professional online service for help:

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on July 10, 2015 5:00 pm

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