Hey, I don’t know when my laptop is infected with Trojan.Gatak!gen5 virus until my Avira pops up and reports that. But it’s strange that Avira cannot kill it totally, as every time I restart laptop after a scanning and removal by Avira, the Avira still says this virus is still on. My friend told me it needed to be removed manually. However, I’m not computer savvy, so I come here for help. Can you guys help me out of this issue?

Trojan.Gatak!gen5 Virus Description:

Trojan.Gatak!gen5 virus is a dangerous and infectious Trojan horse to hit windows computer severely. Once it gets on computer, it will exploit system by implanting its malicious codes into important system areas like start-up items, registry editor, windows folder and HOST files and so on. If important system files are disabled, computer will get some system errors. Computer may not start up normally or even cannot turn on. In this case, some important files in start up item should be severely corrupted. If the virus replaces files in HOST with its own malicious ones, computer will not be able to connect with the Internet. That’s why sometimes you cannot browse webpage. And also Trojan.Gatak!gen5 virus may change the settings of web browser and hijack the webpage to block you access legit website about security tool downloading. Meanwhile, it will throw many different kinds of ads. Even worse, this virus can exploit more system loophole to weaken and worsen system security. When system has many loopholes, it will become more vulnerable and other threats will enter infected computer in an easier way. More threats will eat up system resource and slow down computer performance even corrupt computer troubleshooting modes. If you cannot clear it timely, it will damage your machine to be useless.

Trojan.Gatak!gen5 virus is designed and spread online by those hackers. With help of this Trojan horse, hackers can log in your computer to steal what they want. So with coming of this Trojan horse, your personal data will be in a dangerous situation. To avoid Trojan horse getting on computer, you should be careful with what you browse on the Internet. This virus is usually spread on unsafe and malicious sites like porn sites, free software downloading site or gambling site and so on. The main feature of those sites should be pop ups displaying over here and there. Once you visit those sites or click on something from webpage, the virus will soon drop on computer. So don’t visit those sites and if you accidentally open malicious sites, please soon close it. Hackers also can hide Trojan.Gatak!gen5 virus into those free software installation package. When you download the program you need, this virus process is also installed. Anyway, you should be cautious to online behavior. Please don’t visit unsafe webpage or click on suspicious thing, or you will bring this virus or other threats.

Some Traits about Trojan.Gatak!gen5 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 Trojan.Gatak!gen5 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 Trojan.Gatak!gen5 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 Trojan.Gatak!gen5 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 Trojan 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:


Trojan.Gatak!gen5 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 Trojan.Gatak!gen5 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 Trojan.Gatak!gen5 virus. You can contact YooCare/YooSecurity PC professional online service for help:

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on August 27, 2015 1:34 am

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