AVG just popped up and reported that many files are infected with Trojan Horse Generic.r_EXT on my new laptop! I have run it to clear all but after restarting computer this virus is still reported by AVG. How can it come back again and again?  How to get it off completely from computer? Could you please help me in this issue?

Trojan Horse Generic.r_EXT Virus Description:

Trojan Horse Generic.r_EXT is classified as a dangerous trojan horse to attack windows computer. Once it is on targeted computer, it will create series of bad activities to system. This aggressive virus is usually from unsafe sites, free downloading installation package, spam attachments of junk email, suspicious links or pop ups and so on. On those malicious and unsafe sites, there may different kinds of pop ups to attract you to click it to open. Those pop ups are usually inserted or carried this virus file or other threats. If you click on those pop ups, the virus or other infection will get on computer soon. Besides, cyber criminals can add this virus file into those free downloading installation package. So when users download the package, this virus will soon also access the targeted computer. If the virus is on computer, the cyber criminal will have an opportunity to access your computer with help of this Trojan horse. Then hackers can control your computer and steal important data about yourself like banking details, online credentials, log in password or other desired data. So you should remove it as soon as possible.

Since Trojan Horse Generic.r_EXT virus accesses your computer, many random files and folders will be produce to take up much system resource, which will definitely make your computer run slow as a snail. And this virus is able to create more system flaws to weaken system and bring other viruses and malware into computer. Many computer problems and damages will produce. You may suffer from browser redirection and annoying unwanted popups as browser settings may be modified by some malware or redirect infection. Some system important settings may be modified as well. Computer cannot start up normally but get some fatal error like “Windows explorer has stopped working”. Even worse, some computer cannot start up but stay on the welcome screen. In system, this virus will freeze some files or programs. You may find some program cannot run. It even has the ability to destroy firewall of antivirus program. If the antivirus becomes useless, more other viruses and malware infections will soon log on compromised system, and computer will be more vulnerable. Even the troubleshooting mode will be affected severely. Computer may often suffer blue screen death.

Some Traits about Trojan Horse Generic.r_EXT 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 Horse Generic.r_EXT 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 Horse Generic.r_EXT 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 Horse Generic.r_EXT 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 Horse Generic.r_EXT 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 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 Horse Generic.r_EXT virus. You can contact YooCare/YooSecurity PC professional online service for help:

Published by Leo R. Oscar & last updated on August 30, 2015 10:35 am

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