I just got a virus named Trojan Patch.A.Gen popping up in the bottom corners on the screen. Is this a bad virus? Do people need to worry about anything since there’s antivirus to deal with it? But my antivirus software didn’t seem to pick it up. Do I have to get another one just because of this infection? What options do I have besides from getting rid of this Trojan virus by another antivirus?
Trojan Patch.A.Gen Virus Description
Trojan Patch.A.Gen is a Trojan virus that can attack any computer around the world as long as it’s given the chances. Similar to other Trojan members, this Patched.A.Gen virus is put online among many places including hacked and porn web sites, fishy URLs, malicious programs and infected files or programs shared from different computers. It can also be put into removable devices and transferred from one machine to another. There are so many places that this Trojan virus can hide without drawing attentions from PC owners. And yet antivirus programs can’t seem to stop this Trojan virus from attacking computers. After all, if computers don’t provide such chances, they won’t be targeted in the first place. That’s also why computer users should take good care of their own PCs during usage.
Even though a computer has been well protected by some antivirus programs, it can also be targeted by this Trojan Patch.A.Gen virus when it’s used inappropriately. By saying that, we usually mean users’ activities on the computers. As mentioned above that this Trojan virus can be hidden among many different web sites. It takes a simple click for this Trojan infection to get itself installed without consent. Free unknown program is also a favorite for computer hackers because they can bundle this Patch.A.Gen virus with these unfriendly programs. Once computer users try to download them, this Trojan virus will be able to sneak inside just like Trojan.Win32.Patched.na virus. With constant security pop ups, it has announced its arrival. Remote computer hackers can control this Trojan virus and steal private info out of the targeted computers. Since it cannot be deleted successfully by antivirus program, a complete removal is urgently needed.
To save your computer from all the unpredictable troubles brought up by this Trojan Patch.A.Gen virus, please remove this stubborn Trojan virus off the computer. Contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts if you are not able to do that by yourself.
Patch.A.Gen Virus Consequences
1. First of all, Trojan Patch.A.Gen virus can get itself installed without consent.
2. It can escape from many antivirus programs and even disable their functions once getting inside.
3. There will be constant security alerts popping up on the screen of the infected computer.
4. Private information is the major target of this attack; third parties could even remotely control the infected machine.
5. Other consequences will also be experienced if the virus cannot be removed in time. For instance, programs will stop responding more often and computer will be frozen frequently.
Steps on How to Remove Patch.A.Gen Virus
Trojan Patch.A.Gen virus is very sneaky and can get around antivirus programs to still attack the computers. So one shouldn’t feel relief when antivirus reports nothing after a scan. These situations happen a lot. It only takes a reboot of the system for this Trojan virus to come right back. And that is due to the incomplete removal of the virus. To completely get rid of this Trojan infection, here are some steps on how to do it manually. But one will face the changeable and stubborn characters of this Trojan during the manual removal. Hence, it requires advanced computer knowledge.
Step 1: Open Windows Task Manager to end processed related to this Trojan Patch.A.Gen threat. To do that, press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys at the same time or right click on bottom Task Bar and select Start Task Manager.
Step 2: Open Control Panel from Start menu. Go to Folder Options and under View tab, select Show hidden files and folders and non-select Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) then click OK.
Step 3: Go to Registry Editor. First press Windows+R keys and then type regedit in Run box to search. Delete registry entries associated with this Trojan infection:
Video on How to Modify or Change Windows Registry
Trojan Patch.A.Gen virus is not the only one that can escape from PC protection tools in these days. Since computer has become a lot more important to us nowadays, computer hackers will certainly want to make a lot money out of it. And creating viruses like this Trojan infection is their first step. There are many kinds of viruses that are put online every single day. And there are so many places for them to hide or disguise. They won’t be noticed by ordinary computer users until they are successfully installed in the targeted computers and starting to create chaos on the infected machines. Computer users usually find them hard to remove by antivirus applications because these viruses are there to make you uncomfortable and to help hackers benefit. Like this Trojan Patch.A.Gen virus which is mostly used or control by remote third parties to compromise the infected computers and steal valuable info out of them. Considering all these troubles, this Trojan virus should definitely be removed ASAP.
Note: Computer still not works fine after the removal? Wondering there might be something being left out? Contact Online PC Experts now to achieve a complete removal of this Trojan Patch.A.Gen virus if you can’t do it or aren’t sure about it.
Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on May 20, 2013 11:38 am