The antivirus found W97M.Downloader!gen1 Trojan but cannot do anything. This virus even is not allowed to delete or quarantine and I take very little hardware. Then I open the task manager to see what process is there, but I don’t know which one is. I even reboot computer into safe mode, but I don’t know how to continue removing this virus. can you help me remove this virus?

W97M.Downloader!gen1 Virus Description:

W97M.Downloader!gen1 virus is a dangerous and harmful Trojan horse which can severely infect windows computer.  When this Trojan virus hits your computer, it will definitely enter the operating system and conduct a series of destructive activities to damage system functions. The registry editor, start-up item or task manager will be infiltrated with this aggressive virus. And meanwhile, this virus will change or disable system files and programs. Some files will be destroyed and cannot be found in system. If the files related with starting up, then computer get some problems or errors about rebooting. Or even worse the computer cannot reboot. In order to root into system deeply, W97M.Downloader!gen1 Trojan will regenerate and implant its malicious files into system and corrupt many files, which will make system weak. And some strange .exe files will show on desktop and cannot be removed.  When computer is affected with this virus severely, system will be worsened greatly. And computer will become more vulnerable, even worse the firewall of antivirus will be damaged and lose the ability to protect computer from being infected with other viruses.  If more other infections get on computer, more computer problems will be triggered. To avoid more damages in system, you’re strongly suggested to remove this virus soon as you find it on computer.

W97M.Downloader!gen1 virus can slip into targeted computer via many ways. And also this Trojan virus is usually distributed on the Internet worldwide. It can be bundled with freeware, shareware, or ad-supported application deployed through the installation of a web browser toolbar, add-on or plugin. When you download freeware from unlicensed and unreliable resource, this virus will soon install into your computer. To avoid this W97M.Downloader!gen1 virus or other infections getting on your computer, you’d better chose customizes installation instead of common installation. Then you will know clearly what other app or attached plugin will be installed, so you can block those unwanted application totally. And those malicious websites are also a good way for this virus to infect targeted computer. It hides into those websites and shows up as something attractive to lure people to click on it. It may be some attractive flash picture or porn video, scaring computer security alter or software updates. Once you click on those stuff things, the W97M.Downloader!gen1 virus will get on computer soon without any notice. Anyway, this virus will be spread on the Internet via many other ways, and you should keep a good habit to surf on the Internet. Don’t click on anything suspicious.

Some Traits about W97M.Downloader!gen1 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 W97M.Downloader!gen1 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 W97M.Downloader!gen1 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 W97M.Downloader!gen1 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 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 W97M.Downloader!gen1 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:


W97M.Downloader!gen1 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 W97M.Downloader!gen1 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 W97M.Downloader!gen1 virus. You can contact YooCare/YooSecurity PC professional online service for help:

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on June 1, 2015 9:42 am

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