I need urgent help on removing this Win64:Rootkit-gen [Rtk] from my computer. It has annoyed me since I downloaded a free program on the Internet. However, even though I have already uninstalled some suspicious stuff on my computer, this thing still exists. I have Norton on my computer, but it seems that the tool can give me the warning about this virus, but can’t get rid of it. So, what should I do now?
Brief Introduction to This Trojan
Win64:Rootkit-gen [Rtk] is a wide-spread Trojan that hits computer users all over the world nowadays. From its name we have already known that this piece of virus specially targets 64-bit Windows computer system. In most cases, if you have already installed anti-malware program on your computer, it should catch this Trojan in time and remove it completely to protect your computer. However, this virus can only be quarantined for a while by antivirus software but never got removed completely. Therefore, it may keep recurring after you restart the computer or show you error message when you take action to get rid of it. Under such circumstance, your computer system will be at risk of being ruined and your personal information like log in password or credit card details stored on the computer could be leaked out.
This Trojan is known to download potentially unwanted program (also called PUP) or malicious files and other high-risk malware to the computer. When it is downloaded, it will result in the frequent stuck, slow PC performance and even blue screen of death. It is urgent to remove Win64:Rootkit-gen [Rtk] virus because it can keep corrupting and damaging computer until your machine becomes useless. The longer it stays on your computer, the more damage it can bring to you.
Win64:Rootkit-gen [Rtk] can perform a large number of bad actions that have not been authorized by the user. When you browse online, you may be redirected to shady web pages that contain malware or PUP or be displayed tons of pop-up ads. Those ads will tell you that you are the lucky guy and you have won the new iPhone 6 or your computer is at risk and you need to install a program to protect your computer. However, they are not real information. If you are tricked and click on any pop-ups that generated by this Trojan, you will be pushed to register and pay the licensed version of a rogue program or needed to fill in your personal details. The purpose of this Trojan is uncertain but it must be something illegal. This Trojan threatens your privacy and it could give malicious cyber criminals remote control over the infected computer. It enables these attackers to do anything they wish on the infected computer including sending, receiving, launching, and deleting files, displaying data, and rebooting the computer. Therefore, don’t hesitate to remove this Trojan horse virus if you already found it on your machine.
Some Traits about This Trojan
-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.
-Your sensitive information can be stolen by hacker who can access to your computer with the help of this Trojan.
-Cay give you many redirects all the time no matter what you are doing.
-May pretend as an anti-virus program and cheat you that computer is in dangerous, and ask you to pay to remove the threats.
NOTE: If you find any of these symptoms on your computer, that proves your PC is under attack and seriously infected. If you are not a computer savvy, Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts to remove this Win64:Rootkit-gen [Rtk] for you.
Manual Removal Guide of Trojan (For Computer Literate)
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.
Step 1: Find Ctrl, Alt, and Delete these 3 keys and then press them together to open task manager to end the process related to this Trojan, the name of the process of it is random.
Step 2: Try to find Folder Options in Control Panel, select the View tab, and then tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
Step 3: Try to find the files which relate to this Trojan, and delete them all.
Step 4: Click on Start button at the right lower corner, then click on Control Panel
Then you will come to the Control Panel windows, click on Add and Remove Programs
Then try to find the program which relates to this Trojan, highlight it and choose Remove, the program’s name is random.
Step 5: Click on Start button or press Win+R, then type regedit in the box to open Registry Editor, after that, try to find
C:\Users\profile name here\AppData\
Similar video guide to modify Windows registry:
Win64:Rootkit-gen [Rtk] is a harmful Trojan infection with severe destructivity. This Trojan can easily attack target Windows computers if PC users come to some corrupted websites on the Internet. It can generate many vicious activities on the infected machine once it is activated. The condition of the infected computer can be dangerous as this Trojan can help many other computer threats to come and make further damages.
Suggestion: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a level of computer knowledge is needed. Still can’t get out of Win64:Rootkit-gen [Rtk]? Contact online experts for help now!
Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on September 25, 2014 5:48 am