I think my computer has been hit by this Trojan.Acad.Generic. I notice this thing from my anti-virus program. Why can my anti-virus program give me a warning about this virus but just can’t get rid of it? Is there another way that I can use to remove this bad thing from my computer? I’m not a computer savvy and I don’t want to mess up my computer by mistake. Please help.

Brief Introduction to This Trojan

Without any doubt, this Trojan.Acad.Generic can be classified as a Trojan horse infection. The family of Trojan virus has a long history in computer industry. It is designed to attack computers with Windows machines and it is really hard for many computer users to eradicate by themselves if they don’t acquire proper computer knowledge. However, even many famous anti-virus programs have been invented nowadays, it is still impossible for neither of them to solve all the Trojan viruses completely as the Trojan variation can be created each day those cyber criminals with evil purposes. It is really sad to be infected by Trojan infection as it usually doesn’t sneak into target computers alone. It can bring many other computer infection and threats to the infected machine if it can take effect on it for a long time.

So, how can this Trojan.Acad.Generic infiltrate target computers? This kind of Trojan virus targets on Windows machines so it can take advantage of the loopholes on the target computer to invade. It is distributed by cyber hackers from the Internet. Those bad guys can spread this Trojan into the malicious domains and some legit websites that have been hacked by them. They could upload the Trojan script to the servers. So when people come to the corrupted web pages, this Trojan can be downloaded by the visiting computers as it can be cheated as a cache file. Also, when people download the corrupted programs that contain this Trojan into their computers, this Trojan can also sneak into when the installation is finished. In this case, Trojan infection can infiltrate target computers without users’ notice.

After this Trojan.Acad.Generic finishes the invasion, it can start its vicious activities immediately. The system registry can be corrupted as it can change it and add its values and keys to be activated whenever the infected machine is booted up. With the help of this Trojan, the cyber hackers can connect to the infected computers without users’ approval. In such bad situation, the infected machine can take the risk that being implanted many other computer viruses as the hackers can do everything they want when they connect to the infected machine. What’s worse, cyber hackers can steal the privacy that saved on the infected computers secretly and abuse the information for illegal benefits.

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 Trojan.Acad.Generic 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.

XP task manager

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:


Trojan.Acad.Generic is a dangerous Trojan infection which strong destructive ability. This bad virus can be spread from the World Wide Web. This Trojan can be detected by anti-virus programs, but what can make the situation worse is that it can be hardly removed by auto remove tools as it can damage those security programs as soon as it sneaks into the target computers.

Suggestion: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a level of computer knowledge is needed. Still can’t get out of Trojan.Acad.Generic? Contact online experts for help now!

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on September 22, 2014 8:30 am

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