I have a Trojan called Trojan Horse Generic17.AMPT on my Win 7 laptop. AVG keeps picking up the virus but it doesn’t heal it. Is this virus dangerous? I can’t afford losing my data on the computer!! Is there any way I can get rid of this virus for good without losing anything on my computer? Any help will be highly appreciated.

Trojan Horse Generic17.AMPT Description:

Trojan Horse Generic17.AMPT is a newly released Trojan virus designed by cyber criminals in order to steal vital information from unwary users and make chaos on their computers. Research shows that this Trojan virus mainly attacks Windows computer.That is to say, if you use a computer running with Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8 (Windows 8.1), you can easily be the target of this Trojan threat. Unlike Worm or other infections, Trojan virus won’t be able to self-replicate, however it can carry out a lot of harmful actions to damage a computer and compromise owner’s security once it gets installed. These actions can include deleting data, blocking data, modifying data, copying data and even disrupting the performance of computers or computer networks. All these malicious activities are done without getting the permission from the users, therefore people should clean up the computer immediately once a Trojan virus is found.

Victims who get infected by Trojan Horse Generic17.AMPT must be curious when and how it comes to the computer. Actually most Trojan viruses install on a vulnerable computer without getting a permission from the owner or giving any warning about the upcoming installation beforehand. It is just secretly downloaded on a target machine. Also they may come with from different sources. To more specific, it may come from software you have downloaded from unsecured locations or get bundled by the ActiveX controls from websites that have executable content, or spam Email attachments. Once downloaded, it can implant numerous malware from the Internet on its own to make your computer in a high-risk situation. You will find that your computer performs poorly and disk space usage has been eaten up at 90% or more causing constant stuck. In addition, your browser may keep redirecting you to other pages, and crazy and annoying pop-up window may be filled with your whole screen to interrupt your browsing activities. Therefore, it is advised users to follow the manual removal instruction to remove Trojan Horse Generic17.AMPT as quickly as possible to avoid further damages.

Note: Manual Removal requires expertise and it is for advanced users, if you don’t have much experience in dealing with redirect virus.
Contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts for removal assistance.

Symptoms of Similar Trojan Infection :

– This virus can escape from most antivirus protection and get itself installed on computers especially with Windows operating systems.
– It can cause constant stuck or even blue screens on the infected computers.
– Computer users will experience constant security pop ups on the computers which may not truly represent the status of the PCs.
– Certain malware or spyware may be prompted by these fake security pop ups which will end up scamming money.
– Sensitive data like privacy can also be stolen and taken advantages by cyber criminals.

Manual Removal Step by Step Instructions

Up till now, there is not a perfect antivirus that can detect this pesky Trojan virus or delete it completely. Trojan Horse Generic17.AMPT has been updated by remote and backstage cyber criminals and is able to escape from the scan of any anti-virus programs thus it is hard to be removed or even found. The most effective way is to remove it manually. The following instructions need quite level of computer expertise. If you don’t know how to that correctly, please contact with YooSecurity online support now!

Step A: Check on your start menu if there are any programs that you are not familiar with. The strange ones will often related to the virus process as it can start automatically with the windows. You can press on Windows key or just click on the start menu to view it. Please notice that you need to click on All Programs to have an overall check on it.

start button
Step B: To remove the Trojan the first thing we need to do is to end its process thus we will not get the error message when we delete its files. To do that, open Windows Task Manager to end process related to this Trojan infection. You can press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys at the same time to pull up Window Task Manager; go to Processes tab on top and scroll down the list to find.

windows task manager

Step C: Always any virus files will be hidden files. So we need to show hidden files before we are going to delete them. Open Control Panel from Start menu and search for Folder Options (As an easy way you can open a folder and hold Alt key and tap on T, O key one by one and folder option window will pops up). Go to Folder Options window, under View tab, tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click Apply and then hit OK.

folder options

After we can see hidden folders and files we can go to system files and delete the infected files. The path of the virus often can be found from the antivirus which detects it.

program data

Step D: After we delete the virus files from system data we get to remove the registry of the virus from registry editor to prevent it from coming back. You can get Registry Editor by pressing Windows+R keys to pull up Run box and type in regedit to open Registry Editor.

Run box

The following is how Windows Registry Editor looks like.

Registry Editor

Step E: Delete all these associated files and registry entries with this Trojan virus from Registry Editor. The registry files are listed randomly. Besides, you need to delete the infection files of the redirect virus from your system files to prevent it from coming back. Those files are named randomly also but may be different on different operating systems.

Video on How to Modify or Change Windows Registry Safely:

To Summarize Shortly:

Trojan Horse Generic17.AMPT is defined as a Trojan virus infection object which has annoyed many computer users all around the world. Although it can be found by AVG Antivirus, it doesn’t mean your computer can be safe to use because AVG is not able to eliminate this threat completely. In order to stay on your computer longer, this Trojan is able to corrupt the anti-virus program which is installed on the infected computer by banning the protection tool to run or removing the key files of the tool, therefore AVG may give you an error once you try to remove it or the virus reappears every time after removal. It is very frustrating if the computer has been infected by this stubborn threat. To completely get rid of it, computer users had better follow the above manual way to safely remove Trojan Horse Generic17.AMPT virus.

Note: Have tried many methods but failed to get rid of this Trojan virus? If you have no clue, please contact YooSecurity Online Experts in time to save your computer.

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on April 30, 2014 8:05 am

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