Somehow, when i boot up my computer then my AVG security tool had picked up a virus called Trojan Horse Generic28.CBQW. And a window appeared in the bottom right hand corner of the desktop saying: “Clean computer”. Although you cleaned all as required, the virus will pop up after a reboot. Any suggestions?

How to Remove Trojan Horse Generic28.CBQW Completely?

The Trojan Horse Generic28.CBQW virus is an extremely dangerous computer attack that needs to be discovered and removed as quickly as possible as it will result in a complete loss of all data on the computer due to a system crash. This is a computer virus that has the ability to infect any computer that is running a Windows operating system. Windows 7 and 8, Vista, and XP are just some of the current popular operating systems that are vulnerable to this virus. There are two ways that the virus is spread across computers:

Email SPAM: The hackers behind this virus do not care about email laws, as they send out millions of unsolicited emails each day that are SPAM. The people behind the attack are not worried about SPAM laws as the virus they are infecting computers with gives them access so they can steal information from the system. The last thing they are worried about is breaking any law. The emails that they send out contain attachments that they tell the recipients to click on.

The attachments contain the Trojan Horse Generic28.CBQW virus and as soon as the attachment is opened the virus will begin to install itself on the computer deep within the root directory. It will also make changes that will grant the hackers remote access, and now they will be able to access everything that is stored on the computer at any time. They can also install spyware and key logger programs onto the computer as well.

File Sharing Sites: Another very popular way of spreading the Trojan Horse Generic28.CBQW virus is by infecting files that are popular on file sharing sites with the attack. This will infect any computer that downloads these files without the users knowledge and will result in more computers that the cyber criminals can now access.

These types of websites are very popular and the hackers target them because of their large traffic numbers and because the users visit these sites looking to quickly download and install files. They have a great chance of infected several computers if they place the virus files with popular downloads.

What Can I Do If My Computer Has Been Infected With This Virus?

Many anti virus programs will not detect this Trojan Horse since it installs quickly and then hides its files deep within the root directory to avoid being detected. The first clue that something is wrong will be the slow operation and load times due to the CPU memory being used up and consumed at a rapid rate. If it is believed that the computer is infected with this Trojan then the instructions located below should be followed in order to remove the virus before the system crashes and it results in a complete loss of all files and information stored on the PC. The Trojan Horse Generic28.CBQW virus will do serious damage if ignored, so it is important to delete all of the files quickly by following the manual instructions outlined below.

Best Way to Remove This Trojan Manual Removal manually Step by StepPlease follow these steps to get rid of the virus manually:
Step 1: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL or CTRL+SHIFT+ESC. Open the Windows Task Manager.
If that didn’t work, try another way. Press the Start button and click on the Run option. This will start the Run tool. Type in taskmgr and press OK. This should start the Windows Task Manager

Step 2: Within the Windows Task Manager click on the Processes tab. Find the process by name. random.exe. Then scroll the list to find required process. Select it with your mouse or keyboard and click on the End Process button. This will kill the process.

Step 3: Delete malicious registry entries generated by Trojan Horse Generic28.CBQW virus.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\random
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\run\

Step 4: Remove malicious files of Infection
C:\WINDOWS\assembly\GAC\Desktop.ini
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ping.exe

Video of Key Steps on How to Modify or Change Windows Registry:

There are many obvious signs that a computer could be infected with such virus. The overall speed of the computer will be decreased and simple tasks like opening files or closing windows will seem to take much longer than normal. This is because the virus is using up a large percentage of the computer’s memory and there is also the possibility of the virus attracting and installing additional malicious Trojan’s and attacks.

Based on various situations and computer skills, you can choose the following solutions fit for you.
1. Follow the steps we provide to manually remove the virus.
2. If you failed to remove Trojan Horse Generic28.CBQW infection with the method above, please consult YooSecurity certified professionals to remove it completely.

Published by Matt Johnston & last updated on August 2, 2013 2:59 am

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