I just ran a scan on my computer and came across 15 viruses that are all Trojan Horse Generic_r.CEN. Each time I removed it from my computer but it kept coming back. How do I get rid of this virus completely off my computer and prevent this from accessing my computer again. I am using AVG Internet security. Any help will be appreciated.

Trojan Horse Generic_r.CEN Virus Description

Trojan Horse Generic_r.CEN is a harmful Trojan that gets installed on your computer via variety of means such as spam emails or attachments, adult websites etc. Is your computer behaving abnormally? Does your Internet web browser randomly redirect you to other malicious websites? Are you getting unwanted pop-ups on your PC screen? Does your anti-software keep alerting Trojan Horse Generic_r.CEN infection? If your answer is Yes, then your computer must be in a risky situation now. This is a horrible Trojan that automatically gets installed on the targeted computer and can do several malicious activities and frustrate the victim users.

As soon as this Trojan horse is installed, it creates many malevolent files on corrupted computer to occupy the system resources. And important system files and Windows Registry settings will be modified by it in order to pretend itself to be a part of the system files and avoid being removed by antivirus programs. This Trojan may use keystrokes to record browsing history and start controlling the browsing activities. More than that, it can connect to a remote IRC server and forward your data (including confidential details such as username, password, credit card number, etc.) to cybercriminals without a computer user’s awareness. Therefore, if you want to remove Trojan Horse Generic_r.CEN completely, you must make sure that all the registry entries, files, processes etc related to this threat are removed from your computer.

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Consequences Caused by Trojan Horse Generic_r.CEN Virus

1. Trojan Horse Generic_r.CEN virus can get itself installed without permission from PC owners.
2. It can create many security alerts to pop up on the screen so as to threaten you.
3. Internet connection can be affected by this Trojan virus and you will be cut off the internet every once in a while.
4. Private information is in risks of being exposed and stolen by remote PC hackers.

Steps on How to Remove This Stubborn Trojan Horse Virus

This Trojan is tricky and it may not be removed by antivirus applications. Here are some steps on how to do the removal manually. Expertise will be required during the process since one has to check and define under different locations to delete this Trojan virus. It’s normal that you can’t locate certain files listed in the following as the virus can change all the time. Hence, the following manual removal steps are just giving you a general idea on how to get rid of this Trojan infection.

Step 1: Open Windows Task Manager to end processed related to this threat. To do that, press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys at the same time or right click on bottom Task Bar and select Start Task Manager.
Windows Task Manager

Step 2: Open Control Panel from Start menu. Go to Folder Options and under View tab, select Show hidden files and folders and non-select Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) then click OK.
Folder Options

Step 3: Go to Registry Editor. First press Windows+R keys and then type regedit in Run box to search. Delete registry entries associated with this Trojan infection:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegedit”
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\{rnd}=disable

Video on How to Modify or Change Windows Registry


Trojan Horse Generic_r.CEN virus is identified as one of the recent detected malicious threats which can secretly invade the targeted PC without any consent or knowledge. Most of time it won’t show you any obvious infected symptoms, but when it is downloaded, AVG can keep reporting Trojan Horse Generic_r.CEN is in your computer. Each time you rescan the computer after removal, this virus appears and never seem to be gone from your machine. It annoys users because it could be a potential threat with an aim to destroy your computer day by day. This Trojan can download and install other corrupt system files onto the infected PC. Moreover, it enables cyber criminals to gain remote access to the compromised PC system. You have to get rid of it as quickly as you can in order to make sure your computer is running under safe network environment.

Note: Still getting pop up alerts about this Trojan Horse Generic_r.CEN virus? Contact Online PC Experts now to save your computer in time if you are not able to remove this nasty Trojan infection completely.

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on May 18, 2013 7:51 am

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