Hello. Yesterday I got a Trojan horse virus called Trojan horse Generic_r.CIW on my Dell laptop with Win 7 Home Premium and ZoneAlarm firewall. AVG anti virus notified me but could not removed it. I tried to fix it but no luck. Is there an effective and simple way that is able to catch and remove Trojan horse Generic_r.CIW virus completely? Any help will be appreciated.

Trojan horse Generic_r.CIW Virus Description

Recently, the Trojan horse Generic_r.CIW virus has attacked computer users all over the world. Victims complain that AVG antivirus cannot remove this virus completely and effectively. It is classified as pesky Trojan Horse and can be inserted together with free software/games/media players or porn materials, which means that it is automatically installed while you are downloading those piratic and unsafe resources. Once running, it decreases your PC performance notably and also it can open a backdoor helping other viruses get in your compromised system.

When this virus is installed, it can make a lot of changes on system default components, thus your computer will work weirdly. Many users complain that system goes slow and others may even experience total crashes in Windows. Besides, this Trojan can hook itself into Windows registry and create a backdoor to allow a remote attacker gain full access on victim’s computer. Thus, cyber criminals can confidential data like user name, passwords and other vital information without letting you know. It is proved that Trojan horse Generic_r.CIW may monitor web-browsing activity of the user and redirect users to all kinds of ad sites against their wills. Therefore, it is suggested users to get rid of Trojan horse Generic_r.CIW as quickly as possible.

To save your computer and prevent private info from being stolen, please remove this stubborn Trojan horse Generic_r.CIW virus off the computer. Contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts if you are not able to do that by yourself.

How to Judge If Your Computer Has Been Infected Trojan?

A. Your computer will not work as usual such as it takes a long time for you to open a website or run a program.
B. When you open the Task Manager, you can find some strange processes that you never found those before.
C. Some of your computer functions are unavailable or some normal legal program can’t run or there are unusual conditions of them.
D. Maybe you will get constant popups or ads on the screen.

How to Remove Trojan horse Generic_r.CIW Step By Step Without Coming Back?

Many Trojan infections can escape from antivirus programs nowadays. It’s either the antivirus programs have expired or the viruses are associating with unfriendly third parties that makes them able to install without permission. Hence, to remove Trojan horse Generic_r.CIW virus, getting another virus remover may not help much. And since this Trojan virus can scatter its associating items in different locations, a complete removal is important. Below are some manual removal steps on how to remove this Trojan virus. To remove this virus manually, expertise is required:

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 nasty Trojan Horse infection:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\random
Video on How to Modify or Change Windows Registry


Trojan horse Generic_r.CIW is a harmful threat that can execute various payloads once run on the computer. Clicking on links from social networking sites and emails or other malicious websites are the main reason that your PC is infected with this type of virus. Once this new Trojan is executed, it can carry out many evil tasks such as: hiding malicious process inside the infected computer to avoid the detection of security tools, contacting a remote server and download other malware including rogue programs without your knowledge, redirecting you to other websites you don’t want at all etc. All in all, this virus endangers the privacy of computer users that should be removed as soon as possible.

Note: If you still find it hard to achieve a complete removal of this Trojan virus, please contact Online PC Experts now to get help from professionals and to save the computer ASAP.

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on June 14, 2013 3:56 am

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