My computer was attacked by TR/Patched.Ren.Gen virus after I accidentally clicked a link from a website. It made chaos on my computer. I tried many methods to get it removed, but it did not work at all. I do have installed an anti-virus program in my computer, but it seems it cannot block the virus. Why it cannot remove this Trojan? And I don’t have any idea how and when this nasty thing came to my computer. Now I’m frustrated about this thing. How can I totally get rid of this TR/Patched.Ren.Gen? I need help urgently now. 

TR/Patched.Ren.Gen Virus Description:

It is believed that Trojan virus is not strange to us at all, but have you ever heard or suffered from TR/Patched.Ren.Gen? It is a newly-released Trojan horse infection with strong destructive ability to the computers . With the speeding development of network technology, Trojan horse virus also spreads through network more quickly and widely with different kinds of Trojan variants. Like other Trojan horse vatiants, this one is mainly from those malicious sites, spam emails and free downloads, because Trojan is often embedded into free software or those malicious websites and even some legitimate websites which have been hacked by hackers. Besides, spam E-mails are another main mean for this Trojan to transmit. Usually spam email contains infected attachments or links to malicious websites. Cyber-criminals often send an email with faked header information to deceive you into believing that it is from a legit and regular company or organization like UPS or FedEx. The email will tell you that a package is tried to deliver to you but failed for some reason. In that case, you should be very curious about what the email is notifying, and then open the attached file or click a link attached inside the email. When those PC users who lack of security awareness of online activities click some malicious links, their computers can be attacked by different kinds of computer threats and this Trojan can be one of them. Then your computer is infected with this Trojan virus.

The TR/Patched.Ren.Gen infections may often install themselves by copying their executable file into the Windows or Windows system folders, and then forcibly modify the registry to run this file when system starts. Meanwhile, this virus can silently download and install other programs without your notice and permission. This could include the installation of additional malware or malware components to an affected computer. That is the reason why PC users may get more than one virus infection on the same computer. It is able to damage the system by corrupting and infecting the key files of the operating system which will cause computer runs abnormally. Computer will get overheated and slow down performance as TR/Patched.Ren.Gen takes up too much CPU capacity. Therefore, PC users usually have to spend a long time on running programs or turning on the infected PC after being attacked by this virus, some of them may even get the blue or black screen of death frequently which can damage the computer hardware as well. Anti-virus program is not able to remove it completely as this Trojan can replicate itself to many locations on the infected computer and infect system files. Once this Trojan has been installed into users’ PC, it will be able to perform terriable activities such as changing the homepage, desktop image and other items, also the security tools may be disabled as well. The most terrible is that cyber criminals can remotely control the infected PC due to this dangerous virus, and all the informations will be in a high-risk of being stolen by them. It can steal users’ online bank account, password even security certificate, which will cause a property loss to the users. It is very urgent and necessary to remove TR/Patched.Ren.Gen from an infected machine as quickly as possible.

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.

-Can redirect you to pages you don’t want 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.

Warm prompt: It’s complicated for people who are not computer savvy or not familiar with the virus to remove the Trojan. You can contact YooCare/YooSecurity PC professional online service for help:

 

Removal Guide for PCs with Windows OS

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.

>>>>>> Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc keys simultaneously to get the Task Manager to stop the active processes of TR/Patched.Ren.Gen virus. To do this, you will need to click the “Processes” tag at the top then find out suspicious processes and right click on them and select “End Process”.

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>>>>>> Click “Start” menu at the lower left corner and type “regedit” in the search programs and files box and press Enter key. Then you will open the “Registry Editor”.

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>>>>>> You will need to find out the suspicious registry files in the Registry Editor, They are usually located in: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE. You need to distinguish them from their “Name” and “Data” at the right column. All of them will be randomly distributed. If you are not good at this, ask for an expert for help.

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>>>>>> After you find out the suspicious registry files, you need to find out where the .exe files of the virus locate. Usually, they will be in the operating system drive. To open it, you will need to click Start menu > Computer & My computer. Generally speaking, the Operating System drive is Local Disk (C:).

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>>>>>> Basically speaking, all the related files of TR/Patched.Ren.Gen virus will be located in Windows > System32. Find out all the files of the Trojan virus and delete them. Make sure that all the files you deleted are viruses, but not the files of the operating system. Any mistakes will cause data loss even system crash.

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

Summary:

TR/Patched.Ren.Gen aims at attacking computers with Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7/8 operating systems. If your computer has been infected by this virus, various attacks must be initiated immediately to corrupt your system files and weaken the security level of the infected computer. It will modify all your key privacy settings as well as disable your firewall because of its rootkit technology. And the CPU usage percentage will be higher than ever before because of this virus which is capable of causing constant freezes on the systems. Cyber criminals can remotely control the infected PC Computer with the help of this virus. Therefore, your personal information like credit card details, log-in passwords or other financial information could be leaked out. Victims of this TR/Patched.Ren.Gen virus will be suffering from property losses without acknowledge. To avoid more troubles, this Trojan must be removed as fast as possible if you detect this nasty thing on your computer.

Published by Matt Johnston & last updated on May 27, 2015 5:48 am

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