I have no clue on removing a virus called W32.Waledac.D!gen8 on my computer. I have old Windows XP on my computer by the way. I don’t want to reinstall the system or factory reset my machine as I have many important data saved on it. What is the best way to get rid of this infection? I have tried several kinds of anti-virus programs, but all failed. What should I do now? Please advise.

Brief Introduction to This Trojan

W32.Waledac.D!gen8 is a baleful Trojan horse infection created by cyber hackers. Those bad hackers have many illegal purposes which can be done with this Trojan’s help. Once this infection sneaks into the target computers, it can cause fatal problems to the whole systems. Computers that run Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and 8 can be the main targets for this infection to attack. It is hard for computer users to prevent it from coming as there are various ways for cyber hackers to spread this virus on the Internet and some of the ways can escape from being detected by anti-virus programs, which means computer users are hard to realize that their computers have been corrupted by this infection as their security tools cannot give them any warning about this infection.

Cyber hackers who make this W32.Waledac.D!gen8 infection can use the Internet as the biggest resource to hide this infection. Many websites can be corrupted and become the proxy servers to store this virus by cyber criminals. This Trojan virus can be uploaded to those infected web pages and hackers can edit its vicious scripts to the websites. Under this case, as soon as people go to visit the infected pages, their computers can be attacked by this virus instantly on the background. Also, this infection can be installed to the infected computers as a fake program or an optional program implanted in other software.

When W32.Waledac.D!gen8 infiltrates target machines, it will make chaos to the system registry first to make sure it can be activated from the startup. The registry can be added by its vicious data and other system settings can be modified by it arbitrarily which can lead to unwanted problems during the use. The performance of the infected systems can be slowed down sharply and people can keep getting black screen or blue screen of death on the infected computers. It can help other kinds of computer viruses to come and make more damages as it can disable the security tools installed on the infected computers, also the system firewall can be turned off by this virus in the meanwhile.

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.
-Cay give you many redirects 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.

NOTE: If you find any of these symptoms on your computer, that proves your PC is under attack and seriously infected. If you are not a computer savvy, Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts to remove this W32.Waledac.D!gen8 for you.

Manual Removal Guide of Trojan (For Computer Literate)

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.

Step 1: Find Ctrl, Alt, and Delete these 3 keys and then press them together to open task manager to end the process related to this Trojan, the name of the process of it is random.

XP task manager

Step 2: Try to find Folder Options in Control Panel, select the View tab, and then tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.


Step 3: Try to find the files which relate to this Trojan, and delete them all.

Step 4: Click on Start button at the right lower corner, then click on Control Panel


Then you will come to the Control Panel windows, click on Add and Remove Programs


Then try to find the program which relates to this Trojan, highlight it and choose Remove, the program’s name is random.


Step 5: Click on Start button or press Win+R, then type regedit in the box to open Registry Editor, after that, try to find
C:\Users\profile name here\AppData\

Similar video guide to modify Windows registry:


The infected computers can be completely compromised if this W32.Waledac.D!gen8 infection comes. This malicious Trojan virus is a tool that can assist cyber hackers to achieve their illegal purposes from the innocent computer users. Once this infection invades target computers, it will make great troubles to the entire systems from many aspects. People can get a lot of pop-ups when go online which can lead people to unsafe pages to download other viruses. What’s worse, this infection is able to collect privacy information saved on the infected computers and send the details to cyber hackers.

Suggestion: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a level of computer knowledge is needed. Still can’t get out of W32.Waledac.D!gen8? Contact online experts for help now!

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on January 16, 2016 1:17 pm

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