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Sunday, June 1, 2014

Remove Hacktool:Win32/Gendows (Uninstall Guide)

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Hacktool:Win32/Gendows is a malicious tool often used to activate illegal versions of Windows. The problem is that cyber crooks use it as a bait to install Trojans, rootkits and other malware. It's not a secret that some users try to 'crack' Windows instead of buying it. Very often, they end up installing malware on their computers. Anyone who spends much time online (hang on, isn't that all of us?) needs to be aware of the threats posed by such malware. The problem is, there are so many different varieties out there it can be a little tricky to keep up with all the latest bad guy news. With that in mind, this article is going to take a fairly brief look at a type of malicious software called Hacktool:Win32/Gendows.

This especially nasty malware has a very sneaky way of installing itself on your PC and it's made all the worse by the fact that it had a helping hand to do so – a helping hand by you. Hacktool:Win32/Gendows can have some disturbing and extremely inconvenient knock on effects on your computer – and on your life, so read on to find out exactly what, and how you can protect yourself from them.

Hacktool:Win32/Gendows detection by MSE
Hacktool:Win32/Gendows may be attached to a file received in an email or it may have come disguised as a program that you downloaded. In its simplest terms, the authors of Trojan horses surreptitiously encourage you to download and install them on your PC by making them appear to be very tempting: perhaps they're an email attachment that has a title that's just too good to ignore.

The main trait of Trojan horses is that once they've wormed their way onto your PC they will begin to attack and destroy your files and documents.

If you think that malware won't bother you, you should not be so complacent. It's not enough to merely have an antivirus installed on your machine and think that's the be all and end all. You need to manually run it regularly and you should also turn on your computer's firewall. Because malware is constantly being upgraded, that means that Windows and other software is too – therefore you should always make sure you have the latest security patches installed on your PC too.

Having said that, Hacktool:Win32/Gendows can slip through the net, so you need to exercise extra caution when you're using the Internet. Don't download gimmicky looking programs that you know in your heart of hearts you don't need – stick with the big names of antivirus programs, viewers and the like. And also stay extra alert when opening emails. Don't open mails (or instant messages) from senders you don't know and never ever click on a link or open an attachment if you don't know where it's come from.

The Trojan horse malware is far more serious than many other types of malware so you really should take all the steps you can to protect yourself against this sneaky and unscrupulous online parasite. If your computer is already infected, please follow the steps in the removal guide below. If you have any questions, please leave a comment below. Good luck and be safe online!

Written by Michael Kaur,

Hacktool:Win32/Gendows removal instructions:

1. First of all, download recommended anti-malware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and remove this infection from your computer.

2. Download and run TDSSKiller. Press the button Start scan for the utility to start scanning.

3. Wait for the scan and disinfection process to be over. Then click Continue. Please reboot your computer after the disinfection is over.


Anonymous said...

My concern being the strong stern warning about downloading unknown programs and your instructions are to download unknown programs? I'm just saying how is anyone to know who's recommendation to trust? Had I not felt like i was scolded after reading your article, i probably would have just clicked the link and downloaded. Now however I'm torn as to follow your first warning and not download or follow your instructions to download. I'll flip a coin i guess?

Admin said...

Both programs are safe to use and genuine. The first program scans for various malware. The second one scans for deeply embedded rootkits. I use them myself on daily basis; otherwise I wouldn't recommend them. Micheal