Generic_r.EIC is a Trojan horse that enters the user’s system via junk email messages, bundled with free applications or through corrupted web pages. Generic_r.EIC can lead do poor system performance, delete certain files on the affected system, and steal private information. Trojans are highly feared because their ability to connect to a remote server and grant cyber criminals access to the compromised machine. The removal of Generic_r.EIC from the infected PC is imperative. To do so, experts recommend the use of a powerful anti-malware application.
Generic_r.EIC has been detected by several AV solutions as:
- UDS:DangerousObject.Multi.Generic by Kaspersky
- Artemis!DF82BB1F8F41 by McAfee
- Win32:Adware-gen [Adw] by Avast
- Gen:Variant.Adware.Symmi.46887 by BitDefender
- A variant of Win32/Adware.MultiPlug.DX by ESET-NOD32
- Gen:Variant.Adware.Symmi.46887 by F-Secure
As many other Trojans, Generic_r.EIC enters the targeted system as an attachment to a spam email message or as the user visits a corrupted website. Generic_r.EIC can also be delivered as a part of a freeware bundle. Experts warn about stealth installations of questionable or even malicious software and recommend the Custom installation options. Users are advised to pick their download sources carefully and never to open emails from unfamiliar senders.
Reportedly Generic_r.EIC affects computers running Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows Vista. The Trojan is known to cause the following issues on the affected machine:
- Lead to poor system performance.
- Modify and delete random files.
- Open a back door and connect to a remote server.
- Install software on the PC.
- Block the Internet connection.
- Steal sensitive data.
How to Remove Generic_r.EIC from Your Computer?
Malware experts warn that removing Trojans from your computer requires technical skills above the average. Installing a powerful anti-spyware solution and running it in Safe Mode is recommended, due to some Trojan’s ability to block AV applications that were active at the time of the threat’s infiltration. Follow the instructions below to delete Generic_r.EIC permanently.
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- Guide 1: How to Remove Generic_r.EIC from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Generic_r.EIC from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Generic_r.EIC from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Generic_r.EIC from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Generic_r.EIC from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Generic_r.EIC from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Generic_r.EIC from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Generic_r.EIC from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Generic_r.EIC
Step 2: Uninstall Generic_r.EIC and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Generic_r.EIC on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Generic_r.EIC there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Generic_r.EIC from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Generic_r.EIC and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove Generic_r.EIC via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove Generic_r.EIC files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Generic_r.EIC, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove Generic_r.EIC from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase Generic_r.EIC from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall Generic_r.EIC from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove Generic_r.EIC from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Generic_r.EIC will be removed.
Eliminate Generic_r.EIC from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.