|Type||Malicious HTML Script|
|Short Description||Althought reported as false positive threat level may vary.|
|Symptoms||May open pop-ups, cause redirects or may crash PC. Antivirus or firewall disabled.|
|Distribution Method||Redirects by a PUP on the computer. Visiting suspicious sites or sites with the suspicious script in their content.|
|Detection tool||Download Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By HTML/ScrInject.B.Gen|
|User Experience||Join our forum to discuss HTML/ScrInject.B.Gen.|
Online security software keeps identifying a threat going by the name of HTML/ScrInject.B.Gen. It is reported to be associated with some websites and many users tend to believe that it is a false positive, i.e. not a real threat due to the fact that some of the sites visited are legitimate and trusted. One of those sites is http://forum.softgozar.com/ or http://ipadian.ps4em.com, and some users have complained of seeing their antivirus programs detect ScrInject threat on the computers when opened. Security engineers believe that the cause of this injector may not be the site itself since most of the sites were not on any blacklists. They are confident about the possibility that this particular HTML threat may be a virus code that is present due to the adding of external content to the website. This could be the website’s template, plugins, download buttons, social media buttons or others.
HTML/ScrInject.B.Gen – What Does It Do?
This app may perform various activities on the user’s computer, that may be somewhat connected with creating exploits to weaken a machine’s defenses. Depending on the containing of the code and the situation, this threat may either be harmless or very malicious to the user PC.
HTML/ScrInject.B.Gen – More About It
In case you have detected this or other variants of this menace, it is a sign it may have tried to force load an unfamiliar script to your computer. Foreign scripts are program code designed to interact automatically with certain programs within your computer. Such can be your firewall, antivirus software, web browser and others. There are different scripts, depending on what they do to the user. Some scripts may try to modify particular PC settings without any indication and consent to the user. Scripts like HTML/ScrInject.B.Gen are usually created to load other websites automatically in your web browser or employ tracking technologies on your computer. Tracking technologies may vary:
- Browsing cookies.
- Tracking cookies.
Local Shared Objects or Flash Cookies.
Malware researchers firmly believe that there may be some variants of this script used to install different malicious material onto the PC and eventually infect it with viruses. This is why it is strongly advisable to employ a second, external firewall, like ZoneAlarm that monitors the processes and detects any external process on your machine.
Removing HTML/ScrInject.B.Gen and Protecting Yourself
In case, you have visited some of the sites reported to be infested with HTML injectors or have detected such, there is a possibility that you may have become exposed to other scripts, new for your computer. An expert advice would be to install an anti-malware program that has an outstanding reputation in detecting any out of the ordinary objects and removing them. Please refer to the after mentioned tutorial to safely scan your computer for any possible threats that may be connected with HTML/ScrInject variants.
- Guide 1: How to Remove HTML/ScrInject.B.Gen from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of HTML/ScrInject.B.Gen from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove HTML/ScrInject.B.Gen from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase HTML/ScrInject.B.Gen from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall HTML/ScrInject.B.Gen from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove HTML/ScrInject.B.Gen from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate HTML/ScrInject.B.Gen from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove HTML/ScrInject.B.Gen from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove HTML/ScrInject.B.Gen
Step 2: Uninstall HTML/ScrInject.B.Gen 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 HTML/ScrInject.B.Gen 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 HTML/ScrInject.B.Gen there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of HTML/ScrInject.B.Gen from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall HTML/ScrInject.B.Gen 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 HTML/ScrInject.B.Gen 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 malware from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts, programs and malware, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove HTML/ScrInject.B.Gen 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 HTML/ScrInject.B.Gen 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 HTML/ScrInject.B.Gen 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 HTML/ScrInject.B.Gen 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 HTML/ScrInject.B.Gen will be removed.
Eliminate HTML/ScrInject.B.Gen 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.