|Short Description||The malicious threat infects the user PC and may assume full control.|
|Symptoms||Detection by an antivirus program as a virus. Slow PC.|
|Distribution Method||Spam mail. Direct attacks.|
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Trojan.Multi.GenAutorunReg.A is a variant of the GenAutorunReg trojan horses and it aims to obtain sensitive information from the infected computer, control it and monitor the activities on it. This dangerous threat may be very difficult to spot since it uses specific software to help it conceal itself from antivirus software and this is the sole reason for experts recommending the usage of specific anti-malware software to detect its malicious processes. One possible way to remove it is to follow the guide after this article.
Trojan.Multi.GenAutorunReg.A – How Did I Get It?
This devastating attack may happen in several different ways. One of them is by opening an infected email attachment. Usually spam messages that have the malware in their attachments contain more files in the email that are legitimate to lure users into opening the infected one. The legitimate files may be of the following extensions:
docx, pdf, doc, jpeg, bmp, png
And alongside the safe files there may be an infected file of the following types:
bat, exe, cmd
This is why expertes always advise to take caution in what mails you open online and to always use spam filters that block out mails of the same character sent from suspicious addresses.
Trojan.Multi.GenAutorunReg.A – More about It
What is essential about this trojan horse is that it slithers unnoticed in the victim PC and may begin to create different objects in these locations:
Once the trojan has replicated all the required files for it to run actively it may open a connection to a remote host. Once this has been done, the trojan then may begin to use the following tools:
- Keylogger to collect user keystrokes.
- Downloader to save external files in the affected PC.
- Process migration to migrate its malicious exe files once they are detected by an antivirus software.
- Settings to conceal active processes from the Windows Task Manager.
- Tools to monitor the infected PC’s screen and take screenshots.
- Tools for controlling the hardware of the computer – CPU, graphics driver, CD/DVD, USB drives, HDDs, SSDs, etc.
- File explorer tools with a copy/paste function.
There are just few of the tools this trojan may possess in its kit. It may also be modified to do anything that the cybercriminal who inserts it designs it to do. Cyber security experts advise users to immediately remove the threat in case they have detected it once and even reinstall their OSs plus wiping out the hard drive clean.
Removing Trojan.Multi.GenAutorunReg.A Completely
In order to fully get rid of this Trojan it is important to take in consideration acting swiftly and isolating the threat. To do this you can either boot in safe mode or load a live OS to scan your PC with an anti-malware tool. In order to open a live OS, make sure to follow this tutorial:
You can also try and scan your PC in Safe Mode first, because it may be an easier way to get rid of this virus. You can do this by following the step-by-step instructions in the guide below.
- Guide 1: How to Remove Trojan.Multi.GenAutorunReg.A from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Trojan.Multi.GenAutorunReg.A from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Trojan.Multi.GenAutorunReg.A from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Trojan.Multi.GenAutorunReg.A from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Trojan.Multi.GenAutorunReg.A from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Trojan.Multi.GenAutorunReg.A from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Trojan.Multi.GenAutorunReg.A from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Trojan.Multi.GenAutorunReg.A from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Trojan.Multi.GenAutorunReg.A
Step 2: Uninstall Trojan.Multi.GenAutorunReg.A 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 Trojan.Multi.GenAutorunReg.A 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 Trojan.Multi.GenAutorunReg.A there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Trojan.Multi.GenAutorunReg.A from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Trojan.Multi.GenAutorunReg.A 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 Trojan.Multi.GenAutorunReg.A 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 Trojan.Multi.GenAutorunReg.A files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Trojan.Multi.GenAutorunReg.A, 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 Trojan.Multi.GenAutorunReg.A 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 Trojan.Multi.GenAutorunReg.A 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 Trojan.Multi.GenAutorunReg.A 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 Trojan.Multi.GenAutorunReg.A 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 Trojan.Multi.GenAutorunReg.A will be removed.
Eliminate Trojan.Multi.GenAutorunReg.A 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.