The Adware Generic5.YHO is just a new addition in the adware generic family which is actually developed to give remote access of the infected computers to the hackers. This malicious virus has the ability to change the settings of your system, disable your current antivirus program, and reduce the performace of your computer. The Adware Generic5.YHO contains the abilities of Trojan viruses due to which it can steal your personal as well as financial information. It has the ability to display thousands of ads on the screen of your computer, and redirects you towards certain malicious websites where you are encouraged to buy fake products. Besides that, the Adware Generic5.YHO has the ability to damage your sensitive system files, which eventually caused permanent damage to your computer.
Manual Removal of Adware Generic5.YHO
Once you are sure that your machine is compromised to the dangerous Adware Generic5.YHO, you need to get rid of this virus at your earliest. Due to complications of manual removal steps, we recommend to the novice users that they will choose any automatic removal tool. You can also remove the Adware Generic5.YHO manually through the following steps:-
Reboot Your Computer in Safe Mode with Networking
The first thing before starting the manual removal of Adware Generic5.YHO is, you have to restart your computer, and press F8. When you are able to see the boot option menu, just select the second option from the list which is Safe Mode with Networking, and press Enter.
End the Associated Processes
Once your computer restarts in the safe mode with networking, you have to start the windows task manager by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Delete, and select the Processes tab. Here you have to look for the malicious processes associated with the Adware Generic5.YHO, and press End Process button after selecting each process.
Delete Files and Folders
Now you have to find and delete the malicious files, and folders associated with the Adware Generic5.YHO. In this regard, you have to open the file explorer, and look for the following files:-
Deleting Registry Entries
After removing the files and folders successfully you have to start the registry editor and delete the malicious registry entries that are related to the Adware Generic5.YHO. You have to simply execute the RegEdit command through Start menu, and Run option. This will open the registry editor where you can see all the registry entries. Your task is to find and delete the following associated registry entries.
· HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\policies\explorer “EnableShellExecuteHooks”= 1 (0×1)
Once you have finished the task of deleting the above mentioned registry entries, you have to close the registry editor, and restart your computer in the normal mode. You have to check the effectiveness of manual removal process once your computer is restarted in the normal mode, and if the threat is removed you have to take steps to protect your computer from future attacks of similar viruses.