The Virus:Win32/Virut.gen!AO is a nasty worm that belongs from the Trojan family of viruses. This virus can be extremely harmful for the resources of your system once installed on your computer.  Once installed, it provides complete control of the infected system to the notorious hackers. These hackers then use this remote access of your system to perform various unwanted acts on your system. This tricky Trojan application is often used by the hackers to steal important data such as emails, passwords, credit card/bank details, and other business secrets. This stolen information can cause you financial loss as the hackers can use this confidential data for the fraudulent purposes. Once installed, the Virus:Win32/Virut.gen!AO can make your system extremely slow by occupying the most of the system resources, and often you are unable to perform anything on the infected computer.


The Manual Removal of Virus:Win32/Virut.gen!AO

Once your computer become the victim of the Virus:Win32/Virut.gen!AO, you have to remove it quickly. These types of worms can be removed manually, but for the novice users we recommend any automatic removal tool, as the manual method is too much complicated. Following are the instructions to remove this malicious application manually:-


Start Your Computer in the Safe Mode

Before start deleting the malicious data created by this virus on your system you have to start the infected computer in the safe mode. You have to restart the computer, and open the boot options with the help of the F8 key. Once the boot options are visible on the screen, you should select the safe mode and hit the Enter key.


Delete the Processes through Windows Task Manager

Once you are able to start operating your system in the safe mode, you then have to end the associated processes of this threat. The processes can be ended by using the windows task manager which can be accessed with the help of Ctrl+Alt+Delete keys. Once the task manager is accessed, you have to select the processes tab, and end the following processes with the help of End Process button:-



Delete the Associated Data

In order to get rid of the suspicious files, you have to find and delete the following files along with their folders:-

  • %Desktopdir%\Virus:Win32/Virut.gen!AO .lnk
  • %Programs%\Virus:Win32/Virut.gen!AO \Virus:Win32/Virut.gen!AO .lnk


Reverse the Modification in the Windows Registry

Click on the start button, select the Run option, type regedit in the box, and press OK to access the registry editor where you can modify or remove the malicious entries created by this deadly dangerous Trojan application. Once the registry editor is accessed, you have to find the following entries, and delete them one by one:-

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Virus:Win32/Virut.gen!AO \DisplayIcon %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe,0
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Virus:Win32/Virut.gen!AO
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Virus:Win32/Virut.gen!AO \UninstallString “%AppData%[RANDOM CHARACTERS][RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” -u
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce\[RANDOM CHARACTERS] %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Virus:Win32/Virut.gen!AO \ShortcutPath “%AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” -u
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Virus:Win32/Virut.gen!AO \DisplayName Virus:Win32/Virut.gen!AO

In the end, you have to restart the system in the normal mode to evaluate the success of the manual removal method, and update the existing antivirus software before running a complete system scan.

How to Remove Virus:Win32/Virut.gen!AO?
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