Scan And Remove Malware From Windows Systems Course Work

With the running of the complete antivirus scan on the computer, the AVG antivirus identified Generic5.RQT Adware and Adware Generic5.ANDA as threats. Below given are the detailed steps to eradicate them. These steps have been found by researching on the internet.

Generic5.RQT Adware Manual Removal Guide

In case that any mistake might occur and cause unpredictable damages, please spend some time on making a backup of important files, data and programs beforehand. Then follow these steps given as below to delete Adware Generic5.RQT virus:
1. Open Windows Task Manager by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Delete and end [random] processes related to this nasty virus;

2. Open Control Panel from Start menu and go to Folder Options; under View tab to tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended);

3. Search and delete all these associating files as below:%Windows%system32[random]%AllUsersProfile%Application Data.dll%AllUsersProfile%Application Data(rnd)HKCUSOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun Regedit32HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun “”HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionSettingsHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionWinlogon”Shell” = “[random].exe”

How to remove Adware Generic5.ANDA:

1. Clean cookies
* Internet Explorer: Tools → Internet Options →the General tab, Delete the Cookies button can be directly seen in IE6, IE7 is to click the Delete Browsing History button then tick Cookies and click Delete.
* Firefox:Tools → Options → Privacy → Remove Individual Cookies → Delete corresponding cookies in the cookies showing box.
* Opera:Tools → Preferences → Advanced → Cookies →Delete corresponding cookies in Management Cookies.2. Clean add-ons and extensions
* Internet Explorer:
(1). Click Start, type: Manage browser add-ons
(2). Hit Enter on your keyboard
(3). Click Manage add-ons and disable all the suspicious add-ons.
* Firefox:

(1). Click the Firefox menu and click Add-ons

(2). Click Extensions, select the related browser add-ons and click Disable.
* Google Chrome:

(1). Click the Customize and Control menu button →Tools→ click Extensions
(2). Select the related Extension and click Disable.
3. Show Hidden Files
(1). Click on the Start button and then on Control Panel
(2). Click on the Appearance and Personalization link
(3). Click on the Folder Options link
(4). Click on the View tab in the Folder Options window
(5). Choose the Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category
(6). Click OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window.

Manual Removal Guides :

Adware Generic5.AFZM is a malicious malware which can install itself into the computer system without your consent and awareness. It makes your computer work slowly and implants other nasty infections into the computer. To make things worse, this Trojan is a tool for the hacker to invade the infected computer to steal your information. It is recommended to remove it as quickly as possible. Users can follow the manual guide here to have it removed instantly.

4. Delete Adware Generic5.AFZM
(1). Delete the related registry entries through Registry Edit

Guides to open registry editor: Click “Start” menu, hit “Run”, then type “regedit”, click “OK”

(2). Find out and remove the associated files of this browser hijacker virus.

Screen capture of Virus vault:

The Windows defender ran a scan of the entire system and found no malicious items as evinced by the screenshot provided below:
Screen capture of scan using Windows defender:

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