Sunday, April 27, 2014

Assist to Get Rid of Adware Generic_r.KF Virus Safely and Quickly (Step-by-step Instructions)

"So my problem is that recently, about 4 days ago, whenever I turn on my laptop, almost immediately I get a warning from AVG that says I have several threats, all the same type: Adware Generic_r.KF"

Adware Generic_r.KF virus description 

Adware Generic_r.KF is a detection of adware application, which generates annoying pop-up advertisements to affect your browsing activities. It is very similar to Adware Generic_r.KG virus which has been found several days ago. They come from the same family. It has been a big headache for computer from all around the world. Adware Generic_r.KF virus breaks down system security tools and comes out automatically with each reboot. It modifies computer default setting and creates loopholes secretly. Though it can be detected by advanced removal programs like AVG, it cannot be deleted at all. The virus has been programmed to take advantage of system vulnerability to violate users’ confidential information. It has been designed by hacker to earn money with unfair means. The Adware Generic_r.KF virus is aggressive and powerful, it won’t go away from your computer. It affects browser activities significantly with delivering pop-up ads constantly. Victims are usually prevented from surfing online normally. However, you need to pay attention to the backdoor. Some computer threats are introduced silently.

"The antivirus detected adware generic_r.KF and I've tried to remove them but more just appear! How do I get rid of them?"

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Adware Generic_r.KF virus was firstly reported by AVG. It came out recently to invade users’ online habit and personal information by using cookies or intelligent key loggers. It monitors your online activities significantly.

  1. Adware Generic_r.KF modifies your homepage and redirects your browser to advertising sites
  2. Adware Generic_r.KF malware disable your firewall and drops additional computer threats 
  3. Adware Generic_r.KF virus takes up high system resources and slows down PC performance 
  4. Adware Generic_r.KF allows remote access in order to develop the third party to earn money.

\"this time I click "remove all" and it says "secured" at last as it tries to delete the threat. Then the threat starts to multiply and now I have a drop down list of 20+ Adware Generic_r.KF's. Meanwhile I can't minimize or change the size of this window so AVG is constantly up, and just continues to reappear when I click the X in the corner."

About Adware Generic_r.KF virus Removal

Step 1 Restart your computer and load Safe Mode with Networking

When you press the power button, start tapping the F8 key. When you see the advance boot options window select safe mode with networking. When it boots to the desktop then click the link below.

Step 2 End process from Task Manager ( Ctrl+Alt+Del)

Step 3 All associated files must be deleted
%systemroot%\system32\*.dll /lockedfiles
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
%Documents and Settings%\[UserName]\Application Data\[random].exe

Step 4 Clean all entries created by “Adware Generic_r.KF” virus
HKCU\Software\Classes\.exe\Content Type application/x-m
HKCU\Software\Classes\.exe\shell\open\command“%commonappdata%\pcdfdata\[rnd].exe” /ex “%1″ %*

Step 5 Delete all cookies that Adware Generic_r.KF may bring 
*Google Chrome: Click on the Tools menu → select Options → Click “Under the bonnet” tab → locate “Privacy” section → browsing data” button → “Delete cookies and other site data” to delete all cookies from the list.
*Internet Explorer: Click “Tools” → Click “safety” → “delete browsing history” → Tick “cookies” box and click delete
*Firefox:: Click “Tools” → Click “Options” → Click “Privacy” → Click “remove individual cookie

Step 6 Remove all add-ons caused by Adware Generic_r.KF malware

1 Launch IE and tap Alt+T.
2 Once you see Tools menu, go to Manage Add-ons ->Toolbars and Extensions.
3 Now select the add-on you want to remove and select Disable.
Mozilla Firefox:
4 Launch Mozilla and tap Ctrl+Shift+A at the same time. You should see Add-ons Manager there.
5 Go to Extensions, look for the QuickShare related items and remove them.
Google Chrome:
6 Launch Google Chrome and tap Alt+F
7 Once you start seeing the menu, select Tools -> Extensions.

8 Choose the add-on you want to delete and click on the trash icon.

Adware Generic_r.KF virus is risky and stubborn, it is rooted into computer and replaces host files without your knowledge. The longer it stays in computer, the more damages would be caused. This guide was set according the original virus sample. Due to the fact that Adware Generic_r.KF virus adds new characters and mutates from time to time, things may change notably. 

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