What is win32:malware-gen?
win32:malware-gen is a group of Trojans detected by various anti-malware programs. Typically, users pick up Trojans when they enter malicious pages, use Torrents or open infected email attachments. If users are not careful, they can easily end up infecting their computers with Trojans. Malicious software can connect to the Internet and download other malicious programs. In other words, it can do a lot of damage.
If you don’t have anti-malware software on your computer, you may not even be aware that an infection is present on your system. If you do, it must have already reminded you that it must be quarantined. This is why it is recommended to always have security software running on your computer. You need to remove win32:malware-gen as soon as possible.
How does win32:malware-gen spread?
There are many ways to retrieve a Trojan and it is usually because users are not careful when browsing the Internet. If you were to enter an infected site, a Trojan could be downloaded onto your computer. This can happen if you have a browser hijacker or adware installed. Threats are known to redirect users to malicious sites. You should also avoid using Torrents as they are a great platform for spreading malicious viruses. Spam email attachments are also an effective way of distributing Trojans and ransomware. If you open an infected attachment, you will download a virus yourself. Always check the sender and body of the e-mail before opening attachments. Otherwise, you will put your computer in danger and eventually have to remove win32:malware-gen.
What does win32:malware-gen do?
If a Trojan is present on your computer, you will not see it unless you have security software installed on your system. It will work silently in the background and you won’t know. win32:malware-gen can download additional programs to your computer when an Internet connection is established. It can install additional malware that can seriously harm your computer. For example, it could bring about ransomware and it is a serious threat because it can encrypt all your files and then demands that you pay to get them back. win32:malware-gen can also install spyware and monitor your activity. It can get access to your personal data and log in. This data can be sent to malicious parties and used for various purposes.
If you are aware of this Trojan infection, you should already have anti-malware software on your computer. Allows removing win32:malware-gen for you. Manual win32:malware-gen removal is possible but we don’t recommend it if you are an inexperienced user as you could end up damaging your computer. Make sure that you remove win32:malware-gen immediately so it doesn’t damage your computer. Instructions to help you remove win32:malware-gen will be given below.