How to get rid of win32.malware-gen

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How to get rid of win32.malware-gen
There are several free anti-malware programs available online. (John Howard/Photodisc/Getty Images)

Win32.Malware-Gen is a malicious program that affects the Windows operating system. Once installed, generally through a malicious e-mail attachment, the program may slow your computer, change your desktop background, corrupt your files and allow a remote hacker access to your personal information. The easiest way to remove Win32.Malware-Gen is to run your anti-malware program. If your anti-malware program fails to detect Win32.Malware-Gen, or if you do not have access to the Internet, you can remove the malicious program manually.

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    End Processes

  1. 1

    Press Ctrl, Shift and Escape to open the Task Manager.

  2. 2

    Click the "Processes" tab of the Task Manager.

  3. 3

    Right-click "Win32 malware.gen" and select "End Process."

  4. 4

    Close the Task Manager.

    Delete Registry Entries

  1. 1

    Click "Start," type "regedit" into the search field and press Enter to open the Registry Editor.

  2. 2

    Delete the following registry entry from the left pane of the Registry Editor. To delete the registry entry, right-click the entry and select "Delete." If you are having trouble locating the registry entry, click "Edit," "Find," type the name of the entry into the search field and click "Find Next."

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Win32 malware.gen

  3. 3

    Close the Registry Editor.

    Delete Files

  1. 1

    Click "Start," type "Win32 malware.gen.exe" into the search field.

  2. 2

    Right-click "Win32 malware.gen.exe" in the results list and select "Delete."

  3. 3

    Restart your computer.

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