Trojan Horse

Dycler.gen Malware Removal


What we aim throughout the next few paragraphs is to talk about one very dangerous malicious software infection – that inflicted by Dycler.gen Malware. This Trojan Horse malware version may be used for plenty of cruel purposes and could really cause some considerable damage to your PC and to you as an individual.

In the following article you will be going through all the characteristics of this malware category. Also, you will be given some useful advice on the way to handle such cyber-problems successfully. In addition, we are sharing some general tips about maintaining your system in a healthy condition and we sincerely believe that our page will be just the source you have to read to finally put an end to the contamination and stop your device from catching such a virus later on.

Some details in general about the notorious Trojans:

Even though at the present moment in the cyber world there are really a lot of  dangerous malicious programs, the malware category we are discussing today – the Trojans, along with their particular representative, Dycler.gen, are the viruses to blame for the biggest number of malware-caused contaminations globally.

Why are these viruses named after Trojan Horse myth from the ancient Greek mythology?

In fact, the nickname “Trojan Horse” comes from the infamous Trojan War and the legends about it. The idea about the name came from the typical way such viruses behave – at  first sight,  Trojans appear to be rather harmless. Nonetheless, similarly to the the way the original Trojan Horse was used – these malware viruses tend to reveal their true purpose after having successfully infiltrated the targeted system.  Usually, such malware is very likely to remain hidden inside your PC just until the right time comes for it to do whatever malicious task it has been programmed to execute.

What may be the possible uses of a virus like Dycler.gen?

In general, such a virus might aim to harm you and/or your system in various ways. For instance, the criminals who design such malicious software could program it to delete files or format some of your drives and other storages. In that case the victim user could eventually lose essential  data.

Another possible purpose Dycler.gen Malware may have is to keep track all of the affected user’s personal online details. No accounts or credentials can really be safe in case such a virus invades a given device. You might end up broke and all your social media accounts could get stolen, modified or used for dishonest purposes by the scammers involved.

One other terrible thing that all the versions of Trojans we have heard of may be programmed to achieve is to utilize your system’s resources for distributing various versions of malware or spam, or even mining crypto currencies. To make a long story short – a virus such as Dycler.gen Malware might transform your computer into a bot and fully control it.

Typical sources of such a common Trojan version:

These viruses might come from many potential sources. You might get to face such a threat if you are not cautious when handling your electronic mail. Any shady-looking letter or all its attachments (such as images and text documents) could be spreading Trojans as well.

Moreover, the fake advertisements that a lot of pages on the Internet might show could send you to locations which may indeed be contaminated by other types of malware. Where else you may easily find programs like Dycler.gen is on illegal online platforms such as the ones sharing movies, videos, software or other data for free, without implementing any copyright laws.

Does prevention really matter? Can it save your PC?

Our very most important tip for you is to develop some healthy habits regarding surfing the Internet. What we consider really effective and useful is to not trust anything that comes from the web world and looks suspicious or unknown. It is always wiser to use only a few software sources and websites that have decent reputation than to venture into the depths of the online world where all sorts of hazards can be encountered.

In addition,  it is crucial that you load only the emails from senders you know and UNDER NO CONDITION download any attachments in case you did not expect them. To sum up, simply avoid all the suspicious torrents, movies, webpages or software you can find throughout the cyber world.

Is the removal of Dycler.gen possible?

Quite the good news here is that we have designed and tested some instructions to assist you in removing this Trojan.  Check out the attached Removal Guide down below.

Dycler.gen Malware Removal

Sidenote: Readers of this guide are advised to bookmark this page or have it opened on another device since it is possible that they will need to close the browser at a some point during the tie they are completing the following steps.

Step 1

The first thing that needs to be done prior to anything else is that you boot your PC into Safe Mode. If you are not sure how to do it, use this link to a guide on how to enter Safe Mode.

Step 2

Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open the Task Manager. Go to the Processes section and look for any suspicious-looking processes. Usually, malware processes use high amounts of RAM and CPU and also have shady description (or none at all). Right-click on those processes and select Open File Location. If you are sure that the process is coming from the virus, delete everything in the file location. Also, right-click on the process again and then select End Process.

Step 3

Press Winkey + R and type appwiz.cpl. Press Enter and in the newly opened window look for any shady program installs. Right-click on the suspicious programs and select uninstall. Follow the prompts to uninstall the sketchy application.

Step 4

Open the Run window again (Winkey + R), type msconfig and hit Enter. Go to the Startup section and from the list of programs, uncheck everything that seems shady or has an unknown or suspicious-looking manufacturer. Click on OK. On Windows 10, the startup programs list is in the Task Manager.

Step 5

Open the Start Menu and paste the following line in the search bar: notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts. Click on the first result that gets displayed. A notepad file should open, look at the bottom of the text and see if there are any IP addresses below localhost. Write to us in the comments if you saw anything there.

Step 6

Type regedit in the Run search bar and hit Enter. When the Registry Editor opens, press Ctrl + F, type the name of the virus and select Find Next. If anything gets found, right-click on it and select Delete. Do this for all search results.

Additionally, manually navigate to the following directories and see if they have any folders/keys that look shady (with a lot of random numbers and letters):

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Run
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Microsoft > Internet Explorer > Main
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Any other random directory

Delete everything that looks suspicious. If you are not sure whether to delete something, be sure to ask us in the comments.

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