How to Remove Dycler.gen Virus (Chrome/Edge/Firefox) | Updated

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I wrote this article to help you remove Dycler.gen. This Dycler.gen removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.

Dycler.gen is an adware parasite. Adware pests are incredibly annoying. Of course, they are not beneficial to you in any way. Do not expect Dycler.gen to be any different. It is only beneficial to its developers. Also, do not let the fact that the adware is easy to remove fool you and trick you into thinking that it is harmless. It is not. There is no such thing as an innocuous cyber infection. Each one eventually goes out of control and the problems it causes escalate. If you want to avoid that, you must act promptly.

As soon as you spot the Dycler.gen adware in your system, take actions to delete it. The more time it spends on board, the more intrusive and annoying it becomes. So, once you are aware of its presence, start looking for its exact hiding place. When you find it, remove it immediately. If you don’t, it won`t be long before you regret it. Adware threats make a complete mess of your browsing experience and also expose you to malware risk. Dycler.gen is no different. Get rid of it before it causes you some irreversible damage. Do it now. Delays lead to regrets.

The adware`s purpose is to generate pay-per-click revenue for its owners. To do so, it needs to generate sponsored commercials. When you click on those ads, crooks get paid. They get even better paid when you click somewhere on a page which you have been redirected you without your consent. In other words, you become a sponsor of cybercriminals by clicking. “Why would I click?” you may ask? Smart question. The adware needs your click to survive so it doesn’t leave anything to chance. It needs to assure your clicks. How does it do so? It spies on you.

The pest does its homework before the ad bombardment begins. It studies you and finds what you like. It uses your browser as spying devices and learns what you have been searching for, most viewed pages, what spikes your interest, etc. Once it has that intel, it creates commercials which you will find appealing. It shows you products, deals, and offers which you will find interesting. This way, the pest assures that you will be at least tempted to click. Do not do that. Nothing the adware shows you is reliable. If you click, you will either be redirected to a malicious site, brimming with infections or you will get infected immediately as the ads conceal threats as well.

These adverts will get more and more with every single day and avoidance is just a temporary solution. Sooner or later you will click. The only way to get rid of all the intrusions for good is to get rid of the adware altogether. This is exactly what you must do. The adware ruins your previously save browsing experience and makes you a sponsor of hackers. Delete it ASAP. To do so manually, use our removal guide at the end of this article.

How did you get stuck with Dycler.gen? In order to enter victims` machines undetected, adware infections turn to tricky tactics. For example, they hide behind corrupted sites, malicious ads, spam emails, fake program or system updates, freeware/shareware bundles, unverified download sources, etc. However, none of these methods will work if you pay more attention. If you are careless, you basically invite pests in your system by blindly clicking on everything you see and agreeing with stuff you didn’t read. This is a mistake. If you want to keep your machine safe, you need to be vigilant. Also, get yourself a reliable anti-malware app to help you. Always keep it up to date and perform regular scans of your PC to be sure it is clean.

Dycler.gen Uninstall

STEP-1 Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you know how to do this, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:

For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
Safe Mode with Networking
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.‌
Windows 8 Safe Mode with Network
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
win10 safemode 1
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
win10 safemode 2

STEP-2Please, follow the steps precisely to remove Dycler.gen from the browser:

Remove From Mozilla Firefox:

Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
firefox extensions
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.

Remove From Chrome:

Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
chrome extensions

Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
ie gear
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.

STEP-3

Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.

ff shortcut

STEP-4

Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.

appwiz

Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.

STEP-5

Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

task manager

Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.

STEP-6

Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.

msconfig

Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Still can not remove Dycler.gen from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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Daniel Stoyanov
Daniel Stoyanov has a Master's degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria. He is also a Microsoft Certified Professional. Daniel provides top cyber security news with in-depth coverage of malware, vulnerabilities, PC and Network security, online safety.If you have any questions feel free to ask him right now.

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