I wrote this article to help you remove Trojan.Downloader.Dde.Gen. This Trojan.Downloader.Dde.Gen removal guide works for all Windows versions.
When someone says a “computer virus” our minds immediately go straight to Trojan horses. Yes, this is the first type that we think of. Yet, the Trojan category itself has different types of members. For example, the Trojan.Downloader.Dde.Gen, which this article is all about, is an infection which is programmed to install more malware on victims` machines. But do not think this is all it does. Of course, not. The Trojan communicates with its developers all the time via a Command and Control server and they can reprogram it to do whatever they want. Depending on what hackers need, Trojan.Downloader.Dde.Gen can cause all kinds of damage to you and your system. Needless to say, you must delete this pest as soon as possible.
There is a reason why Trojans are so dreaded. That are incredibly dangerous and very unpredictable. You can never know what the virus may do next. Don’t wait to find out, though. Act promptly against the intruder. The sooner you get rid of it, the better. Now, Trojan.Downloader.Dde.Gen is a sophisticated virus and its removal requires more advanced PC skills. Luckily, we have provided a detailed and easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide at the end of this article. Whit it, you should have no problem deleting the infection from your machine. If you still hesitate, you can always use an automatic solution. Either way, act fast as there is no time to be wasted.
Let`s explain what Trojan.Downloader.Dde.Gen is capable of. For starters, the virus starts spying on you from the moment it enters. In fact, spying on its victim is its most known feature. The pest has access to everything from your IPs, email addresses, and accounts to your usernames, passwords, online habits and browsing history. All of this is not only monitored but also recorded and sent to the crooks behind the Trojan. Once they get their hands on this information, they can use it for whatever they see fit. Also, the Trojan messes with the default settings on your PC. It deletes and adds programs, removes or adds entries to your system registry, etc. As a result, your machine starts to underperform and some of your programs fail to load.
Another thing the pest can do is turn your computer into a part of a botnet so you are not only infected but you spread the infection to others as well. This, by the way, it completely illegal and you may have serious problems with the authorities. When you add to all of this the constant malware risk, the decision gets made for you. The Trojan can easily infest your machine with more infections. Usually, Trojans serve as a backdoor to ransomware. Don’t wait for your already bad situation to become worse. Delete Trojan.Downloader.Dde.Gen immediately. This is the best course of action you can take.
How did Trojan.Downloader.Dde.Gen enter? The infection travels the web via spam email attachments. For instance, you receive an email from an unknown sender with a file attached. You open the message and it looks legitimate. Yet, you decide not to download the file at first as you want more information. Conveniently enough, the message contains a link which supposedly provides this information. You click it, and that’s it. The Trojan gets downloaded and installed on your PC.
Unfortunately, such links are usually corrupted. The same would have happened if you had downloaded the attachment as well. You should have never opened the email in the first place. Always be extra careful with messages from people you don’t know. Hackers tend to write on the behalf of well-known companies, banks or other organizations in order to fool you. Be one step ahead and don’t give into carelessness. Being vigilant is the only way to keep your machine safe.
Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start 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.
Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.
Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.
Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.
Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Still can not remove Trojan.Downloader.Dde.Gen from your computer? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.