The Trojan Horse infections are a well known type of cyber threats that are really widespread and thousands of users get infected by them on a daily basis. New and more advanced viruses of this category get released on pretty much a daily basis and even updated security software tools may not always be able to keep up with the latest Trojan horse threats. Case in point, one of the latest Trojans called Pua.andr.trojan.generic-6878612-0 is a malware program that many antivirus programs may not yet be able to successfully take care of (especially if the said programs have not been recently updated). This is why the following article may prove to be very useful and helpful for those our readers who may have the nasty Pua.andr.trojan.generic-6878612-0 inside their computer. Down below this current paragraph, you will find a list of steps and as well as an automatic anti-malware tool, both of which could potentially allow you to save your system from the malicious effects of the nasty Trojan. However, before we show you how the malware is supposed to get removed from an infected system, we must first tell you something more about the specific traits of Trojans like Pua.andr.trojan.generic-6878612-0.
Something that many users don’t realize (or choose to ignore) is the fact that the representatives of the Trojan Horse family will not initially seem harmful when you first encounter them. One of the top most commonly used methods for spreading such malware is the use of pirated or illegal software such as seemingly useful programs, tools and, of course, games. This is why downloading pirated content is not only illegal and prohibited by the law, but it’s also a serious security hazard for any system. Additionally, seemingly harmless e-mails or other forms of spam such as misleading ads and online banners can also be used to spread Trojans.
Currently, our information regarding the Pua.andr.trojan.generic-6878612-0 Trojan is rather limited due to the fact that this particular malware program is very new and not fully researched yet. This is why we cannot tell you for sure what harmful effects one could expect from it if it gets inside their computer. Some of the more common uses of infections of this category usually involve some form of system damage or data corruption but there are many other possibilities as well. One other very common way some Trojans get used is for bringing other malware inside machines that have already been silently infected. Ransomware, Spyware and Rootkit infections, for example, oftentimes happen after being facilitated by a precious Trojan Horse infection inside the targeted computer. And, of course, those examples are only a small portion of all the potential ways in which Pua.andr.trojan.generic-6878612-0 may be able to harm you. In general, it really isn’t safe to delay the elimination of the malware – there is no time to waste even if you only suspect that this threat may have invaded your computer. Even if there aren’t any visible symptoms, it would still be much safer and, therefore, preferable, if you complete the guide from this page and maybe scan your computer with the recommended tool just to be sure that there’s no malware on your computer.
|Danger Level||High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)|
|Symptoms||Different types of system disturbance like errors, crashes and freezes could all be potential Trojan Horse symptoms.|
|Distribution Method||Some popular malware carriers are malvertising ads, pirated program downloads, spam messages and fake online requests.|
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The following guide will help our readers get rid of the unpleasant Pua.andr.trojan.generic-6878612-0 software. Follow the instructions and complete each step for best results. If you have any questions, feel free to ask them using our comment section down below.
Preparation: Entering Safe Mode and Revealing Hidden Files and Folders
Before you proceed with the actual removal instructions, you will need to take two extra steps in order to ensure that the guide has maximum effect.
For best results, we advise our readers to boot into Safe Mode prior to attempting to remove the virus. If you do not know how to do that, here is a separate How to Enter Safe Mode guide.
Also, in order to be able to see any potentially undesirable files, you should reveal any hidden files and folders on your PC – here is how to do that.
Step 1: Checking the Task Manager
Open your Task Manager by using the Ctrl + Shift + Esc keys and go to the Processes tab. Look for any suspicious processes. For example, any unfamiliar process that uses high amounts of RAM and/or CPU. If you aren’t sure if a certain process comes from malware, tell us in the comments.
Right-click on any process that you consider shady and select Open File Location. Delete anything from the file location of the process.
Step 2: Disabling Startup programs
Use the Winkey + R keyboard combination to open the Run search bar and type msconfig. Hit Enter and in the newly opened window, go to the Startup tab. There, look for suspicious entries with unknown manufacturer or ones that have the name Pua.andr.trojan.generic-6878612-0 on them. Right-click on those, and select disable.
Step 3: Uninstalling unwanted programs
Go to Start Menu > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program. Click on Installed On to sort the entries by date from most recent to oldest and look through the programs that come at the top of the list. Right-click on any entries that appear shady and unwanted and then select Uninstall to remove them from your PC. If you see the name Pua.andr.trojan.generic-6878612-0 in the list of programs, be sure to remove the software without hesitation.
Step 4: Checking for shady IP’s
To remove parasite on your own, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. If you were to do this, you need to be extremely careful, because you may damage your system.
If you want to avoid the risk, we recommend downloading SpyHunter - a professional malware removal tool - to see whether it will find malicious programs on your PC.
Step 5: Cleaning-up the browsers
You will also have to uninstall any undesirable browser extensions from your browser programs. Here’s how to do that for some of the more popular browsers:
Open Chrome and open its main menu. Go to More Tools > Extensions. Look through the list of extensions and uninstall any that you think could be suspicious. To remove them – click on the trash can icon next to each extension.
You can also use a specialized Chrome CleanUp tool if you cannot manually remove a certain extension. Here is an article where you can learn more about the CleanUp tool.
Open Firefox and go to its Menu. Select the Add-ons button.From the left panel, select Extensions and take a look at the different entries. Remove any of the that might be unwanted.
Once you open your IE browser, click on the Tools button at the top-right corner of the program and from the drop-down menu select Manage Add-ons. Check each one of the four different groups of add-ons and search for anything that seems undesirable. If you find anything, click on it and them select Remove.
Open the main menu of Microsoft Edge and go to Extensions. Find the extensions that you believe could be unwanted and right-click on them. Then, select Uninstall.
Step 6: Checking the Registry Editor
Open the Run search bar again and type regedit in it. Hit Enter and once the Registry Editor opens press Ctrl + F. In the search field type Pua.andr.trojan.generic-6878612-0 and click on Find Next. Tell us in the comments if any results came up when you searched for Pua.andr.trojan.generic-6878612-0 in your PC’s Registry.
Step 7: Deleting recent entries
For this step, you will have to open your Start Menu and copy-paste the following lines, one by one:
Hit Enter after each one to open a file directory. In the directories, delete the most recent entries that you find there. In the Temp folder, delete all files.
Step 8: System Restore
In order to be fully sure that the unwanted software has been removed from your machine, you can also try using a Restore Point to roll back your system its last stable configuration. However, in order to do that, you would have to previously had had a restore point created. On most systems, such points get created automatically but this isn’t always the case.
- If you want to learn how to configure System Restore and how to manually create Restore Points, follow this link.
- Open your Start Menu and type System Restore.
- Click on the first result – a setup wizard should open.
- Read the brief description of the process and select Next.
- Now, choose a restore from the presented list. You can also check the Show more restore points option in order to reveal any other restore points that might be saved on your PC.
- Click on Scan for affected programs to see what programs will get deleted or restored after you use the Restore Point. (optional)
- Click on next and take and then select Finish.
- A warning window will appear telling you that once the process starts, it shouldn’t be interrupted. Select Yes and be patient as this might take some time. Do not do anything on your PC throughout the duration of the process.
Step 9: Windows Refresh/Reset
Use this method only if nothing else has worked so far as it is a last resort option. If you do not know how to do it, this separate guide will give you the information that you need.