This page aims to help you remove Txt.trojan.generic-6840302-0 Trojan Horse. Our removal instructions work for every version of Windows.
The proper protection of your computer heavily depends on your ability to spot potential threats and hazards online and avoiding them so that your system won’t get exposed to anything that may harm it. In this like of thinking, we have decided to write an article about a recently discovered malware threat named Txt.trojan.generic-6840302-0. This nasty infection is a virus of the Trojan Horse category and it really is a very dangerous software piece that you must definitely not allow inside your computer. To help you keep your machine protected against it, we will now tell you what its most usual methods of distribution are so that you know what you should keep away from while browsing. However, in case you think that the insidious Txt.trojan.generic-6840302-0 Trojan Horse may have already entered your computer, we urge you to try the removal guide that we have posted further down this article in order to eliminate the threat on time, before your machine has had any serious damage done to it. Still, make sure you come back to finish reading the rest of the article in order to learn how to protect your computer in the future against infections like Txt.trojan.generic-6840302-0 Trojan Horse.
Distribution methods used for Trojan Horses
Typical malware-distribution techniques that are very common and very popular among all sorts of hackers are ones such as spam-messaging and the use of shady and misleading commercial materials like online banner, ads and pop-ups. Pirated software, however, is yet another very commonly utilized tool of spreading malware and Trojans such as Txt.trojan.generic-6840302-0 could easily be added to different illegal or pirated programs. This means that if you install such software on your machine, you risk getting infected by some really nasty piece of malware. Of course, many other methods can be used for the purpose of getting Trojans into more and more computers which is why you ought to be vigilant at all times while surfing the net.
We must warn you about the potential malicious abilities of the infection
If you suspect that Txt.trojan.generic-6840302-0 ha managed to nest itself inside your system, then you need to know about what harmful effects you could expect from this nasty malware on your computer. One really problematic quality of the infections of the Trojan Horse category is that they can oftentimes carry out a couple of different harmful tasks while inside the attacked machine. Other infections like Ransomware, Spyware and Rootkits are typically capable of only carrying out a single malicious task such as spying on the user or encrypting their files. However, the Trojan Horses are well known for being highly versatile – they may be able to damage the data that’s inside your computer, tinker with your OS settings, insert more malware inside the machine, steal important and essential personal info and even allow the cyber criminals who are behind the attack to take over your computer and use it to further facilitate their agenda, whatever that agenda may be. Considering all this, there really is no time to waste if your machine has been invaded by Txt.trojan.generic-6840302-0 and you must really act quickly in order to prevent the potential damage that this infection may cause.
|Danger Level||High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)|
|Symptoms||Txt.trojan.generic-6840302-0 Trojan is hard to detect and aside from increased use of RAM and CPU, there would barely be any other visible red flags.|
|Distribution Method||Most of the time, Trojans get distributed through spam e-mails and social network messages, malicious ads, shady and pirated downloads, questionable torrents and other similar methods.|
Remove Txt.trojan.generic-6840302-0 Trojan Horse
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2: Task Manager
Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc to enter the Task Manager. Go to the Tab labeled Processes (Details for Win 8/10). Carefully look through the list of processes that are currently active on you PC.
If any of them seems shady, consumes too much RAM/CPU or has some strange description or no description at all, right-click on it, select Open File Location and delete everything there.
Also, even if you do not delete the files, be sure to stop the process by right-clicking on it and selecting End Process.
3: The Hosts file
Go to c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts. Open the hosts file with notepad.
Find where it says Localhost and take a look below that.
If you see any IP addresses there (below Localhost) send them to us here, in the comments since they might be coming from the virus.
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.
4: Disable Startup programs
Re-open the Start Menu and type msconfig.
Click on the first search result. In the next window, go to the Startup tab. If you are on Win 10, it will send you to the Startup part of the task manager instead, as in the picture:
If you see any sketchy/shady looking entries in the list with an unknown manufacturer or a manufacturer name that looks suspicious , disable those programs and select OK.
5: Registry Editor
Press Windows key + R and in the resulting window type regedit.
Now, press Ctrl + F and type the name of the virus.
Delete everything that gets found. If you are not sure about whether to delete something, do not hesitate to ask us in the comments. Keep in mind that if you delete the wrong thing, you might cause all sorts of issues to your PC.
6: Deleting potentially malicious data
Type each of the following locations in the Windows search box and hit enter to open the locations:
Delete everything you see in Temp linked to Txt.trojan.generic-6840302-0 Ransomware. About the other folders, sort their contents by date and delete only the most recent entries. As always, if you are not sure about something, write to us in the comment section.
The previous steps were all aimed at removing the Txt.trojan.generic-6840302-0 Ransomware from your PC. However, in order to regain access to your files, you will also need to decrypt them or restore them. For that, we have a separate article with detailed instructions on what you have to do in order to unlock your data. Here is a link to that guide.
Daniel Sadakov has a degree in Information Technology and specializes in web and mobile cyber security. He harbors a strong detestation for anything and everything malicious and has committed his resources and time to battling all manners of web and mobile threats. He has founded MobileSecurityZone.com, a website dedicated to covering the top tech stories and providing useful tips for the everyday user, in an effort to reach and help more people.