Last night, my new Dell laptop with Windows 8 OS got stuck while working and even after lots of trial, it didn’t came back to normal. When found the reason behind it, I got to know that W32/Virut.gen has got injected into my PC somehow and this is reason for the various issues I am facing on my computer. I don’t know how this threat got inserted into my PC, but seriously disturbing me a lot. I can’t perform any activity on my system and it seems like unauthorized people has gain access on my machine. I need quick automatic removal method to get rid of W32/Virut.gen completely because manual removal is not my cup of tea. Any advice??

What is W32/Virut.gen?

W32/Virut.gen is considered as an irritating browser hijacker which usually executes lots of negative or random impacts on hundreds of machines without giving any information. As soon as this trojan threat arrives in your system, then it will take control your whole system via several illegal activities. As many harmful threats, this trojan virus may stealthily intrude or lurk through illegal mails attachments, downloads lots of infected freeware programs from annoying peer to peer file sharing websites, click on undesirable links and other vicious means. According to some malicious developers, W32/Virut.gen is such vicious or nasty trojan bug that usually inserts lots of malfunction codes to the different parts of system and take overs the functions of registry entry or other system functionalities without seeking any awareness or consent of user.

W32/Virut.gen can also comes with email Spam attachments and freeware packages. If once it gets success to break into your computer, then it makes changes to its computer system and browser settings. It blocks many services running on your Windows system like Firewall, control panel option, registry editors, Task manager, etc. By disabling the security tools it open doors to many other infections such as key loggers, spyware, adware, worms, bug, rootkits, viruses to get activation on your computer. It creates hundreds of junk files on your computer and make your PC extreme slow in every operation. If you use banking services or online shopping during infection then is register your account details and send them to hackers and you can lose your money. When considering their most dangerous effects is suggested only to remove W32/Virut.gen immediately.

How W32/Virut.gen Intrudes Into User PC:

W32/Virut.gen usages lots of method to intrudes into the user System, some of them are as follows:-

Freeware software packages
Junk mail attachments
Pornographic sites
Infected media devices
Unauthenticated file sharing
Browsing suspicious links
System loophole etc.

Harmful Effects of W32/Virut.gen:

Automatically modify System or browser settings
Add new files or registry into user System
Generates lots of annoying or irritating pop-up ads and advertisements
Allow hackers to steal user all personal and crucial information
Degrades System performance etc

Method 1: Remove W32/Virut.gen by Using SpyHunter.

SpyHunter is a useful malware removal tool that detects and removes many malicious threats that several of the major brands can’t detect. This tool will be able to find out and delete W32/Virut.gen and other related threats from your PC without much trouble. Now follow the steps below to automatically remove the Trojan horse:

Step 1: Download and install SpyHunter on your PC.

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Step 2: Upon the installation, launch SpyHunter and perform a full system scan by clicking “Scan Computer Now”.

spyhunter-scan computer now

Step 3: Wait for the scan to complete. Then, you will be shown all detected threats on your PC.

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Step 4: To clean up all threats completely, click “Fix Threats” and restart your PC.

Method 2: How to manually get rid of W32/Virut.gen?

Restart your computer in Safe Mode with Networking.

For Windows 8:

Reach the desktop on Windows 8 first.
Press Ctrl + Alt + Del keys together.
Open Switch User interface.

And then hold down the “Shift” key and click on “Shut down” button.
Select Restart option from the pop-up page.
From the next page to choose “Troubleshoot”.

Click on “Advanced Option” and choose “restart”.
Under Startup Settings, press F5/5 key to navigate to the Safe Mode with Networking.

Windows 7, XP and Vista:
Shut down the affected computer first.
Press F8 key repeatedly until Windows Advanced Option Menu loads.
Select the Safe Mode with Networking option by using the up and down arrow keys.
Hit Enter key to reach the desktop.

Step 2: Open Task Manager by tapping Alt+Ctrl+Del keys together. Move the mouse pointer to “Processes” tab. Detect the fake process created by the W32/Virut.gen popup and click on “End processes” to terminate them.

You can skip this step if you do not find any file associated with W32/Virut.gen popup.

Step 3: Uninstall W32/Virut.gen popup programs from the Control Panel.

Remove W32/Virut.gen popup For Windows 7| Vista

  • Click on Start menu and tap Control Panel.


  • Select “Programs” option and choose “Uninstall a Program”.


  • Detect all the malicious programs associated with W32/Virut.gen popup and click on Uninstall button.


Steps to Delete W32/Virut.gen popup From Windows 8

  • On the right edge of the screen, Click on Search button and type “Control Panel”. Click on search button.


  • From the search results, select Control Panel. Its Window will appear on the screen, click on Programs and Features option.


  • Identify the unknown programs and click on Uninstall button to get rid of W32/Virut.gen popup permanently.


Steps to Delete W32/Virut.gen popup From Windows 10

  • Click on Start button.


  • To show all the contents, you need to click on Settings option.


  • Tap System.


  • From the System menu, Choose Apps and Features option.


  • Find W32/Virut.gen popup from the list.


  • Finally, Click on Uninstall button to protect the system from W32/Virut.gen popup.


Step 4.Uninstall W32/Virut.gen via System Restore.

System Restore is a utility which comes with Windows operating systems and helps computer users restore the system to a previous state and remove programs interfering with the operation of the computer. If you have created a system restore point prior to installing a program, then you can use System Restore to restore your system and completely eradicate the unwanted programs like W32/Virut.gen. You should backup your personal files and data before doing a System Restore.


a. Close all files and programs that are open.

b. On the desktop, right click Computer and select Properties. The system window will display.

c. On the left side of the System window, click System protection. The System Properties window will display.

System protection

d. Click System Restore and the System Restore window will display.

system properties system restore

e. Select Choose a different restore point and click Next.

restore system files and settings

f. Select a date and time from the list and then click Next. You should know that all programs and drivers installed after the selected date and time may not work properly and may need to be re-installed.

choose a restore point

g. Click Finish when the “Confirm your restore point” window appears.

confirm your restore point

h. Click Yes to confirm again.

windows 7 restore finish confirm


W32/Virut.gen is categorized as a malicious Trojan virus that usually proliferates through malicious websites, spam email messages, unsafe downloads. It can enable cyber-criminals to spy on you, steal your sensitive data, and gain backdoor access to your system. Once installed, it slows down your system performance and disconnects the Internet frequently. You may experience system crash and file missing problems. Your firewall will be turned off or disabled immediately. Besides, the virus can create a backdoor and connect to a remote server, allowing a remote attacker to gain control on the compromised computer. Thus, your private and critical information may be captured by a remote host who will use them for Internet crimes. It gives your computer fatal damages so you need to delete W32/Virut.gen immediately once upon detection.