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Danger level 10
Type: Trojans
Common infection symptoms:
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Slow Computer
  • Slow internet connection
  • System crashes


There is a number of infections that can be grouped under the same detection, and Trojan.gen.2 detection provides such an example. This malicious computer infection was first detected in August 2010, and it actually includes a variety of Trojan infections that exude the same infection symptoms. Therefore, all of the similar infections are grouped under the same title, and if you are infected at least with one of them, it is necessary to remove Trojan.gen.2 from your PC as soon as possible, because Trojan infections always come with serious implications, and they cannot and should not be ignored no matter what.

The reason why Trojan.gen.2 manages to get into the target system is the fact that Trojans often pose as legitimate or useful programs (hence the name “Trojan horse”). Most of the time the infection will pose as a particular legitimate file (like .doc or .jpg) and once user clicks it, the infection loads. It means that you need to avoid clicking on files and attachments you receive via spam email. Also, do not download files and freeware applications from unknown third party websites, because Trojan.gen.2 may employ various distribution techniques in order to enter your system.

Since there is more than just once infection detected as Trojan.gen.2, it may come with different payload as well. It is highly probable that once the infection is established, Trojan.gen.2 will connect to a remote server in order to inform its command and control center about a new infection. Then it downloads update information, and depending on what the hacker behind this infection wants it to do, Trojan.gen.2 can perform a variety of malicious activities. For example, it can download arbitrary files onto your computer, infecting it with malware. It is also possible for this Trojan to turn your computer into a bot that participates in a Distributed Denial of Service attack against a particular website.

It is clear that Trojan.gen.2 seriously compromises your system’s security, and it can seriously cripple your computer if you do not remove it on time. Run a full system scan with SpyHunter free scanner to determine the infection and then invest in a legitimate computer safeguard application to remove Trojan.gen.2 from your PC automatically. A computer security application will also help you to protect your system from similar infections in the future.

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