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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

How to Delete Downloader.Generic14.HTD Completely From Infected PC?

What is Downloader.Generic14.HTD?

Recently, the Trojan horse Downloader.Generic14.HTD rampant up again. It is really nasty that has been affect lots of computers. Downloader.Generic14.HTD often use  the 'db29.exe' and 'installer.exe' processes to facilitate its operations. In this way, infected users may see several instances of 'db29.exe' in their Windows Task Manager.

Please note that the Downloader.Generic14.HTD often attaches on some infected or spam emails. If you open them without attention, it may infiltrate your PC as well. Besides, it may be also comes into your PC bundled with some free software or malware. And some hacked/corrupted websites and malicious links may also contain such threat.

Once infected, the Downloader.Generic14.HTD may insert a registry key in Windows that allows it to run 'db29.exe' at every system start. Besides, it may imposes certain changes in the system and drops harmful files under System folder of Windows to cause numerous PC problems. Your PC performance and system security can be degraded. And hackers may have chance to exploit software vulnerabilities and invite other PC threats like such as worms, viruses and keyloggers that can compromise the security of computer networks. Moreover, it can be used by cyber criminal to steal your confidential information like banking credentials, social media log-ins and user data, etc. Therefore, to avoid such severe issue, you need to get rid of Downloader.Generic14.HTD as early as you can. Follow removal steps help to save back your PC.

Downloader.Generic14.HTD removal processes

Process 1: Remove Downloader.Generic14.HTD manually.

Process 2: Remove Downloader.Generic14.HTD automatically with Spyhunter Antispyware.

Process 1: Remove Downloader.Generic14.HTD manually.

A: Restart computer in safe mode.  

Keep pressing F8 key before Windows interface launches. When Windows Advanced Options menu turns up, select Safe Mode with Networking and tap Enter key.

B: Stop Downloader.Generic14.HTD running processes in Windows Task Manager first.

( Methods to open Task Manager: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL or CTRL+SHIFT+ESC or Press the Start button->click on the Run option->Type in taskmgr and press OK.)

C: Open Control Panel in Start menu and search for Folder Options. When you’re in Folder Options window, please click on its View tab, tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then press OK.

All Downloader.Generic14.HTD associated files listed below need to be removed:

C:\Program Files\<random>

D: Go to the Registry Editor and remove all Downloader.Generic14.HTD registry entries listed here:
(Steps: Hit Win+R keys and then type regedit in Run box to search)

Find out all harmful registry entries of the virus and delete all of them.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "<random>" = "%AppData%\<random>.exe"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "<random>" = "%AppData%\<random>.exe"

E. Disable any suspicious startup items that are made by Downloader.Generic14.HTD

Click Start menu; click Run; type: msconfig in the Run box; click OK to open the System Configuration Utility; Disable all possible startup items generated.

Process 2: Remove Downloader.Generic14.HTD automatically with Spyhunter Antispyware.

Why so many people choose SpyHunter?
  1. Protect your computer because of it’s sensitive detective capability and strong ability to kill virus.
  2. Be updated every day on a regular basis.
  3. Protect your personal information from releasing to every suspicious program.
  4. Display warnings when you enter unknown or suspicious websites.
Step 1: Press the following button to download SpyHunter.

Step 2: Save it into your computer and click on the Run choice to install it step by step.

Step 3: Click Finish then you can use it to scan your computer to find out potential threats by pressing Scan computer now!

Step 4: Tick Select all and then Remove to delete all threats.

Optional Solution: Download RegCure Pro to optimize PC 

If you are still worried about whether the infection is removed completely and want to clean all the unwanted registry entries,  it is recommended to use RegCure Pro.

Step 1. Install and launch RegCure Pro on your PC.

Step 2.  Select "Yes" to download and install RegCure Pro.

Step 3. Click "Next" to continue.

Step 4. RegCure Pro will open automatically on your screen.

 Step 5. RegCure Pro is scanning your PC for error.

Step 6. After scanning, choose the issues you want to fix. 

Summary: Manual removal of Downloader.Generic14.HTD is complex and risky task, as it refers to key parts of computer system, and is recommended only for advanced users. If you haven’t sufficient expertise on doing that, it's recommended to download SpyHunter to help you.

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