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Monday, September 5, 2016

How to Remove HackTool:Win32/Keygen Virus from PC – Useful Removal Guide

What is HackTool:Win32/Keygen?

HackTool:Win32/Keygen is a Trojan which offers free activation key so that users are able to illegally employ payment products. It pretends to be a useful software and people feel excited that they save a lot of money to buy licensing software, but people will not find it is a computer threat until they have a scan with anti-virus software. That is why it is called a Trojan. Trojan is good at disguising.

More Information of HackTool:Win32/Keygen

In the beginning of infection, HackTool:Win32/Keygen puts a set of program in the memory, and this program can generate its executable file which can get access to remote sever. Thus, the hackers are able to send malicious items or codes to the victim’s computers. The malware created by
HackTool:Win32/Keygen may be Malware.Packer.Gen, Suspicious_Gen4.ATNVF, Artemis!A0E4F5BCD5AF, HackKMS.C, Generic PUA KP and more.

Go on to speak of the dangers brought by this Trojan, it can block running firewall and anti-malware software as well as other software you want to open. It can also generate random system crash or BSOD. What is worse is that it can record your personal details and then send to the hackers. So your financial security is in a dangerous situation.

It is worth mentioning that HackTool:Win32/Keygen invades into computers via junk email attachment, malicious advertisement and free downloads.

Now you have known that it is malware, why not remove it from your computer.

Manually Remove HackTool:Win32/Keygen

Step 1 Boot your computer in Safe Mode

For Windows XP, Vista, 7 users 

Restart computer >> press F8 before it shows up Windows logo >> Use direction keys to select Safe Mode >> Enter For Windows 8, 8.1 and 10 users Start Menu >> hold Shift to open option window, click Power and then click Restart >> Troubleshoot >> Advanced Options >> Startup Settings and then restart your computer >> Safe Mode

Step 2 Remove Dubious Programs from Control Panel

Start button of computer > Control Panel > Programs and Features > Find out the programs and right click on it > Uninstall.

Step 3 Remove Infected Files (for Windows 7)

1.Click Start and then click Computer. 2. Click Organize. there is a list. Choose Folder and search options. 3. Click View tab. 4. Look at the Advanced settings. Choose Show hidden files, folders and drives, and then click OK.

  show hidden folder 

 5. Find the infected archives and delete them.

%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\Windows Loader.exe , %WINDIR%\BOX_cFosTASK.exe, %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\FLOATING_Pa.exe, Password Finder\TNODUP.exe, %WINDIR%\system32\Patch.exe, %WINDIR%\KMSAct.exe, %LOCALAPPDATA%\InstSchedule.exe

The manual method is not safe for computer becasue it needs person who has sufficient expreience on computer. So it is suggested that you should use a removal tool and then apply a cleaning tool.

Remove HackTool:Win32/Keygen with SpyHunter and RegCure

Download and Install SpyHunter

1. Click the below link and then click on Run button to download SpyHutner.

2. Have a full scan for your computer now and remove all suspicious processes.

Download and Install RegCure

1. Click the below link and then click on Save File button to download RegCure.

2. Have a full scan for your computer now and clean all unnecessary items.


If you don't remove HackTool:Win32/Keygen quickly, it may decrease the performance of your computer. 


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