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Trojan.Gen.MBT. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Jake Doevan - - | Type: Trojans

Trojan.Gen.MBT is a generic term used to describe malware that comes from Trojan family

Trojan.Gen.MBT
Trojan.Gen.MBT is a generic description used to name trojan horses that are not recognized by security software

Trojan.Gen.MBT is a Trojan horse and a type of malware that disguises itself as a useful application or file. Once opened, the infection instantly spreads throughout the computer system, altering many parts of Windows configuration. Viruses that are detected under this name have specific behavioral patterns but do not have a designated name. Despite that, Trojan.Gen.MBT can engage in a variety of malicious activities, including sensitive information gathering, installing other malicious software, redirecting users to suspicious websites and others. Consequently, a Trojan can compromise the computer entirely, although no symptoms of infection can be seen in most cases. Nevertheless, those who employ reputable security software can stop threats like Trojan.Gen.MBT without much trouble.

Name Trojan.Gen.MBT
Type Trojan horse
Infiltration Spam email attachments, malicious links on social media or other sites, repacked or cracked software, fake updates, drive-by downloads, etc.
Risk factors Other malware infection, inclusion into a botnet, sensitive information leak, money loss, etc.
Symptoms Usually none, although some users might experience error messages, software crashes, redirects to questionable sites, system slowdowns, etc.
Termination Use reputable security software to remove Trojan.Gen.MBT
Recovery To recover from system damage done by the virus, use Reimage

Trojan.Gen.MBT virus can get into your machine in various ways, such as:

  • Links or attachments inside phishing emails;
  • Drive-by downloads;[1]
  • Repacked or cracked software;
  • Malicious websites;
  • Software vulnerabilities;
  • Installed by other malware, etc.

Because of Trojan.Gen.MBT virus can represent a different kind of Trojan infections, and the activities can vary greatly. Some Trojans might merely redirect users to affiliated websites for ad revenue, modify Windows registry, display annoying pictures or similar events that might be simply annoying.

However, some Trojan.Gen.MBT infections can lead to devastating consequences, such as remote code execution[2] on a host machine, sensitive information gathering, inclusion into a botnet, creation of administrative accounts, other malware installations, etc. Thus, Trojan.Gen.MBT removal should be the first priority.

To remove Trojan.Gen.MBT virus from your machine, you should use reputable security software that can recognize the threat, such as SpyHunterCombo Cleaner. Nevertheless, you can take advantage of any other anti-malware tool that has a good reputation. Don't forget that some rogue anti-spyware can actually damage your computer instead. Unfortunately, but such applications are more prevalent than one might expect, as proves recent studies done by AV-Comparatives. It determined that two-thirds of Android security applications do not provide comprehensive protection. [3]

Trojan.Gen.MBT usually heavily modifies system settings. For that reason, you should scan your device with Reimage for full system recovery after Trojan infection.

Take precautionary measure to protect yourself from malware

Some might think that malware infections are based on luck. However, it is far from the truth, and those who do not take of their online privacy and system security have a much higher chance of malware infections. Despite the popular belief, computer viruses do not get installed onto machines automatically. Users' actions, direct or indirect, are usually the main factors of malware infection.

Therefore, you should take care of your online safety and avoid system compromise. The first step is to install a reputable security solution, internet shield and enable Firewall. These basic protection measures will already reduce the chances of getting infected at least by half.

However, automated security measures are not enough. Here are other tips from experts:

  • Beware of spam emails – do not open attachments (especially .exe, .vbs, .js, .scr and other executables, although .doc, .pdf and similar files can be just as dangerous) or click on hyperlinks;
  • Patch your software as soon as security updates are released;
  • Use strong passwords for all your accounts and two-factor authentication;
  • Do not download cracked software or cracks/keygens;
  • Disable Adobe Flash Player and enable automatic updates for all installed software;
  • Use an ad-blocker, although remember to make exceptions for sites you want to support;
  • Disable RDP connection as soon as you stop using it and adequately protect it;
  • When installing freeware or shareware, pick Advanced/Custom installation mode in order to avoid PUPs and other threats.

Trojan.Gen.MBT virus
Trojan.Gen.MBT is a type of malware that infects the computers without users noticing and then performs stealthy malicious activities that might result in money loss or identity theft

Terminate Trojan.Gen.MBT by scanning your PC with anti-malware software

Because Trojan.Gen.MBT virus usually enters machines without leaving any tracers, users might not even know that they are infected for weeks or even months before they realize that something is wrong. This is another reason a comprehensive security software should be installed and updated on every computer (this includes Androids, iOS, and tablets) – it can remove Trojan.Gen.MBT before it even manages to spread on your computer.

If infected, however, you need to make sure Trojan.Gen.MBT removal is executed as soon as possible. Beware that Trojans can install other malware, compromising your machine even further. Depending on the severity of the infection, you might have to enter Safe Mode with Networking, as some viruses might try to tamper with AV operation. We explain how to enter this security environment that disables the virus' functionality below.

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To remove Trojan.Gen.MBT, follow these steps:

Remove Trojan.Gen.MBT using Safe Mode with Networking

To remove Trojan.Gen.MBT Trojan safely, enter Safe Mode with Networking:

  • Step 1: Reboot your computer to Safe Mode with Networking

    Windows 7 / Vista / XP
    1. Click Start Shutdown Restart OK.
    2. When your computer becomes active, start pressing F8 multiple times until you see the Advanced Boot Options window.
    3. Select Safe Mode with Networking from the list Select 'Safe Mode with Networking'

    Windows 10 / Windows 8
    1. Press the Power button at the Windows login screen. Now press and hold Shift, which is on your keyboard, and click Restart..
    2. Now select Troubleshoot Advanced options Startup Settings and finally press Restart.
    3. Once your computer becomes active, select Enable Safe Mode with Networking in Startup Settings window. Select 'Enable Safe Mode with Networking'
  • Step 2: Remove Trojan.Gen.MBT

    Log in to your infected account and start the browser. Download Reimage or other legitimate anti-spyware program. Update it before a full system scan and remove malicious files that belong to your ransomware and complete Trojan.Gen.MBT removal.

If your ransomware is blocking Safe Mode with Networking, try further method.

Remove Trojan.Gen.MBT using System Restore

System Restore can also be used to stop the threat from performing its operations:

  • Step 1: Reboot your computer to Safe Mode with Command Prompt

    Windows 7 / Vista / XP
    1. Click Start Shutdown Restart OK.
    2. When your computer becomes active, start pressing F8 multiple times until you see the Advanced Boot Options window.
    3. Select Command Prompt from the list Select 'Safe Mode with Command Prompt'

    Windows 10 / Windows 8
    1. Press the Power button at the Windows login screen. Now press and hold Shift, which is on your keyboard, and click Restart..
    2. Now select Troubleshoot Advanced options Startup Settings and finally press Restart.
    3. Once your computer becomes active, select Enable Safe Mode with Command Prompt in Startup Settings window. Select 'Enable Safe Mode with Command Prompt'
  • Step 2: Restore your system files and settings
    1. Once the Command Prompt window shows up, enter cd restore and click Enter. Enter 'cd restore' without quotes and press 'Enter'
    2. Now type rstrui.exe and press Enter again.. Enter 'rstrui.exe' without quotes and press 'Enter'
    3. When a new window shows up, click Next and select your restore point that is prior the infiltration of Trojan.Gen.MBT. After doing that, click Next. When 'System Restore' window shows up, select 'Next' Select your restore point and click 'Next'
    4. Now click Yes to start system restore. Click 'Yes' and start system restore
    Once you restore your system to a previous date, download and scan your computer with Reimage and make sure that Trojan.Gen.MBT removal is performed successfully.

Finally, you should always think about the protection of crypto-ransomwares. In order to protect your computer from Trojan.Gen.MBT and other ransomwares, use a reputable anti-spyware, such as Reimage, SpyHunterCombo Cleaner or Malwarebytes Malwarebytes

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Jake Doevan
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