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Win32:Evo-gen. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

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Win32:Evo-gen – a term used by Avast Antivirus and AVG programs to describe potentially malicious programs

The image of Win32:Evo-gen infection

Alternatively known as Win32:Evo-gen [Susp], Win32:Evo-gen is an infection code used by Avast antivirus software. The threat can be either a potentially unwanted program or a Trojan horse,[1] so the term does not describe the virus accurately. Besides, Win32:Evo-gen code can also be used in false positives, so you should double check the file before removing it from the system.

If Win32:Evo-gen [Susp] alert actually identifies a Trojan Horse on your computer, it might initiate typical activities, such as dropping a keylogger to track victim's online activity and log the keystrokes. This way criminals can take over credentials, logins, passwords and other valuable information, leading the victim to money loss or even identity theft.

Moreover, Win32:Evo-gen might indicate an infection which can lead to an installation of other high-risk computer threats, such as ransomware or malware. Programs with Trojan-like viruses can exploit backdoors[2] which help to find system vulnerabilities to infect your PC. Likewise, you might lose your date due to the infiltration of file-encrypting viruses as well. 

Thus, we strongly recommend you to immediately check your system with different antivirus software and remove Win32:Evo-gen virus. Note that regular computer users are not experienced enough to tell whether their systems are at risk. Likewise, we advise you use Reimage to run an entire computer scan.

Additionally, BedyNet.ru[3] team recommend you using a professional anti-malware software after Win32:Evo-gen removal as well. This way, you will be fully protected from all potentially dangerous computer hazards in the future. 

Avoid downloading third-party software from unreliable sources to protect your computer

Usually, Win32:Evo-gen alert appears when the user downloads a suspicious file or software from shady websites. Since the security software is not sure whether the application is actually malicious, you can simply avoid this infection alert by downloading software only from official pages.

Also, change Quick/Recommended parameters of the installer to Advanced/Custom if they were pre-selected. The previous setup is designed to skip many essential steps of the installation procedure which increases the risk of infiltrating potentially unwanted programs (PUPs). 

Afterward, attentively seek for any checkmarks which have been ticked before and de-select them. Those marks allow installing additional software on your computer that might be malicious and put your computer's security at risk. Likewise, you should be careful when installing third-party software on your PC. 

Learn how to get rid of Win32:Evo-gen [susp]

To help you remove Win32:Evo-gen virus from the system, we highly recommend employing professional malware removal software. It will scan your computer for cyber infections and will help you get rid of malicious files within several minutes. You can use Reimage, Malwarebytes MalwarebytesCombo Cleaner, or Plumbytes Anti-MalwareMalwarebytes Malwarebytes to uninstall this malware from your computer or double check the warning and make sure that it is a false positive. Besides, you can always opt for a help of certified IT technician or simply use Avast Antivirus or Avast Internet Security as Win32:Evo-gen [Susp] removal tool.

Also, we kindly ask you NOT to try performing Win32:Evo-gen removal by yourself. Typically, high-risk computer infections use deceptive tricks to hide their presence. One of them is disguising as a legitimate system process. If you terminate vital processes or uninstall important files of your PC, it might cause permanent damage.

If you can't launch any security software because malware is blocking you, you should try rebooting your computer to Safe Mode with Networking or using System Restore:

 

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To remove Win32:Evo-gen, follow these steps:

Remove Win32:Evo-gen using Safe Mode with Networking

To remove malware with Safe Mode with Networking, follow these simple instructions:

  • 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 Win32:Evo-gen

    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 Win32:Evo-gen removal.

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

Remove Win32:Evo-gen using System Restore

Use System Restore to block the virus and launch anti-virus program.

  • 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 Win32:Evo-gen. 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 Win32:Evo-gen removal is performed successfully.

Finally, you should always think about the protection of crypto-ransomwares. In order to protect your computer from Win32:Evo-gen and other ransomwares, use a reputable anti-spyware, such as Reimage, Malwarebytes MalwarebytesCombo Cleaner or Plumbytes Anti-MalwareMalwarebytes Malwarebytes

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