What Is Adware Generic5.RQU?Adware Generic5.RQU is a generic detection for PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) that may display numerous excessive advertisements by injecting a code into web browser of the target system and execute other malicious tasks. Once it completes the unauthorized installation, this malware will drop its files in Windows System folder and makes several adjustments to affect your web browsing. Below is the changes that you may have experienced:
- A new tab opened automatically to display advertisements.
- Redirects of Internet search queries to unknown web sites.
- Modified homepage which cannot change it back by resetting.
- Ads on social networking websites such as Facebook.
- Blocked visit to legitimate security web sites with error prompts.
Why Adware Generic5.RQU Cannot Be Deleted by Antivirus?The adware usually bundles with freeware or shareware and gets the permission when users are not paying enough attention to the license agreements of the expected program. The accessory gets separated with them once completing the installation, and users may find nothing from Control Panel. We also observed that except for the deep-hidden files, this malware also makes modification with ambiguity and that is why antivirus won't delete the object.
Take Below Referential Steps to Manually Remove Adware Generic5.RQUStep 1： Restart the infected computer into safe mode with networking by pressing and holding F8 before Windows launches.
Step 2: Search for and manually delete below files:
%Documents and Settings%\All Users\Application Data\[random]\
%Documents and Settings%\All Users\Application Data\[random]\[random].exe
%Documents and Settings%\All Users\Application Data\[random]\[random].mof
Step 3: Navigate to remove the registry entries associated as below in Registry Editor which cannot be opened via regedit command:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Download “RunInvalidSignatures” = “1″
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftInternet ExplorerToolbar “[trojan name]”
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