Dangerous Symptoms of Win32:Downloader.GenWin32:Downloader.Gen is a dangerous Trojan virus. Some of its threatening features are listed as follows.
First, Win32:Downloader.Gen can drop other sorts of malicious software onto the infected PC for its own benefits, such as spyware, malware and adware without the full consent of PC administrator. Malware like fake antivirus applications will scam money from users by cheating them to sign up and pay for their fake registered versions.
Second, Win32:Downloader.Gen may create many malicious files which will cause the program malfunction, and affect and modify compromised computers' important system files, for instance Windows registry entries, as a result, antivirus cannot detect and remove the files and registries of Win32:Downloader.Gen completely and thoroughly, and any left files could bring this stubborn Trojan right back!
Third, once Win32:Downloader.Gen successfully infiltrates the targeted system, it will add new icons on the desktop or taskbar and modify the search results no matter you are using Bing, Google or Yahoo. Usually, it would hijack browser to harmful domain that associated with lots of commercial contents.
Fourth, you will also find that the internet performance become slow and sometimes operate system will crash suddenly before you can save some important data.
Win32.downloader.gen virus is prevalent on peer-to-peer file sharing and is often packaged with pirated or illegally acquired software. Win32.downloader.gen virus may also be downloaded manually by disguising as a useful piece of software.
How Win32:Downloader.Gen enters into my PC
Another propagative method of this tricky virus is the transmission of spam email which contains activation code of the virus.