GenlT (created by Exundancy Co) is an adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software). This adware alters the Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, IE and Edge settings to open a large amount of unwanted popup ads on all sites, including web sites where previously you advertisements have never seen. These advertisements can be varied: pop-up windows, boxes, in-text ads, different sized banners and so on. What is more, the ad-supported software, that displays lots of unwanted pop up advertisements, can cause your Internet connection to be slow or freeze your web browser so that the interface is not updated anymore.
It’s not a good idea to have an unwanted program like this adware on your PC system. The reason for this is simple, it doing things you do not know about. The ad-supported software can also be used to collect a wide variety of personal data that can be later used for marketing purposes. You don’t know if your home address, account names and passwords are safe. And of course you completely do not know what will happen when you click on any GenlT pop up advertisements.
The ‘ad supported’ software can change the settings of the Google Chrome, IE, Firefox and Microsoft Edge, but often that a malicious software such as this can also infect all types of browsers by changing their desktop shortcuts. Thus forcing the user each time launch the web browser to see GenlT intrusive advertisements.
We strongly recommend that you perform the guide below that will allow you to get rid of GenlT adware using the standard features of Windows and some proven freeware.
Table of contents
- What is GenlT
- Remove GenlT adware
- Manual GenlT ad-supported software removal
- How to remove GenlT ad supported software with freeware
- How to stay safe online
- How was adware installed on PC system
- Finish words
Remove GenlT adware
Fortunately, we’ve an effective method that will assist you manually or/and automatically delete GenlT from your computer and web-browser, bring your web browser settings, including startpage, new tab and search provider by default, back to normal. Below you’ll find a removal instructions with all the steps you may need to successfully delete adware and its components. Certain of the steps will require you to reboot your PC system or close the web-site. So, read this guidance carefully, then bookmark or print it for later reference.
Manual GenlT ad-supported software removal
The tutorial will help you remove GenlT adware from your computer. These GenlT removal steps work for the Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge, as well as every version of MS Windows operating system.
Removing the GenlT, check the list of installed applications first
First of all, check the list of installed software on your computer and delete all unknown and recently installed software. If you see an unknown program with incorrect spelling or varying capital letters, it have most likely been installed by malicious software and you should clean it off first with malicious software removal utility such as Zemana Anti-malware.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Click the Microsoft Windows logo, and then click Search . Type ‘Control panel’and press Enter as on the image below.
After the ‘Control Panel’ opens, press the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as displayed in the following example.
Windows 7, Vista, XP
Open Start menu and select the ‘Control Panel’ at right like below.
Then go to ‘Add/Remove Programs’ or ‘Uninstall a program’ (Windows 7 or Vista) as displayed on the image below.
Carefully browse through the list of installed applications and remove all applications that has the name like “GenlT”. We recommend to click ‘Installed programs’ and even sorts all installed programs by date. Once you have found anything suspicious that may be the adware, ‘ad supported’ software or potentially unwanted software, then select this program and press ‘Uninstall’ in the upper part of the window. If the suspicious program blocked from removal, then use Revo Uninstaller Freeware to fully remove it from your PC system.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Once installed, the adware can add a task in to the Windows Task Scheduler Library. Due to this, every time when you launch your system, it will open GenlT ads. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all harmful tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ program.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard together. It will show a dialog box that titled as Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and press OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, press “Task Scheduler Library”, as shown on the screen below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Select the first task, its properties will be display just below automatically. Next, press the Actions tab. Necessary to look at the text which is written under Details. Found something such as “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address” or “firefox.exe http://site.address”, then you need delete this task. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it is a component of the adware, then this task also should be removed.
Further press on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as on the image below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by unwanted applications. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
Remove GenlT ads from Chrome
If your Chrome internet browser is redirected to undesired GenlT ads, it may be necessary to completely reset your browser application to its default settings.
- First, run the Chrome and click the Menu icon (icon in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will show the Google Chrome main menu, press the “Settings” menu.
- Next, click “Show advanced settings” link, that located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- On the bottom of the “Advanced settings” page, click the “Reset settings” button.
- The Google Chrome will open the reset settings dialog box as shown on the image above.
- Confirm the web browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, read the post How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Remove ads by GenlT adware from IE
In order to restore all web-browser start page, newtab page and default search engine you need to reset the Internet Explorer to the state, that was when the Microsoft Windows was installed on your machine.
First, start the IE. Next, press the button in the form of gear (). It will open the Tools drop-down menu, click the “Internet Options” as displayed on the screen below.
In the “Internet Options” window click on the Advanced tab, then press the Reset button. The Microsoft Internet Explorer will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as on the image below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click “Reset” button.
You will now need to reboot your computer for the changes to take effect.
Remove GenlT ads from FF
Resetting your Firefox is good initial troubleshooting step for any issues with your browser program, including the redirect to GenlT ads.
First, run the Mozilla Firefox and click button. It will display the drop-down menu on the right-part of the web-browser. Further, click the Help button () as shown on the image below
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the web browser adress bar and press Enter. It will show the “Troubleshooting Information” page as shown in the figure below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will display the confirmation dialog box. Further, press the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Firefox will start a procedure to fix your problems that caused by the adware which designed to reroute your browser to various ad web sites like GenlT ads. When, it’s complete, click the “Finish” button.
Clean up the internet browsers shortcuts that have been hijacked by ad supported software
Important to know, most antimalware software that are able to delete ad supported software, but unable to find and recover changed shortcuts. So, you need to fix the desktop shortcuts for your Chrome, IE, Firefox and Edge internet browsers manually.
Right click on the shortcut of infected browser as shown in the figure below.
Select the “Properties” option and it’ll show a shortcut’s properties. Next, press the “Shortcut” tab and then delete the “http://site.address” string from Target field as displayed on the image below.
Then press OK to save changes. Repeat the step for all internet browsers which are redirected to the GenlT intrusive web-page.
How to remove GenlT ad supported software with freeware
In order to completely remove GenlT, you not only need to remove ‘ad supported’ software from your machine, but also get rid of all its components in your computer including Windows registry entries. We recommend to download and use free removal utilities to automatically free your computer of GenlT that cause unwanted popups to appear.
Scan and clean your web-browser of GenlT ad supported software with Zemana Anti-malware
You can remove GenlT adware automatically with a help of Zemana Anti-malware. We suggest this malicious software removal utility because it may easily remove browser hijackers, potentially unwanted applications, adware which reroutes your web-browser to GenlT ads with all their components such as folders, files and registry entries.
- Please download Zemana from the following link and save it to your Desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: April 20, 2017
- At the download page, click on the Download button. Your internet browser will show the “Save as” prompt. Please save it onto your Windows desktop.
- When the download is done, please close all programs and open windows on your PC. Next, start a file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup.
- This will start the “Setup wizard” of Zemana AntiMalware onto your computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
- When the Setup wizard has finished installing, the Zemana Anti-Malware will run and display the main window.
- Further, click the “Scan” button . Zemana AntiMalware tool will start scanning the whole system to find out adware that causes unwanted GenlT ads. Depending on your system, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. While the Zemana application is scanning, you can see how many objects it has identified as threat.
- As the scanning ends, the results are displayed in the scan report.
- Review the scan results and then click the “Next” button. The tool will remove ad-supported software which made to redirect your web-browser to various ad sites like GenlT ads and add items to the Quarantine. After that process is finished, you may be prompted to restart the computer.
- Close the Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) and continue with the next step.
Remove GenlT ‘ad supported’ software with Malwarebytes
We recommend using the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your system of the ad supported software. The free utility is an advanced malware removal program created by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This program uses the world’s most popular anti malware technology. It is able to help you remove unwanted GenlT ads from your browsers, potentially unwanted programs, malware, browser hijackers, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your system for free.
Download MalwareBytes Anti-Malware from the link below. Save it on your MS Windows desktop or in any other place.
Category: Security tools
Update: November 9, 2017
When the download is done, close all applications and windows on your computer. Double-click the setup file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up like below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” which will help you set up MalwareBytes Free on your system. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is done successfully, press Finish button. MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) will automatically start and you can see its main screen as displayed on the screen below.
Now press the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan for the adware that redirects your web browser to annoying GenlT ads. During the scan MalwareBytes will detect all threats exist on your PC system.
Once that process is finished, MalwareBytes will show a scan report. You may move items to Quarantine (all selected by default) by simply click “Quarantine Selected” button. The MalwareBytes Free will start to remove adware which redirects your web browser to unwanted GenlT ads. Once finished, you may be prompted to restart the personal computer.
We recommend you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the MalwareBytes Anti Malware to delete ‘ad supported’ software, browser hijacker and other malicious software.
Delete GenlT adware from browsers with AdwCleaner
AdwCleaner is a free removal tool that may be downloaded and run to remove GenlT ‘ad supported’ software that causes multiple intrusive ads and pop ups, browser hijackers, malicious software, potentially unwanted applications, toolbars and other threats from your PC. You may use this utility to find threats even if you have an antivirus or any other security program.
Download AdwCleaner from the link below. Save it on your Microsoft Windows desktop or in any other place.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: February 8, 2018
Once downloading is finished, open the file location. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the AdwCleaner desktop icon. Once the utility is started, you will see a screen as shown in the figure below.
Further, click “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the adware which redirects your web-browser to unwanted GenlT ads. This process may take quite a while, so please be patient. When finished, AdwCleaner will open a list of all threats found by the scan as shown in the following example.
Review the report and then click “Clean” button. It will display a prompt as shown in the figure below.
You need to click “OK”. Once the procedure is finished, the AdwCleaner may ask you to restart your computer. When your computer is started, you will see an AdwCleaner log.
These steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
How to stay safe online
We recommend to install an ad-blocker program which may block annoying ads and all unwanted web-sites. The ad-blocking utility like AdGuard is a program that basically removes advertising from the Internet and blocks access to malicious web pages. Moreover, security experts says that using adblocker programs is necessary to stay safe when surfing the Net.
Installing the AdGuard adblocker application is simple. First you’ll need to download AdGuard from the following link. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 7, 2017
Once downloading is complete, double-click the downloaded file to run it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen as displayed on the image below.
Follow the prompts. AdGuard will then be installed and an icon will be placed on your desktop. A window will show up asking you to confirm that you want to see a quick guidance as displayed on the image below.
Click “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial which will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you run your computer, AdGuard will start automatically and block pop-up advertisements, as well as other harmful or misleading web pages. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, that is located on your desktop.
How was adware installed on PC system
Now your computer should be free of the GenlT that designed to redirect your web-browser to various ad web pages. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted pop up advertisements and unwanted malicious sites) and Zemana (to periodically scan your computer for new malware, browser hijackers and ad supported software). Make sure that you have all the Critical Updates recommended for Windows OS. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new ad supported softwares, malicious applications and adware are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to remove GenlT adware from your web browser, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.