What is Gen:Variant.RevengeRat.2? Is your antivirus software constantly sending alerts of blocked infection of a malicious software named Gen:Variant.RevengeRat.2? It means that your internet browser or whole machine is infected with a nasty malicious software.
Once started, the Gen:Variant.RevengeRat.2 makes changes to the system settings and configures itself so as to launch automatically each time the personal computer is turned on. Immediately after startup, this malware begins to monitor the user’s actions and inject Gen:Variant.RevengeRat.2 harmful code directly into the open windows of the Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, MS Edge and Mozilla Firefox.
The Gen:Variant.RevengeRat.2 virus can collect your Internet browsing activity by saving URLs visited, IP addresses, browser version and type, cookie information, Internet Service Provider (ISP) and sites visited. Such kind of behavior can lead to serious security problems or privacy data theft. This is another reason why this virus should be removed sooner.
So, if you happen to encounter Gen:Variant.RevengeRat.2 security threat, then be quick and take effort to remove malicious software as soon as possible. Follow the guidance below to remove Gen:Variant.RevengeRat.2 virus. Let us know how you managed by sending us your comments please.
How to remove Gen:Variant.RevengeRat.2 from computer
Not all malicious software such as Gen:Variant.RevengeRat.2 virus are easily uninstallable. You might see various types of undesired changes to the computer settings and might not be able to figure out the program responsible for this activity. The reason for this is that many unwanted programs neither appear in Microsoft Windows Control Panel. Therefore in order to fully remove Gen:Variant.RevengeRat.2 , you need to execute the steps below. Certain of the steps below will require you to exit this web page. So, please read the step-by-step guide carefully, after that bookmark or print it for later reference.
To remove Gen:Variant.RevengeRat.2, execute the following steps:
- Remove Gen:Variant.RevengeRat.2 associated software by using Windows Control Panel
- Scan and free your personal computer of Gen:Variant.RevengeRat.2 with Zemana Free
- Scan your PC system and remove Gen:Variant.RevengeRat.2 virus with HitmanPro
- Remove Gen:Variant.RevengeRat.2 virus with Malwarebytes
- Remove Gen:Variant.RevengeRat.2 from Firefox
- Delete Gen:Variant.RevengeRat.2 from Internet Explorer
- Remove Gen:Variant.RevengeRat.2 from Google Chrome
- Run AdBlocker to stay safe online
- To sum up
Remove Gen:Variant.RevengeRat.2 associated software by using Windows Control Panel
First of all, check the list of installed software on your personal computer and uninstall all unknown and recently installed programs. If you see an unknown application 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 like Zemana Anti-malware.
- If you are using Windows 8, 8.1 or 10 then click Windows button, next press Search. Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
- If you are using Windows XP, Vista, 7, then press “Start” button and click “Control Panel”.
- It will display the Windows Control Panel.
- Further, click “Uninstall a program” under Programs category.
- It will display a list of all programs installed on the computer.
- Scroll through the all list, and uninstall dubious and unknown programs. To quickly find the latest installed programs, we recommend sort apps by date.
See more details in the video instructions below.
Scan and free your personal computer of Gen:Variant.RevengeRat.2 with Zemana Free
Zemana Free is a free program for Microsoft Windows operating system to find and get rid of potentially unwanted applications, adware, harmful browser extensions, browser toolbars, and other undesired applications such as virus and other security threats, installed on your system.
Now you can install and use Zemana Free to delete Gen:Variant.RevengeRat.2 virus from your web-browser by following the steps below:
Click the link below to download Zemana Anti Malware installer called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup on your machine. Save it on your Desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: March 3, 2018
Start the setup file after it has been downloaded successfully and then follow the prompts to set up this utility on your PC.
During installation you can change some settings, but we suggest you do not make any changes to default settings.
When setup is finished, this malware removal tool will automatically launch and update itself. You will see its main window as shown on the screen below.
Now click the “Scan” button for scanning your PC for the Gen:Variant.RevengeRat.2 virus and other kinds of potential threats like malware and potentially unwanted applications. While the utility is checking, you may see how many objects and files has already scanned.
Once Zemana AntiMalware has completed scanning your system, the results are displayed in the scan report. You may remove threats (move to Quarantine) by simply click “Next” button.
The Zemana Free will delete Gen:Variant.RevengeRat.2 virus related files, folders and registry keys and move items to the program’s quarantine. When that process is finished, you may be prompted to restart your PC system to make the change take effect.
Scan your PC system and remove Gen:Variant.RevengeRat.2 virus with HitmanPro
HitmanPro is a free portable application that scans your machine for adware, potentially unwanted applications and viruses such as Gen:Variant.RevengeRat.2 and allows get rid of them easily. Moreover, it’ll also allow you remove any harmful internet browser extensions and add-ons.
- Download Hitman Pro on your computer from the following link.
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Update: June 28, 2018
- When the download is done, launch the Hitman Pro, double-click the HitmanPro.exe file.
- If the “User Account Control” prompts, click Yes to continue.
- In the HitmanPro window, click the “Next” to perform a system scan with this utility for the Gen:Variant.RevengeRat.2 virus related files, folders and registry keys. This procedure may take quite a while, so please be patient. When a threat is detected, the count of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is finished.
- When the scan is finished, you may check all threats detected on your computer. When you’re ready, click “Next”. Now, press the “Activate free license” button to start the free 30 days trial to delete all malicious software found.
Remove Gen:Variant.RevengeRat.2 virus with Malwarebytes
We suggest using the Malwarebytes Free which are completely clean your machine of the Gen:Variant.RevengeRat.2 virus. The free utility is an advanced malicious software removal program made by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This program uses the world’s most popular antimalware technology. It is able to help you remove viruses, PUPs, malware, adware, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your machine for free.
Installing the MalwareBytes Anti Malware is simple. First you will need to download MalwareBytes Anti-Malware on your PC system by clicking on the link below.
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Update: February 5, 2019
When the downloading process is finished, close all windows on your PC system. Further, open the file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as shown below, press the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” that will assist you install MalwareBytes Anti-Malware on the computer. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is done successfully, click Finish button. Then MalwareBytes Free will automatically start and you can see its main window as shown in the figure below.
Next, press the “Scan Now” button . MalwareBytes Free program will scan through the whole machine for the Gen:Variant.RevengeRat.2 virus and other kinds of potential threats like malware and PUPs. This process can take some time, so please be patient. During the scan MalwareBytes Free will look for threats present on your machine.
Once MalwareBytes Free completes the scan, MalwareBytes will display you the results. You may delete items (move to Quarantine) by simply click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The MalwareBytes Free will delete virus and other malicious software and PUPs and add threats to the Quarantine. Once disinfection is finished, you can be prompted to reboot your personal computer. We suggest you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the MalwareBytes Anti-Malware to remove browser hijackers, ‘ad supported’ software and other malware.
Remove Gen:Variant.RevengeRat.2 from Firefox
If the Mozilla Firefox settings have been modified by the Gen:Variant.RevengeRat.2 , then resetting it to the default state can help. However, your saved passwords and bookmarks will not be changed, deleted or cleared.
First, launch the Mozilla Firefox and press button. It will open the drop-down menu on the right-part of the internet browser. Further, press the Help button () as shown in the figure below.
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the browser adress bar and press Enter. It will show the “Troubleshooting Information” page as displayed in the following example. In the upper-right corner of this screen, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will show the confirmation dialog box. Further, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Mozilla Firefox will start a task to fix your problems that caused by the virus related files, folders and registry keys. When, it’s finished, click the “Finish” button.
Delete Gen:Variant.RevengeRat.2 from Internet Explorer
In order to recover all web browser homepage, search provider by default and new tab you need to reset the IE to the state, that was when the Microsoft Windows was installed on your personal computer.
First, start the Internet Explorer, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will show the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the web-browser, then click the “Internet Options” as shown in the following example.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then press the “Reset” button. The Microsoft Internet Explorer will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” prompt. Further, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, press the “Reset” button as shown on the screen below.
When the procedure is finished, click “Close” button. Close the Microsoft Internet Explorer and reboot your PC for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your browser’s search provider, newtab page and startpage to default state.
Remove Gen:Variant.RevengeRat.2 from Google Chrome
In this step we are going to show you how to reset Google Chrome settings. The Gen:Variant.RevengeRat.2 virus can make changes to your browser settings including newtab page, default search engine and home page, add toolbars and unwanted add-ons. By resetting Chrome settings you will remove unwanted changes caused by Gen:Variant.RevengeRat.2 virus. It’ll save your personal information like saved passwords, bookmarks, auto-fill data and open tabs.
First open the Chrome. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal dots ().
It will display the Google Chrome menu. Choose More Tools, then click Extensions. Carefully browse through the list of installed extensions. If the list has the extension signed with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following tutorial: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
Open the Chrome menu once again. Further, click the option named “Settings”.
The internet browser will display the settings screen. Another solution to display the Google Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the browser adress bar and press Enter
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and press the “Advanced” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset” section is visible, as on the image below and click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
The Chrome will display the confirmation dialog box as displayed on the image below.
You need to confirm your action, press the “Reset” button. The web browser will start the task of cleaning. Once it is done, the internet browser’s settings including start page, search provider and new tab back to the values that have been when the Google Chrome was first installed on your computer.
Run AdBlocker to stay safe online
We advise to install an ad blocker application which can block harmful webpages, unwanted ads and other undesired websites. Experienced security experts says that using ad blocking software is necessary to stay safe when browsing the Net.
- Installing the AdGuard is simple. First you will need to download AdGuard on your Microsoft Windows Desktop from the link below.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
- Once the download is finished, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- After the installation is done, click “Skip” to close the installation application and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial which will help you get to know AdGuard better.
- In most cases, the default settings are enough and you do not need to change anything. Each time, when you start your computer, AdGuard will launch automatically and block unwanted pop-up ads, as well as other harmful or misleading pages. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the icon named AdGuard, that can be found on your desktop.
To sum up
Once you have finished the steps outlined above, your computer should be free from Gen:Variant.RevengeRat.2 virus and other malicious software. Your antivirus software will no longer detect any security threats. Unfortunately, if the step-by-step guidance does not help you, then you have caught a new malicious software, and then the best way – ask for help here.