If your antivirus software detects Gen:Variant.Razy trojan then it indicates that your computer is infected with a previously unknown malicious software. This trojan usually come with some freeware or from malicious websites that ask users to download and run a Flash Player or Java update. Once started, the Gen:Variant.Razy virus will be configured to start automatically when Windows starts. The unwanted software can use your PC system for click fraud, send information about your computer to a remote malicious hackers, display large number unwanted popup ads, inject malicious code into web-pages that you are opening in the Internet browser, hijack the web-browser’s settings such as homepage and search engine, and so on.
It is not a good idea to have a trojan such as the Variant.Razy virus. The reason for this is simple, it doing things you don’t know about. The worst is, the Gen:Variant.Razy virus may gather your Internet browsing activity by saving URLs visited, IP addresses, internet browser version and type, cookie information, Internet Service Provider (ISP) and web pages visited. Such kind of behavior can lead to serious security problems or privacy data theft.
Therefore it’s very important to follow the steps below sooner. The step-by-step instructions will help you to remove Gen:Variant.Razy trojan. What is more, the instructions below will help you delete other malicious apps such as unwanted toolbars and browser hijackers, that can be installed onto personal computer along with the trojan.
Remove Gen:Variant.Razy trojan
There are a few ways which can be used to remove Gen:Variant.Razy trojan. But, not all malware like this virus can be completely deleted using only manual solutions. Most commonly you’re not able to uninstall any trojan utilizing standard MS Windows options. In order to get rid of Gen:Variant.Razy you need complete a few manual steps and run reliable removal utilities. Most IT security specialists states that Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM), MalwareBytes Anti-Malware or Hitman Pro tools are a right choice. These free applications are able to search for and remove Gen:Variant.Razy trojan from your system and restore your web-browser settings to defaults.
To remove Gen:Variant.Razy, follow the steps below:
- Remove Gen:Variant.Razy malware without any utilities
- Delete Gen:Variant.Razy with free applications
- Run AdBlocker to stay safe online
- Finish words
Remove Gen:Variant.Razy malware without any utilities
The following instructions is a step-by-step guide, which will help you manually delete Gen:Variant.Razy malware from the Windows 10 and other versions of Microsoft Windows OS.
Uninstall suspicious programs through the Control Panel of your computer
In order to remove any unwanted software, open the Windows Control Panel and click on “Uninstall a program”. Check the list of installed apps. For the ones you do not know, run an Internet search to see if they are trojan, browser hijacker infection or potentially unwanted software. If yes, delete them off. Even if they are just a software which you do not use, then removing them off will increase your system start up time and speed dramatically.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
First, click Windows button , then press Search . Type ‘Control panel’and press Enter as shown on the image below.
After the ‘Control Panel’ opens, press the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as on the image below.
You will see the ‘Uninstall a program’ panel like below.
Very carefully look around the entire list of apps installed on your system. If you have many apps installed, you can help simplify the search of harmful applications by sort the list by date of installation. Once you’ve found a suspicious, unwanted or unused program, right click to it, after that click ‘Uninstall’.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
First, press ‘Start’ button and select ‘Control Panel’ at right panel as displayed in the figure below.
Once the Windows ‘Control Panel’ opens, you need to press ‘Uninstall a program’ under ‘Programs’ like below.
You will see a list of software installed on your system. We recommend to sort the list by date of installation to quickly find the apps that were installed last. If you are in doubt, you can always check the program by doing a search for her name in Google, Yahoo or Bing. Once the program which you need to delete is found, simply click on its name, and then click ‘Uninstall’ like below.
Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the Gen:Variant.Razy virus starts automatically on Windows bootup or at equal time intervals, then you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all tasks that have been created by this trojan.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard simultaneously. It will open a prompt that called Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and click OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, click “Task Scheduler Library”, as on the image 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 suspicious, then you need remove this task. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it’s a component of the malicious program, then this task also should be removed.
Further click on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as displayed in the following example.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by the Gen:Variant.Razy trojan. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
Delete Gen:Variant.Razy with free applications
It’s not enough to remove Gen:Variant.Razy from your system by completing the manual steps above to solve all problems. Some the virus related files may remain on your computer and they will recover the trojan even after you get rid of it. For that reason we suggest to use free anti malware utility such as Zemana, MalwareBytes and HitmanPro. Either of those programs should can be used to find and get rid of Gen:Variant.Razy malware.
Run Zemana Anti-malware to remove Gen:Variant.Razy
Zemana Anti-malware is a tool that can remove ad supported software, potentially unwanted apps, browser hijackers and other malware from your computer easily and for free. Zemana Anti-malware is compatible with most antivirus software. It works under Windows (10 – XP, 32 and 64 bit) and uses minimum of machine resources.
Zemana Free can be downloaded from the following link. Save it on your Windows desktop or in any other place.
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After the downloading process is complete, close all software and windows on your PC. Double-click the set up file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as shown below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” that will help you install Zemana Anti-Malware on your personal computer. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once install is done successfully, Zemana Free will automatically start and you can see its main screen as displayed below.
Now click the “Scan” button . Zemana Free utility will start scanning the whole system to find out Gen:Variant.Razy virus wand other security threats. A scan may take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of files on your system and the speed of your PC system. While the Zemana Free utility is scanning, you may see how many objects it has identified as being infected by malicious software.
When that process is complete, you will be opened the list of all found items on your PC. Review the scan results and then press “Next” button. The Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) will delete Gen:Variant.Razy virus that can use your computer for click fraud. Once the clean up is finished, you may be prompted to reboot the computer.
Scan your computer and get rid of Gen:Variant.Razy trojan with Hitman Pro
HitmanPro is a free program which created to get rid of malicious software, PUPs, browser hijacker infections and ‘ad supported’ software from your computer running Windows 10, 8, 7, XP (32-bit and 64-bit). It will allow to identify and remove Gen:Variant.Razy malware, including its files, folders and registry keys.
HitmanPro can be downloaded from the following link. Save it on your Microsoft Windows desktop or in any other place.
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When the download is complete, open the file location. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the Hitman Pro desktop icon. Once the utility is started, you will see a screen as shown on the image below.
Further, click “Next” button for scanning your PC system for the Gen:Variant.Razy virus and other malware. Depending on your computer, the scan may take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. When the scan is finished, a list of all threats detected is prepared as displayed in the following example.
All detected items will be marked. You can remove them all by simply click “Next” button. It will open a dialog box, click the “Activate free license” button.
Remove Gen:Variant.Razy trojan with Malwarebytes
We suggest using the Malwarebytes Free. You can download and install Malwarebytes to detect ad supported software and thereby get rid of Gen:Variant.Razy trojan from the Windows OS. When installed and updated, the free malicious software remover will automatically check and detect all threats present on the personal computer.
Download MalwareBytes by clicking on the link below. Save it to your Desktop.
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When the downloading process is done, close all programs and windows on your system. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s called mb3-setup as on the image below.
When the setup begins, you will see the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Malwarebytes on your PC.
Once installation is complete, you’ll see window as displayed in the following example.
Now click the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan for the Gen:Variant.Razy malware. This task may take some time, so please be patient. While the MalwareBytes Anti-Malware tool is scanning, you can see number of objects it has identified as being affected by malicious software.
After the scan is done, you can check all items found on your PC. When you’re ready, click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will now begin to remove Gen:Variant.Razy malware. After the cleaning process is finished, you may be prompted to restart your computer.
The following video explains step-by-step guide on how to delete hijacker, adware and other malicious software with MalwareBytes.
Run AdBlocker to stay safe online
Use ad blocker program such as AdGuard in order to block ads, malvertisements, pop-ups and online trackers, avoid having to install harmful and adware browser plug-ins and add-ons which affect your personal computer performance and impact your computer security. Surf the Web anonymously and stay safe online!
- Visit the following page to download AdGuard. Save it on your MS Windows desktop.
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- After the downloading process is done, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- After the installation is complete, press “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial that will assist 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 launch your personal computer, AdGuard will run automatically and stop pop up ads, as well as other malicious or misleading websites. 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, which is located on your desktop.
Once you have finished the few simple steps shown above, your system should be clean from the Gen:Variant.Razy virus and other malicious software. Unfortunately, if the steps does not help you, then you have caught a new malware, and then the best way – ask for help.
Please start a new thread by using the “New Topic” button in the Spyware Removal forum. When posting your HJT log, try to give us some details about your problems, so we can try to help you more accurately. Wait for one of our trained “Security Team” or Site Administrator to provide you with knowledgeable assistance tailored to your problem with the Gen:Variant.Razy .