How to Remove VBS:Malware-gen

VBS:Malware-gen is a computer worm that spreads through corrupted media updates and websites. The worm may send your personal information, such as Social Security and credit card numbers, to rogue servers. Also, VBS:Malware-gen may disable your anti-virus programs and even disable your Internet Web browser. Consequently, you will need to remove VBS:Malware-gen manually. The manual removal steps here apply to the Windows Vista and Windows 7 operating systems.

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VBS:Malware-gen frustrates users by removing their anti-virus programs.

End Processes

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Press "Ctrl" + "Shift" + "Escape" to open the Task Manager.

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Click the "Processes" tab of the Task Manager.

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Click the "Show Processes From All Users" button.

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Right-click on "VBS:Malware-gen" (under "Image Name") and select "End Process."

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Close the Task Manager.

Delete Registry Entries

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Click the "Start" menu and type "regedit" into the "Search Programs and Files" box and press "Enter." The Registry Editor opens.

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Right-click ""HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\VBS:Malware-gen" (located in the left pane of the Registry Editor) and select "Delete."

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Close the Registry Editor.

Delete Files

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Click the "Start" menu and type "VBS:Malware-gen" into the "Search Programs and Files" box.

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Delete all files that appear in the "Results List" containing the name "VBS:Malware-gen." Note that the files may have different extensions, such as VBS:Malware-gen.exe or VBS:Malware-gen .dll. To delete a file, right-click on it and select "Delete."

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Restart your computer.