In this article we are going to take a look at Win32:Evo-gen [Susp]: what it is, how it gets on your computer and how to get rid of it. It's a generic detection which means it could be pretty much anything. However, from what I've learned so far most of the time it's either a false positive or a rather sophisticated rootkit infection. Sometimes web shield components can display the same warning, for example that Chrome browser is infected with this virus but actually it's the file that you are trying to download. This virus infects system drivers and dll files, so there's not way you can fix this problem manually. There are a number of different rootkits out there with some of them being more invasive than others. All possess a danger to your computer system though, Win32:Evo-gen [Susp] is not an exception.
So how do you get infected by the Win32:Evo-gen [Susp] virus? Such infections are sneaky and in the vast majority of occasions you will have no knowledge that you have become a victim – until you start experiencing all the nasty side effects. First of all, your anti-virus program will inform you that it had quarantined a potentially dangerous rootkit. However, sometimes antivirus programs fail to remove such sophisticated malware. Thankfully, there are anti-malware programs that can remove the remnants effectively.
Rootkits attack you via a downloaded application or program and if this occurs you should make a note of where you were, what you were doing and what you were downloading and avoid those sites in future. The problem is that these downloads can range from something genuinely useful such as a seemingly reputable software update to things that are perhaps a little more frivolous and unnecessary which can often be chock full of malicious software such as rootkits, browser hijackers, spyware, adware and more. If you must download things of this nature – or perhaps you don’t but your children do – then make sure you run your anti-malware software right after as well as checking what is in your list of Programs under your computer's Start button and deleting anything you don't trust or recognize.
All in all, it could be a false positive (good for you) but it could also be a rather sophisticated rootkit infection. If you got a notification from your anti-virus program about the Win32:Evo-gen [Susp] virus then you need to use anti-rootkit and anti-malware applications just to be sure that your antivirus didn't miss anything. Cyber crooks rarely distribute rootkits without Trojans and spyware. Rootkits are usually used to hide trojans and spyware from security products or reinstall deleted components if needed. If you have questions, please leave a comment below. Good luck and be safe online!
Written by Michael Kaur, http://deletemalware.blogspot.com
Win32:Evo-gen [Susp] virus removal instructions:
1. First of all, download recommended anti-malware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and remove this infection from your computer.
2. Download and run TDSSKiller. Press the button Start scan for the utility to start scanning.
3. Wait for the scan and disinfection process to be over. Then click Continue. Please reboot your computer after the disinfection is over.