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How to remove the TR/Dropper.Gen Trojan

by Oscar Sodani
October 30, 2008

Oscar Sodani is a founder of Help2Go and owner of Help2Go Networks, an IT consulting firm in the Washington D.C. area. Oscar holds the CISSP certification as well as industry certifications from Microsoft, Cisco and Novell.

We've seen some false positives on Avira AntiVir finding the TR/Dropper.Gen Trojan on Acer computers or computers with an Atheros network component. Here's how to find out if you've really got it:

The first step to checking your PC for TR/Dropper.Gen is to install and run MalwareBytes Anti-Malware. We have a tutorial here.

Next, go through the steps in our Get Rid of Spyware article and post a HijackThis log if necessary. With a thorough check, we can make sure that this nasty trojan is removed from your PC once and for all.

More information on the TR/Dropper.Gen trojan from Avira.

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