How to remove Genesis (Virus Removal Guide)

Genesis virus

Genesis is the title of a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) and malware according to most security vendors and is found in the adware category of computer threats, with relations to other dangerous threat categories. Genesis is primarily used to collect user information and serve advertisements on Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Internet Explorer, but this program also introduces a computer user to other unwanted issues.

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Genesis malware and associated programs, including browser add-ons and extensions like video MediaPlay-Air can cause internet browser operations to become slow and sluggish as they use a lot of memory. These applications will have permission to access and collect user information. Information such as browser activity and history, which is then used to generate targeted advertisements on Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer. Collected user information may also be distributed to third-party mailing lists; resulting in unwanted email spam, junk mail, and telephone calls from telemarketers.

Advertisements display by this program are often identified by text that says something similar to Ads by Genesis,” although these advertisements may be served by additional third-party adware and advertising platforms.

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Genesis malware has been known to cause suspicious activity while installed. The application may orchestrate a large amount of tasks that can negatively affect the operating of a personal computer. In most cases real-time security products will notice the suspicious activity and will remove the program.

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The Genesis program primarily installs alongside third-party freeware and shareware. In some cases a user may be given the opportunity to accept or decline an offer to install this program; However, the request to decline is often ignored.

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  1. Option 1: Genesis Removal Software & Tools – This first option details how to remove Genesis malware using the free or full versions of Hitman Pro software and/or CCleaner by Piriform.
  2. Option 2: Manually remove Genesis – This second option details how to manually uninstall Genesis and remove unwanted browser attachments
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1. Genesis Removal Software & Tools

Use the instructions below to automatically remove Genesis and third-party malware, as well as automatically remove unwanted search engines from your installed internet browsers.

Hitman Pro by SurfRight

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2. Install the free or purchase the full version of Hitman Pro software.

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3. Once Hitman Pro is installed, open the program and click Next to start scanning your computer. *If you are using the free version you may chose to create a copy or perform a one-time scan.

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4. When the scan is complete, click the Next button again to delete any threats or traces on your system.

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5. If you are initially using the free version, to activate it, enter your email address twice and click the Activate button.

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6. Restart your computer by selecting Reboot.

Your computer should now be clean of threats, tracking cookies, malware, and other unwanted traces.

CCleaner by Piriform

CCleaner can be used to automatically repair internet browser settings startup up settings, and uninstall Genesis adware and associated third-party software.

1. Install the free or paid version of CCleaner by Piriform.

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CCleaner Analyze Cleaner

2. Once installed, open the program and navigate to Cleaner > Windows/Applications and click the Analyze button. Afterwards, click the Run Cleaner button on the bottom right of the program interface.

CCleaner Startup

3. Next, navigate to Tools > Startup and search through each tab starting from windows, internet explorer, etc., all the way to Content Menu, for additional suspicious entries and click Disable and Delete once anything is found.

4. To automatically uninstall Genesis and other unwanted programs, navigate to the Uninstall tab and search for Genesis, etc. in the list of installed programs. Uninstall the unwanted software as selected by clicking the Run Uninstaller button.

2. Manually Remove Genesis

Use the instructions below to manually uninstall Genesis adware from Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.

How to uninstall Genesis

1. Access Windows Start Menu and navigate to the Control Panel (on Windows 8, right click the bottom left corner to access the Windows 8 Start Menu).

Uninstall a program

2. Click Uninstall a program or Add and remove a program.

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3. In the list of installed programs search for Genesis and other potentially unwanted software. Once the adware program is located, double click the unwanted program(s) or highlight them in the list and click the Uninstall button.

How to remove Genesis add-ons and extensions

Use the instructions below to remove Genesis add-ons and extensions from Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer. It may be necessary to remove third-party browser attachments.

Google Chrome

1. Click on the Customize icon (wrench or 3 bar icon) next to the address bar and navigate to Tools > Extensions.

2. Search for the Genesis extension and remove it by clicking the trashcan icon next to it.

Mozilla Firefox

1. Type Ctrl+Shift+A.

2. On the Extensions and Plugin search for the Genesis add-on and remove it.

Microsoft Internet Explorer

1. Click Tools and select Manage add-ons.

2. On the Toolbars and Extensions tab search for the Genesis add-on and remove it if located.