Adware.R.P.L.Gen.bot

Adware.R.P.L.Gen.bot is a potentially unwanted program that can be detected by Avast security product. This threat may download and install other threats when run into the computer. This detection process means to isolate malicious files and entities that are linked to malware or PUP. Potentially Unwanted Programs are software that aims to carry out changes on the computer or browser without user’s knowledge. In the issue of Adware.R.P.L.Gen.bot, it will attempt to install other adware, toolbars, browser redirect, and hijack the home page of affected browser.

How does it infect the computer?

Installation

Packed with freeware or shareware, Adware.R.P.L.Gen.bot spreads naturally and swiftly to computers. Authors behind this program normally bundles the adware so that user may install it unknowingly into the PC. Other known method to deploy Adware.R.P.L.Gen.bot are via online promotions, social media sites, and fake software update web pages.

Payload

If Adware.R.P.L.Gen.bot is executed on the computer, it will perform changes on known browsers like Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Safari. The threat usually adds extension, add-on, or plug-in. It is also common for this type of threat to get install as browser helper object. Default search, home page, and unknown toolbar may also originate from Adware.R.P.L.Gen.bot infection.

Symptoms

Aside from mentioned changes on the PC, Adware.R.P.L.Gen.bot also installs files and folders. It can also make registry changes to load itself during Windows start-up.

How to remove Adware.R.P.L.Gen.bot?

To totally remove Adware.R.P.L.Gen.bot from the computer and get rid of relevant viruses and trojans, please execute the procedures as stated on this page. Make sure that you have completely scanned the system with the suggested malware removal tools and virus scanners.

Quick Fix - Scan the PC with Combo Cleaner for Windows

Combo Cleaner is a trusted PC security and optimization tool equipped with a powerful virus and malware detection engine. This program can get rid of hazardous viruses like Adware.R.P.L.Gen.bot through this procedure.

1. Download the application from the following page:

2. Save the file to your preferred location.

3. Double-click the downloaded file CCSetup.exe and install with the default settings.

CC for Windows Installation

4. At the end of the setup process, click Finish to run Combo Cleaner.

5. The tool will update the signature file, please wait for this process to complete.

6. To begin checking for threats like Adware.R.P.L.Gen.bot, click on the Start Scan button. Wait for this scan to finish.

CC for Windows Start Scan

7. At the end of the scan process, click on Remove all threats to delete the Adware.R.P.L.Gen.bot virus, including all malicious objects from the computer.

To fully optimize the features of antivirus and privacy scanners, users may have to upgrade to the premium version.

Please continue with the succeeding removal procedures if you are comfortable manually getting rid of the virus and malicious items linked to it.

Step 1 : Start Windows in Safe Mode With Networking

The method of running Windows in Safe Mode before running a virus scan is effective in getting rid of Adware.R.P.L.Gen.bot. This process can prevent most viruses and malware from loading, making it easier to detect and remove them.

1. On the Windows Search bar, please type msconfig.

Screenshot of MSConfig Command

2. Select and open System Configutation on the list of found results.

3. Once you are in the System Configuration window, go to the Boot tab.

Screenshot of SafeBoot

4. Under the Boot Options area, please check Safe Boot and select Network. This will allow Windows to boot in Safe Mode with Networking.

5. Lastly, click on Apply and OK to save the changes.

6. Please restart Windows.

Do not forget to restore the normal boot process of Windows after running the virus scan. Simply repeat the method above, and this time, uncheck the Safe Boot option to run Windows normally.

Step 2 : Run Sophos Home Virus Scanner

To remove Adware.R.P.L.Gen.bot, we suggest that you scan the infected computer with this powerful virus removal tool. It can detect and get rid of Trojans, viruses, malware, and adware from the infected computer. To fully protect the computer against Adware.R.P.L.Gen.bot or similar attacks, you can activate Sophos to have real-time scanning and complete defense against all forms of threats.

1. Please click on the link below to download the program.

2. After downloading, locate the file SophosInstall.exe in the Downloads folder.

3. Install by double-clicking on the file.

4. If it prompts "Do you want to allow this app to make changes on your device?" please click Yes.

5. Next, it will display the Terms and Conditions page. Click the Install button to begin.

Screenshot of Sophos Home Terms and Conditions

6. Run the installation with the default settings. Please note that an internet connection is required in order to download important updates.

7. After finishing the installation, you must login to the dashboard. If you already have a Sophos account, please login. Otherwise, please enter your details and click on the Create Account button.

8. Once you are in the Sophos Home dashboard, click the Scan button to start checking the computer for Adware.R.P.L.Gen.bot components.

Screenshot of Sophos Home Dashboard

9. Scanning may take a while; please wait for this process to finish.

10. After scanning the computer, Sophos Home will start cleaning or deleting files infected with Adware.R.P.L.Gen.bot.

11. You may now close Sophos Home. The computer is now free from Adware.R.P.L.Gen.bot, as well as associated malware and viruses.

After executing the above instructions, Adware.R.P.L.Gen.bot should have been completely removed from the computer. If there are still signs of infection or the computer is displaying unusual behaviors, please continue with the remaining procedures.

Another alternative for Windows 10/11 users is to scan the computer with Microsoft Defender Offline. This will run a virus scan in the recovery environment.

Step 3 : Double Check with Windows Security Apps

Microsoft Windows has a built-in security application that you can use to double-check if your computer is still infected with Adware.R.P.L.Gen.bot. For Windows 10/11 users, please run Windows Security.

Windows 10 / 11 Instructions:

Windows Security is a free tool that was built to help you remove Adware.R.P.L.Gen.bot, viruses, and other malicious items from Windows 10/11 systems. Follow these procedures to scan your computer with the tool:

1. Tap or click the Search charm, search for Windows Security, and then open the application.

Image of Windows Security Search

2. On the Home tab, click Virus and threat protection from the sidebar.

3. On the main window, click on Scan Options. Then, click on Full Scan button.

Image of Scan Options

4. Lastly, click on the Scan now button to start scanning for the presence of Adware.R.P.L.Gen.bot. The process may take a while to complete.

5. After the scan, Delete/Quarantine identified threats, whether they were relevant to Adware.R.P.L.Gen.bot or not. You may now restart Windows to complete the virus removal process.

For older versions of Windows, you can scan the computer for free with the Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT 64-Bit). It is a stand-alone virus scanner tool that targets prevalent malware groups.

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