I have a Generic!Artemis virus and my McAfee protection doesn’t completely remove it…how can I remove it?? Is it dangerous? I just want to get it off my computer!!! Please help!

The Generic!Artemis virus is a relatively new virus (reported August of 2008) and has been assessed to be a “low” threat virus.? Nonetheless the Generic!Artemis virus is still a virus and should be removed from any machine.? Not so surprisingly, the big commercial anti-virus of McAfee is unable to remove the Generic!Artemis virus, yet another free and useful tool can.? Try this common fix to remove it from your computer immediately!

As always, we’re going to use our trusty tool of Malwarebytes ‘ Anti-Malware!

Please download Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware

  • Double Click mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
  • Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
  • If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
  • Once the program has loaded, select “Perform Quick Scan”, then click Scan.
  • The scan may take some time to finish, so please be patient.
  • When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
  • Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected. <– very important
  • When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart. (See Extra Note)
  • The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM. (You may need this for a later post on the forums!)

Extra Note:If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you will be presented with 1 of 2 prompts, click OK to either and let MBAM proceed with the disinfection process, if asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately.

Those simple steps should take care of your infection!