What is Mal/HTMLGen-A?
Mal/HTMLGen-A is a malicious program that has been developed in order to block access to certain Internet pages. The websites themselves might be completely safe, but you will be prompted with an alert that they are not. Mal/HTMLGen-A has been linked to Google service google-analitics.com and is known to block this webpage and any other site associated with it. We recommend to eliminate Mal/HTMLGen-A, that way you will be able to regain access to the sites you need to visit.
How could my PC get infected?
If your antivirus program is outdated it is possible that you may see some false positives when you browse the Web. In this case it is best to update your anti-malware program and continue browsing without any restrictions. If, however, the pages are blocked even after the update it means that Mal/HTMLGen-A is restricting the access to them. You will not be able to reach them until you delete Mal/HTMLGen-A.
However, keep in mind that if the website you are trying to open is indeed malicious you may get infected by malware. Even a reliable webpage can get hijacked therefore you should stay away from corrupted sites as it is quite possible to be infected by malware if you continue on despite the warnings. If your computer gets infected by a malicious program it may cause a lot of damage. First of all, your files may get corrupted and you will not be able to access them. Moreover, your system will not function properly, you will notice freezes, slowdowns and even system crashes. Malware is also capable of stealing your private information which may lead to financial consequences. It is always better to be safe than sorry when it comes to malicious applications as once they enter your PC they are extremely difficult to deal with.
How to remove Mal/HTMLGen-A?
If you want to keep your computer as well as your personal details safe you should have a reliable malware prevention and removal tool on your system. An anti-spyware program can prevent malware and other unwanted programs from entering your system and warn you of potential threats. If, on the other hand, your computer has already been infected you will need an anti-malware tool (e.g. Spyhunter) in order to uninstall Mal/HTMLGen-A. Once you terminate Mal/HTMLGen-A you will be able to return to normal browsing and not have to worry about any unnecessary interruptions.