How to Remove Backdoor:IRC/Zcrew.gen

Got infected by Backdoor:IRC/Zcrew.gen and do not know how to remove it completely? Does your anti-virus software perform normally to delete the Trojan entirely? If not, how to delete this nasty Trojan successfully and completely? Learn from this post and follow removal guide below to remove the Trojan horse safely.

Learn more detail about the nasty Trojan: Backdoor:IRC/Zcrew.gen

Backdoor:IRC/Zcrew.gen is a generic detection that is used to connect a remote attacker. It intrudes into the infected computer secretly from malicious sites or spam ads. It can also download other malicious program such as Adware:Win32 to the system without your permission. It allows backdoor access and control of your computer which enables hackers to connect with the victim computers for malicious activities. It can do a large number of evil actions to the target computer. It can pop up numerous annoying advertisements, communicate with remote hacker, send out information of the infected system and violate your privacy by stealing confidential information. It is able to drop down additional virus or spyware and cause seriously damage to the compromised system.

This virus installs without your consent and thrusts other spyware or adware in as if by force. Sometimes it hijacks and redirects browers by itself or other malicious website it bring with. For instance, it brings malware key logger or  hijackers into the victim system so that it can do vast amount of evil actions to the infected computer like stealing personal info about the infected PC, sending sensitive data such as card info or bank account info to hackers. It will block legitimate Windows applications on your computer and disable security software so that it can stay in the victim system and continue to do harm to the infected computer. Such tricky Trojan contains key loggers which can be used to steal personal info and break the privacy of the users on the target PC. Those spyware can record sensitive data such as passwords, credit card info, bank account info; personal files etc. and send to cybercrimes for illegal purpose. What is worse, this Trojan virus can cause system crash if it stays longer inside and damage hardware component. Generally Trojan virus may be removed by security program but this nasty virus is hard to remove because it can block programs such as anti-virus software, firewalls and other normal programs. In a word, this tricky virus should be removed quickly and completely from the infected computer.

How do you know your computer is infected? To view and to check the infected symptoms of this Trojan: Backdoor:IRC/Zcrew.gen

※  It will allow cyber-criminals to break into the infected computer without noticed

※  It will change your registry settings and key value which makes it hard to be removed

※  It will display numerous fake infections of exaggerated security threats

※  It violates your privacy and records your data in the infected computer.

Instructions on removing Backdoor:IRC/Zcrew.gen virus completely:

Manual removal is a complicated and risky process, so please back up all important data before making any changes on your computer. Here are some instructions to handle with the Trojan horse manually, and be cautious when going through the following steps.

1. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys together and stop Backdoor:IRC/Zcrew.gen virus processes in the Windows Task Manager.1

2. Go to Folder Options from Control Panel. Under View tab, select Show hidden files and folders and uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended), and then click OK. Remember to back up beforehand.


3. Press Windows+ R keys and search for regedit in Run. Delete associated files and registry entries related to this Trojan from your PC completely as follows:



%USERPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp\runctf.lnk

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” = ’0′

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Attachments “SaveZoneInformation” = ’1′

4. Reboot the computer normally to take effective, when the above steps are done.

This Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor:

The best way to handle with this Trojan virus:

To put it simple, Backdoor:IRC/Zcrew.gen must be removed immediately once it infects your computer since it does tremendous harm to the victim computer and corrupt your system and files. The best way to handle with this nasty virus is to remove it manually because the Trojan will block not only anti-virus software but also other normal programs, which makes security programs functionless. It is suggested users to get rid of this Trojan by manually delete all the infected files and malicious registry entries, with this way, virus has no chance to reinfect or come back to ruin your system again and again.

Friendly Reminder:  If you still find it hard to follow the removal guide above smoothly, please contact YooCare: PC experts 24/7 online will offer you the most effective tech support to remove  infection completely.

Published by on March 11, 2013 12:42 pm, last updated on March 12, 2013 1:01 am

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