Cannot remove PWS:Win32/Zbot.gen!AJ virus because it keeps coming back and even blocks your antivirus from removing it? What can it do to damage your computer? From this post you will learn to how to get rid of this tricky virus safely and completely.
PWS:Win32/Zbot.gen!AJ is categorized as a risky Trojan Horse that sneaks into your system when you accidentally visit malicious websites, download free software from unsafe sources and open spam email attachments etc. Once installed, Microsoft Security Essential can detect and report its presence. However, it doesn’t mean you can remove the virus successfully because after a restart, this virus can be restored automatically. This virus is capable of collecting sensitive data such as credit card details, bank account information, user id, password etc saved from the compromised system without users’ permission.
Additionally, users attacked by this virus will find that computer is much slower than because the virus will reduce your PC performance and create many junk files to wreak chaos. This is a a password-stealing Trojan and it can silently install a backdoor which allows the remote attacker to take over a control of a compromised computer. That means your personal information and confidential data will be exposed to the criminal as a result. Sometimes, your browsing activities may be interrupted after being infected. Perhaps, your browser will keep redirecting you to other ads sites instead of the website you want to get. So it is suggested users to get rid of PWS:Win32/Zbot.gen!AJ as quickly as possible.
1. It can compromise your system and may introduce additional infections like rogue software.
2. It forces you to visit websites and advertisements which are not trusted and may lead you to pay money wrongly for worthless products.
3. It takes up high resources and strikingly slows down your computer speed and even causes your computer stuck frequently.
4. It may allow cyber criminals to track your computer and steal your personal information.
Currently many computer users had the same experience that this virus couldn’t be removed by any anti-virus applications. So the manual approach is always required to combat this virus. And here is the step-by-step removal guide for all computer users.
1. Show hidden files and folders.
Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.
Click the View tab.
Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
2. Open Registry entries. Find out the malicious files and entries and then delete all.
Attention: Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.
a. Press the “Start” button and then choose the option “Run”. In the “Open” field, type “regedit” and click the “OK” button.
b. All malicious files and registry entries that should be deleted:
PWS:Win32/Zbot.gen!AJ is a tricky virus, even though your antivirus program can detect it but it will definitely fail to remove it because this threat can disable any kinds of antivirus programs. This virus enters into the computer furtively via making full use of system security vulnerabilities and is able to damage the infected computer seriously. It won’t come alone to the infected computer as it includes backdoor capabilities that allow it to open network ports to download and install additional malware threats onto the infected computer. If you keep this Trojan longer, it can damage essential system files, slow down a computer, block critical programs from operating. Therefore, if you’re one of the victims, it is suggested to manually remove it so that the virus can be totally gone from your PC and it won’t come back to bother your PC again.
Important Notice: Manual removal always needs expertise. If you are afraid of making mistake during the removal, please contact experts from Yoocare Online Tech Support for further help.
Published by & last updated on May 20, 2013 2:35 am