When you are surfing the Internet, the antivirus program installed in the computer pops up a warning suddenly saying there is a high-risk virus called Backdoor:Win32/Zegost.B in the computer. Have no idea of why the virus gets into the computer without any omen? Want to know why the antivirus program cannot remove the virus? How to get rid of the virus to protect the computer and privacy in the computer?
Backdoor:Win32/Zegost.B is an extremely tricky computer virus that can escape from the quarantine or removal of the antivirus program. You don’t realize that the computer is attacked by it until the antivirus program picks it up and shows you a warning. Usually, it is bundled with hacked websites, spam email attachments and some unsafe freeware. We shall be more cautious about our Internet activities if we want to stay away from this virus.
Backdoor:Win32/Zegost.B is running in the background to perform some malicious actions without your awareness. System start-up registry is changed by it to enable itself to run automatically every time the computer boots up. It also slows down the computer performance by consuming high system resources. Computer will get frozen constantly and even shut down unexpectedly, which will greatly interrupt your work and lead to loss of data. Moreover, it is capable of exploiting system loopholes to drop some other dangerous Trojan viruses, spyware or worm viruses into the infected computer furtively, which enables the cyber criminals to monitor your online activities and steal your personal information. The longer you allow it to stay in the computer, the more damages and losses you will get. Thus, it is quite urgent to remove this virus without any hesitation.
The cyber criminals release dangerous viruses day by day and it takes time for antivirus programs to make solutions for the latest viruses. Some famous antivirus programs are able to find out the computer is infected by Backdoor:Win32/Zegost.B, however, they cannot delete it successfully. You can try to remove the virus manually according to the following guide. Please be careful during the procedure to avoid any wrong operation.
This virus can install itself into the computer system without your consent and awareness. It makes your computer work slowly and implants other nasty infections into the computer. To make things worse, this Trojan is a tool for the hacker to invade the infected computer to steal your information. It is recommended to remove it as quickly as possible. Users can follow the manual guide here to have this virus removed instantly.
1. Show hidden files
(1). Click on the Start button and then on Control Panel
(2). Click on the Appearance and Personalization link
(3). Click on the Folder Options link
(4). Click on the View tab in the Folder Options window
(5). Choose the Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category
(6). Click OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window.
2. Delete virus files
(1). Delete the related registry entries through Registry Edit
Guides to open registry editor: Click “Start” menu, hit “Run”, then type “regedit”, click “OK”
While the Registry Editor is open, search and delete the following registry entries listed below:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” =Random
(2). Find out and remove the associated files of this virus.
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.dll HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Random “.exe”
In summary, Backdoor:Win32/Zegost.B is a nasty virus that pulls down the computer performance and security level. It is able to insert its codes into the system which allows it to adhere to the computer even though you have an antivirus program or do a system restore. More and more other viruses will be implanted into the infected computer to further mess up the computer. The cyber criminals are able to access your computer easily to acquire your confidential information. You shall have it removed timely.
Published by & last updated on June 27, 2013 10:31 am