Does your antivirus keep reporting Zeroaccess.dr Virus but always fail to remove it? Is your computer getting slower and slower? If you have tried many ways to delete this Trojan but still no luck, please follow the manual guide to get rid of it step by step.
Zeroaccess.dr is dangerous virus that comes form Zeroaccess Rootkit family which has been circulating for several years. It uses advanced techniques to hide itself and gets access to the vulnerable computer without any awareness. Most of time you won’t know its presence until you run a security scan on your computer. A specific antivirus program may help to detect Zeroaccess.dr virus but it won’t help to remove it from your computer, nor can it help to stop the virus attacks. Being as a popular virus, it enables hackers to access your computer or computer network secretly. They may exploit a known vulnerability to track your password and get your personal details. Zeroaccess.dr virus may allow the attacker to intrude your computer and gain root or privileged access to the computer so that it can be a security risk for your safety.
This virus also contains backdoor functionality, allowing remote access and control of the infected computer. And it enables further compromise by providing the functionality to download additional malware, hide its components, and stop security applications from functioning. When you get this Rootkit installed on your computer, it will add its malicious contents to windows registry to make sure it could run automatically and drop random and corrupted files to occupy your system resources. Also Zeroaccess.dr could modify every entry point of the executable image in memory and return an unsuccessful status. Under such circumstance, it will be a hard time for you to get program installed on your machine running properly. The worse thing is your computer speed will be decreased. It takes longer than before to download or upload something and maybe it takes forever to load up a page while you are surfing Internet. As mentioned above, computer users should be aware of the dangerous actions Zeroaccess.dr brings on the computer. Once you find it on your computer, an immediate removal is needed.
a. There will be lots of annoying pop-up ads and fake security alerts;
b. It will block your access to the Internet and redirect everything you do on your browser to malicious web pages;
c. It will reduce your PC performance and create many junk files to wreak chaos;
d. Antivirus programs on the computer will automatically be shut down;
e. It may come with additional viruses and malware to further damage your computer;
f. Your private and critical information may be captured a remote host who will use them for Internet crimes;
Zeroaccess.dr is a tricky virus and it is able to disable antivirus programs so that it cannot even be detected or removed by antivirus programs, you need to manually remove it out of the computer. And in case that any mistake might occur and cause unpredictable damages, please spend some time on making a backup beforehand. Then follow these steps given as below:
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 related to Zeroaccess.dr Virus 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 related to Zeroaccess.dr virus that should be deleted:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableTaskMgr” = ’1′
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system “DisableTaskMgr” =
Zeroaccess.dr virus is one of the most popular Rootkit viruses that spreads over the Internet over from the last few months. This kind of virus aims at entering your computer and rooting itself deep into the system without letting you know about its plans. It may come together with compromised program or be installed from malicious websites and spam emails. Once it gains access to targeted machines, it hides itself quickly and escape from the detection or removal of any security tools because it wants to keep its presence in secret as long as possible. Then an immediate attack is initiated on your computer immediately. Mostly you will notice your browser is hijacked and the Google searches is redirected. And the worse part is your computer freezes or shuts down itself occasionally without giving you the time to save your data. As similar as other members from ZeroAccess family, it may open backdoor and allow hackers to easily access your computer, thus it gives the hackers a great way to put additional viruses or software onto your computer and even steal your personal information. So you had better catch Zeroaccess.dr virus and delete it in time in order to save your computer and prevent from identify theft or data loss.
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Published by & last updated on November 6, 2013 4:49 am