Is ZeroAccess.hi virus detected by McAfee anti virus? Does it pop up every minute or so and make you annoyed? Why your antivirus fail to catch and remove this Trojan? How do you get rid of this virus from your computer completely without recurring?
Zeroaccess.hi, refers to a family of rootkits is a serious threat that can be used to affect the Windows operating systems and download other malware to an infected machine. This virus also can be used for advertising and online currency fraud. It infects a computer by exploiting security vulnerabilities and then disables the functionality of any security tools installed so that currently anti-malware program cannot find a way to get rid of this virus, even though you are using the famous antivirus program like McAfee, AVG, Avast etc. Variants of this malware family can be spread over the Internet and it targets every computer users that range from individual, educational institutions, up to known organizations. It uses an advanced rootkit to hide itself and wreaks chaos on the compromised computers, making trouble to the victims.
Zeroaccess.hi can do many harmful actions on your computer. It starts automatically when system is started because it has dropped startup item in the compromised computer. When it is activated, it may capture and send all personal information, such as credit card details, login number/password to a remote hacker for illicit purposes. This Trojan always comes bundled with other threats such as Zeroaccess.dr virus, both of these threats pose huge risk for the infected machine as they will keep attacking target computers without users’ permission. Meanwhile, you may experience browser redirection, blue screen of death, constant popups, even system crash down. As mentioned above, Zeroaccess.hi hides deeply in an infected computer so that there are no security tools can remove it completely, it is suggested users to get rid of this Trojan manually.
From malicious drive-by-download scripts from corrupted porn and shareware / freeware websites.
Through spam email attachments, media downloads and social networks.
When clicking suspicious popups or malicious links.
Open unknown email or download media files that contain the activation code of the virus.
Note: No matter how does the virus access your PC, users should know that there are no tools can remove this pesky backdoor automatically at this moment, it is suggested users not spend much time in downloading or paying any security software which claims can delete this stubborn virus. It is totally useless. To completely get rid of Zeroaccess.hi, professional manual guide is needed.
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 related to Zeroaccess.hi that should be deleted:
Zeroaccess.hi virus is promoted via spam e-mails, malicious or hacked Web pages, peer-to-peer networks. Once install, it is used for multiple malicious purposes. Besides those visible bad behaviors as mentioned above, it still involves more potential threats that may ruin your system. It can compromise your system and may introduce additional infections like rogue software. It also slows down your computer and causes occasional PC freezes. And the most serious issue is this threat can to connect with remote IRC server and even give a remote hacker access to the infected computer leaving stored files exposed. This threat stops legitimate anti-virus programs from execution and thus it gives users limited chances for removal. You will get a continual pop-up about Zeroaccess.hi virus by McAfee saying that it can remove this trojan by restarting but even you have tried that multiple times but the pop-up still appears. Therefore, you’d better perform a manual removal way to remove Zeroaccess.hi once upon detecion.
Note: If you are not knowledgeable enough to be able to distinguish the location of this virus, or you are afraid of making mistake during the manual removal, please contact experts from Yoocare Online Tech Support for further help.
Published by & last updated on November 6, 2013 4:39 am