Dec 23, 2013

Remove Win32/Spy.Zbot.ABC Virus

Does ESET NOD32 Antivirus keep showing your computer is infected with Win32/Spy.Zbot.ABC virus? Are you annoyed with this virus and still looking for a way to get rid of it permanently without coming back? Follow the manual removal instruction step by step to delete this stubborn Trojan virus now.

Win32/Spy.Zbot.ABC Virus Description:

Win32/Spy.Zbot.ABC is not a newly released Trojan virus, it is detected by ESET in April this year. However, it still makes a great influence on computer users because the cyber criminals who design this virus have successfully distributed this Trojan over the Internet by using malicious ways. Now Windows operating system is the main target of this virus. It can target both systems in 32-Bit and 64-Bit. When it is installed, it can carry out many harmful actions on the computer without your permission. At the first beginning, it can create its own registry entry so that it can load automatically whenever the PC user starts Windows. While it is running in the background, it could keep a track of every keystroke you make and then transfer this information to a remote hacker without your knowledge which poses a huge risk for your security and privacy.

Most people may wonder how they get this virus into the computer. Usually this pesky Trojan can be bundled with some freeware/shareware you download from the Internet and can be installed by inserting external devices via USB port without checking or disinfection beforehand. It also can be downloaded by watching prohibited content on the Internet. If a Trojan is installed, PC users might encounter many unwanted problems on the computer system. You will notice that your computer needs longer than usual to boot up and start programs and functions more slowly than normal. And it begins crashing or freezing frequently. Numerous Trojan horses stay hidden for long periods to steal personal data such as passwords, bank accounts, and credit cards. It is not recommended users to leave Win32/Spy.Zbot.ABC virus inside the computer because this Trojan can connect with remote IRC server and even give a remote hacker access to the infected computer leaving stored files exposed. Therefore, take immediate measure to remove it as quickly as possible.

The following instructions require certain levels of computer skills. If you’re not sure how to delete this nasty Trojan, please live chat with YooCare experts now.

This Trojan Can Wreak Chaos On Your Computer Without Your Permission:

As mentioned above, Win32/Spy.Zbot.ABC is an evil Trojan that can enter the system through various software exploits and perform many malicious activities:

1. It mainly attacks computer with Windows operating system.
2. It may introduce other malicious malware and viruses into your computer system to do further damages.
3. It will forcibly change your browser and homepage and redirect search results to numerous hacked links or websites.
4. It may allow cyber criminals to track your computer and steal your personal information.
5. It takes up high resources and strikingly slows down your computer speed and even causes your computer stuck frequently.

How Do You Get Win32/Spy.Zbot.ABC Virus?

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 pop-ups 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 Trojan 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 Win32/Spy.Zbot.ABC virus, professional manual guide is needed.

About Trojan Virus Removal:

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. End the malicious process from Task Manager.

Once Win32/Spy.Zbot.ABC Virus is installed, computer user may notice that CPU usage randomly jumps to 100 percent. At any time Windows always has many running processes. A process is an individual task that the computer runs. In general, the more processes, the more work the computer has to do and the slower it will run. If your system’s CPU spike is constant and remain at a constant 90-95%, users should check from Task Manager and see if there is a suspicious process occupying system resources and then end it immediately.

(The name of the virus process can be random.)

Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to quickly bring up Task Manager Window:

task manager

2. 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.

Folder Options

3. 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 Windows key + R to open Run box. In the “Open” field, type “regedit” and click the “OK” button.


Then a Registry Editor window will pop up as the following picture shows:

registry editor

b. Search malicious files and registry entries related to Win32/Spy.Zbot.ABC Virus and then remove all of them:


HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\[random]
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Temp

Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor:

Win32/Spy.Zbot.ABC can be installed onto your system even without your approval. It is a vicious Trojan detected by Nod32 that invades the corrupted PC system surreptitiously via social networks, doubtful websites, freeware, shareware, spam messages and others. It can create serious security issues on your computer. It opens a backdoor that allows an attacker to steal sensitive information including user name and passwords that are stored on the PC. In addition, it can disable many functions on your computer, making it work weirdly and out of control. Apart from that, you may receive many pop-up ads while computer is on line. Although it neither replicates nor copies itself, it can inject malicious codes into the system to help cyber criminals steal valuable data and even help them control the machine remotely. Please follow the above guide to remove it manually now.

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 December 23, 2013 1:23 pm

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