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Dec 29, 2013

Trojan Agent Gen/TR/Crypt.ZPACK.18146 Removal

You see a warning from the antivirus program showing that your computer is intruded by Trojan Agent Gen/TR/Crypt.ZPACK.18146? The most obvious symptom of the virus is that it slows down the computer reaction speed, while other malicious tasks are carried out quietly in the background without making you aware of. As a result, many users may not know the computer is infected if there is no antivirus program in the computer. You may have tried the automatic removal of the antivirus program several times but no effect? Do you want to know more about it?

Details of Trojan Agent Gen/TR/Crypt.ZPACK.18146:

Trojan Agent Gen/TR/Crypt.ZPACK.18146 is a Trojan virus made and released in the global scope by cyber criminals recently, which can change system settings, make the infected computer implement some odd commands and even damage the infected computer seriously. Because the Trojan has the ability to make full use of security vulnerabilities in Windows operating systems, it can sneak into the infected computer quietly through a variety of methods, including attracting users with seductive messages to click unknown links, forcing users to install malicious website plug-ins, cheating users with fake advertising contents to open email attachments and promoting free programs that contain the virus. There are some other similar dangerous Trojans including Win64/Patched.H and Boot.Cidex on the Internet. Therefore, we need to develop good surfing habits so as to protect the computer.

Once the Trojan successfully enters into your computer, it begins to modify the system startup settings immediately, which allows it to load automatically every time the system starts. The infected computer will run very slowly and weirdly since the malicious files and registry entries generated by the virus occupy high system resources. The running programs, such as the commonly used Microsoft Office, web browsers and games, often shut down randomly without giving you any chance to save data. Furthermore, it is able to download other viruses into the infected computer with the purpose of further controlling the target computer and implementing the tasks assigned by virus makers. What you also need to pay attention to is that it facilitates cyber criminals to track and record your important information, including bank account and credit card details. If you want to protect your computer and privacy, you must act quickly to remove it. You may have tried to use automatic removal function provided by antivirus programs but still cannot eliminate it. The Trojan is able to mutate, thus, its malicious files keep changing. Therefore, antivirus programs are very difficult to completely remove it. The most effective way to get rid of it is manual removal that needs consummate skills.

Processing manual removal is supposed to have a certain level of computer literacy. If you are not sure how to start and are afraid of making any critical mistakes damaging the computer system, please live chat with YooCare Expert now.

What Can the Vicious Virus Do?

1. It has the ability to download additional components and other infections in the target computer in order to fully complete its penetration.
2. It is able to cause system crash and destroy some of your programs in the infected computer.
3. It facilitates the virus makers to intrude your computer remotely without letting you know.
4. It is capable of collecting your browsing history and other private data.

Manual Removal Guide:

This malicious Trojan 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 cyber criminals to invade the infected computer to steal your information. Through making use of advanced technology, it maintains the ability to combine its components with system files or to generate fake system files, which confuses computer users as well as antivirus programs. They cannot identify it accurately and timely, let alone remove it thoroughly. Therefore, manual removal is the best choice to drive it away from your computer. In this case, you are advised to delete every file generated by it manually so as to spare all later trouble. The manual removal needs to be handled carefully so as to avoid any subsequent damages. Users can follow the manual guide here to have the hijacker removed instantly.

1. End Relevant Processes

(1). Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc together to pop up Windows Task Manager, click Processes tab

Windows Task Manager

*For Win 8 Users:

Click More details when you see the Task Manager box

Win 8 Task Manager

And then click Details tab

Details Tab in Win 8 Task Manager

(2). Find out and end the processes of Trojan Agent Gen/TR/Crypt.ZPACK.18146

2. Show Hidden Files

(1). Click on Start button and then on Control Panel

(2). Click on Appearance and Personalization

(3). Click on Folder Options

(4). Click on the View tab in the Folder Options window

(5). Choose Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category

(6). Click OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window

*For Win 8 Users:

Press Win+E together to open Computer window, click View and then click Options

View in Computer Window

Click View tab in the Folder Options window, choose Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category

View Tab in Folder Options Window

3. Delete Relevant Registry Entries and Files

(1). Delete the registry entries of Trojan Agent Gen/TR/Crypt.ZPACK.18146 through Registry Editor

Press Win+R to bring up the Run window, type “regedit” and click “OK”

While the Registry Editor is open, search and delete the related registry entries:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run ‘Random’

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Random

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” =Random

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\Explorer\run\Random.exe

(2). Find out and remove the associated files.

%AllUsersProfile%\random.exe

%AppData%\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Templates\random.exe

%Temp%\random.exe

%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\random

%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\~random

%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.dll HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Random “.exe”

Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor:

In short, Trojan Agent Gen/TR/Crypt.ZPACK.18146 is a dangerous Trojan virus which is able to change system settings and make the infected computer in a complete mess. Each time you start the computer, the virus starts running immediately. At the same time, it will lead to abnormal computer shutdowns which even results in hard disk damages if happening too frequently. It opens a backdoor for cyber criminals in the case that you do not know to spy on your computer using traces and steal your privacy. You cannot hold fluky mentality because the Trojan will implant more and more viruses into the computer, making the problem become more complicated. It is a serious threat to your computer and your privacy, therefore, you should remove it as soon as possible.

The above manual removal is quite dangerous and complicated, which needs sufficient professional skills. Therefore, only computer users with rich computer knowledge are recommended to implement the process because any errors including deleting important system files and registry entries will crash your computer system. If you have no idea of how to process the manual removal, please contact experts from YooCare Online Tech Support for further assistance.

Published by & last updated on December 29, 2013 1:46 pm

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