Yesterday I ran a full scan in my desktop, then I found this Trojan.Zekos.Patched. I tried to use antivirus to remove it, but seemed no luck. Every time I rebooted the infected computer and ran a scan, it was still there. How can I get rid of it eternally? I really need help!!
Trojan.Zekos.Patched is a Trojan horse infection which makes a secret entrance into the target computer without licenses. It is a virus infection which attaches itself to a good dll file. Virus can secretly begin some replacements to some good system files. The virus is usually divided into target PC by fragile security or some leaky backdoor from unknown annoying pop up ads, sharing file or freeware. It allows remote server to take charge of the infected computer and download more malware into the infected computer. All the malicious processes are done in the background, so that no one will pay attention to what is happening in the system registry on the background. You will notice its presence in the victim computer only when crash or PC freeze. But it is too late for PC protection.
Generally speaking, as a stubborn Trojan virus like the one we encountered inside, it can accurately create something bad on the infected machine. Malicious setting will be executed on the target machine in silence. This virus is set to allow remote control from the hacked server to download more harmful threats. The firewall is arranged to allow malware or spyware get installed on the infected computer by changing the computer settings as before. It also allows remote control from hackers. Computer is almost full of the memory and RAM and is usually used for bringing negative effects to the infected computer due to the large process it takes over. If you want to run a program or open file, each step is not responding or responses very slow. You need more time to start a program or open a file. It also records the browsing history and sensitive data on the infected computer system for further use. If you want to protect your computer, you need to remove it as soon as possible.
Trojan.Zekos.Patched allows cyber-criminals to break into the infected computer without being noticed and it could disable executable programs installed on your computer and cause system crash. Also it will change important settings on your computer to allow remote control from cyber criminals. Other than that, it will modify your registry settings and important key value to make it difficult to be removed. As soon as you use Norton to remove it, you will get an error saying that Remove Failed just like the following picture shows:
Manual removal is a complicated and risky process, so please back up all important data before making any changes on your computer. Here are some instructions to handle with the Trojan horse manually, and be cautious when going through the following steps.
Step1. Show Hidden Files
(1). Press Win+R to get run option
(2). Type in Control Panel and hit enter to get Control Panel
(3). Click on Appearance and Personalization link
(3). Click on Folder Options link
(4). Click on View tab in Folder Options window
(5). Tick Show hidden files, folders, and drives under Hidden files and folders tab
(6). Click Apply to effect， then click OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window.
Step2. Stop virus processes in the Windows Task Manager.
(1). Press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys together to get Windows Task Manager
(2). Click More details
Step3. Remove all the malicious files registry entries through Registry Edit.
xx is a malicious Trojan virus which implants itself to the infected computer secretly and makes your computer and other working process slowly during infection. It can install the itself into the computer system without your awareness and consciousness. To make matters worse, the Trojan is used as a tool for hackers to achieve hacking purpose to steal your information. It is recommended to remove it with a complete and fast procedure. Users can follow instruction here to have it manual deleted instantly.
(1). Using Registry Editor to delete all the related registry entries.
*Guides to open Registry Editor:
Press Win+R key together then Registry Editor will pop up.
(2). Find out and remove the associated files of Trojan.Zekos.Patched
Step 4. Clear all the malicious cookies in browsers.
* Google Chrome: Click on the Tools menu → select Options → Click “Under the bonnet” tab → locate “Privacy” section → browsing data” button → “Delete cookies and other site data” to delete all cookies from the list.
* Internet Explorer: Click “Tools” → Click “safety” → “delete browsing history” → Tick “cookies” box and click delete
* Firefox:: Click “Tools” → Click “Options” → Click “Privacy” → Click “remove individual cookies”
In short, Trojan.Zekos.Patched is a malicious Trojan virus that can get into their infected computer secretly, reduce your computer performance bad and make other work run slowly during the infection time. It can be installed to a computer system unconscious and secretly. What is worse, the Trojan virus is produced by hackers to steal your information. Our Suggestions is taking a complete removal procedure immediately before it makes more chaos. Failed to delete the virus would cause hardware problems. Users can follow instruction here to manually delete virus.
Published by & last updated on May 4, 2014 4:28 am