Jul 11, 2014

How to Remove ZeuS.Zbot.aoaq?

I’m having multiple annoying gambling, advertising ads on my computer recently which I cannot get rid of them. Also earlier today I got a security warning saying ‘ Your computer may be infected’ and ZeuS.Zbot.aoaq is a new Trojan virus that steals banking passwords and financial account data. Is it true? It also gave me a number to call and fix the problem but I didn’t do it. I guess it might be a scam.  I am really scared and concern my privacy. How to remove ZeuS.Zbot.aoaq virus and other pop-ups together?

Learn More About ZeuS.Zbot.aoaq Virus:

ZeuS.Zbot.aoaq is categorized as a password-stealing trojan that has been published in 2010, however it still infects thousands of computer users and threatens their privacy nowadays. Just like other Trojan viruses, this one is also created for executing harmful activities on a compromised PC and stealing personal information from the users. Now this malicious Trojan mainly runs on computers running under versions of the Microsoft Windows operating system. That is to say, if you are using a Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8 computer, you will be the next target of this Trojan probably. When this virus is running on your computer, it seriously endangers the privacy of computer users because it can steal your personal and financial information or give a malicious hacker access and control of your PC. By doing this, the hackers can easily capture your passwords, account numbers, and other data used to log into online banking accounts and then earn illegal money. Furthermore, it can lower your Internet browser security and turn off your firewall. That is the reason why your antivirus program fails to block it and you get a lot of misleading pop-ups ads on your browser whenever you get online.

ZeuS.Zbot.aoaq may come into your system as an email attachment, as a file via your instant-messaging application, or even through file-sharing software. In most cases, it is bundled with a program or media file, if you download and open it, your computer may be infected already. After it successfully installed on your computer, it will do great damages to your computer. It will immediately insert its designed codes in kernel system in order to make modification in Windows registry. As a result, your may notice that computer performance is getting poor, blue screen of death or computer freezing problems occur randomly which drive you crazy. More than that, this Trojan can make an effect on your web browsers like IE, Chrome and Firefox. Therefore, whenever you go online to search something or go to Facebook, Twitter and other social web pages, it keeps showing you unwanted pop-up ads about coupons and deals. You won’t be able to close or minimize the pop-up ads windows but just witness your browser is going crazy and out of control. Sometimes it even redirects you to questionable pages against your will and makes your online experience unpleasant. To protect your computer and your privacy, ZeuS.Zbot.aoaq virus has to be removed immediately without any hesitation.

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.

Fake ZeuS.Zbot.aoaq Virus Security Warning Alert:


Infected Symptoms Are Listed Below:

It can bypass the legit security tools and destroy your computer secretly.
It prevents you from opening some application because the files are corrupted.
It can make your browser redirected to all kinds of malicious websites.
It is able to allow remote hacker access the compromised system for illicit purpose.

How Do This Virus Get On Your Computer?

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 the virus accesses 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 ZeuS.Zbot.aoaq, 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 ZeuS.Zbot.aoaq 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 and then remove all of them:

%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.exe

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:

ZeuS.Zbot.aoaq is a dangerous Trojan infection that can bring an annoyance and lots of troubles to all the PC users. Some of them may complain that system is getting slow after infected while others may even experience total crashes in Windows. While it is running, it may redirect your web browser to unwanted pages and later display random advertisement pop-ups on your screen. The Trojan is capable of downloading and installing other malware like browser hijacker, PUPs or even Ransomware on your machine. So auto removal by using anti-malware products is usually hard to delete the threat completely. We recommend PC users to get rid of ZeuS.Zbot.aoaq virus manually instead to make sure all the virus files, registry entries or other contents related to this Trojan can be gone completely.

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 July 13, 2014 1:43 am

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