Hello. My computer was working so slowly recent days. I didn’t have any reason about this. I was told that my computer maybe get a virus on it. I was shocked. Why did it happen? How did the virus come into my computer? I had no idea about it. I just visited some websites and installed a program on my computer during these days. Norton did a full scan on my computer. Backdoor:Win32/Zegost.DE and other unknown threats were found on my computer. However, Norton can only remove the unknown threats but can’t remove the Trojan. What should I do now? Please help!
Backdoor:Win32/Zegost.DE is a risky Trojan virus which is created by vicious cyber criminals. This kind of virus is capable of attacking thousands of computers every day with the wide used Internet. Once your computer is compromised by this Trojan, it may run more slowly as before as well as conduct weird actions on your computer automatically. If you find your computer is acting strange, you’d better did a full scan on your computer immediately. This virus can get into your computer through kinds of channels. Commonly, this virus may be bundled with spam emails attachments, freeware downloaded from the Internet, suspicious websites as well as unknown pop-ups and links. Once this Trojan is detected by the antivirus, you should eliminate this virus as early as you can.
If your computer is infected by a virus, it is a so headachy thing as you don’t how to remove this virus completely. Backdoor:Win32/Zegost.DE is baleful computer infection. This virus can install on your computer automatically without your permission and knowledge. No antivirus can remove this virus completely and clearly. This Trojan can only be removed by manual. If you don’t remove this virus in time when you detected it on your computer, this virus may mess up your computer totally. This Trojan has the ability to take control of your computer at once as soon as it installed on your computer. It may conduct lots of unwanted actions at your background. It can change your system settings like browser settings. It may also add so many unwanted add-ons into your registry. Due to this virus, a huge part of your CPU is occupied by lots of unwanted running stuff at your background. The most important thing is that this Trojan has the ability to open a backdoor for remote hackers to get into your computer and steal your important data. Therefore, if you find this Trojan on your computer, please do not hesitate to get rid of it as quickly as you can.
1. Desktop background image and Browser homepage settings are changed. Google, Yahoo Searches are redirected.
2. It may slow down your computer considerably and you will feel like your computer is stuck. This includes opening programs, shutting down your computer, and slow Internet.
3. It is capable to corrupt your windows registry and uses it to deploy annoying pop up ads out of nowhere. You will get many unwanted pop-ups on your computer.
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 Backdoor:Win32/Zegost.DE, professional manual guide is needed.
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.
Backdoor:Win32/Zegost.DE 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：
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.
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:
b. Search malicious files and registry entries and then remove all of them:
Backdoor:Win32/Zegost.DE is developed by highly skilled Cyber criminals often referred as black hat hackers to steal your personal information or keep tracking you by infecting your computer through this hazardous virus to fulfil their personal means. Once this virus installed on your computer, it can end up any launching programs including antivirus software and firewall. So that other viruses can get into your computer more easily. It can drain out your confidential data like credential, card number, account details and other private info by tracking your online activity. It even uses this information to promote ads based on your interest. This virus is so dangerous. You should remove this virus in time when you find it on your computer.
Published by & last updated on April 20, 2015 8:17 am