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Apr 24, 2015

BackdoorWin32Zegost.DE Removal Guide

My computer becomes strange due to the BackdoorWin32Zegost.DE virus. I use my antivirus program to scan the entire system and process the removal, but the virus is still there. I don’t want to leave my computer in a mess. What action should be taken to remove the Trojan?

Details of BackdoorWin32Zegost.DE:

BackdoorWin32Zegost.DE is a vicious Trojan horse which aims at damaging computers worldwide. It has the ability to attack the computers running with Windows 7, Vista, XP, and 8. As soon as the Trojan targets the computer, it can install itself in the system automatically. It makes CPU utilization rate stay high. Obviously, the performance of the infected computer is quite slow. In fact, the Trojan horse do great harm to the computer. It implants adware, rootkits,malicious software and many other threats into the system without letting you know. This Trojan also modifies your system files as well as registry keys and drops malicious files with strange names in the system. If you do not remove the virus in time, system problems including system crash and boot failure will occur in the infected computer.

The BackdoorWin32Zegost.DE virus is absolutely harmful, so the computer user should have it removed immediately. It is released with the help of some potential threats such as dangerous sites, suspicions pop-up windows and free downloads. It is designed to record your online activities, steal your privacy and track your system data intentionally. You can get a lot of annoying pop-up ads or messages during the process of your Internet search. Unwanted add-ons are installed in the browser secretly. As a result, the Internet search results can be randomly redirected to somewhere you do not know. You may find that the desktop background, browser home page and other settings are changed. Unfortunately, antivirus programs will become corrupted. Manual removal is the best way to completely remove the Trojan virus.

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:

So far, there is no a perfect anti-virus tool that can be completely remove BackdoorWin32Zegost.DE. It can be updated remotely by the cyber criminals in the backdoor so that it can escape from the removal of any antivirus programs. The most effective method to get rid of it is manual removal. The following steps require considerable level of computer professional knowledge.

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 BackdoorWin32Zegost.DE

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 BackdoorWin32Zegost.DE 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:

BackdoorWin32Zegost.DE is a kind of harmful computer threat that you should not ignore. It allows network hackers to collect important information on the computer and performs malicious operations to damage the computer. This Trojan horse is the main reason for the slow system performance and constant freezing. It messes up your computer files and drop harmful infections into the system. As a result, you may need a long time to load a web page or a large program on your computer. You can get many pop-up windows, random redirections when you are surfing the Internet. If you want to save the computer, you need to remove the BackdoorWin32Zegost.DE 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 April 24, 2015 7:35 pm

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