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Trojan Zeus: What is it and how to remove it?

Trojan zeus also known as zbot or ZeuS is a Trojan horse which is primarily designed to steal confidential information. It runs as computer malware on Microsoft windows operating systems.

What Trojan virus does?

Trojan zeus is a specific kind of malware which attempts to gather banking information or financial details from people like bank account numbers and passwords, charge cards information etc. It has the potential to cause greater damage than some other well known viruses.

The Trojan Zeus is a little aggressive for the reason that it spreads through social support systems and maybe not just through websites and e-mail attachments. Once you download a certain program or click on an infected link, it will download suspected files into your system by itself and steal your confidential information through them. Zbot spreads by wide variety of techniques, including junk e-mail and internet downloads. It creates a big botnet that gathers information about victim’s credit card, banking and social network logins.

How to remove Trojan Zeus virus?

Just as you clicked a link you shouldn’t have clicked or downloaded something you shouldn’t have downloaded, run an antivirus program. If you do not have one, download from internet for free. If you are still not satisfied, you can remove the virus manually as well as choose to restore windows to any past date.

Remove Trojan Zeus manually:

1. Start windows in safe mode. Restart your computer and press F2, F8, or Del key as soon as black screen appears. You can also see which key to press in your version of windows by looking carefully at the bottom of your screen as your computer starts to reboot. When you reach windows advanced options, choose “safe mode with networking” by pressing down arrow and then press enter.

2. Go to start and then right click on “Computer.” Choose “properties” from the popup menu.

3. Click “system protection” and then click “configure.” Check “turn off system protection” and hit OK. Exit system properties.

4. Go to start menu and click control panel. Click “Folder options” or “Appearance and Personalization” and then “Folder options.” Click on the tab “view” and check the option “show hidden files and folders.” Click “apply” and then OK.
5. Now press “Ctrl+R” and type “regedit” in the search field. Press OK.

6. Navigate through the registry to find following registry keys and delete each one of them.

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun”userinit” = “%System%ntos.exe”

HKEY_USERS.DEFAULTSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun”userinit” = “%System%ntos.exe”

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionNetwork”UID” = “[COMPUTERNAME]_[UNIQUE_ID]”

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorer”{6780A29E-6A18-0C70-1DFF-1610DDE00108}” = “[HEXADECIMAL VALUE]”

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorer”{F710FA10-2031-3106-8872-93A2B5C5C620}” = “[HEXADECIMAL VALUE]”

Exit the registry.

7. Repeat steps 2, 3, and 4 except that check “restore system settings and previous versions of files” instead of “turn off system protection.”

8. Reboot your computer in normal mode.

More Tips for Trojan Zeus removal

You can also run “System restore” so that any viruses included in the system may be deleted b restoring the system to a point when these viruses were not part of it.

You can also download Microsoft’s malicious software removal tool.

Caution: As it is a very dangerous virus, you should learn more about Trojan zeus virus to rectify your system completely.

3 Responses to "Trojan Zeus: What is it and how to remove it?"

  • jackkennedy
    December 17, 2015 - 12:24 am Reply

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