What is this Gameover Zeus? I have got a warning about this thing on my computer. I don’t know what it is at all. The only thing that I know about this stuff is that it must be a computer threat as it is reported by my anti-virus program. Is there any other way that I can check? If it will harm my computer, how can I get rid of it completely? Please advise.
Brief Introduction to This Trojan
Nowadays, Gameover Zeus has attacked thousands of computers all around the world. Currently, it is unclear that how many victims this infection has ensnared. But the number is increasing rapidly. How to define this Gameover Zeus? It is a malicious Trojan infection that is reported by many computer security companies, even the FBI has classified this Trojan as an extreme dangerous computer virus. This infection is designed by a Russian hacker team which the leader of it has been listed as wanted by the American Federal Bureau of Investigation. It is created by those cyber hackers to achieve some malicious purposes, especially stealing money from infected computers. From online report, the maker of this Trojan infection has already stolen millions of dollars from innocent PC users.
Gameover Zeus is mainly spread via the Network, and it takes a 2-stage strategy to take control of the infected machine. The first stage of it is to make the Gameover Zeus installed on a target computer through several methods. This Trojan infection can infiltrate target computers via spam E-mails, malvertising, exploit kit, bot installer. Hackers can put this Trojan into an E-mail as an attachment and forge the title of the E-mail, then send to computer users worldwide randomly. Once people are cheated to open the attachment, this Trojan can sneak into the computer immediately. Also, people who come to dubious links or websites can be infected by this Trojan as well because hackers can implant this Trojan into the servers of those websites.
At the second stage of this Gameover Zeus infection, it will use a bogus security check to dupe the users to input the remaining information needed to fully take control of the account. Once the infected account has been fully controlled by hackers, they can establish illegal access to the infected computer and do anything they want on it. Generally, they target on financial material like bank details, credit card number and password, so that they can use the fiscal information to gain illegal income. Some of this Trojan infection may contain a more dangerous virus called Cryptolocker. It is a virus that can encrypt all the files on the infected machine. And the only way to decrypt the files is to pay a large amount of money to hackers, so that computer users can get their files back.
Some Traits about This Trojan
-Can slow down the performance of the computer, or even blue screen.
-Can create many junk files which occupy a lot of space in hard drive
-Can download other malicious programs into computer, which make further damage.
-Your sensitive information can be stolen by hacker who can access to your computer with the help of this Trojan.
-Cay give you many redirects all the time no matter what you are doing.
-May pretend as an anti-virus program and cheat you that computer is in dangerous, and ask you to pay to remove the threats.
NOTE: If you find any of these symptoms on your computer, that proves your PC is under attack and seriously infected. If you are not a computer savvy,Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts to remove this Gameover Zeus for you.
Manual Removal Guide of Trojan (For Computer Literate)
There is a removal guide of Trojan provided here; however, expertise is required during the process of removal, please make sure you are capable to do it by yourself.
Step 1: Find Ctrl, Alt, and Delete these 3 keys and then press them together to open task manager to end the process related to this Gameover Zeus Trojan, the name of the process of it is random.
Step 2: Try to find Folder Options in Control Panel, select the View tab, and then tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
Step 3: Try to find the files which relate to this Trojan, and delete them all.
Step 4: Click on Start button at the right lower corner, then click on Control Panel
Then you will come to the Control Panel windows, click on Add and Remove Programs
Then try to find the program which relates to this Trojan, highlight it and choose Remove, the program’s name is random.
Step 5: Click on Start button or press Win+R, then type regedit in the box to open Registry Editor, after that, try to find
C:\Users\profile name here\AppData\
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Gameover Zeus is a newly released Trojan infection that can steal money and other personal information from the infected computer. This infected can be spread from the Internet via several ways. If this Trojan infection cannot be removed in time, the infected computer will get many problems during the use. With the help of this Trojan, many other computer threats will come and make further damages and losses.
Suggestion: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a level of computer knowledge is needed. Still can’t get out of Gameover Zeus? Contact online experts for help now!
Published by Matt Johnston & last updated on June 10, 2014 5:42 am