Get PWS:Win32/Zbot.gen!AP on computer but have no luck in removing it? If you are getting warning popping ups from your antivirus software that your computer is under risk of this PWS virus your computer is infected or hacked by this Trojan. And you will have to be confronted with great troubles in deleting it completely. It is not easy for computer newbies to get rid of it. How can we remove it?

Information about PWS:Win32/Zbot.gen!AP

PWS:Win32/Zbot.gen!AP is a malicious item which enters into the system through infected media including unsafe click-on, freeware, malware and browser redirection. It has been designed with the ability to replicate itself and thus it can quickly spread all over the computer and damage great amount of important files and data. It is designed in such a sophisticated manner with complicated multi-layered coding that it becomes almost impossible for a normal antivirus program to detect its existence in the system. Not to mention removing it with antivirus software. The Trojan virus always lingers into the system in disguised and encrypted format. And gradually, it depletes the important files and programs in the PC, ultimately making the PC perform extremely slowly and sometimes even it crashes out.

When the PC is infected with PWS:Win32/Zbot.gen!AP, the user is firstly bemused for its existence. It secretly enters the system without even seeking the user’s consent, which is why users do not even know that some alien object is slowly conquering over his PC. Although, this Trojan virus crawls down into the PC silently and escapes from any anti virus detection. But as they say, evil leaves some or the other trail behind it, similarly, there are few symptoms which indicates toward the existence of the Trojan in the affected PC. From its name we can realize that it is a special Trojan virus created to trace the passwords on a target computer. It can analyze on all the data you type or search online then figure out your password of some accounts. It can pilfer and reveal your privacy in that way. In other word you won’t have privacy if your computer has this Trojan.

Note: Manual Removal requires expertise and it is for advanced users, if you don’t have much experience in dealing with redirect virus.
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Symptoms of Similar Trojan Infection :

– This virus can escape from most antivirus protection and get itself installed on computers especially with Windows operating systems.
– It can cause constant stuck or even blue screens on the infected computers.
– Computer users will experience constant security pop ups on the computers which may not truly represent the status of the PCs.
– Certain malware or spyware may be prompted by these fake security pop ups which will end up scamming money.
– Sensitive data like privacy can also be stolen and taken advantages by cyber criminals.

Manual Removal Step by Step Instructions

Up till now, there is not a perfect antivirus that can detect this pesky Trojan virus or delete it completely. PWS:Win32/Zbot.gen!AP has been updated by remote and backstage cyber criminals and is able to escape from the scan of any anti-virus programs thus it is hard to be removed or even found. The most effective way is to remove it manually. The following instructions need quite level of computer expertise. If you don’t know how to that correctly, please contact with YooSecurity online support now!

Step A: Check on your start menu if there are any programs that you are not familiar with. The strange ones will often related to the virus process as it can start automatically with the windows. You can press on Windows key or just click on the start menu to view it. Please notice that you need to click on All Programs to have an overall check on it.

start button
Step B: To remove the Trojan the first thing we need to do is to end its process thus we will not get the error message when we delete its files. To do that, open Windows Task Manager to end process related to this Trojan infection. You can press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys at the same time to pull up Window Task Manager; go to Processes tab on top and scroll down the list to find.

windows task manager

Step C: Always any virus files will be hidden files. So we need to show hidden files before we are going to delete them. Open Control Panel from Start menu and search for Folder Options (As an easy way you can open a folder and hold Alt key and tap on T, O key one by one and folder option window will pops up). Go to Folder Options window, under View tab, tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click Apply and then hit OK.

folder options

After we can see hidden folders and files we can go to system files and delete the infected files. The path of the virus often can be found from the antivirus which detects it.

program data

Step D: After we delete the virus files from system data we get to remove the registry of the virus from registry editor to prevent it from coming back. You can get Registry Editor by pressing Windows+R keys to pull up Run box and type in regedit to open Registry Editor.

Run box

The following is how Windows Registry Editor looks like.

Registry Editor

Step E: Delete all these associated files and registry entries with this Trojan virus from Registry Editor. The registry files are listed randomly. Besides, you need to delete the infection files of the redirect virus from your system files to prevent it from coming back. Those files are named randomly also but may be different on different operating systems.

Video on How to Modify or Change Windows Registry Safely:

To Summarize Shortly:

PWS:Win32/Zbot.gen!AP is an awful infection in computer field. It attacks computers by taking advantage of network exploits. It will imperil the machine with various viruses to give it a poor performance or even make it unusable. As soon as infiltrating your PC, the Trojan changes critical system settings and keeps itself active at the background to launch malicious activities. Besides, it will add more and more malicious programs and redundant files to your PC, constantly eating your CPU and RAM room, as well as giving it more vulnerability. Since it is also be able to trace all your activities online you have to erase it from your system if you want to have a safe surfing environment.

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on January 9, 2014 6:09 am

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