I got a warning from my anti-virus program and it is about TSPY_ZBOT.PN infection. I know my computer must be infected by this Trojan, and I want it off my computer. But unfortunately, my protection tool did nothing for me. Every time I used the tool to finish the removal, and after the restart, it comes back! This thing drives me crazy! How can I remove it completely? Please advise.

Brief Introduction to This Trojan

TSPY_ZBOT.PN is a horrible Trojan which can attack vulnerable computers all over the world. This infection can be spread from the Internet. Cyber hackers who make this Trojan can implant it into some dubious web pages, especially some adult websites or unknown links. When unwitting people come to those malicious sites, their computer can be infected immediately. Also, those crooks can put this Trojan into other free programs which can be used for computer users. Generally, many free software for people to download from the Internet contain virus or Trojan more or less as hackers always use them to transmit those vicious stuff. Unknown E-mail attachment and peer to peer share are also the methods that hackers use to spread this TSPY_ZBOT.PN Trojan.

Once this TSPY_ZBOT.PN infection is activated in computer, it can bring a lot of troubles to the infected system. This Trojan is designed by cyber criminals for stealing privacy from innocent PC users. When this Trojan is activated in the infected computer, it can modify the browser homepage and the Internet DNS settings without the user’s approval. In this case, the confidential information such as IP address of the computer can be stolen by remote hacker. Under this circumstance, cyber hackers can take control of the infected computer remotely and secretly. In such a situation, the PC user’s bank details or other personal information which saved in the computer can be leaked out to those bad guys. And the cyber criminals can use the sensitive information for illicit activity. PC user will suffer more loss if he doesn’t notice that his computer is infected by this TSPY_ZBOT.PN.

This Trojan is able to divide itself to many branches so that it can corrupt and damage the whole system by changing the system related files arbitrary. As we all know, if those important files are missing, computer can face many errors. Once this TSPY_ZBOT.PN has taken control of the infected computer, computer will meet many unwanted mistake and perform in a wrong way. Some specific programs cannot be launched, and many other sudden errors can happen. Except being infected by this Trojan, this TSPY_ZBOT.PN infection can also build a backdoor to let many other computer threats to come, and make further damage to the infected computer. If this infection cannot be removed soon, the infected computer cannot run properly and it will come to a complete crush, at that time, PC user will not be able to use the computer and he will lose more.

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 adware.
-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 TSPY_ZBOT.PN 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 PUP, the name of the process of it is random.

XP task manager

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 TSPY_ZBOT.PN, 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 TSPY_ZBOT.PN, 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\

Similar video guide to modify Windows registry:


TSPY_ZBOT.PN is a malicious Trojan infection which has been reported by many victims all around the world. It can infiltrate into computer in a secret way. Once this infection takes effect in the infected computer, it can degrade the security level and let many other computer viruses and Trojans to come. Computer can be slower and slower as it can damage the system severely. The privacy of the PC user can be collected by cyber hackers. Please do not hesitate to remove this TSPY_ZBOT.PN to avoid more damage and loss.

Suggestion: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a level of computer knowledge is needed. Still can’t get out of TSPY_ZBOT.PN? Contact online experts for help now!

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on February 7, 2014 5:53 am

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