Recently, I’ve got a security pop up on my computer saying something about an infection. It’s called the Rootkit.0Access.ED. It just keeps showing up even though my antivirus has stated to have this infection removed. I’m now worried about the important work and personal stuff on the computer which might be stolen by this virus. I wonder how can one remove this virus successfully.
Trojan Infection – Rootkit.0Access.ED
Rootkit.0Access.ED is actually categorized as a Trojan virus that can do such much harm to computer systems. It’s believed to be released lately and can attack computers that run Windows 7, Windows XP and Vista systems. Generally, a computer will be protected by antivirus programs installed on it. These programs help users keep the computers safe and virus free. However, as cyber criminals have become larger in groups and ranges, viruses like this specific Rootkit can escape from many antivirus applications and can still get itself installed in computers. Computer users are warned to be looking out for this special infection.
Rootkits are tools used to enhance the surfing experience of computer users. But soon cyber criminals come in between and take advantages of this technique to help them benefit inappropriately. As most Rootkits, this Rootkit.0Access.ED is a malicious virus designed to hide the evidence of certain processes or programs in a computer and allow unpleasant entries of third parties. Computer hackers can gain privileged accesses through targeted computers with the help of this virus. Computers nowadays are treated as personal properties as they contain a huge amount of personal private stuff and information. Being able to remote into a computer, hackers can steal whatever they think is beneficial and valuable. Victims of this Rootkit.0Access.ED virus will then be suffering from property losses without acknowledge. For whatever it is worth, this virus should definitely be gone.
Characters/Consequences of Rootkit 0Access.ED
Learning and knowing the characters and consequences of this Rootkit.0Access.ED virus can help us verify its evidence and avoid being trapped into any possible cyber scams:
# It’s distributed through malicious web sites, programs and attachments that one downloads online
# It can escape from many antivirus programs and get itself installed without permission
# It will create constant security pop-ups
# It will allow the unpleasant entries of third parties
# It may even put its victims into troubles with property losses
# It can affect the performance of the system by taking up higher percent rate of CPU usage
A Step-by-step Trojan Removal Guide
Manual removal is suggested here in order to get rid of this specific Rootkit.0Access.ED virus since antivirus applications have mostly failed on the removal. Expertise will be required during the manual processes as one will need to deal with changeable files, programs and entries associating with this Trojan.
Step 1: Open Windows Task Manager to end processed related to Rootkit.0Access.ED virus. To do that, press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys at the same time or right click on bottom Task Bar and select Start Task Manager.
Step 2: Open Control Panel from Start menu. Go to Folder Options and under View tab, select Show hidden files and folders and non-select Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) then click OK.
Step 3: Go to Registry Editor. First press Windows+R keys and then type regedit in Run box to search. Delete registry entries associated with this Trojan infection:
Video on How to Modify or Change Windows Registry
Rootkit.0Access.ED virus is categorized as a Trojan infection which is a more familiar concept to many. It shares many common characters with most Trojan viruses and functions in similar ways. By hiding the evidence of certain processes and programs and enable the unpleasant accesses of third parties, this Trojan virus can create all kinds of chaos on the targeted computers and even help computer hackers benefit from the collected information. The CPU usage percentage will be higher than ever because of this virus causing constant freezes on the systems. And since it can hide the existence of programs, one won’t be able to find out what the real problem is. Computer hackers can secretly get into the compromised computers and steal valuable information for benefit later on. Considering all of these troubles that one may come into, you should try to remove this nasty virus out of your computer ASAP.
Published by Karen Lawrence & last updated on June 7, 2013 8:56 am