PWS:Win32/Zbot!VM is a newly detected threat which comes under the category of Trojan. It is designed by the cyber crooks with a motive to generate revenue through illicit ways. When you visit any unreliable site or download free stuffs then PWS:Win32/Zbot!VM penetrates in the system and hide its existence under internal files. It is popularly known for stealing the sensitive data of the users related to their bank account, credit card information, login Id, password etc and bypass them to the remote locations. Sometimes, it also connects the system to servers and allows its creators for unauthorized access of your personal data. Long time presence of PWS:Win32/Zbot!VM can result extremely dangerous for the system. So, you are suggested to remove it in the initial phase after detection.
In the existence of PWS:Win32/Zbot!VM, you may face extremely sluggish speed of all the basic functions of the PC including Internet connection. This threat is fatal from nature which can affect the system performance and tries to take it useless. Besides this, you may find difficulty in accessing your stored data due to corruption and most of the pre-installed softwares will become inaccessible. It is also responsible for creating unknown icons, files, folders or shortcuts at various locations of the system. Moreover, it can also change the registry keys with fake entries which helps the threat to execute automatically. During your important works, it will reboot the compromised system to annoy the innocent users. Thus, it is essential to remove PWS:Win32/Zbot!VM permanently.
Steps to Delete PWS:Win32/Zbot!VM
Step: 1 Restart your Windows PC in Safe Mode
Find the complete details on how to Reboot your PC in Safe Mode (if you are a novice, follow the above given instructions on how to boot up your PC in Safe mode irrespective of the Windows Version that is being used as Windows XP, 7, Win 8, 8.1 and Windows 10)
Step:2 Remove PWS:Win32/Zbot!VM from Task Manager
Press CTRL+ALT+DEL simulataneously to open Task manager. Find PWS:Win32/Zbot!VM Related processes or any other suspicious processes that are running on it. Now Select and delete PWS:Win32/Zbot!VM virus from Task Manager at once.
Step:3 How to Delete PWS:Win32/Zbot!VM Related Startup Items
Press Win + R together and Type “msconfig”.
Now press Enter Key or Select OK.
“Startup” option is to be selected on the Pop-up Window Tab
Now Search for PWS:Win32/Zbot!VM Related applications on Startup Items
Now Uncheck all Unknown or Suspicious items from “System Configuration” related to PWS:Win32/Zbot!VM
Now Click and Select Restart to Start your Computer in Normal Mode
Step: 4 How to Delete PWS:Win32/Zbot!VM from Windows Registry
- Press Win + R in combination to Open Run Box, Type regedit on the search box and press enter.
- This will Open the registry entries.
- Find PWS:Win32/Zbot!VM related entries from the list and carefully delete it. However be careful and do not delete any other entries as this could severely damage the Windows Component.
Also, after completing the above steps, it is important to search for any folders and files that has been created by PWS:Win32/Zbot!VM and if found must be deleted.
Step 5 How to View Hidden Files and Folders Created by PWS:Win32/Zbot!VM
- Click on the Start Menu
- Go to Control Panel, and Search for folder Options
- Click on view hidden files and folders Options, For your convenience, we have included complete process on how to unhide files on all Windows Version. This will delete all the files and folders associated with PWS:Win32/Zbot!VM that was existing on your compromised system.
Still, if you are unable to get rid of PWS:Win32/Zbot!VM using manual steps, you need to scan your PC to detect PWS:Win32/Zbot!VM.
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