This page aims to help you remove Trojan.Zeussent.dns. Our removal instructions work for every version of Windows.
Trojan horse viruses are kind of the menace of the internet. They make up a vast 80% of all infections, making them a pretty dominant presence in the world of malicious programs. It’s also what has contributed to their reputation and the fact that literally every computer user has heard of them. Yet even despite that fact, the majority of users still don’t really know much about these awful threats. Thus, we’ve received a large number of messages from users, who were infected by one of the latest Trojan horse variants called Trojan.Zeussent.dns, asking about how to cope with the infection and what to expect from it. That is why we have put together the current article, as well as the removal guide, which you will find below it. But before you head over to the removal instructions, we do recommend you stick around for the remainder of this article to learn a little more about what Trojan.Zeussent.dns may be capable of.
Trojans: their abilities and distribution methods
One of the key aspects of any Trojan horse virus is the fact that they can be very difficult to detect. That’s part of what makes them such an invaluable asset to any hacker or cybercriminal. As a matter of fact, a Trojan can go unnoticed for as long as up to several years, so it’s great luck that you actually came to know about Trojan.Zeussent.dns’s presence in your system. But what has it been doing there? And what kind of damage can you expect to have to deal with as aftermath of the infection? Well, sadly, there’s no exact way for us to tell you that. The other remarkable quality of Trojans has to do with their versatility. A hacker can program Trojan.Zeussent.dns or other Trojan to accomplish anything from theft, to file destruction to espionage and more.
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Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).
WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!
Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which processes are dangerous.
Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:
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After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders.
Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections.
Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.
You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them. If you see a screen like this when you click Uninstall, choose NO:
Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:
Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious.
- Remember this step – if you have reason to believe a bigger threat (like ransomware) is on your PC, check everything here.
Hold the Start Key and R – copy + paste the following and click OK:
A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:
If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.
Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.
Once inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show up this way, go manually to these directories and delete/uninstall them:
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random
If the guide didn’t help you, download the anti-virus program we recommended or ask us in the comments for guidance!
Other usages of these dangerous programs include the distribution of other malware, so the presence of a Trojan on your computer could lead it to getting infected by ransomware, spyware and who knows what else. Among other things, malware of this type can also turn your computer into a bot and enable the hackers to use it remotely, without you even suspecting. Just to underline how realistic this is, a whopping 15% of all PCs in the world are actually used as bots. Let that sink in for a little bit.
In addition, the Trojan could set your computer to be mining cryptocurrencies for someone else, or even distribute spam. Not to mention all the awful possible consequences of an infection like this, such as being spied on 24/7, subjected to abuse, theft of funds, identity or valuable information. Trojans like Trojan.Zeussent.dns really are nothing to mess around with and it is therefore vital that you have this virus removed quickly. As pointed out earlier, you are of course free to use the removal instructions below. But as these might require some slightly deeper knowledge of system files and computing in general, you may be more comfortable using our professional removal tool instead. The tool will locate and remove Trojan.Zeussent.dns from your system on its own in just a matter of a few minutes. It is also available just below the article, but for more details on both methods you will have to check them out for yourself.
And as soon as you have Trojan.Zeussent.dns gone from your system, it would also be wise to start taking adequate precautions so as to avoid any future infections. For the most part this means keeping your system patched up with all the latest updates and securing it with a good quality antivirus or antimalware program. And the other vital aspect maintaining a virus-free computer is making sure you don’t go looking for viruses on the internet yourself. Most infections could have actually been easily prevented if users would have simply used their common sense before interacting with certain content. Such are primarily spam emails and infected transmitters you come across on a day-to-day basis, such as online ads. These can come in the form of popups, banners, links, box messages, etc., and when infected with malware are collectively referred to as malvertisements. Try not to interact with any kind of online ads or shady content, because it’s not worth risking your computer’s safety for.
|Danger Level||High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)|
|Symptoms||There are typically no symptoms of a Trojan horse infection, making them very difficult to spot|
|Distribution Method||Malicious online ads, infected spam messages, torrent files, illegal websites, suspsicious online offers, etc.|
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