Zeus Virus Detected Trojan Backdoor Hijack

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This page aims to help you remove “Zeus Virus Detected Trojan Backdoor Hijack” Virus. Our removal instructions work for every version of Windows.

The infections caused by Trojans are the most numerous and common malware infections ever and their number is reported to be gradually growing. The program we are describing in the paragraphs below – “Zeus Virus Detected Trojan Backdoor Hijack” Virus, has also been classified as a Trojan and is the apparent reason for your recent technical issues.

“Zeus Virus Detected Trojan Backdoor Hijack” Virus can be multifunctional. What classifies a virus as a Trojan is its ability to find the weak spot either in your operating system as a whole or in a certain piece of software you have installed and manage to take advantage of such vulnerability by using it as an entrance to your system. Another typical feature of every Trojan is that they usually come along with another malicious program – typically a Ransomware-based one, which is probably the worst possible consequence of catching it. If you are wondering where such a disturbing duo might be hiding, the answer, to our great regret, is anywhere on the Internet. All kinds of websites, text documents, program bundles and spam emails could be sources of Trojans and Ransomware combined. The reasons for which such viruses are exploited by hackers may be very diverse. Below we are going to mention the most typical ones. Yet, there might be many more different possibilities.

What may “Zeus Virus Detected Trojan Backdoor Hijack” Virus be programmed to do?

  1. One possibility might be that “Zeus Virus Detected Trojan Backdoor Hijack” Virus may simply help a virus pal get into your PC. This friend is any Ransomware variant. You are probably aware of the negative consequences of any of these file-kidnapping programs – they usually lock up your dearest data and then try to extort money from you in exchange for giving you back the control over the hijacked files.
  2. It is also likely that a Trojan may be used for providing entertainment to the hackers who have created it. And hackers do have fun in strange ways – by crashing your computer, by deleting files and important software, by making you unable to properly use your system. This scenario is still disturbing but not that dangerous.
  3. “Zeus Virus Detected Trojan Backdoor Hijack” Virus might also be exploited with the mere purpose to let the hackers use your PC resources. In such a case your machine might end up being turned into a bot. Bots are generally exploited for spreading spam and for mining crypto currencies.
  4. Unfortunately, many Trojans, including “Zeus Virus Detected Trojan Backdoor Hijack” Virus, can be used for stealing all kinds of data from the affected users. They might search for your banking credentials, so that the hackers will be able to empty your accounts. “Zeus Virus Detected Trojan Backdoor Hijack” Virus might also search for account credentials, which is still dangerous, as your entire personality might be compromised and your accounts hacked. Trojan horses may record your key strokes and all kinds of search requests. Sometimes the purpose of such intrusive spying on someone is even an identity theft, which is among the most awful possible cases.
  5. In some particular cases hackers may use “Zeus Virus Detected Trojan Backdoor Hijack” Virus to turn on your computer microphone and your own web camera and watch you 24/7 live. The harassment could sometimes turn into physical because some of the criminals using Trojans could develop obsessive disorders and the worst part is that such unstable people have all the details about you including your work place, age, appearance, bank and social media accounts, PO BOX number and even your home address.

Any idea on how to stay away from such an annoying threat?

Certainly, prevention tips are very useful because to prevent an infection might be a matter of constant attention and carefulness, but it’s still better than having to use special guides, software and even hiring any expert when you have already been contaminated with a virus. Here we are giving you some general advice on how to avoid Trojans and other malware, as well as how to stay away from less dangerous annoying ad-producing programs like Adware and browser hijackers. What you are supposed to always bear in mind is that your machine may be vulnerable even if it has an anti-virus program installed on it. The anti-malware tool that you have will only protect your computer if it gets regular updates and if it is a good-quality one. Also, the way you surf really matters, as your carefulness today will help your safety tomorrow. Forget about opening or using any spam, following any strange links and downloading suspicious software. For cleaning your PC of “Zeus Virus Detected Trojan Backdoor Hijack” Virus, you can use the guide we have developed to help you remove the virus. We hope that everything goes in a successful and smooth way.


Name “Zeus Virus Detected Trojan Backdoor Hijack”
Type Trojan
Danger Level  High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)
Symptoms Nothing noticeable in particular- all depends on the virus’s aims and plans.
Distribution Method  Many possible sources which include malicious ads; fake pop-up requests; contagious email letters, their attachments; other forms of spam as well as contaminated web pages.
Detection Tool

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Remove “Zeus Virus Detected Trojan Backdoor Hijack” Virus


Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.

Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).



We get asked this a lot, so we are putting it here: Removing parasite manually may take hours and damage your system in the process. We recommend downloading SpyHunter to see if it can detect parasite files for you.

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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Scan Results

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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:

notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

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:

hosts_opt (1)

If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.


To remove parasite on your own, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. If you were to do this, you need to be extremely careful, because you may damage your system.

If you want to avoid the risk, we recommend downloading SpyHunter
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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—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
    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!

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