If you have recently detected a program called Zpevdo.B on your computer, you have landed yourself a Trojan horse virus. Zpevdo.B is highly dangerous and should not be allowed to remain in your system for long.
Trojans are by far the most numerous type of malicious software out there. And, therefore, perhaps they are also the most infamous. Trojan horse viruses are responsible for anywhere between 75% and 90% of all malware attacks that occur and there is hardly a user out there who has never heard of them. That being said, not everyone has actually had to come face to face with a Trojan. And that is also because many times these infections can go for long periods of time without being noticed.
This is actually one of the main reasons that Trojans are so popular with various hackers and cybercriminals – they are incredibly stealthy and skilled at remaining under the noses of their victims without the latter suspecting anything. Hence, you can consider yourself quite lucky for having detected Zpevdo.B in your system.
On the other hand, what makes Trojans the malware of choice for the aforementioned circles is their unique versatility. Variants that belong to this group of viruses can be programmed to complete a very long list of different tasks. And, unfortunately, because Zpevdo.B is so new – we do not yet know exactly what its mission is on the computers it infects. But we can tell you that it’s nothing good, and that’s why removing it as soon as possible should be your priority right now.
Therefore, we have compiled a professional removal guide below that you can use to locate and delete this virus from your computer. And if you would rather not get into the nitty-gritty of it yourself, you can also leave the job to our malware removal software, which will handle the whole process automatically with almost no effort on your part.
What to expect from something like Zpevdo.B
There are several most popular usages that we can describe here, just to give you an idea of what Trojans are generally capable of. One is the distribution of spam via your system, for example. Alternatively, your computer’s resources may also be put to work for other purposes, such as mining cryptocurrencies for the hackers or infecting other computers within the same network with malware.
A little more harrowing usage of Trojans like Zpevdo.B, Sakura32.exe, Wup.exe is stealing sensitive information from the infected computer via various means. And, in turn, this information can be used to steal money from you, steal your identity, commit crimes on your behalf, etc. – all depending on what the cybercriminals’ intentions are.
In addition, Trojans often act as backdoors for other types of malicious code, usually ransomware. What this means is that the Trojan horse is the first to enter the victim’s computer, after which it may, for instance disable the antivirus software or in some other way “clear the path” for the other malware, which it will then proceed to download.
Remove Zpevdo.B Virus
If you are looking for a way to remove Zpevdo.B you can try this:
- Click on the Start button in the bottom left corner of your Windows OS.
- Go to Control Panel -> Programs and Features -> Uninstall a Program.
- Search for Zpevdo.B and any other unfamiliar programs.
- Uninstall Zpevdo.B as well as other suspicious programs.
Note that this might not get rid of Zpevdo.B completely. For more detailed removal instructions follow the guide below.
If you have a Windows virus, continue with the guide below.
If you have a Mac virus, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide.
If you have an Android virus, please use our Android Malware Removal guide.
If you have an iPhone virus, please use our iPhone Virus Removal guide
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).
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:
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 doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!