Zusy Malware Removal (June 2017 Update)

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This page aims to help you remove the Zusy Malware. Our removal instructions work for every version of Windows.

If something strange is happening with your computer recently and you have a doubt of a virus infection named Zusy Malware, stop here and read the next lines. On this removal guide, we will show you how to correctly detect and remove all the traces of this infection and save your system without the need of expensive professional’s help. You need to focus all your attention, tough because Zusy Malware is not just a virus, but a very nasty Trojan horse, which, if not removed correctly, can cause numerous issues to your computer. That’s why, we advise you to carefully familiarize yourself with its specifics, described in the paragraphs below, and strictly follow the instructions, shown in the guide.

How dangerous can a Trojan horse like Zusy Malware be and what can it do?

Trojans are a special type of malware, developed with the idea to cause harm to the users and serve the needs of their criminal creators. Their malicious capabilities are literally limitless, as these harmful infections can be programmed to perform various criminal deeds. Generally, every Trojan-based script, just like Zusy Malware, has its own specific “mission”, and once it gets inside the system, it silently begins to fulfill it. Online fraud and theft are the usual purposes for which the cyber criminals can use this type of malware. In most of the cases, the Trojan provides an unauthorized access to the victim’s’ computer and this way, the hackers can establish remote control and mess up with it as they please. They can delete, replace, modify, move and corrupt all the data, found inside, install new malicious viruses, such as Ransomware, Spyware or other infections, or turn the computer into a Bot and use it to spread spam and targeted virus attacks without the users’ consent. For this reason, removing the infection as soon as possible is vital for the users’ safety and for the prevention of even worse consequences. 

How can Zusy Malware infect you?

Similar to their limitless possibilities to cause harm, threats like Zusy Malware can camouflage as almost anything. The hackers use this special ability of the Trojans to effectively infect as many people as possible. They often mask the malware as seemingly harmless or absolutely legitimate looking files or content so that the users cannot distinguish it.  This is the so-called “social engineering” tactic, which tricks people into interacting with the harmful payload and installing it without having a clue about the danger. Emails with malicious attachments, spam messages, misleading ads and links, compromised installers, torrents, PDFs or .exe files are the most commonly used transmitters. These are, unfortunately, the types of content that the users come in contact daily, and there is a great chance that some of them may be hiding some infection like Zusy Malware. One click is usually all it takes for the malware to launch and secretly infect the system. And the worst is that the Trojan infection lacks some visible symptoms or signs that can draw attention. In most of the cases, without a proper antivirus protection, the infection sneaks undetected and causes numerous harms, which the victims come to know about only when it is too late.

How to protect yourself?

Trojan horse infections are recently responsible for more than 70 % of the malicious infections that happen online. They often serve as a backdoor for other malware, especially Ransomware, to get inside the system and, according to the leading security experts, are one of the most problematic types of PC threats. Some of the best ways to protect your computer from such threats are to install a reliable antivirus and anti-malware software. If you regularly update its virus definitions, a good antivirus program, in most of the cases, can detect the Trojan on time and prevent it from compromising the system. However, you should not rely only on that. To minimize the risks of bumping on some nasty infection, you should also be conscious when surfing the web. Clicking on randomly popping ads, links, spam messages, emails and offers is not a good idea, especially if you are not familiar with their source. Don’t install software from some sketchy sites or non-trusted developers, torrents or pirate platforms, because you never know what may be bundled inside the setup.

Now, to safely remove Zusy Malware from your system, our “how to remove” team would advise you to carefully follow the step-by-step instructions in the removal guide below. Make sure you correctly detect the real Trojan files and keep in mind that this infection is tricky. If you are not really sure what you have to delete, don’t delete anything because you may eventually eliminate a vital system file by mistake and cause issues to your OS. It is much safer to use the recommended malware removal tool and scan your computer with it as it will help you detect the right Zusy Malware files and safely delete them.

SUMMARY:

Name Zusy
Type Trojan
Danger Level  High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)
Symptoms  The Trojan infection usually lacks some visible symptoms or signs that can draw attention.
Distribution Method Emails with malicious attachments, spam messages, misleading ads and links, compromised installers, torrents, PDFs or .exe files are the most commonly used transmitters.
Detection Tool We generally recommend SpyHunter or a similar anti-malware program that is updated daily.

Keep in mind, SpyHunter’s malware detection tool is free. To remove the infection, you’ll need to purchase the full version.
More information about SpyHunter and steps to uninstall.

Remove Zusy Malware


 

Step1

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).

Step2

WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!

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. If you want a fast safe solution, we recommend SpyHunter. 

>> Click to Download Spyhunter. If you don't want this software, continue with the guide below.

Keep in mind, SpyHunter’s malware & virus scanner is free. To remove the infection, you'll need to purchase its full version. More information about SpyHunter and steps to uninstall.

Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which processes are dangerous. 

malware-start-taskbar

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. 

Step3

Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.

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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:

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Step4

Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:

msconfig_opt

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.

Step5

WARNING!
To remove parasite, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. Making a mistake and deleting the wrong thing may damage your system.
Avoid this by using SpyHunter - a professional Parasite removal tool.

Keep in mind, SpyHunter’s malware & virus scanner is free. To remove the infection, you'll need to purchase its full version. More information about SpyHunter and steps to uninstall.

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!