How to remove W64.zbot

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Adware W64.zbot

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Name

W64.zbot

Description

W64.zbots are hacking programs that allow hackers to access or damage a compromised computer or steal information from computer users. A W64.zbot is often deployed through drive-by downloads, online games, or other applications that otherwise seem legitimate or useful.

Type

Adware

Manual

How to manually remove W64.zbot guide. Only for ADVANCED users.

  • Step 1: Basic check for W64.zbot activity

    Check running processes on your system. Usually you can find W64.zbot process running. Use the Ctrl+Shift+Esc buttons combination to open system information window and click Processes tab. Scroll down the whole list and try to find the process named like W64.zbot. If you find W64.zbot process running, right click on it and choose “End Process”. It will disable W64.zbot for the current Windows session, but remember that if you do not completely remove W64.zbot using next steps, then your PC will stay vulnerable to malware attack. Next steps are much more important in removing W64.zbot.

  • Step 2: Disconnect your PC from the Internet

    Prevent the malware from leaking or spreading your personal data. Adware usually uses the Internet to transfer all possible and important information you have. Some Adwares are not so “Active” and they can simply disable some Windows features and options. To disconnect your PC from the Internet you need to plug-off LAN cable (if you use LAN connection) or to turn of the Wi-Fi module (if you use Wi-Fi Internet connection). Most of (not 100%) Adwares can not access Wi-Fi module preferences. Turning off the Internet will disable W64.zbot from transferring any data from your PC.

  • Step 3: Enter the safe mode.

    The next step is very important in removing W64.zbot. After turning off the Internet and disabling W64.zbot process you will need to reboot your PC in so-called Safe Mode. Safe Mode is a Windows mode which allows you to start the System using only important applications and services. Safe Mode does not usually allow W64.zbot to load when the system boots (!!!but exceptions can appear!!!). Choose Restart in Windows Start menu and wait until the screen turns off.

    After that you have to follow the next instructions according to the versions of Microsoft Windows you use:

      Windows XP:
    1. Press the F8 key repeatedly when the first screen appears.

    2. Select Safe Mode from Windows Advanced Options Menu and press ENTER.

      Windows Vista, 7:
    1. Press the F8 key repeatedly when the first screen appears.

    2. Use the arrow keys from Windows Advanced Options Menu in order to select Safe Mode and press ENTER.

      Windows 8, 8.1, 10:
    1. Press and hold the Shift button when left-clicking the Restart button on Windows log-on screen.

    2. Select Safe Mode from Windows Troubleshooting boot screen and press ENTER.

  • Step 4: Removing virus files

    Having booted your PC in Safe mode you have to start cleaning your PC manually by deleting every file associated with W64.zbot one by one. Here is the list of all files associated with W64.zbot. Delete all files listed below using the Shift+Delete buttons combination. Always double check the file name as sometimes Adwares use very similar filenames as very important system files do and you can mistakenly remove important system file what will harm your system and you will not be able to boot your PC at all.

    Please, remember that viruses are always progressing and sometimes new files can appear. If you are using our offline PDF guide on How to remove W64.zbot, please check if you have it’s latest version.

    We do not guarantee that W64.zbot has the same file structure at the moment of deleting.

    After removing all files associated with W64.zbot that were listed above, reboot your system in normal mode and check if your PC works fine or you still have any troubles.

    It it is OK – congratulations! You have made a great job!

    If it is still NOT ok – use OSHI Defender to check your PC.

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How does W64.zbot infect my computer?

W64.zbot is an Adware-type virus. The most common way a computer becomes infected with W64.zbot is when a user downloads free software or browser toolbars.

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I detected W64.zbot on my computer. What do I do?

If you have OSHI Defender installed on your computer, it will detect and remove W64.zbot and all related files. First, restart your browser and then check the Home Page to make sure that you’re still using your preferred search engine (Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc.), because W64.zbot replaces users’ search engines with ones that display ads.

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What damage can W64.zbot do to my computer?

Developed by large companies, viruses like W64.zbot are mostly legal products that hackers use to make money on the ads that W64.zbot displays on infected computers.

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What are the main symptoms of W64.zbot?

High network activity
Unusual browser settings
Pop-up windows

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Can W64.zbot spread to other computers?

As a rule, W64.zbot requires user interaction and cannot automatically infect other computers on your local network or by using the same USB-disk on additional computers. There may be exceptions, though.

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Countries with the highest W64.zbot infection rates.

US

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The first recorded appearance of W64.zbot

2016-02-22

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