PWS:Win32/Zbot.gen!AP did possess lot of harmful traits and once it invades into the target PC, it will perform lots of malicious tasks to disturb computer users. It may drag down the PC performance by eating a mass of computer source and bringing into other kinds of computer viruses such as the browser hijacker, spyware, and worm. It also chisels up backdoor in the infected PC which may cause system vulnerability and make the PC is easily get attacked by cyber criminals.
PWS:Win32/Zbot.gen!AP Trojan horse also steal the confidential information on the target PC by following the browses history, gathering search terms and recording some personal data for instances the password, credit card number and IP address.
Many users wonder how this nasty computer virus got into their PC as they just operated the computer as usual.
PWS:Win32/Zbot.gen!AP Trojan horse is a foxy infection which can invade the target PC through many means, for examples, it can uses the system vulnerability to invade into the compromised PC and take advantage of the freeware and email attachments that come from unreliable source to get into the target computer.
All in all, PWS:Win32/Zbot.gen!AP virus will definitely make a great chaos to the infected PC. You can follow the video and manual removal guide as below to remove this Trojan horse from your PC completely.
Method one: Manually remove PWS:Win32/Zbot.gen!AP virusFirst: stop all processes that related to PWS:Win32/Zbot.gen!AP
1). Open task manager by pressing Alt+Ctrl+Del keys at the same time. Another way is to click on the Start button and choose Run option, then type taskmgr into and press OK.
2).Terminate all the processes about PWS:Win32/Zbot.gen!AP in the Window Task Manager.
Second: show hidden files and folders.
1).click the Start button and choose Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, to find Folder Options then double-click on it.
2).in the pop-up dialog box, click the View tab and uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended).
3).delete all the files about PUP.Optional.Conduit.A from computer drive
Third: delete all registries created by PUP.Optional.Conduit.A.
1).open Registry Editor by pressing Window+R keys together.(another way is clicking on the Start button and choosing Run option, then typing into Regedit and pressing Enter. )
2). locate all registries that added by PUP.Optional.Conduit.A and delete all of them.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\PWS:Win32/Zbot.gen!AP\ShortcutPath “%AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” -u
Video on how to remove Trojan horse:
If the manual guide is kinda difficult for you, please feel free to download automatic removal tool SpyHunter to drive the self-invited guest away.
Method two: Automatically remove PWS:Win32/Zbot.gen!AP with Spyhunter antivirus software:
Step 1: click the icon below to download automatic removal tool SpyHunter
Step 2: follow the instructions to install SpyHunter
Step 3: run SpyHunter to automatically detect and uninstall PWS:Win32/Zbot.gen!AP
Summary: Due to the changeable characters of PWS:Win32/Zbot.gen!AP, you cannot be too careful to distinguish the harmful files and registries from the system files and registries. If you have spend too much time in manual removing PWS:Win32/Zbot.gen!AP and still not make any progress, you can download and install Spyhunter antivirus software here to remove PWS:Win32/Zbot.gen!AP automatically for you.