I wrote this article to help you remove Spy.zbot.aao. This Spy.zbot.aao removal guide works for all Windows versions.
Spy.zbot.aao is one of the newest members of the Trojan family. This pest sneaks into its victim’s computer and wrecks it. The Spy.zbot.aao Trojan is a serious threat to your cyber security. It can transmit data packets to remote servers, or it can enable remote control on your machine. Trojans, together with ransomware, are the most dangerous cyber infections. They can hide their presence well. It is hard, almost impossible, for the average PC user to catch this menace without help. If you suspect that there is something wrong with your computer, don’t leave it to chance. Use a trustworthy anti-virus program and scan your machine. You can use our guide to clean your machine manually, keep reading to find more information about the Spy.zbot.aao Trojan and some basic guidelines on how to prevent future infections.
The Spy.zbot.aao Trojan has full control over your machine. Once on board, it will send every bit of data about you to the hackers behind it. Be extremely careful! This pest is very dangerous. It monitors your activities and collects data. Your user names and passwords are its top priority. Can you imagine what may happen when this information reaches the crooks? You may lose money or become a victim of identity theft. Don’t log into any website, especially into banking services.
The Spy.zbot.aao Trojan can enable a remote control on your computer. This means that the hackers behind the pest can control your PC. This is not a joke. They can do anything. Downloading and installing programs is just the tip of the iceberg. These people can turn your machine into a botnet. These types of networks are illegal. In some states, being part of one is reason enough for a legal prosecution to take part. It doesn’t matter who turned your computer into a botnet, you will be the one to face the charges. Don’t risk getting in trouble with the authorities! Track this intruder down and delete it on the spot!
Furthermore, since the hackers have access to your system, they can “steal” your files and demand a ransom for them. This task is easier than you might think. The crooks only need to transfer a ransomware virus to your computer and that’s all. Everything else will proceed automatic. It is hard to stress how important it is to act immediately. The longer Spy.zbot.aao stays on your machine, the more dangerous it becomes.
The Spy.zbot.aao Trojan can distribute other infections, too. Adware, browser hijackers and PUPs will be easily distributed to your machine. However, it is not very likely that Spy.zbot.aao will waste time with such minor infections.
We must not forget to mention that the Spy.zbot.aao Trojan has some very trivial aspects. It is consuming your computer’s resources. To enable its functions, it needs a lot of processing power and RAM. This may slow your machine down to a crawl. Some older machines may freeze completely and even crash. The Trojan will also generate web traffic to and from your machine. Be careful. This may become a problem if you have a limited monthly usage. Consult your telecom if you are not sure about your current plan.
The Spy.zbot.aao Trojan didn’t appear as if by magic. It used deceptive tactics to trick you into giving it access to your system. It is possible that it has arrived via spam email. It could have been a corrupted pushing message or an infected attached file. The key to a secure computer is caution. When you receive a letter from an unknown sender, check their contacts before opening the message. For example, if you receive a letter from an organization, visit the contact section on their official website. There, you will find their authorized email address. Compare it with the one you have received a letter from. If they don’t match, you can be sure that the letter you’ve received is a scam. Delete it immediately.
If you think that something looks suspicious, there probably is a good reason for that. You can check an email address by entering it in an online search engine. If it was used for shady business, it is very likely that someone has complained about it online. However, be aware that new emails are created for different scams. If you are a part of the first wave of spam emails, there may not be evidence online. Be careful and judge for yourself.
Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.
Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.
Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.
Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.
Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.
Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Still can not remove Spy.zbot.aao from your computer? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.