I wrote this article to help you remove Trojan.Zeussent.dns. This Trojan.Zeussent.dns removal guide works for all Windows versions.
Trojan.Zeussent.dns is the nth member of the dreaded Trojan horse family. More precisely, Trojan.Zeussent.dns is a DNS Trojan. This means that the virus is programmed to modify your Domain Name System (DNS) settings. The DNS transforms the websites written in letters into IP addresses. Since the infection controls the DNS, it also controls what pages you visit. It is able to redirect your browsers to any page it wants.
Do you understand the danger of this? An incredibly dangerous virus decides what sites you land on. It will redirect you to tons of shady pages all the time. There are plenty of those online – scam pages, full of malware pages, pages that imitate the layout of well-known platforms, etc. You won’t be able to tell if the site is real or not. For example, if you make an online purchase from such a bogus page, the crooks will record your name, billing address, phone number and ever credit card details. They will steal your money.
Take a minute to process what you just read. This poses a huge risk to your safety. Delete the parasite ASAP. The Trojan.Zeussent.dns infection controls what is written in your address bar, it controls your online activities and what is displayed on your PC screen. You cannot surf the web safely anymore. You are always a single click away from more malware. Get rid of the pest the first chance you get.
What else does the Trojan do? It floods you with numerous commercials. In fact, the virus blocks its competitors` ads and replaces them with its own. This way it uses the pay-per-click marketing system to generate revenue for its owners. Basically, for every ad, you click on, the crooks behind Trojan.Zeussent.dns gain profits. At your expense. You become their online sponsor. A behavior like this can often be confused with an adware. Yet, you are dealing with a much more dangerous threat. Do not overlook it.
The Trojan will redirect you to numerous shady sites and will display countless ads to serve hackers` malicious purposes. You should know, though, that the only one who is going to suffer is you. Your PC will soon become a host to so many infections that it will eventually crash down. The first signs of this happening are underperforming, lagging, freezing, rebooting, etc.
Do not ignore these warnings. Find and delete the Trojan.Zeussent.dns Trojan before it is too late. To do so manually, use our detailed removal guide at the end of this article. If you are not confident in your computer skills, download a good anti-malware program to do the job for you. You have options but you don’t have time. Whatever you decide, act fast.
How did you get infected with this? The most commonly used tactic among Trojans is still spam email messages. Yes, that’s right. Even though this method is old crooks still use it as it still works. Why does it work? Because of the users, of course. How many times have you heard the “Do not open emails from strangers!” warning? Probably millions? But you still do it, right? Yet, it is not entirely your fault.
Hackers have become more practical. They disguise the emails to look legitimate and write on the behalf of well-known companies and organizations. Don’t let that fool you next time and do not open the message. Verify the sender by entering the email address in your search engine and going through the results. Also, if the email is from a company, go to its official site and compare their official address with the one you got the email from. If they don’t match, you know what to do. Always be vigilant when it comes to online business. You are the one who is responsible to keep your own computer safe.
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 Trojan.Zeussent.dns from your computer? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.