Removing the Zero Access Trojan Horse from your computer might not happen easily. You might go through a bit of trial and error before you eliminate this type of malware for good.
Tips for Eliminating the Zero Access Threat
You can try one of several methods of removing Zero Access. Each instance might require different troubleshooting steps.
- Option #1-Use a recovery scan tool. Depending which one you try, you can eliminate the problem quickly and safely using PC recovery software. Be careful which one you use, though. You don’t want to download a fake malware removal program in the process. When you use software you trust, you can run it in safe or normal mode just fine. However, if you scan your PC with it while in the Windows Recovery Environment, you can diagnose problems better and more easily remove Zero Access.
- Option #2-Try Windows System Restore. Your computer has automatic System Restore Points on it if you have Windows 7 or later. Revert to one of them, or restore your computer to a backup point you created yourself. Doing this helps you run your machine again like you did when it last functioned normally. Just find System Restore on your Control Panel or search from your Start menu. Then, choose a restore date you feel is appropriate, and return you to that time.
- Option #3-Use a certified malware or virus removal program. Experts advise you to make sure you use a dependable program. If you don’t know which one to choose, ask your friends or co-workers to suggest an effective virus removal application. You need one that updates its database often — preferably by the minute, hour or day. This allows you to acquire the latest fixes and prevents future Zero Access attack.
You could also use a hard disk recovery manager to return to an earlier time when your computer worked fine. This calls for creating occasional disk clones and regular incremental backups if you want to ensure quick virus recovery.
Prevention of Future Zero Access Virus Attacks
Beware. Freeware and shareware might have Zero Access planted in download files. Choose what programs you use wisely, and seek out ones that you know received a positive consumer rating. Furthermore, pay attention to online alerts that inform you when sites you visit end up becoming infected by Zero Access malware.
Furthermore, do some of your own research on this threat. It will help you pinpoint the geographical areas where it originates. Furthermore, it will keep you aware of when a website owner hosts the malicious Trojan.Zero Access file. Taking proper precautions helps avoid that site until the problem is fixed or until the infected site gets banned.
Keep your malware scanner on at all times, and especially have it turned on when browsing the Internet. If you have a program that alerts you before you even click on a link, it would benefit you even more than when you scan your computer to remove infections.
Of course, you also should take the following precautions:
- Never click on an e-mail or website link of a domain you don’t know.
- Copy and paste a link into your browser to verify its source.
- Perform a quick “Whois” domain check if you’re wondering if the site is safe.
- Look on WOT, Webutation or other forums for malware reports.
Always remain alert when seeking a way to prevent Zero Access Trojan Horse from infecting your computer. You could save yourself money otherwise lost because of identity theft.