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This article can help you to remove Trojan.Zeussent.dns Virus. The step by step removal works for every version of Microsoft Windows.
To say that a parasite is a Trojan is not enough. This category contains a wide variety of different viruses. Trojan.Zeussent.dns is a DNS Trojan. This particular parasite is programmed to modify your DNS (Domain Name System) settings. The DNS is like a translator that transforms the written in letters website addresses into IP addresses. Since the Trojan can control the DNS, it can redirect your browser where it wants. Here, the possible unwanted circumstances are numerous. As you know, there are scam websites, bogus pages that imitate the designed of well-known platforms. The Trojan.Zeussent.dns will redirect you to such shady pages constantly. You won’t be able to tell the difference. The Trojan can control what is written in your browser’s address bar. This parasite controls your PC. It can manipulate what is displayed on your screen. This virus has other functions, too. Trojan.Zeussent.dns blocks its competitors’ adverts and replaces them with its own. This is part of a pay-per-click scheme. The Trojan uses all opportunities to generate revenue for its owners. The marketing niche is not overlooked. So, for every advert you click on, the people behind the virus will be paid good money. They will be even better paid for every website you are redirected to. And so, their creation will redirect your browser automatically to dozens and dozens of third-party websites. These functions of the Trojan are not chosen randomly. They may mislead you to believe that you are dealing with a harmless adware. And this is not the case. Keeping the Trojan.Zeussent.dns Trojan on board is extremely hazardous. You should remove this virus as soon as possible. We have provided a detailed manual removal guide. However, if you are confident in your computer skills, we recommend you to use a trustworthy anti-malware app. Keep in mind that not all anti-virus programs can detect and remove DNS threats. Make sure that you download one that can. The sooner you clean your computer, the better.
How did I get infected with?
The Trojan.Zeussent.dns Trojan is distributed via different methods. Torrents, spam email attachments, software bundling, fake program updates. From down of the Internet, the spam messages are the number one cause of virus infections. A little extra caution is all you need to prevent this method from succeeding. When you receive an email from a stranger — don’t open it. Verify the sender’s contacts first. You can do so by entering the questionable email into some search engine. If it was used for shady business, someone might have complained online. This method is not flawless, though. So, double-check the sender. The crooks tend to write on behalf of well-known organizations and companies. If you receive such message, go to the company’s official website, compare the addresses listed there with the one you have received a letter from. If they don’t match, delete the pretender immediately. Even this technique may not be enough. What is left is your vigilance. When you open the email, opt for red flags. A reliable company would use your real name to address you. If the message starts with “Dear Customer” or “Dear Friend,” proceed with caution. If the message contains hyperlinks, don’t click on them. They may as well be corrupted. If you absolutely need to download any attached files, scan them with a powerful anti-virus program. If everything fails, having an anti-virus tool on board may save you. So, don’t be lazy, and make sure that it is always up to date!
Why is this dangerous?
Keeping Trojan.Zeussent.dns on board is extremely hazardous. This parasite controls your device. It can manipulate where your browser is redirected to. This parasite act as an open door for numerous online threats. As you know, there are scam websites. Some of them are imitating the design of well-known web stores. If you make an online purchase from such a page, say goodbye to your money. The crooks will record your credit card details, billing address even real name and phone number. Other possible dangers are the infected web pages and commercials. One click is all it takes for a virus to be downloaded. Trojan.Zeussent.dns is a giant hole in your security wall. It displays commercials, which are very likely to be corrupted. With this parasite on board, you should not trust a word you read online. Do not make any purchases. Do not type any personally identifiable information and stay away from all sorts of commercials.
Manual Trojan.Zeussent.dns Removal Instructions
The Trojan.Zeussent.dns infection is specifically designed to make money to its creators one way or another. The specialists from various antivirus companies like Bitdefender, Kaspersky, Norton, Avast, ESET, etc. advise that there is no harmless virus.
If you perform exactly the steps below you should be able to remove the Trojan.Zeussent.dns infection. Please, follow the procedures in the exact order. Please, consider to print this guide or have another computer at your disposal. You will NOT need any USB sticks or CDs.
STEP 1: Track down Trojan.Zeussent.dns related processes in the computer memory
- Open your Task Manager by pressing CTRL+SHIFT+ESC keys simultaneously
- Carefully review all processes and stop the suspicious ones.
- Write down the file location for later reference.
Step 2: Locate Trojan.Zeussent.dns startup location
Reveal Hidden Files
- Open any folder
- Click on “Organize” button
- Choose “Folder and Search Options”
- Select the “View” tab
- Select “Show hidden files and folders” option
- Uncheck “Hide protected operating system files”
- Click “Apply” and “OK” button
Clean Trojan.Zeussent.dns virus from the windows registry
- Once the operating system loads press simultaneously the Windows Logo Button and the R key.
- A dialog box should open. Type “Regedit”
- WARNING! be very careful when editing the Microsoft Windows Registry as this may render the system broken.
Depending on your OS (x86 or x64) navigate to:
- and delete the display Name: [RANDOM]
- Then open your explorer and navigate to: %appdata% folder and delete the malicious executable.
Clean your HOSTS file to avoid unwanted browser redirection
Navigate to %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/host
If you are hacked, there will be foreign IPs addresses connected to you at the bottom. Take a look below:
Step 4: Undo the possible damage done by Trojan.Zeussent.dns
This particular Virus may alter your DNS settings.
Attention! this can break your internet connection. Before you change your DNS settings to use Google Public DNS for Trojan.Zeussent.dns, be sure to write down the current server addresses on a piece of paper.
To fix the damage done by the virus you need to do the following.
- Click the Windows Start button to open the Start Menu, type control panel in the search box and select Control Panel in the results displayed above.
- go to Network and Internet
- then Network and Sharing Center
- then Change Adapter Settings
- Right-click on your active internet connection and click properties. Under the Networking tab, find Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4). Left click on it and then click on properties. Both options should be automatic! By default it should be set to “Obtain an IP address automatically” and the second one to “Obtain DNS server address automatically!” If they are not just change them, however if you are part of a domain network you should contact your Domain Administrator to set these settings, otherwise the internet connection will break!!!
- Check your scheduled tasks to make sure the virus will not download itself again.
How to Permanently Remove Trojan.Zeussent.dns Virus (automatic) Removal Guide
Please, have in mind that once you are infected with a single virus, it compromises your whole system or network and let all doors wide open for many other infections. To make sure manual removal is successful, we recommend to use a free scanner of any professional antimalware program to identify possible virus leftovers or temporary files.