Backdoor:Win32/Zegost.DG is classified as a backdoor Trojan that helps cybercriminals gain access to the affected machine and perform their malicious activities. Backdoor:Win32/Zegost.DG allows backdoor access to the targeted PC and connects to a remote host, exposing your sensitive data and banking credentials to the cyber criminals. The compromised computer may be used in DDoS attacks or Bitcoin mining. The removal of Backdoor:Win32/Zegost.DG with a powerful anti-malware program is recommended by experts.
Backdoor:Win32/Zegost.DG can enter the victim’s computer as an attachment to a spam email. The deceitful message might be presented as an email from a legitimate institution like a bank for example. Be very careful with the emails you receive and never download attachments to suspicious messages.
Backdoor:Win32/Zegost.DG can be distributed bundled with free of charge programs and applications available for download online.
The Trojan can infiltrate your system via drive-by-downloads or through corrupted web pages. The cautious approach to free download sites is imperative for the safety of your machine.
Backdoor:Win32/Zegost.DG can sneak into your system via infected removable devices.
Backdoor:Win32/Zegost.DG Technical Details
Microsoft’s team of experts report that Backdoor:Win32/Zegost.DG gives cyber criminals access and control of the affected computer for the following purposes:
- Download and run suspicious files
- Delete or modify files
- Modify the system settings
- Run or block applications
- Upload files
- Log keystrokes
- Steal sensitive data
Backdoor:Win32/Zegost.DG is known to create the following mutexes upon activation: 18.104.22.168 and eed3bd3a-a1ad-4e99-987b-d7cb3fcfa7f0 – S-1-5-21-1844237615-2111687655-839522115-500. They can be used as an infection marker.
How to Remove Backdoor:Win32/Zegost.DG from Your PC?
Security experts recommend running a full scan of the affected system in order to identify and successfully remove Backdoor:Win32/Zegost.DG and other malware the Trojan might have downloaded to your machine. Backdoor:Win32/Zegost.DG can be deleted with a competent anti-malware tool. The manual below will help you remove Backdoor:Win32/Zegost.DG and associated threats permanently.
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- Guide 1: How to Remove Backdoor:Win32/Zegost.DG from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Backdoor:Win32/Zegost.DG from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Backdoor:Win32/Zegost.DG from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Backdoor:Win32/Zegost.DG from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Backdoor:Win32/Zegost.DG from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Backdoor:Win32/Zegost.DG from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Backdoor:Win32/Zegost.DG from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Backdoor:Win32/Zegost.DG from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Backdoor:Win32/Zegost.DG
Step 2: Uninstall Backdoor:Win32/Zegost.DG and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Backdoor:Win32/Zegost.DG on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Backdoor:Win32/Zegost.DG there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Backdoor:Win32/Zegost.DG from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Backdoor:Win32/Zegost.DG and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove Backdoor:Win32/Zegost.DG via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove malware from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts, programs and malware, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove Backdoor:Win32/Zegost.DG from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase Backdoor:Win32/Zegost.DG from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall Backdoor:Win32/Zegost.DG from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove Backdoor:Win32/Zegost.DG from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Backdoor:Win32/Zegost.DG will be removed.
Eliminate Backdoor:Win32/Zegost.DG from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.