The dangers posed by the Zlob spyware range from slowing down your system by eating up its resources to rendering it unusable as it will often hijack your browser and lead it to virus laden websites.

Removing Zlob Spyware From a Computer

The dangers posed by the Zlob spyware range from slowing down your system by eating up its resources to rendering it unusable as it will often hijack your browser and lead it to virus laden websites. Removal is therefore essential.

One of the reasons why getting rid of the Zlob spyware can be hard is that you will not know that it is in your PC until it starts slowing your system down. When you begin to suspect that the spyware is in your computer, there are a number of things that you can do.

Owing to the different types of Zlob spyware out there, the ways and means of deleting them also vary. The first step is to go to the Add/Remove programs in Windows and look for the program there. If it is on the list, click remove. In some cases that will be enough.

If you reboot the system and still experience the symptoms, chances are the Zlob spyware is still there. If this happens, you should go to the Run option in the Start Menu and type "taskmgr". Click "processes" and uncheck any files named msmsgs.exe or nvctrl.exe. Reboot your computer and run a few programs to check if the Zlob spyware has disappeared.

If the problems persist, chances are the Zlob spyware still has a few DLL files installed. To remove them, go to Windows Explorer and click search and type uimcu.dll, dtjby.dll and antzozc.dll. Once they appear in the results box, select and delete them. Use shift plus delete to permanently remove them from your PC.

For good measure, erase any other Zlob spyware from the Windows Registry as well. Click the Start Menu, and go to the Run option. In the dialog box, type "regedit" and hit enter or click "ok". Once the Registry Editor opens, look for any of the dll files mentioned earlier and delete them. If there is a folder called Zlob, delete it too.

These steps should get rid of any Zlob spyware in your computer. To lessen the instance of this happening, you should install an anti spyware program and antivirus software. A lot of these applications are free and regularly updated so there is really no excuse for not having one. Also be careful when you open any email attachments or downloading software without scanning the file first.

Another step you can take to lessen the damage that Zlob spyware and others like it can inflict on your system is to perform a regular backup. Doing this will make it easier for you to reinstall the programs in case the need arises. Of course, it is also important that you have the CDs so that you can restore the software quickly. However, do not make the mistake of backing up files on a hard disk that is infected with spyware or viruses as this may affect the ones on your backup disc too.

The important thing to remember when you realize that the Zlob spyware is in your system is not to panic. By simply following the steps outlined above, you will have no problems eliminating this threat from your personal computer.

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Peter Garant
Peter Garant is a computer expert and Internet security consultant and has written many articles such as Zlob Info and Trojan Horse Virus Info for Tech FAQ web site.
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Peter Garant is a computer expert and Internet security consultant and has written many articles such as Zlob Info and Trojan Horse Virus Info for Tech FAQ web site.

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