What is Worm.Zhelatin.GG?

Worm.Zhelatin.GG is an infection which is categorized as a computer worm. This threat gets to the system via spam email attachments, and once the attached file is installed, the threat starts running in the background. Worm.Zhelatin.GG spreads disguised as an executable file named Movie.exe, Video.exe, Read More.exe, News.ex, or as a different file. If you ever come across an e-mail that whose sender you do not recognize or that contains a suspicious attachment, ignore the sender and delete the e-mail. If it is too late and your system is already infected with Worm.Zhelatin.GG, install a reliable spyware removal tool that is powerful enough to remove the threat as regular anti-virus program may not help you get rid of the infection.

How does Worm.Zhelatin.GG operate?

Worm.Zhelatin.GG starts running once the Windows OS loads, and it is done after having installed a rootkit which hides the threat from security programs. Moreover, Worm.Zhelatin.GG implements a botnet component so that the infected computer can be used for sending spam e-mails. The threat hides it registry entries which also hampers the removal of the infection, especially when the removal is carried out manually. As a result, instead of trying to delete the components of Worm.Zhelatin.GG on your own, you should use an automatic spyware removal program.

Additionally, Worm.Zhelatin.GG browses the infected system for e-mail addresses, and if any are found, Worm.Zhelatin.GG sends its copy to the e-mails that are detected. You may not suspect that Worm.Zhelatin.GG is present within the system as the threat does not exhibit any visible symptoms. The only symptom that you may notice is malicious processes that you can find in the Task Manager. Some of the names of the harmful files area random letter strings, while some others bear the names of system files.

One of the files that you should be aware of is svchast.exe, which hides itself from security programs and monitors the operations of other programs.  Another file which also hides itself and enables the communication between the infected and remote systems is xpupdate.exe. Note that there are more dangerous components of Worm.Zhelatin.GG, all of which have to be removed from the PC.

How to remove Worm.Zhelatin.GG?

Due to the complexity of the infection and the changes that it makes, it is advisable to use a spyware removal program which is capable of worm removal. We recommend using SpyHunter as this anti-spyware program can easily terminate various types of spyware and malware and safeguard the system against various computer infections.

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