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Thursday, June 4, 2015

Attacked by Hacktool.win32.Pacher.zt Trojan Horse - Removal Instructions

Hacktool.win32.Pacher.zt is classified as an Trojan Horse which is dangerous and harmful to your computer system. As a trojan horse, it is not able to duplicate itself, but it is capable of getting connected with remote hackers and let them use your PC freely. Sometimes, you may find that your mouse cusor is out of your control, it can click and open programs or web pages itself. That's because remote hackers are using your PC.

As soon as Hacktool.win32.Pacher.zt intrudes into your PC, it will alter your system settings so as to inject a lot of malicious codes into your PC. You may notice unwanted icons or malicous files with the similar name of your files in your computer. They are malicious files that Hacktool.win32.Pacher.zt inserts into your PC. Once clicking, you will wake up these infecions. Your PC will be turned to be sluggish.

Some features of Hacktool.win32.Pacher.zt

It violates your computer privacy and degrades your system security.

It is difficult to get connect to the Internet, or once connected, it will get disconnected constantly.

It can download other malware infections or open system backdoors for hackers.

It changes your search engine and homepage without letting you know.

Make your computer sluggish and crash down.

Hacktool.win32.Pacher.zt Removal Guide

Guide 1: To manually delete all its related items like the steps showed below

a: Get into the safe mode with networking

<Restart your computer. As your computer restarts but before Windows launches, tap "F8" key constantly. Use the arrow keys to highlight the "Safe Mode with Networking" option, and then press ENTER>

b: Stop all the related processes of Hacktool.win32.Pacher.zt

Press Ctrl+Alt+Del together to open Task Manager -> click on processes and tick Processes from all users box -> click on End Process to end all processes 

c: Open Control Panel from Start menu and search for Folder Options.

When Folder Options window opens, click on its View tab, tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then press OK.

d: Delete all the related registry entries 

Press Windows+R to launch Run…-> type Regedit into Open box and click OK to open Registry Editor-> find out all registry entries above and delete them

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Win32/Pdfjsc.Q " = "%AppData%\<random>.exe"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Win32/Pdfjsc.Q " = "%AppData%\<random>.exe"

e: Remove infected files  


C:\Program Files\<random>

Guide 2: To safely and automatically uninstall it with SpyHunter

SpyHunter is a world-famous real-time malware protection and removal tool, which is designed to detect , remove and protect your PC from the latest malware attacks, such as Trojans, worms, rootkits, rogue viruses, browser hijacker, ransomware, adware, key-loggers, and so forth. To keep SpyHunter Anti-malware on your computer is an important way to protect your computer in a good condition. Please find the instruction as follow.

Step 1: Click the icon to download SpyHunter.

Step 2: Click to Run the file.

Step 3: After installation, click Start New Scan to find out potential threats.

Step 4: Select All and Remove all reported threat.


Guide to download RegCure Pro to optimize PC 

If you are still worried about the left over of Hacktool.win32.Pacher.zt and want to clean all the unwanted registry entries,  it is recommended to use RegCure Pro. RegCure Pro is packed with the tools you need to boost your PC’s speed and performance. Featuring an intuitive interface and easy-to-use work flow, RegCure Pro scans common problem areas – and quickly and safely fixes them. As well, it has several tools and features to address other performance and computing issues.

Step 1. Install and launch RegCure Pro on your PC.

Step 2.  Click "Yes" to download and install RegCure Pro.


Step 3. Click "Next" to continue.

Step 4. RegCure Pro will open automatically on your screen.

RegCure Pro

 Step 5. RegCure Pro is scanning your PC for error.

 RegCure Pro2

Step 6. After scanning, choose the issues you want to fix. 


Conclution: Manual removal Hacktool.win32.Pacher.zt is a very complex and difficult process. If you don’t have sufficient expertise in dealing with the manual removal, Install Spyhunter can be your better choice. It is capable of auto-detecting and removing viruses. You can also Download RegCure Pro to help you remove unneeded registry files and optimize the computer.

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