S5Mark VPN (HackTool.Zacinlo) Malware – How to Remove It from Your PC

This blog post has been created to explain what is the HackToo.Zacinlo malware and show how you can remove it from your PC.

A new malware, calling itself Zacinlo has been recently detected by Symantec researchers to perform series of unwanted activities on the computers of victims. The malware’s main goal is to create various different types of files which monitor the infected computers and the tool registers various different types of entries that allow it to stop system processes and having it on your computer may mean that you may start seeing BSOD (Blue Screen of Death). If your PC has become infected by HackTool.Zacinlo, we advise that you read this article and learn how you can remove HackTool.Zacinlo from your computer completely.

Threat Summary

NameS5Mark VPN and Zacinlo Malware
TypeHacktool Malware/ Rootkit
Short DescriptionHeavily modifies Windows, shuts down system processes and blocks system activities on the infected computers.
SymptomsThe tool begins to monitor your PC and stop processes and if debugger is active, you may see BSOD.
Distribution MethodBundled downloads. Web pages which may advertise it.
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HackTool.Zacinlo – Spread

In order for this HackTool to be spread onto the computers of victims, the malware may come together with a fake program, like:

  • Fake version or setup of an often used software, like converters, etc.
  • Fake portable versions of programs.
  • Cracks.
  • Patches.
  • Keygens.
  • Other.

In addition to this, the Zacinlo malware, believed to originate from Romanie by the Zacinlo hacking group, has been reported to also add a rootkit compnent and to pretend to be the free VPN (Read more...)

*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from How to, Technology and PC Security Forum authored by Vencislav Krustev. Read the original post at: https://sensorstechforum.com/s5mark-vpn-hacktool-zacinlo-malware-remove-pc/