Computer malware usually come with features that could be attributed to different categories of computer infections. For example, Worm.Zhelatin.GG is an e-mail worm that has rootkit features. This worm can spread on its own via spam e-mail attachments. In order to spread to other systems, Worm.Zhelatin.GG makes use of the e-mailing networks that belong to the compromised computer. Since it behaves as a rookit, it can be hard to determine whether you are infected with this threat or not – it simply stays in the system background to avoid being detected.
Usually this worm comes with an attachment file that is named “click me.exe”, “movie.exe”, “video.exe”. The setup file looks like an ordinary executable, because this way there is a higher possibility that user clicks it. Once Worm.Zhelatin.GG gets into the system, it creates a peer-to-peer network of its own, in order to spread faster and to infect as many computers as possible. The worm installation file drops a rootkit component into the Windows System folder under the name of wincom32.sys. This file is known to be associated with other malware such as Trojan.Peacomm, so getting infected with Worm.Zhelatin.GG means that your system gets exposed to other infections as well.
In order to protect itself and to remain in your system as long as possible, Worm.Zhelatin.GG adds a registry entry that allows it to auto-start each time you turn on your computer. What is more, the worm scans the running processes list and kills a number of processes that could be related to security programs and Windows system utilities. For example, Worm.Zhelatin.GG can terminate Windows Task Manager Process, because this utility is necessary for manual infection removal. However, if you are not a computer expert, you are not encouraged to carry on with manual Worm.Zhelatin.GG removal.
You should perform full system scans with SpyHunter free scanner on a regular basis, to detect any malicious infection immediately, before it managed to cause a great damage. Also, do not hesitate to invest in a powerful antimalware tool that will help you to remove Worm.Zhelatin.GG for good and safeguard your PC against similar threats.