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Zeus Virus Detected Scam Removal

In case that you need some basic information about Zeus Virus Detected and the way it operates, here you are going to find the details that concern this program. If you also want to remove it from your system, then again here, you are going to find a free removal guide, which can help you uninstall it and get rid of all of its annoying activities. This program falls into the category of the infamous browser hijackers. As such, it has probably applied some modifications to your browser’s homepage or search engine and is the most probable reason for your numerous page redirects, new tabs and ads, that keep popping up on your screen. The good news is that whether you are using Chrome, Firefox, or another popular browsing program, the guide that we have included below can help you effectively uninstall the browser hijacker and all of its changes. So, take a look at it and put an end to your browsing disturbance.

Zeus Virus Detected is a browser hijacker – what is that?

The web is full of useful and not so useful programs, even some dangerous ones. Zeus Virus Detected, fortunately, is not among the nasty threats, but it is an example of a rather intrusive browser hijacker, which is able to greatly interfere with your normal browsing activity. If you are reading this, you probably know first-hand that this program is capable of imposing some potentially unwanted changes to your browser’s settings like replacing your homepage with some sponsored one or changing your search engine and initiating sudden page redirects to different sites full of ads, pop-ups, and promotions. The idea behind this activity is online advertising. This is the main reason for the creation of browser hijackers like Zeus Virus Detected. These pieces of software are commonly used to generate and display a huge amount of advertisements. However, the rather aggressive way they do that is able to irritate the users to such an extent, that they would want to uninstall the browser hijacker and remove all of its imposed modifications.

Can Zeus Virus Detected put your system in danger?

We have some good news for those of you, who are probably concerned about their system’s safety. No browser hijacker has ever been related to any malicious activities. Therefore, you don’t need to be worried if you have Zeus Virus Detected on your PC. It won’t corrupt your system or mess with your data the way that a nasty virus or a Ransomware threat would do, for example. Unlike real viruses, browser hijackers are not interested in harming the user’s machine. They are only specialized in bombarding their screen with different sponsored advertisements, usually with the aim of generating profits for their developers from Pay-Per-Click campaigns. As harmless as they are, however, these pieces of software may still cause some problems, which could be enough for you to decide to uninstall them from your machine.

Common problems related to browser hijackers:

Having your browsing constantly disturbed by a bunch of intrusive and potentially unwanted advertisements, page redirects and new toolbars is just a small part of the potential inconvenience a browser hijacker like Zeus Virus Detected may create. This program is often related to other, rather invasive activity – it may collect information about your browsing habits, your history of searches, your bookmarks and the web pages you frequently visit. This is done usually for marketing purposes since many of the advertisers would love to learn more about your interests and display ads, which match them. Your system may also experience some lags and generally sluggish performance because this program can really eat up a fair share of system resources for its useless ads generating activity. But the things you should be concerned the most are the unknown web pages you may get redirected to and the ads and pop-ups you see. No one can guarantee you how safe they are, and it is not excluded that you suddenly bump into a well-camouflaged virus, a Trojan or a Ransomware threat if you frequently click on such randomly generated messages. That’s why, for your safety, it is recommended that you remove the source of these ads.

To keep your system safe in the future, it is also advisable to avoid interaction with non-reputed software sources, spam emails and their attachments, different free downloads, shareware platforms or torrents. Always read the EULA before installing new software on your machine because browser hijackers tend to get inside it thanks to different software bundles. To prevent their automatic installation, don’t forget to check the “Advanced” or “Custom” option in the setup and customize the installer.

Zeus Virus Detected Scam Removal

Before you begin completing the steps from the following guide, we advise you to place a bookmark on this page or have it opened on a separate device since some of the following steps will require you to close your browser.

Enter Safe Mode. If you don’t know how to do it, use this guide.


Open the Task Manger by pressing Ctrl+Shift+Esc. Go to the processes/details Tab and take a look at the resulting list. If you see a process with the name of the unwanted program or looks shady, right-click on it and select Open File Location. If you believe it is part of the infection, delete the files.


Use the Winkey+R key combination to open the Run window and in the search field type appwiz.cpl. Hit Enter and in the resulting list, look for recently installed programs that look potentially unwanted. If you find anything – uninstall it.


Re-open Run and this tie type msconfig. Hit Enter again and in the resulting window, go to the Startup tab. See if there are any shady programs there and if anything looks suspicious uncheck it and then select OK.

In the Start Menu search field, copy-paste the following line: notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts . Open the first result and look at the bottom of the file where it says “Localhost”. If there are any IP addresses below that, tell us what they are in the comments since they might be coming from the unwanted software.


Type Network Connections in the Windows search field and click on the first result. Right-click on the adapter that you are using at the moment and go to Properties > Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IP) > Properties.

If the DNS line is not set to Obtain DNS server automatically, make sure to check that option.

Now go to Advanced > DNS tab and remove everything in DNS server addresses, in order of use.


Right-click on your browser’s icon and select Properties. Delete everything in Target that is after .exe”.

For Chrome users

Close Chrome and go to this folder: C:/Users/*Your username*/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. Change the name of the Default folder to Backup Default. Re-open Chrome.

For Firefox users

Open Firefox and click on the Main Menu > Add-ons > Extensions. If you see anything suspicious there, remove it.

For IE users

When you open the browser, go to Tools > Manage Ad-ons and remove the unwanted software if you see it there. Next, go to Tools > Internet options and change the homepage URL to whatever you are normally using.


Open Run (Winkey+R), type Regedit and click on OK. Next, press Ctrl+F and type the malware name. Hit Enter and delete everything that gets found.

If there are no results from the search, manually visit those folders in the Registry Editor.

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Run
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Internet Explorer/Main

If you find there any suspicious keys that have names with a lot of random letters and numbers, delete them or if you are not sure, tell us in the comments what you saw.

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