BestZiper Ads Removal

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This page aims to help you remove BestZiper Ads. Our removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.

BestZiper is an application supposedly providing you with various compression methods. However there’s more to the story. No one likes being obstructed by annoying online ads, banners, pop-ups or box messages while surfing the internet. For the most part, when users encounter such irritating promotional materials in their browser, the ads would normally come from a specific website and as soon as the site is closed, the displaying of the adverts would cease. However, there are instances when this is not the case. There’s a program type known as Adware that when installed on the computer gets added to the browser as some sort of extension. As soon as the Adware becomes part of the user’s IE, Firefox, Edge or Chrome browser, it begins to spam it with irritating and heavily obstructive box messages, banners, pop-ups, etc. The ads would show on each browser tab and window irrespective of the website that is opened in them. In the next lines, we will acquaint our readers with a piece of software called BestZiper. It is a recently released Adware and the purpose of this article would be to give you a good idea about what it’s capable of and how you can avoid having it installed on your PC. Also, we will provide you with instructions on how to uninstall the pesky program and remove it from your browser in case BestZiper has already gotten on your computer. If you currently have the nagging Adware on your machine, do not hesitate to visit our free guide manual at the bottom of the article and use it to eliminate the unpleasant program.

Why are the ads so intrusive?

The developers of Adware programs earn money through their products by utilizing the Pay-Per-Click model. This allows them to gain income for each click that a user makes on any of the ads generated by the Adware. Of course, the revenue gained by a single click is negligible, but as long as the irritating software gets installed onto a sufficient number of computers, the overall profit would actually be rather impressive. This is also the reason why the ads never seem to stop and why there’s just so many of them. It’s all made to ensure that enough of those pesky banners and pop-ups receive clicks. Oftentimes the user would only interact with an ad in hopes that this would make the advert go away. Here, it is important to mention that this is hardly ever an effective way for removing the ads. First of all, even if the current one goes away, surely another will soon come to replace it. Additionally, even if you click on the advert’s closing button, this could still be counted as a click on the ad itself and thus result in a page redirect. We will explain why this can actually be a bad thing in our next paragraph.

Is your PC at risk?

Adware programs are certainly different from real PC viruses. For example, having BestZiper installed on your PC is nowhere near as problematic and as dangerous as having your system infected by a malicious Trojan Horse, Ransomware or Spyware. On the other hand, Adware programs are probably not the safest type of software to have on your computer. While they would probably not try to inflict any damage on your PC or mess with your privacy and personal data, programs like BestZiper are still to be approached with caution. In the previous paragraph we mentioned that clicking on an the ads that Adware generate is not preferable since it could redirect you to other sites. The reason for that is because sometimes the website that opens from an ad might unsafe and could potentially expose your computer to different dangers and online risks. Furthermore, sometimes such redirects might occur without you having done anything if you have an Adware on your PC. Therefore, even if BestZiper is not some malicious Ransomware virus, it is still something that you should probably remove from your system so as to avoid landing any more unwanted and potentially hazardous software.

Methods used for distributing Adware

There are a number of different techniques that most Adware developers use in order to get their products to reach as many users as possible, which would effectively increase the profit from the program. Most of those methods include some form of stealth installation or in other words getting the software inside the computer without the user’s knowledge. A few examples of that would be the spam messages sent to the user’s email or social network accounts or the various social engineering techniques used for the purposes of Adware distribution (misleading browser ads, offers, warnings, etc.). One other very popular method is program-bundling, which allows the Adware to get installed onto the user’s PC alongside some other program by being added to its installer. The reason this technique actually works is because users don’t pay attention to the setup wizard options that they are presented with. Be sure not to make that mistake the next time you are about to install a new program on your PC. Always carefully look at the options provided in the setup menu and if you see bundled installs there, uncheck them in case you think that they could be some sort of Adware or some other type of potentially unwanted program.

SUMMARY:

Name BestZiper
Type  PUP/Adware
Danger Level Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Symptoms Intrusive banners, ads and box messages popping-up on your screen every time you open your browser program is the most typical symptom.
Distribution Method Social network and e-mail spam, unreliable and suspicious online adverts and offers, untrustworthy file-sharing websites, software bundles and others.
Detection Tool We generally recommend SpyHunter or a similar anti-malware program that is updated daily.

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BestZiper Ads Removal

If you are a Windows user, continue with the guide below.

If you are a Mac user, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide.

If you are an Android user, please use our Android Malware Removal guide.


Step1

Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.

Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).

Step2

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Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab (the “Details” Tab on Win 8 and 10). Try to determine which processes are dangerous. 

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Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:

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After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections. 

Step3

Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.

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You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them.

Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:

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Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious.

Step4

Hold the Start Key and R –  copy + paste the following and click OK:

notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:

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If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.

Open the start menu and search for Network Connections (On Windows 10 you just write it after clicking the Windows button), press enter.

  1. Right-click on the Network Adapter you are using —> Properties —> Internet Protocol Version 4 (ICP/IP), click  Properties.
  2. The DNS line should be set to Obtain DNS server automatically. If it is not, set it yourself.
  3. Click on Advanced —> the DNS tab. Remove everything here (if there is something) —> OK.

DNS

Step5

  • After you complete this step, the threat will be gone from your browsers. Finish the next step as well or it may reappear on a system reboot.

Right click on the browser’s shortcut —> Properties.

NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but you can do this for Firefox and IE (or Edge).

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Properties —–> Shortcut. In Target, remove everything after .exe.

ie9-10_512x512  Remove BestZiper from Internet Explorer:

Open IE, click  IE GEAR —–> Manage Add-ons.

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Find the threat —> Disable. Go to IE GEAR —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.

firefox-512 Remove BestZiper from Firefox:

Open Firefoxclick  mozilla menu  ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.

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Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundRemove BestZiper from Chrome:

Close Chrome. Navigate to:

 C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. There is a Folder called “Default” inside:

Rename the Folder to Backup Default

Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome.

Step6

WARNING!
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Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.

Inside, press CTRL and F together and type the threat’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show up this way, go manually to these directories and delete/uninstall them:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious.
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random

If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!