BreeZip Virus

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BreeZip

Trojans like BreeZip are the worst possible kind of malware that web users may encounter. It’s not only the legendary myth that makes the term “Trojan” instantly recognizable. Even those who aren’t tech-savvy and can’t think of any other computer viruses by name, have definitely heard of these threats at least once and BreeZip is not an exception.

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The BreeZip virus will leave files, even after you uninstall it from your system

Trojan horse infections are well-known, and the fact that more than 75% of all malware infections are caused by Trojans backs this up.

Once the Trojan is removed, you need to improve your computer’s security and ensure your system isn’t compromised again. You may do this by staying away from anything that might infect you with a Trojan horse, such as spam emails and unsafe websites. Torrents and other downloaded files might also have hidden dangers. Therefore, it is important to always use reputable download sites when downloading content from the internet. You should also try to restrict your engagement with online adverts, as among them there are malvertisements, which are designed to transmit viruses and other online dangers.

If you still have questions after reading this article, you may ask them in the comments section, and we will do our best to help.

SUMMARY:

NameBreeZip
TypeTrojan
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Please follow all the steps below in order to remove BreeZip!

How to Uninstall BreeZip Virus

  1. First, click the Start Menu on your Windows PC.
  2. Type Programs and Settings in the Start Menu, click the first item, and find BreeZip in the programs list that would show up.
  3. Select BreeZip from the list and click on Uninstall.
  4. Follow the steps in the removal wizard.

If you have a Windows virus, continue with the guide below.

If you have a Mac virus, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide.

If you have an Android virus, please use our Android Malware Removal guide.

If you have an iPhone virus, please use our iPhone Virus Removal guide


What we suggest you do first is, check the list of programs that are presently installed on the infected device and uninstall any rogue software that you find there:

  • From the Start Menu, navigate to Control Panel ->>> Programs and Features ->>> Uninstall a Program.
  • Next, carefully search for unfamiliar programs or programs that have been installed recently and could be related to BreeZip.
  • If you find any of the programs suspicious then uninstall them if they turn out to be linked to BreeZip.
  • If a notification appears on your screen when you try to uninstall a specific questionable program prompting you to just alter it or repair it, make sure you choose NO and complete the steps from the removal wizard.

Remove BreeZip from Chrome

  1. Click on the three dots in the right upper corner
  2. Go to more tools
  3. Now select extensions
  4. Remove the BreeZip extension
  • Once you open Chrome, click on the three-dots icon to open the browser’s menu, go to More Tools/ More Options, and then to Extensions.
  • Again, find the items on that page that could be linked to BreeZip and/or that might be causing problems in the browser and delete them.
  • Afterwards, go to this folder: Computer > C: > Users > *Your User Account* > App Data > Local > Google > Chrome > User Data. In there, you will find a folder named Default – you should change its name to Backup Default and restart the PC.
  • Note that the App Data folder is normally hidden so you’d have to first make the hidden files and folders on your PC visible before you can access it.

How to get rid of BreeZip on FF/Edge/etc.

  1. Open the browser and select the menu icon.
  2. From the menu, click on the Add-ons button.
  3. Look for the BreeZip extension
  4. Get rid of BreeZip by removing it from extensions

If using Firefox:

  • Open Firefox
  • Select the three parallel lines menu and go to Add-ons.
  • Find the unwanted add-on and delete it from the browser – if there is more than one unwanted extension, remove all of them.
  • Go to the browser menu again, select Options, and then click on Home from the sidebar to the left.
  • Check the current addresses for the browser’s homepage and new-tab page and change them if they are currently set to address(es) you don’t know or trust.

If using MS Edge/IE:

  • Start Edge
  • Select the browser menu and go to Extensions.
  • Find and uninstall any Edge extensions that look undesirable and unwanted.
  • Select Settings from the browser menu and click on Appearance.
  • Check the new-tab page address of the browser and if it has been modified by “BreeZip” or another unwanted app, change it to an address that you’d want to be the browser’s new-tab page.

How to Delete BreeZip

  1. Open task manager
  2. Look for the BreeZip process
  3. Select it and click on End task
  4. Open the file location to delete BreeZip
  • Access the Task Manager by pressing together the Ctrl + Alt + Del keys and then selecting Task Manager.
  • Open Processes and there try to find a process with the name of the unwanted software. If you find it, select it with the right button of the mouse and click on the Open File Location option.
  • If you don’t see a “BreeZip” process in the Task Manager, look for another suspicious process with an unusual name. It is likely that the unwanted process would be using lots of RAM and CPU so pay attention to the number of resources each process is using.
  • Tip: If you think you have singled out the unwanted process but are not sure, it’s always a good idea to search for information about it on the Internet – this should give you a general idea if the process is a legitimate one from a regular program or from your OS or if it is indeed likely linked to the adware.
  • If you find another suspicious process, open its File Location too.
  • Once in the File Location folder for the suspicious process, start testing all of the files that are stored there by dragging them to our free online scanner available below.
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    • If the scanner finds malware in any of the files, return to the Processes tab in the Task Manager, select the suspected process, and then select the End Process option to quit it.
    • Go back to the folder where the files of that process are located and delete all of the files that you are allowed to delete. If all files get deleted normally, exit the folder and delete that folder too. If one or more of the files showed an error message when you tried to delete them, leave them for now and return to try to delete them again once you’ve completed the rest of the guide.

    How to Uninstall BreeZip

    1. Click on the home button
    2. Search for Startup Apps
    3. Look for BreeZip in there
    4. Uninstall BreeZip from Startup Apps by turning it off
    • Now you need to carefully search for and uninstall any Hostingcloud. racing-related entries from the Registry. The easiest way to do this is to open the Registry Editor app (type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter) and then open a Find dialog (CTRL+F key combination) where you have to type the name of the threat. 
    • Perform a search by clicking on the Find Next button and delete any detected results. Do this as many times as needed until no more results are found. 
    • After that, to ensure that there are no remaining entries lined to BreeZip in the Registry, go manually to the following directories and delete them:
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Random Directory. 
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Run/Random
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Internet Explorer/Main/Random

    What is BreeZip?

    BreeZip is a recently reported Trojan-based malware that operates in secrecy and has a number of malicious functions. This threat has been infecting more and more users as one of the newest members of the Trojan family. If you have any reason to believe that BreeZip may have been installed on your computer, below you will find detailed instructions that will help you to remove the virus on your own.
    BreeZip stands out from the rest of the computer threats because of its versatility when it comes to performing malicious activities. Most cybercriminals prefer Trojan threats like this one precisely because of their ability to cause a wide variety of problems on the infected computers.
    Depending on the goals of the hackers who control it, BreeZip and trojans like FastPcProf, Altruistic.exe , may be programmed to delete specific files or to format all of your disks and drives, erasing everything on them in the process. It’s easy to see how such a data-destroying attack could make your computer completely useless.


    Is BreeZip dangerous?

    BreeZip and other malware of this kind are regularly used for theft. Financial data, health conditions, professional details, and even company data may all be accessible to the criminals who are in control of the virus. There are many methods this malware may use to collect such information. For example, BreeZip could use a method called keystroke logging to record every keypress. The attackers might then use this information to get access to your online accounts, such as social media, financial, and others. However, there are other, more dangerous techniques of data theft that might give the hackers complete control over your internet activity, such as redirecting all of your traffic to their servers.
    Another malicious use of Trojans is espionage. Hackers may use BreeZip to listen to your conversations through your mic, view your screen, read your text messages, and keep track of everything you do on the compromised computer.
    In addition to that, your infected computer might be used as part of a botnet, infecting other computers in its network and spreading spam. Oftentimes, ransomware may be inserted onto a victim’s computer through a Trojan with the intention of encrypting data stored on it and demanding a ransom. If the attackers don’t blackmail you to pay a ransom, they might decide to exploit your computer’s resources to mine cryptocurrencies.
    As you can see, BreeZip might be up to a wide variety of malicious activities on your computer. Therefore, there is no doubt that getting rid of it is essential. You can either manually get rid of the infection by following the steps in our BreeZip removal guide, or you can use the recommended removal program on this page.

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    Lidia Howler

    Lidia is a web content creator with years of experience in the cyber-security sector. She helps readers with articles on malware removal and online security. Her strive for simplicity and well-researched information provides users with easy-to-follow It-related tips and step-by-step tutorials.

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