Zeus Virus (911239217 Scam) Removal

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This page aims to help you remove Zeus Virus (911239217 Scam) . Our removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.

If you have landed here because you’ve recently come to the realization that your machine has been infected by a program called Zeus Virus (911239217 Scam) – stick around. We have dedicated this article to answering all your most pressing questions about this annoying and intrusive program. As Zeus Virus (911239217 Scam) belongs to the software category of browser hijackers, it’s likely that you noticed the infection thanks to a handful of symptoms that are characteristic for this software type. Such are, for example, the change in your Chrome, Firefox, Edge or other browser’s homepage and perhaps even a new default search engine that on top of it all has started to redirect you to various sponsored pages. In addition, your screen is likely to be flooded with numerous advertising and promotional materials, such as popups, banners, colorful box messages, etc. If this is the case, then you have most likely also come to the conclusion that no matter what you do – the imposed settings won’t go away. We have a solution for you and you will find it in the removal guide below. But before removing the invasive program, we recommend reading the information in this article first.

What are browser hijackers? Is there reason to fear Zeus Virus (911239217 Scam) ?

Browser hijackers the slightly more personalized approach of the marketing industry towards potential customers. What we mean by that is that normally you will see ads on websites you visit, as in you go to them. With hijackers it’s quite the opposite – they come to you and bring their staggering numbers of ads with them. Obviously, the various vendors and distributors of the advertised products and services benefit from their increased exposure. But there’s usually also another party involved and that would be the developers of programs like this one. They, in turn, profit from the paid clicks on all the said ads. This is possible thanks to a very widely used remuneration system called the Pay Per Click scheme. So, basically, it boils down to a simple formula: more clicks = more money.

This is a very important thing to know when trying to understand the fundamental principles of how programs like Zeus Virus (911239217 Scam) function. And this is so, because the PPC scheme is what dictates their most typical behavior. One such characteristic behavioral trait is the ability of browser hijackers to look through your browsing history and determine your browsing patterns. This is done by closely monitoring the websites you visit, especially those you visit most often and even bookmark, as well the type of content you showcase interest in. This can be links that you like or share on social media or the type of things you search for online. Based on this acquired information, the hijacker can then apply it to its flow of ads for every separate user. Thus, it will in essence modify the ad displaying process so as to match your estimated preferences in the hopes of gaining more clicks from you.

What’s wrong with this picture? A lot. First of all, this can very well be regarded as a privacy invasion, especially given the fact that pretty much no user knowingly agreed to this kind of prying into their browsing habits. Furthermore, this data can easily be transmitted to other marketers and third parties, which isn’t too good of a thing either. However, that’s not to say that this activity is outright harmful or illegal. It isn’t and most of the time browser hijackers are fully legit programs. They are often categorized by security experts as potentially unwanted, though, because of their intrusiveness, on the one hand, but also because of the risk of them exposing users to genuine threats.

For example, due to the rise of viruses such as ransomware, online ads have become a hidden danger. This is due to the fact that hackers will often use them to mask their malicious programs and even use them are transmitters. This practice is better known as malvertising and boils down to injecting a perfectly harmless-looking online ad, such as a banner or popup, with the malicious script of some virus, like ransomware for example. Once some unsuspecting user clicks on an ad like that – they’re done for, as they will automatically download the malicious program, most often without even realizing it. For this reason we advise all our readers to abstain from interacting with any online ads and removing the program that’s generating them.

Zeus Virus (911239217 Scam) 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.

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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 Zeus Virus (911239217 Scam)  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 Zeus Virus (911239217 Scam)  from Firefox:

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

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Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundRemove Zeus Virus (911239217 Scam)  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

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