How to Remove Zeus Virus (Chrome/Edge/Firefox)

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I wrote this article to help you remove Zeus Virus. This Zeus Virus removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.

Zeus is a nasty cyber infection with adware capabilities. Its one and only goal is to get to your money. However, the pest does not steal anything. Instead, it relies on tricks and lies to involve you in a scam so you would give it money yourself. Keep in mind that if you ignore the threat this parasite poses and let it stay on board, your situation will worsen. No cyber infection should be underestimated as each one eventually goes out of control. Do yourself a favor and delete this virus. The sooner you get rid of it, the better. Luckily for you, this article will not only help you realize what kind of infection Zeus actually is, but it also provides a detailed removal guide for you to tackle the threat.

The minute Zeus lands on board, your browsers get infected. The pest appends to them its pesky extension this injecting them with ads. However, these ads are not about product offers, deals, and coupons. They are alert messages. Every time you go online, you get greeted with warning signs that your machine is in danger. The messages state that your PC is brimming with infections and that if you don’t take immediate measures, you will regret it. Well, this is not true. Of course, you have an infection on board. Singular, though. The only thing you have to worry about is Zeus. Other than that, your machine is just fine.

Remove Zeus Virus
The Zeus Virus

As we said, the reason why Zeus is trying so hard to convince you to believe that your computer is filled with pests is money. It wants you to panic as, if you do, you will be more willing to so whatever the virus suggest. Try to remain calm and remember that all of these troublesome messages and alerts are fake. They are a bait. Don’t bite. The crooks behind Zeus are trying to scam you. According to the warnings, you have to dial the 911239217 number. The ads claim that you will get in touch with technicians. Again, more lies. You will have a pleasant talk with hackers instead. If you call them they will try to sell you some fake, useless anti-malware program that, according to them at least, with help you deal with the infections you are stuck with. Imaginary infections. Do not forget that.

The only pest you are stuck with is Zeus and it is responsible for all the bogus warnings you are bombarded with. Needless to say, do not comply with hackers` demands. Do not call them as it would cost you a lot. And we don’t only mean money. You will be also risking your privacy. The best thing to do is to find this greedy virus and delete it immediately. It doesn’t bring you anything good. On the contrary. Aside from ruining your browsing activities by flooding you with alerts, the pest is also causing your machine to slow down and crash more often. Your browsers freeze as well. Don’t wait. Remove it now and regain control over your machine. Follow our removal instructions and get rid of Zeus for good.

Once you do, make sure that you protect your PC better in the future. Do you know how most infections travel the Web? Via trickery and deceit. They rely on smart tactics to slither in. Like, freeware bundles, for instance. Be extra careful when installing programs on your machine. Crooks easily attach additional, malicious programs to other programs and, if you are not paying attention, you get the infections as a bonus. Be smart and don’t rush. Always opt for the Advanced settings in the Setup Wizard instead of the Basic ones. Yes, they are more time-consuming but they also give you complete control. You are able to see each program in the bundle and deselect anything that you don’t want. Don’t choose speed over safety and don’t be negligent. This is exactly what crooks expect you to do.

Zeus Virus Uninstall

STEP-1 Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you know how to do this, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:

For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
Safe Mode with Networking
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.‌
Windows 8 Safe Mode with Network
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
win10 safemode 1
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
win10 safemode 2

STEP-2Please, follow the steps precisely to remove Zeus Virus from the browser:

Remove From Mozilla Firefox:

Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
firefox extensions
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.

Remove From Chrome:

Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
chrome extensions

Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
ie gear
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.

STEP-3

Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.

ff shortcut

STEP-4

Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.

appwiz

Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.

STEP-5

Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

task manager

Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.

STEP-6

Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.

msconfig

Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Still can not remove Zeus Virus from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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Daniel Stoyanov
Daniel Stoyanov has a Master's degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria. He is also a Microsoft Certified Professional. Daniel provides top cyber security news with in-depth coverage of malware, vulnerabilities, PC and Network security, online safety.If you have any questions feel free to ask him right now.

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