I wrote this article to help you remove ZAODZ9.EXE. This ZAODZ9.EXE removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
Is the ZAODZ9.EXE page familiar to you? Seeing this site all the time is bad news. It is a clear indication that there is a cyber infection on your machine. You are infected with a browser hijacker. That’s right. The hijacker has already managed to slither itself into your system and it is currently corrupting it from the shadows. The ZAODZ9.EXE`s display is its way of cluing you in. It uses the site as a front to lurk behind. For you, however, this page`s display is a big, neon warning sign that says “HIJACKER”.
Heed that warning. Do not underestimate the threat this infection poses. It may not seem as hazardous but it is not innocuous either. There is no such thing as a harmless virus. So, don’t think the hijacker will be beneficial to you. It won’t be. It brings along nothing but issues which grow in both numbers and severity as time passes. So, don’t waste your time. Find where the nasty infection is hiding and delete it immediately. If you don’t, it will cause you some irreversible damage. Don’t let that happen. The sooner you get rid of it, the better. Don’t procrastinate! Act!
Following a successful installation, this parasite makes a complete mess of your online activities. It hijacks your browsers and causes them to redirect you every time you go online. You are forced to visit numerous highly suspicious-looking pages all the time. ZAODZ9.EXE, of course, is at the helm. This site becomes your constant online companion. You see it everywhere. Also, it even replaces your search engine and homepage behind your back. But there is more. Your browsing experience turns into a nightmare. You cannot surf the web without being interrupted at every step. Due to the hijacker, you are also bombarded with tons of annoying commercials. They cover your entire screen and no matter what you do, they don’t go away.
Imagine getting any online work done under such conditions. It is impossible. Not only that, though. You are also constantly exposed to malware risk. The hijacker buries you with corrupted ads, link, and pages and if you click on one of them, you automatically download more infections on your already infected PC. Your click equals your permission for a virus to enter. If you are not careful, you will infect your machine with threats in no time and after that, it won`t be able to hold on for much longer. It will eventually break down completely and become unusable. Don’t sit idly by waiting for this to happen. Use our detailed removal guide at the end of this article and remove the hijacker for good. Do not think twice about it. The pest is malicious it has no place in your system.
How did you get infected with this hijacker? It didn’t appear as if by magic even though it seemed like it. The pest cannot enter your system without your permission. It is still a program and it needs to be properly installed. In other words, it needs your OKAY to get in. That’s why it asks for it but in the sneakiest way possible. Otherwise, you will deny it access. One of the most commonly used methods is called freeware bundling.
From now on, when you install a program, opt for the Custom settings in the Setup Wizard. They give you complete control while the Basic options are automatic. You will be able to check the entire bundle app by app as well as deselect all extra programs which are probably infections and are about to enter your machine. Remove them all. A little extra time and attention goes a long way and saves you tons of future problems.
Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you are familiar with this task, 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.
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.
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.
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
Here are the steps you must follow to permanently remove from the browser:
Remove From Mozilla Firefox:
Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
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).
Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.
Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.
Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.
Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start 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.
Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.
Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Still can not remove ZAODZ9.EXE from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.