I wrote this article to help you remove Zwangi.com. This Zwangi.com removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
Zwangi.com is a malicious domain but, most importantly, it is a clear sign that your computer is infected with a cyber parasite. A browser hijacker is currently lurking somewhere on your machine and it is your job to stop it. Hijackers, even though they are far from what is considered the most dreaded cyber infection, must not be underestimated. If given enough time, this pest will eventually go out of control. Trust us when we say that you don’t want that to happen. This infection is sneaky. It enters in complete silence and proceeds to wreak havoc.
Another thing the virus does in the background is spying on you. The espionage starts immediately after infiltration. The hijacker monitors every single online move of yours. It has access to your IP addresses, email addresses, usernames, accounts, passwords, browsing history, search queries and results, etc. But don’t think this is all. Your personal and financial information is also at risk. And if the pest gets to it, so will the crooks behind it. Everything the hijacker has access to, the hackers have access to as well. The question it, are you going to allow this? Are you going to sit quietly while the parasite is exposing your valuable details to danger? Do the right thing and delete the intruder. You have nothing to lose, but you have a lot to gain. As soon as you spot Zwangi.com, starts looking for the infection and remove it upon discovery.
However, the hijacker may enter undetected and silently spy on you, but the rest you can very much notice. All of a sudden our browsing experience changes significantly. You suffer constant redirect to Zwangi.com and other just as shady pages. Anytime you try visiting a page, you are redirected to another suspicious one. And Zwangi.com becomes your online shadow. You see it everywhere. It even replaces your homepage and search engine so you are stuck with it. Don’t trust this engine. It mostly generates sponsored links which mean trouble. You can fill your PC with infections in minutes if you click on the wrong link. Avoid everything displayed by the Zwangi.com engine. And don’t forget about the countless malicious ads you are flooded with.
Coupons, discounts, offers, deals, best prices, video ads, and pretty much whatever else you can think of. Your screen is completely covered with commercials all the time. Surfing the web becomes an impossible task. You are either redirected or the content of the page you are trying to load is blocked by ads that cannot be closed. But as annoying as all these interruptions may be, you have an even bigger problem. You are constantly one click away from more malware. The ads, the pages you are redirected to are all dangerous as the chances are they conceal more threats. And sometimes your single click is enough to practically invite said threats on board while helping crooks gain money in the meantime. Yes, hackers use you to make profits via the pay-per-click method. Your clicks fill their pockets and may compromise your already underperforming machine even more. That’s why stay away from everything the hijacker throws your way. While the pest is on board browsing the web is anything but safe. And, as mentioned, neither is your private information. Don’t procrastinate. Use our removal guide below and get rid of the hijacker for good.
Finally, we have gotten to the part how to protect yourself in the future. First of all, you should now that this hijacker managed to infect you because you were careless. It asked you for your permission to enter and you gave it. But don’t rush blaming yourself. The hijacker tricked you intro giving it green light. It used one of the old but gold means of infiltration to dupe you and it succeeded because you weren’t paying attention. For instance, hijackers hide behind spam messages posing as legitimate, freeware bundles, corrupted pages/links/torrents, malicious pop-up ads, fake program updates, etc. If you are negligent, any of these methods would work. Infections pray for your haste and distractions. This way you cannot spot them on time and they parade in undisturbed. Pay more attention online. Don’t rush giving your approval to anything. Don’t skip the Terms and Conditions. Stay away from shady sites. Remember that preventing an infection is much easier that dealing with it later.
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.
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.
Please, follow the steps precisely to remove Zwangi.com 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 Zwangi.com from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.