How to remove ZenDeals Search – ZenDeals Toolbar Removal Instructions (Uninstall Guide)

ZenDeals Search – ZenDeals Toolbar (ZD)

ZenDeals is potential malware categorized as adware and browser hijacker that primarily installs to a computer system with or without user consent, changes internet browser settings, and causes many problems for computer users. ZenDeals potential malware titles can be found under ZenDeals Search, ZenDeals Toolbar, ZenDeals Manager, ZenDeals Coupons, ZD For Chrome, ZD For Firefox, and others. ZenDeals malware corrupts internet browser settings including the home page, managed, default and provided search engines of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Internet Explorer causing affected Internet Browsers to redirect to the ZenDeals Search Engine or search results page, searchconduit.com, http://zendeals.com/thanks/ie5, and other websites, as well as start up on these domain upon opening a new tab or browser window.

ZenDeals Search

This computer infection is sometimes referred to as the ZenDeals virus, though the products developed and distributed by the initial party are not technically computer viruses. However, ZenDeals and related parties including Conduit raise many privacy concerns as many users have reported unwanted email spam, junk mail, and even telephone calls from telemarketers and in rarer causes scam artists.

ZenDeals items also cause unwanted advertisements to appear including including pop-up, pop-under, and in-text ads. The primary object used to display advertisements is titled ZenDeals Coupons and removing this browser add-on and extension will also remove unwanted advertisements.

How does ZenDeals Search (ZD Toolar etc.) get onto a computer?

ZenDeals products can be manually and voluntarily downloaded installed from a variety of sources. In most causes ZenDeals is bundled with downloadable content including freeware and shareware. During the installation process of third-party software users may be given the opportunity to accept or decline an offer to install ZenDeals software. However many users have noted that their request was ignored and unwanted software was installed without their consent.

ZenDeals removal

ZenDeals can also be introduced to a computer system via advertisements, sponsored search results, and links found in social media content.

  Green Arrow Bullet   How to remove ZenDeals malware

  1. Uninstall ZenDeals Search software – Use the correct procedures to uninstall software relating to the www.zenddeals.com redirect (from 2 options)
  2. Remove ZenDeals Toolbar – Remove ZenDeals browser add-ons and extensions
  3. Automatically remove ZenDeals malware – Scan for and remove malware infecting your computer system
  4. Automatically repair browser settings – Automatically remove hijacked browser settings and automatically uninstall ZenDeals unwanted software
  5. Manually remove ZenDeals Search homepage
  6. Manually remove ZenDeals Search Engine

 

1. Uninstall ZenDeals software (2 options)

Option 1: Windows Uninstall (Manual Uninstall)

1. Access Windows Start Menu and navigate to the Control Panel.

Uninstall a program

2. Click Uninstall a program or Add and remove a program (depending on your version of Windows).

3. In the list of installed programs search for ZenDeals software (ZenDeals Toolbar, ZenDeals Manager, ZenDeals Coupons, ZD for Chrome) and unwanted third party software (including programs you recently installed). Uninstall any unwanted software by double clicking the program’s icon, or highlight the program in the list and click the Uninstall button/tab.

Option 2: CCleaner by Piriform (Automated Uninstall)

CCleaner by Piriform

CCleaner can be used to uninstall stubborn software and software used to promote the ZenDeals browser hijacker.

1. Install the free or paid version of CCleaner by Piriform and run the program.

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2. Once installed, navigate to ToolsUninstall tab and locate unwanted software in the list. To automatically uninstall the found software click Run Uninstaller.

2. Remove ZenDeals Toolbar

If necessary after uninstalling unwanted software, you may need to remove a browser add-on or extension. Please note, it may be necessary to remove multiple third-party titles.

ZenDeals Toolbar

Google Chrome

1. Click on the Customize icon (wrench or 3 bar icon) next to the address bar and navigate to Tools > Extensions.

2. Search for the ZenDeals extension and remove it by clicking the trashcan icon next to them.

Mozilla Firefox

1. Type Ctrl+Shift+A.

2. On the Extensions and Plugin search for the ZenDeals add-on and remove it.

Microsoft Internet Explorer

1. Click Tools and select Manage add-ons.

2. On the Toolbars and Extensions tab search for the ZenDeals add-on and remove it if located.

3. Automatically remove ZenDeals malware

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware can be used to detect and remove ZenDeals and/or third-party malware from your computer system.

1. Install the free or paid version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.

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2. Once Malwarebytes is installed, run the program. If you are using the free version of Malwarebytes you will be prompted to update the database, please do so.

3. Open the first tab labeled “Scanner” and select the Perform full scan option. Click the Scan button to perform a full system scan. Malwarebytes will automatically detect malware infecting your computer system.

Malwarebytes Perform Full Scan

4. Once the full system scan is complete, Malwarebytes may prompt a message stating malicious objects were detected. Select the malicious objects and click the Remove Selected button to completely remove the malicious files from your computer (the image below shows a file that is NOT selected).

Malwarebytes Gadgetbox

4. Automatically repair browser settings (Automated repair)

CCleaner by Piriform

CCleaner can also be used to repair internet browser settings and stop your browser from redirecting to ZenDeals Search and other unwanted search engines.

1. Install the free or paid version of CCleaner by Piriform and run the program.

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CCleaner Analyze Cleaner

2. Once installed, run the program and navigate to Cleaner > Windows/Applications and click the Analyze button. Afterwards, click the Run Cleaner button on the bottom right of the program interface.

CCleaner Startup

3. Next, navigate to Tools > Startup and search through each tab starting from windows, internet explorer, etc., all the way to Content Menu, for additional suspicious entries and click Disable and Delete once anything is found. Look for anything that may be suspicious or contain “ZenDeals or ZD” in the title or filename.

5. Manually remove ZenDeals Search homepage

  • In Mozilla Firefox navigate to Tools > Options or click Firefox in the top left corner and click Options > Options. Under the General tab remove ZenDeals Search from the “Home Page:” field and replace it with your preferred home page URL.
  • In Microsoft Internet Explorer navigate to Tools >Internet Options. Remove ZenDeals Search from the Home Page field and replace it with your preferred URL.
  • In Google Chrome click the customize icon (wrench or 3 bars) and navigate to Settings.Click “Set pages” under the On startup option. Remove ZenDeals Search and replace it with your preferred URL.

6. Manually remove ZenDeals Search Engine

  • In Mozilla Firefox, click the small search magnify glass near the search box (not url/search field) and click “Manage Search Engines…”. Remove the ZenDeals Search engine from the list of search providers by highlighting the selections and clicking remove.
  • In Microsoft Internet Explorer navigate to Tools > Manage Add Ons > Search Providers and remove the ZenDeals Search engine from the list.
  • In Google Chrome, click the customize icon (wrench or 3 bars) and navigate to Settings > Manage search engines… click the X next to the ZenDeals Search engine to remove it.

Please note, If the unwanted domain is set as Google Chrome’s default search engine, add (or select) a new search engine (such as Google.com) and select the new search engine as the default search engine, then remove unwanted search engine by clicking the X next to it.

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Sean Doyle

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Sean Doyle is an engineer from Los Angeles, California. Sean's primary focuses include Internet Security, Web Spam, and Online Marketing.