Zemana is the publisher of several programs and mobile apps for home and business including Zemana AntiMalware (Premium), Zemana AntiLogger, and Zemana Mobile Antivirus. Zemana has a mixed online reputation. The programs are available to manually download on many locations around the web and people have good things to say about the program; However, the program and website was once blacklisted by several sources including Scumware and the website contains an obscene amount of false information.
The first thing we noticed about the Zemana.com is that the website consciously utilizes blatantly dishonest scare tactics to sell their products by claiming that something is a virus although it is not. The dishonest articles will say that something is a computer virus or malicious threat and that their programs can be used to remove it even though that is not true. We were actually unable to locate a handful of legitimate articles posted on their blog. This is a common scare mongering tactic that is typically reserved for rogue programs, fake Anti-Spyware programs, and deceptive spyware removal blogs. We find it shocking that this program is not widely considered and recognized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) or rogue software due to the obscene amounts of dishonest information published on their website.
It seems like Zemana.com simply locates a list of domain names and will list them all as browser hijackers on their websites without research or any thought. All of these articles are exactly the same with the exception for the listed domain name. Not only is this dishonest to their website visitors, but it is also malicious towards the innocent websites that Zemana.com says are unsafe. For example, two of the most recent articles on their website are “Remove Ebookweb.org (FREE GUIDE)” and “Remove 103.fm.com.ua (FREE GUIDE).” For starters, ebookweb.org is a person’s old Google Blogger website that they no longer update and 103.fm.com.ua belongs to a legitimate and semi-popular radio station. If a person was to search for the name and domain of the radio station they might find the Zemana.com article calling it unsafe and find it to be true. They might even download and purchase software from Zemana.com because Zemana claims that the person has a threat on their computer or visited an unsafe website.
It’s up the user to decide if they want to use a Zemana program based on the facts and research. The program might be useful to some; However, at this time there isn’t really much to sample off of. All we know for sure is that the Zemana.com routinely publishes dishonest information that is only beneficial to them.
How to remove Zemana from Windows
1. Open Windows Start Menu and go to the Control Panel (or Programs and Features).
2. In the Programs section click Uninstall a program (in earlier versions of Windows this is called Add and remove programs).
3. Double click the Windows program you want to uninstall to begin the uninstall process.
4. If your computer is infected with malware download and Install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software to scan for malware and automatically remove malicious files from your computer.
5. Open Malwarebytes and click the Scan Now button – or go to the Scan tab and click the Start Scan button.
6. Once the Malwarebytes scan is complete click the Remove Selected button.
7. To finish the Malwarebytes scan and remove detected threats click the Finish button and restart your computer if promoted to do so.
8. Download and Install HitmanPro by Surfright to perform a second-opinion scan, remove remaining trace files, and automatically repair certain settings.
9. Open HitmanPro and click Next to start scanning your computer. *If you are using the free version you may chose to create a copy or perform a one-time scan.
10. Once the HitmanPro scan is complete click the Next button.
11. To activate the free version of HitmanPro: enter your email address twice and click the Activate button.
12. Click the Reboot button.
13. Download and Install CCleaner by Piriform to automatically cleanup junk files, repair your registry, and manage settings that may have been changed.
14. Open CCleaner and go to the main Cleaner screen. Click the Analyze button. When the process is complete, click the Run Cleaner button on the bottom right of the program interface.
15. Go to Tools > Startup and search for suspicious entries in each tab starting from Windows all the way to Content Menu. If you find anything suspicious click it and click the Delete button to remove it.
16. Go to the Registry window and click the Scan for Issues button. When the scan is complete click the Fix selected issues… button and click Fix All Selected Issues.