These days even social networking websites are not safe from malicious adware. Many users who are tempted to develop a new Internet friendship end up having their systems infected with Zango. It is a notorious advertisement-supported program that usually spies on the people who install it, recording the Internet browsing habits, in order to spam them with corresponding advertisements. These advertisements usually consist of various games and videos which the user needs to pay for in order to play or watch. It is easy to determine when this adware is installed because it comes with a toolbar which is supposed to “help” the user browse the web. Is your operating system infected with malware that you want to delete? If you are looking for information that can help you remove Zango software from your PC, this is the report you need to read.
According to our researchers, Zango has quite a few malware features. For one, it loads automatically once the computer boots up. Furthermore, it reports the user’s behavior to unknown third parties and installs other components for itself. Although at first sight it might seem that this adware does not pose great danger, it was found that it can also forcefully redirect users to various sites, not to mention that it trespasses the user’s privacy in a way that legitimate software (which it claims to be) shouldn’t. These are the main reasons why we suggest removing this advertising-supported software as soon as possible. Of course, if you have installed this software willingly, it is unlikely that you will think twice when interacting with it, and that is a problem. Careless users are the ones that get themselves into trouble first. If you do not want to be fooled, the first you need to do is research the software you want to use.
It is very difficult to research Zango Toolbar, Zango Search, and other suspicious products because their developer is no longer active. Speaking of the company, it was created in 1999, and it was formerly known as Hotbar and 180Solutions, Inc. Regardless of the name, this company was always recognized as the creator of adware, and its products were considered as potentially dangerous. Although this company is no longer active, it is possible that the installers of advertising-supported program could still be promoted by unreliable third-party software distributors. Needless to say, if you have the option to reject this software, you should do that without any hesitation. Of course, if an installer pushes you to install Zango software, it is likely that the remaining programs offered are unreliable as well. If you have installed thins kind of software already, use a malware scanner to check if you need to remove malware from your PC.
If you install Zango, quite a few files will be dropped onto your computer, including SBTV.exe, salm.exe, Weather.exe, SeekmoSA.exe, OEAddOn.exe, zangohook.dll, and zangosahook.dll. Most virtual security tools identify all of these files as potentially dangerous. So, if your operating system is guarded by up-to-date anti-malware software, this advertising-supported program is unlikely to slither in. However, if adware has been infiltrated, it is obvious that your operating system is vulnerable, and much more dangerous infections could have slithered in! As mentioned previously, unreliable adware could be introduced via software bundles; however, it could also be downloaded silently. In either case, a good malware scanner is your best friend, and we recommend using it to see if other threats are active.
You need to think about all threats active on your operating system. If you focus on the removal of Zango adware only, more malicious threats – if they exist – could secretly steal your passwords, download other infections, or perform other devious actions. Therefore, the first thing you should do is rank the threats active on your operating system, which you can do using a trusted malware scanner. If you wish to perform the removal manually, eliminate the most critical threats first. If multiple infections exist, you do not have the time, or you are not highly experienced, it is best to utilize anti-malware software to have all threats deleted and, simultaneously, your operating system guarded. The guide below shows how to uninstall unwanted software and delete browser’s extensions.
Uninstall undesirable software
Windows 8.1 or Windows 8:
Windows 7 or Windows Vista:
Remove undesirable extensions
How to manually remove Zango
Files associated with Zango infection:
Zango DLL's to remove:
Zango processes to kill:
Remove Zango registry entries: