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ZestyFind - Creating a Zesty and Ad-filled Browsing Experience

ZestyFind is adware that sends you popup advertisements while you browse. Installed with the help of other applications that you've downloaded, it can carefully monitor your internet activity, making for a fairly unsafe experience for all.

What Might I Notice With ZestyFind?

If you do have ZestyFind, there are several things you might see on your computer. One of the first things you're likely to see is that your browser has decided to switch default home pages. While you may once have had something like a family friendly internet search engine on your computer as the default home page, you probably now have zestyfind.com or its companion site www.look2me.com. You may also notice that your default redirect page has been changed to a different site as well. While you may once have gotten a page loading error or something similar when the right page didn't load on  your computer, you will now be directed to the ZestyFind web page.

A switch in your browser isn't the only thing you're likely to notice with ZestyFind. You may also notice a fairly serious increase in popup advertisements. ZestyFind looks at the kinds of sites you view, sends the keywords in those sites back to its home server, then sends targeted advertisements to you. For example, if you're reading a news articles about financing laptops, you could get a popup advertisement about a new credit card. You could also get wholly unrelated popup advertisements, though, as well. So, if you're shopping for that perfect dress, you may get a popup advertisement about an antispyware tool. It is important that you don't click any of the links in the popup advertisements. Some of the links contained could you lead you to sites where drive by installations take place. This could further your spyware/adware problem, leaving you to deal with more hassles.

One final thing you might see if you have ZestyFind is a general system slowdown. ZestyFind eats up much of your computer's virtual memory, and that can work against you when you are attempting to run additional programs. ZestyFind is simply taking up too much space on your machine to allow things to run as quickly as they should.

 

Things You May Not Notice

ZestyFind does have many visible symptoms, but there are also many invisible symptoms to this piece of adware as well. First, ZestyFind communicates regularly with its home server -  www.look2me.com.  It can update itself, and it has the ability to install other spyware and adware on your machine without your consent. Moreover, ZestyFind is communicating information about you to its homeserver. That means that each move you make online is being watched by a third party. While there are no cases of identity theft yet related to ZestyFind, it does have the ability to record all of your data from the kinds of sites you visit to the account information involved with your internet experience. As a result, getting it off your computer as quickly as you can is essential.

 

ZestyFind Removal

If you have ZestyFind on your computer, it is important to remove it at your first opportunity There are four possible ways to do this. The first option is to attempt to delete it using the add/remove programs pane of the control panel. This, though, doesn't work for all users. Some find that while they think they have a successful experience at the outset, it turns out to unsuccessful when the computer is restarted.

The next way you might be able to remove ZestyFind is to try to do a system restore or boot to your last known good settings. Howeer, ZestyFind can affect all versions of Windows, and that process doesn't work for all users. Moreover, it will only work right after ZestyFind has been installed on your computer, and many users don't notice it until well after it has taken deep root in the system.

Another way you can remove ZestyFind is through your current antispyware application. If you don't have an antispyware application, it is time to find a good one on your computer. One problem with this method, though, is that for some, ZestyFind is able to literally stop you from running the program. In other cases, ZestyFind has been known to hide from the application itself. If this is the case with your current antispyware application, you have two options. Some users get the following message upon an attempted scan: "Unable to open the file C:WINNTSystem32msg117.dll. The file is in use by another application or you don't have permission to open the file." If this is the case for you, it is important that you update your antispyware software, rename msg117.dll by typing ren %system%msg117.dll zesty.nav at the command prompt after you've restarted in safe mode, and then running your antispyware application. You could also get new antispyware. ParetoLogic is a great choice to meet all of your needs. Keep it updated and scan your computer on a frequent basis,a nd you will be protected from programs like ZestyFind.

One final way you can remove ZestyFind is by deleting all of the associated files and registry keys. A list of those follows this article. Be sure you stop any running associated files through Windows Task Manager, then  you can begin deleting. You will also have to edit your registry, and if this is a fairly new process for you, keep in mind that you have to be careful. One mistaken keystroke in your registry could seriously damage your computer. If this is your first time, it might be a good idea to have a professional by your side as you work. This could keep you from serious harm to your machine.

ZestyFind is certainly a hassle on your machine, and it creates a security risk for you and other users. Remove ZestyFind from your computer today.

Remove the following ZestyFind files (some of the files might be running, so you'll have to turn them off):

%SYSTEM%ankctrs.dll

%SYSTEM%aoctres.dll

%SYSTEM%axtiveds.dll

%SYSTEM%po4svc.dll

ZestyFind might create each of the following registry keys:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionWinlogonNotifyWPAEvents

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTCLSID{1C563581-13EB-42A5-BAEA-4D08BB9BFAFE}

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTCLSID{3BEEC1BF-3EA3-48AE-82DF-AE7BA6F92F4F}

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionWinlogonNotifyWOW

ZestyFind might create following registry values:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionInternet SettingsUser AgentPost Platform|{BCFBD005-CEF6-4348-91F6-2D3FE878EC6B}

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionShell ExtensionsApproved|{1C563581-13EB-42A5-BAEA-4D08BB9BFAFE}

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionShell ExtensionsApproved|{3BEEC1BF-3EA3-48AE-82DF-AE7BA6F92F4F}

ZestyFind might create registry values with following data:

HKEY_USERS*SoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerMain|*|*.zestyfind.com*

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionWinlogonNotifySetup|*|*6co4svc.dll

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionWinlogonNotifySetup|*|*6ho4svc.dll

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionWinlogonNotifySetup|*|*6po4svc.dll

ZestyFind might also put each of the following in the HOSTS file:

69.20.16.183 auto.search.msn.com

69.20.16.183 search.netscape.com

69.20.16.183 ieautosearch

127.0.0.1 www.igetnet.com

127.0.0.1 code.ignphrases.com

127.0.0.1 clear-search.com

127.0.0.1 r1.clrsch.com

127.0.0.1 sds.clrsch.com

127.0.0.1 status.clrsch.com

127.0.0.1 www.clrsch.com

127.0.0.1 clr-sch.com

127.0.0.1 sds-qckads.com

127.0.0.1 status.qckads.com



Removing ZestyFind Automatically/Safely

For free automatic removal we recommend using Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. This program is widely recommended by reputable third-party sites, so you can be reasonably confident of its ability to safely get rid of ZestyFind and any hidden Trojans. As a precaution we recommend double checking your system with SpyHunter. This program requires paid registration to enable deletions, however it has a money back guaranteed and is the top of the line in malware removal. It should catch malware that evades Malwarebytes and block anything that tries to reinstal itself.

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Remove ZestyFind Now:

  1. Download and install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and SpyHunter Download  
  2. Run a scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
  3. Remove all the detected infections (free).
  4. Run a scan with SpyHunter
  5. Remove any remaining infections
  6. Reboot and rescan with SpyHunter. Your computer should now be clean.

Important note: If Malwarebytes is blocked by malware then run Chameleon (Start Menu → All Programs → MalwareBytes' Anti-Malware → Tools → Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Chameleon). If you need further help removing ZestyFind please email us at info@removeadware.com.au or call for personal assistance on toll-free number 888-655-3453, within the USA and Canada.


Disclaimer: This webpage was created to provide information on ZestyFind and how to uninstall it. Manual removal instructions are intended for use by technical experts and should be used at your own risk. We do not own or endorse ZestyFind.




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