How to remove the OEAddOn virus

Most antivirus programs identify OEAddOn.exe as malware—for instance TrendMicro identifies it as GRAY_Gen, and Microsoft identifies it as Adware:Win32/ZangoSearchAssistant.

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OEAddOn.exe file information

The process known as Seekmo or Zango belongs to software Zango or Seekmo Browser and Wowpapers or Seekmo by Seekmo ( or Zango (

Description: OEAddOn.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. OEAddOn.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 91,400 bytes (83% of all occurrences) or 91,408 bytes. 
The program is not visible. The OEAddOn.exe file is a Verisign signed file. The OEAddOn.exe file is digitally signed. The OEAddOn.exe file is not a Windows core file. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). Therefore the technical security rating is 28% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If you want to remove the program completely, go to Control Panel ⇒ Software ⇒ Zango or Hotbar.

Recommended: Identify OEAddOn.exe related errors

Important: You should check the OEAddOn.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If Seekmo has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:

Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
  1. In Internet Explorer, press the key combination Alt + X to open the Tools menu.
  2. Click Internet options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Reset... button.
  5. Enable the Delete personal settings option.
This will reset your Internet Explorer to its default settings. Your browser will start with the familiar start page and search engine—without popups, ads, cookies, but all browser add-ons are deleted too [1]. Make cleaning up your browser and your computer simpler and safer with Security Task Manager.


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Best practices for resolving OEAddOn issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active OEAddOn process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the OEAddOn.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

Other processes

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