Most antivirus programs identify zango.exe as malware—e.g. TrendMicro identifies it as ADW_ZANGO.AD or ADWARE_180SOLUTIONS.ZANGO, and Microsoft identifies it as Adware:Win32/ZangoSearchAssistant.
The zango.exe file is a software component of Zango Search Assistant by 180solutions.
Zango.exe is an executable file that is part of Zango, a program created by 180Solutions. This program monitors and traces user browsing habits and delivers the data back to the creator's server for analysis. This file is a Browser Helper Object (BHO) listed as spyware. This file is not a critical Windows component and should be removed if known to cause problems. Applications created by 180solutions are listed as adware and spyware designed to install themselves on computers without user permission. These applications are distributed via various affiliates. Though the affiliate programs were supposed to obtain the permission of the user prior to software installation by law, most did not, resulting in thousands of illegal installations. 180solutions is currently known as Zango. It is an American software company that offers users access to its partners' videos, games, tools and utilities in exchange for watching targeted advertising installed on the user's computer. The company was founded in 1999 originally as ePIPO.
Zango stands for Zango Launcher
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Description: Zango.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Zango.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 867,328 bytes (68% of all occurrences), 908,288 bytes and 4 more variants.
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The program has a visible window. There is no description of the program. The zango.exe file is not a Windows core file. The program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Zango.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 27% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
Recommended: Identify zango.exe related errors
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Important: You should check the zango.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If Zango 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 ▾
The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active zango process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the zango.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.