How to remove the zsearch virus

Most antivirus programs identify zsearch.exe as malware.

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Zsearch.exe file information

Neither the developer nor the software publisher of zsearch.exe is identified, as would normally be the case.

Description: Zsearch.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Zsearch.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 139,264 bytes. 
It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The program has no visible window. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, User Shell Folders). The software listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. It is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 100% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify zsearch.exe related errors

Important: You should check the zsearch.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

"internet search helper", installed without your knowing. very hard to remove.
  Zhao Gang  

Summary: Average user rating of zsearch.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user suspects danger.

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Best practices for resolving zsearch issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active zsearch process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the zsearch.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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