How to remove the zdengine virus

Most antivirus programs identify zdengine.dll as malware—for example F-Secure identifies it as Trojan.Generic.19706823 or Gen:Variant.Adware.Mikey, and McAfee identifies it as PUP-FJE or Adware-FSearch.

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Zdengine.dll file information

The process known as zdengine.dll appears to belong to software zdengine.exe by zdengine.

Description: Zdengine.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Zdengine.dll is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 301,711 bytes (38% of all occurrences), 307,863 bytes and 11 more variants. 
A .dll file (Dynamic Link Library) is a special type of Windows program containing functions that other programs can call. This .dll file can be injected to all running processes and can change or manipulate their behavior. There is no file information. The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows core file. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The service has no detailed description. Therefore the technical security rating is 74% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify zdengine.dll related errors

Important: You should check the zdengine.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If zdengine.dll 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.


User Comments

Das ist ein Computervirus, welcher den PC ausspioniert und extrem verlangsamt. Ich konnte Ihn nur im Debug-Modus oder im abgesicherten Modus in System32 Manuell löschen.

Summary: Average user rating of zdengine.dll: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks zdengine.dll is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving zdengine issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active zdengine process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the zdengine.dll 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 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

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