Do you know what ZEDO.com is?
ZEDO.com is a tracking cookie and a website (https://www.zedo.com/). This time, we will focus more on the tracking cookie, but, as you have probably already understood yourself, the website and the cookie are closely associated with each other. Let’s start from the beginning. ZEDO.com is the tracking cookie that is used by the ZEDO company, which is known to be a major advertising network. The company advertises various products and services. Usually, users encounter ads served by ZEDO on third-party websites. Once they click on the ad they are presented with, ZEDO.com is placed on their browsers under Cookies. You might find this cookie on any of the newer web browser, including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. There is no need to worry if you have already located it because it is not malicious. Our experienced security specialists say that it will not cause any harm because it was developed only to collect information about users. It is not harmful, but you can delete it if you do not want it to collect any information about you. This tracking cookie is not anywhere near malware, so it will be a piece of cake to remove it. Check instructions provided below this report if you need some help with the ZEDO.com tracking cookie removal.
There are two possible reasons ZEDO.com has been dropped on your computer. First, you have opened a website that uses it, or you have been redirected to it from another domain. Second, you have clicked on the commercial advertisement served by the ZEDO advertising platform. Even though this cookie is used to collect information about users, it mainly focuses on the collection of non-personally identifiable information. To be more specific, it helps companies to get more information about users’ activities, habits, and interests in order to show targeted advertising. It is more likely that users will click on ads they find interesting. Additionally, ZEDO.com might be used to gather statistics regarding the use of products. Last but not least, this tracking cookie might also record IP address and timestamp. In some cases, ZEDO.com might also keep personal details. Usually, personally-identifiable information is recorded when users use specific features/services, or consciously provide this information when they, for example, get in touch with the service provider. We will help you to remove ZEDO.com today, but we cannot promise that you will not encounter any new tracking cookies because a bunch of websites these days use them to collect information about users. You could avoid them only by disabling cookies on the web browser you use. In other words, you need to set your browser not to accept cookies anymore.
ZEDO.com is not an ordinary program, so it is not, technically, installed on users’ computers. Instead, it is dropped on users’ web browsers. Most likely, you have ended up with this tracking cookie because you have clicked on one of the advertisements served by the ZEDO company, or you have simply opened a website related to it. No matter how it has ended up on your PC, it is not malicious, but you should eliminate it from your system if you do not want companies using the ZEDO service to get information about your online behavior. The next paragraph will explain to you how to do this. As mentioned in the previous paragraph, you could avoid tracking cookies only by disabling them on your browser. We would also recommend that you do not click on random ads and do not visit suspicious websites. Theoretically, cyber criminals might use tracking cookies as well.
You will find instructions that will help you to get rid of ZEDO.com below this article. If you use more than one web browser to surf the Internet, the chances are high that you will have to remove this tracking cookie from all your browsers. You can delete this cookie with an antimalware tool as well, but we cannot promise that all the tools will erase it for you because the cookie you have encountered is, technically, not malicious.
How to remove ZEDO.com
- Open Internet Explorer.
- Press Ctrl+Shift+Del on your keyboard and check the box next to Cookies and website data.
- Click Delete.
- Launch Mozilla Firefox.
- Press Ctrl+Shift+Del simultaneously.
- Set Time range to clear to Everything.
- Mark Cookies.
- Click Clear Now.
- Start Google Chrome and press Alt+F.
- Tap Ctrl+Shift+Del.
- Set Time range to All time.
- Select Cookies and other site data.
- Click the button Clear data at the bottom of the window.
In non-techie terms:
ZEDO.com is a tracking cookie created by the advertising company ZEDO. Usually, it is dropped on users’ computers when they open suspicious websites or click on certain advertisements. This tracking cookie does not do anything malicious. Its main purpose is to help companies find out about users’ interests, habits, and online behavior so that they could show more relevant commercial advertisements to users and analyze statistics; however, if its presence bothers you a lot, use instructions provided above to remove it.