Do you know what ZenSearch is?
ZenSearch.com is a search provider that you may install onto your Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer browsers. Even though the application is not a malicious browser hijacker, we still think that you should remove it from your operating system. It is also important to delete ZenSearch add-on, also known as the ZenSearch Toolbar, because it can record your browsing history, track your browsing activity, and manipulate privacy-related settings. Needless to say, these are not the risks you should ignore. Unfortunately, the removal of this software is always a little bit more complicated than users imagine. This report will help you tackle all of the removal obstacles that you may face.ZenSearch screenshot
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There is no information regarding the illegal infiltration of the ZenSearch Toolbar or the search tool; however, it is always possible that software will be installed without permission. If this happens, you should not hesitate to remove ZenSearch. It is also important to research and evaluate the software that may be installed together with the application. If you have discovered that the extension has been installed onto your browsers packaged with malicious or useless programs, you need to delete them without further delay. Even if you have downloaded the application from the official download page zensearch.com/download.html, we still recommend removing it. If during the installation of the application, you have also accepted the installation of the associated search tool, you have to recognize that zensearch.com presents more Ads (sponsored links) than regular search results, which proves that it is not reliable or beneficial.
At first, the removal of ZenSearch may seem very simple. If you uninstall the application from your PC using the manual removal guides below, the undesirable search tools will be eliminated as well, and the old search tools will be restored. Unfortunately, there is more than meets the eye. The suspicious ZenSearch can leave its tracking cookies and certain registry entries behind. If you do not know how to remove these manually, we strongly recommend employing software that will detect and delete malware automatically.
Delete ZenSearch from Windows
Delete from Windows XP:
- Move to the left of the Taskbar and click Start.
- Open the Control Panel and then click Add or Remove Programs.
- Remove the undesirable application ZenSearch.
Delete from Windows Vista and Windows 7:
- Move to the left of the Taskbar and click the Windows icon.
- Open the Control Panel and then click Uninstall a program.
- Right-click and Uninstall the application you have chosen to remove.
Delete from Windows 8:
- Open the Apps menu from the Metro UI menu.
- Select Control Panel and click Uninstall a program.
- Right-click the program you want to remove and select Uninstall.
In non-techie terms:
ZenSearch is a browser extension that you may install onto your browsers. The extension is not very helpful, because it only presents a search box that is linked to the ZenSearch.com search engine. The search engine promotes sponsored search results, and the suspicious browser extension operates a truly useless toolbar. We recommend removing ZenSearch software using a reliable automatic malware removal tool, because the manual removal is often too tricky and complicated.