zSearch Spyware Profile
zSearch is a spyware program disguised as a toolbar add-on for your browser. It was first discovered on October 21 of 2004. It is created by Total Velocity, Inc, and distributed from http://www.zsearchtoolbar.com.
zSearch is installed manually, or as part of a bundle. It has been known to reset your home page, redirect searches, and deliver pop-up ads. It is also set to start when you start up Internet Explorer, so it can be difficult to remove. It also monitors your browsing activity, logs data about your computer, and sends all this data to a remote server, supposedly to deliver targeted advertising.
The activity of zSearch can seriously slow down your computer’s performance. It can also potentially cause your Internet browser to freeze or crash. Any supposed benefits it offers are not worth compromising the functionality of your computer.
If you are infected with this program, you should remove it immediately with ZookaWare PC Cleaner. zSearch has an uninstall program at their website, but there’s no guarantee that it will remove the spyware components. While there are other means to remove zSearch, ZookaWare PC Cleaner has proven to consistently and completely remove this threat from your computer. ZookaWare PC Cleaner guarantees complete removal of this threat.
Also Known As:
ZSearch Toolbar (CA eTrust PestPatrol)
%ProgramFiles%\zSearch\unins000.dat (uninstallation data)
%ProgramFiles%\zSearch\unins000.exe (uninstaller program)
%ProgramFiles%\zSearch\zSearch.dll (this file is detected as Spyware.zSearch)
%ProgramFiles%\zSearch\Zstb.exe (this file is detected as Spyware.zSearch)
%ProgramFiles%\zSearch\zUninstaller.exe (uninstaller program)
%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Logger.log (logging file)
%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\ZSearch.log (logging file)