ZenSearch.com is a website that will be set as your default homepage when you install ZenSearch. ZenSearch is a potentially unwanted program that can lead you to dangerous websites. Our security research shows that ZenSearch.com is not silent. This means that this potentially unwanted program ask for your permission to be installed on your computer. At the same time it also means that you can remove ZenSearch.com from your computer manually without any complications. If you did not intend to have this application on board, now is your chance to get rid of it for good.
It is possible to download ZenSearch freeware from its official website. The website is located at zensearch.com. The fact that the direct download it available at the main website makes the impression that ZenSearch.com is a reliable application. Nevertheless, our tests have shown that this search engine does not work on the newest Google Chrome versions. In fact, if we try downloading ZenSearch.com, Google Chrome rings the alarm, saying that the setup file could be harmful to our system. The website, however, claims that ZenSearch is not malware and that it is “never installed without user consent” because even if it is “distributed through a partner product, ZenSearch is always clearly disclosed.”
This shows that ZenSearch.com can also be distributed bundled with freeware. Even if it does get disclosed, chances are that users do not pay attention to the installation steps that inform them about the additional software. As a result, ZenSearch.com changes your homepage, search engine and even installs toolbar on all major browsers (Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer). Technically, this shouldn’t be a problem, but if you did not intend to change your browser settings and then all of a sudden they get modified, it is definitely annoying and flustering.
We have to point out that ZenSearch.com is not a major security threat, but the application responsible for it can communicate with remote servers behind your back, gathering data on your web browsing habits. If this information gets leaked to unreliable third parties you might end up being redirected to adware-related websites or offered random commercial ads. It could further compromise your system security because you could accidentally install adware programs. Albeit adware apps are not malicious, they CAN be exploited by cyber criminals for their malevolent objectives.
Follow the instructions below to remove ZenSearch.com from your browser and your computer. Uninstall ZenSearch via Control Panel and then reset your browser settings to default. You should also scan your system with a reliable computer security application because manual removal is not always enough to terminate all the potential threats. Do all you can to avoid malware-related complications.
Windows Vista & Windows 7