Zombie News Ads - How to remove

Zombie News is an unwanted program that seeks to build revenue from advertising sponsored websites by displaying numerous news articles that redirect to popup ads, websites, offers, services/products pages. Adware creators get paid for every click on Zombie News Ads. However, these really annoying interruptions can redirect users to unsafe websites, which contain more malware (more about Malware on Whatis.com), therefore, before the situation gets even more out of control, it is recommended to get rid of the virus as soon as you notice it.

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About Zombie News

Zombie News is designed by Time Lapse Solutions. It works exactly the same way as Zombie Alert, also Ads by Provider, Norassie, Multitimer. You will not get any use out of this application. In fact, it will only consume your time and pose risk for your computer to be infected. Zombie News Ads are extremely annoying and they disturb your regular browsing. Moreover, they can redirect you to malicious websites where you will get your system infected and face serious problems.

The application also monitors your activity on the Internet. It can even get access to some sensitive information, which poses risk to your privacy. Although after getting data about your browsing history adware makers can create Personalized ads, which suit your interests better, you should never forget about the risks you will have if you click on such ads.

Not to get in trouble with the law, Zombie News mentions the sugarcoated truth about their business in their Eula on the official website (zombienewsapp.com):

This Site may link You to other sites on the Internet or otherwise include references to information, documents, software, materials and/or services provided by other parties. These other sites and parties are not under our control, and You acknowledge that We are not responsible for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality, decency, or any other aspect of the content of such sites, nor are We responsible for errors or omissions in any references to other parties or their products and services.

Applications may be supported by advertising, which may include in-text, pop up ads, pop under ads, or other types of ads. Users may see additional ads when using their Internet browser or other software applications. We use many third-party partners to deliver the most relevant and highest quality ads possible, and make reasonable efforts not to show ads that may be considered adult content, promote violence or the use of firearms or contain obscene language.

As you can see yourself this software is characterized by the malicious behavior and is not safe to use. Regardless of them trying to control the advertisement content, they admit that they don’t have much power over the third-parties, so your cybersecurity gets into serious danger, just like playing Russian roulette – hoping that the next pop-up or redirect won’t lead you to a malicious virus.

Besides the redirects and pop-ups, you will notice that your browser has been compromised by plenty additional promotional banners and messages on every website you visit. They will have a tiny text below or above saying: Sponsored by Zombie News, ads by Zombie News, Brought to you by Zombie News and etc. 

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What are the distribution methods of Zombie News

Zombie News has its official website (zombienewsapp.com) where you can download it for free. However, the most common way of infiltration is downloading it together with other freeware. It comes bundled with free media players, PDF creators, download managers, etc. More about the adware distribution on Secure UD news.

You can avoid it quite easily. All you have to do it be more careful when installing new software, especially free applications from the Internet. Always opt for a Custom installation, follow every step and see what you are agreeing on when clicking ‘Ok’, ‘Next’, ‘Agree’ buttons. Never allow any unfamiliar applications to be added. Zombie News is usually set to be added by default, but you can deselect this option.

How to stop Zombie News Ads

The malicious program developers themselves offer for affected users to try the manual virus removal by simply uninstalling ‘Zombie News’ from the Control Panel Programs list. (Click Start > Control Panel > Add / Remove Programs > Zombie News). However, as they claim on the website the simple elimination process can be interrupted by the Third party software which MAY have been installed with the help of Zombie News Ads.

Although Zombie News adware seems to be trying to help their customers by giving directions on how to get rid of it, the third party involvement and persistence does cast the additional shadow on the already suspicious software. No matter how nice the crooks sound, we must not forget about the malevolent behavior of Zombie News Ads and use the tested and trustworthy methods to delete it.

The best option is to run a full system scan with a reputable anti-malware program like Spyhunter, Malwarebytes or any other from the list here. No matter what program you choose it should be efficient enough to remove Zombie News adware and the other third-party software from your PC without much problem. Automatic spyware removal tools are great because they are easy to use and save a lot of time.

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Manual removal steps of Zombie News Ads

Sometimes users do not want to get an anti-malware program or the virus becomes really intrusive and change a lot of settings in the PC, making it impossible to delete it or download any spyware removal software. The solution to that is to remove the Zombie News from the Control Panel after loading the Windows in the Safe Mode (see the guide here).

How to remove Zombie News Ads using Windows Control Panel

Many hijackers and adware like Zombie News install some of their components as regular Windows programs as well as additional software. This part of malware can be uninstalled from the Control Panel. To access it, do the following.
  • Start→Control Panel (older Windows) or press Windows Key→Search and enter Control Panel and then press Enter (Windows 8, Windows 10). Open Control Panel by searching for it in the Start menu.
  • Choose Uninstall Program (if you don't see it, click in the upper right next to "View by" and select Category). In Control Panel, select Uninstall a program.
  • Go through the list of programs and select entries related to Zombie News Ads . You can click on "Name" or "Installed On" to reorder your programs and make Zombie News  easier to find. Find the program that you need to uninstall.
  • Click the Uninstall button. If you're asked if you really want to remove the program, click Yes. Click the Uninstall button after selecting the program to uninstall. Then click Yes.
  • In many cases anti-malware programs are better at detecting related parasites, thus I recommend installing Spyhunter to identify other programs that might be a part of this infection. Spyhunter marking a program and its components as low-threat malware.

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