How to Get Rid of Zedo Pop Ups

by Erin McManaway
“Powered by Zedo” is a form of spyware that causes disruptive pop-ups to appear on a computer.

“Powered by Zedo” is a form of spyware that causes disruptive pop-ups to appear on a computer.

“Powered by Zedo” is a form of spyware that causes disruptive pop-ups to appear as a user attempts to use the Internet. These pop-ups redirect the user to webpages with a list of links. Clicking these links will cause the creators of Zedo to profit from your click and make it difficult for you to use your computer.

Delete the Zedo Registry Entries

1

Click on the “Start” button to launch the start menu. Windows XP users should click “Run.” Windows Vista and 7 users can type into the text box on the "Start" menu.

2

Type “regedit” in the text box. This will start the registry editing tool.

3

Choose “Edit” from the top menu, then click “Find.”

4

Search for the following registry keys: 8A268F00-ED90-415A-8190-26097A57BAF3 2E9D4C81-9F27-4c14-B804-7B0F6BC88A4F 567EA293-F8E1-4738-D1B2-5069364FC3BB

5

Right click on the registry keys and choose “Delete” to remove them.

Remove the Zedo File

1

Click on the "Start" button. Windows XP users should click “My Computer” on the "Start" menu. Windows Vista and 7 users should click “Computer” on the "Start" menu.

2

Double click on the computer’s main hard drive. This will usually be “Local Disc C.”

3

Open the “WINDOWS” folder then navigate into the “system32” folder, followed by the “drivers” folder.

4

Delete the “core.cache.dsk” file.

Stop Zedo Processes

1

Press "Ctrl," "Alt" and "Del" simultaneously on your keyboard to launch the Task Manager

2

Navigate to the “Processes” tab. This tab lists all processes running on your computer.

3

Find processes related to "Zedo" in the list.

4

Click on the name of the process once to highlight it and click the “End Process” button to shut it down.

Block Zedo Websites

1

Click on the “Start” button to launch the start menu. Windows XP users should click “Run.” Windows Vista and 7 users can type into the text box on the "Start" menu.

2

Type "cmd" into the text box. This will bring up the DOS command prompt.

3

Type "notepad C:/Windows/System32/drivers/etc/hosts" into the command prompt. This will open up your hosts file in notepad and allow you to edit it.

4

Add the following websites to the bottom of the hosts file: 127.0.0.1 Searchfeed.com 127.0.0.1 Zedo.com 127.0.0.1 xads.Zedo.com 127.0.0.1 URL.CPVfeed.com 127.0.0.1 Upsiral.com 127.0.0.1 Searchlocal.ws.

5

Save the edited hosts file and close the file and command prompt. This will block the sites associated with spreading the Zedo spyware.

6

Reboot your computer for all changes to take place.

Warning

  • close Always make a backup of your registry before you make changes to it.

About the Author

Erin McManaway holds a B.A. in professional writing from Francis Marion University, where she earned the Richard B. Larsen Memorial Award for Business and Technical Writing. She has worked in materials development, media and information technology in the nonprofit sector since 2006. McManaway has also been a writer and editor since 2008.

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