The zh2.zeroredirect11.com is a web-site that opens annoying pop-ups and can reroute to other ad web sites. If the Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Edge randomly opens this site then most probably that your PC system is infected with an adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software). The ad supported software is an unwanted software that is going to display you lots of pop-ups and deals. Of course, it’s not a malware or virus in the “general meaning” of this word. It will not delete or damage your files, but it can alter some computer’s settings or download and install other dangerous programs. So, you’d better to remove adware using the instructions below and thereby remove zh2.zeroredirect11.com pop-ups.
The adware usually affects only the Google Chrome, FF, MS Edge and Microsoft Internet Explorer by changing the browser’s settings or installing a dangerous extensions (addons). Moreover, possible situations, when any other internet browsers will be affected too. The ad supported software will perform a scan of the PC for web-browser shortcuts and modify them without your permission. When it infects the web-browser shortcuts, it’ll add the argument like ‘http://site.address’ into Target property. So, each time you launch the internet browser, you will see an unwanted zh2.zeroredirect11.com web page.
The adware is not a virus, but the virus behaves similarly. As a rootkit hides in the system, changes browser settings and blocks them from changing. Also the adware can install additional browser extensions, addons and modules that will inject advertising banners within the Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge’s screen. Moreover, the ad supported software may install a browser hijacker that once started, will modify the web-browser’s homepage and search engine. And finally, the ‘ad-supported’ software can collect a wide variety of personal information such as what web sites you are opening, what you are looking for the Internet and so on. This information, in the future, may be transferred to third parties.
So, obviously, you need to remove the ad-supported software as soon as possible. Use the free step-by-step guide below. This guide will help you clean your machine and thereby remove the zh2.zeroredirect11.com annoying popup ads.
How does zh2.zeroredirect11.com ads get installed onto system
How to manually remove zh2.zeroredirect11.com ads
Without a doubt, the ‘ad-supported’ software is harmful to your system. So you need to quickly and completely remove this dangerous software. To remove this ‘ad-supported’ software, you can use the manual removal which are given below, or use an anti-malware tool for removing dangerous applications, such as Malwarebytes Anti-malware and AdwCleaner (both are free). I note that we recommend that you use automatic removal, which will allow you to remove zh2.zeroredirect11.com pop-ups easily and safely. Manual removal is best used only if you are well versed in computer or in the case where adware is not removed automatically.
- Uninstall suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
- Delete zh2.zeroredirect11.com advertisements from Mozilla Firefox
- Get rid of zh2.zeroredirect11.com pop-ups from Google Chrome
- Get rid of zh2.zeroredirect11.com ads from Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove zh2.zeroredirect11.com redirect
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Delete suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
The best way to begin the personal computer cleanup is to remove unknown and suspicious programs. Using the Windows Control Panel you can do this quickly and easily. This step, in spite of its simplicity, should not be ignored, because the removing of unneeded applications can clean up your web browser from pop-ups, hijackers and so on.
- If you are using Windows 8, 8.1 or 10 then press Windows key, click Search. Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
- If you are using Windows XP, Vista, 7, then press “Start” button and click “Control Panel”.
- It’ll show the Windows Control Panel.
- Click “Uninstall a program” under Programs category.
- You will see a list of all installed applications.
- Scroll through the all list, and delete suspicious and unknown software. To quickly find the latest installed software, we recommend sort programs by date.
See more details in the video instructions below.
Delete zh2.zeroredirect11.com advertisements from Mozilla Firefox
First, run the FF. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will open the drop-down menu. Next, click the “Help” button ().
In the Help menu, press the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page, click “Refresh Firefox” button.
Confirm your action, press the “Refresh Firefox”.
Get rid of zh2.zeroredirect11.com pop-ups from Google Chrome
Open the Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It opens the drop-down menu. Next, press the “Settings” option.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Show advanced settings” link. Now scroll down until the Reset settings section is visible, as shown in the figure below and click the “Reset settings” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Reset” button.
Get rid of zh2.zeroredirect11.com ads from Microsoft Internet Explorer
First, start the IE, then press the button in the form of gear (). It will display the Tools drop-down menu as shown in the following image. Next, click the “Internet Options”.
In the Internet Options window click on the Advanced tab, then click the Reset button. The Microsoft Internet Explorer will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as shown on the screen below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click on “Reset” button.
You will now need to reboot your computer for the changes to take effect.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove zh2.zeroredirect11.com redirect
Once installed, the adware may add an argument similar “http://site.address” into the Target property of the desktop shortcut for the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, MS Edge and Microsoft Internet Explorer. Due to this, every time you launch the internet browser, it will display the zh2.zeroredirect11.com annoying web page.
Right click on the web browser’s shortcut, click Properties option. On the Shortcut tab, locate the Target field. Click inside, you will see a vertical line – arrow pointer, move it (using -> arrow key on your keyboard) to the right as possible. You will see a text which begins with “http://”. Remove it or everything after .exe. An example, for Google Chrome you should remove everything after chrome.exe.
Next, click OK to save changes. You need to clean all internet browser’s shortcuts. So, repeat this step for the Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, MS Edge and Internet Explorer.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Once installed, the ‘ad-supported’ software can add a task in to the Windows Task Scheduler Library. Due to this, every time when you run your PC system, it will open zh2.zeroredirect11.com annoying web site. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and delete all tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ programs.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard at the same time. It will display a dialog box which called Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and press OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, click “Task Scheduler Library”, as shown below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Select the first task, its properties will be open just below automatically. Next, press the Actions tab. Necessary to look at the text which is written under Details. Found something such as “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address” or “firefox.exe http://site.address”, then you need delete this task. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it’s a component of the ‘ad-supported’ applications, then this task also should be removed.
Further click on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as shown in the following image.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ applications. Once is done, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to remove zh2.zeroredirect11.com redirect automatically
Manual removal is not always as effective as you might think. Often, even the most experienced users can not completely get rid of zh2.zeroredirect11.com from the infected PC. This is because the adware can hide its components which are difficult for you to find out and remove completely. This may lead to the fact that after some time, the adware again infect your personal computer and it will begin to display unwanted zh2.zeroredirect11.com pop-up ads. Moreover, I want to note that it is not always safe to remove adware manually, if you do not have much experience in setting up and configuring the PC.
I suggest using the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your computer. It is an advanced malware removal application developed by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This application uses the world’s most popular anti-malware technology. It is able to help you remove browser hijackers, malware, adware, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your machine for free.
Now, press the link below to download Malwarebytes Free on your personal computer. Save it on your Windows desktop or in any other place.
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After downloading is done, close all programs on your machine. Next, open the setup file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as shown on the screen below, press the Yes button.
It will show the “Setup wizard” that will help you install Malwarebytes on your system. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once install is finished successfully, press Finish button. Then Malwarebytes will automatically start and you can see its main screen as shown on the screen below.
Now press the “Scan Now” button to begin scanning your system for the adware that cause a redirect to zh2.zeroredirect11.com. Once the adware or malware is found, the number of the detected objects will change accordingly. Wait until the the checking is complete. Please be patient.
Once the scanning is done, you can check all threats detected on your machine. Make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Quarantine Selected” button. The Malwarebytes will start removing malware and adware which cause zh2.zeroredirect11.com advertisements. Once disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to restart your machine.
I suggest you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the Malwarebytes program to get rid of ad supported software and other malware.
How to block zh2.zeroredirect11.com advertisements
To increase your security and protect your computer against new annoying advertisements and malicious pages, you need to use an application that blocks access to dangerous ads and web-pages. Moreover, the program can block the show of intrusive advertising, which also leads to faster loading of pages and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
- Download AdGuard program from the following link.
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- Once the download is done, launch the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” window. Follow the prompts.
- When the installation is done, press “Skip” to close it and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see a quick tutorial which will assist you get to know AdGuard better.
- In most cases, the default settings are enough and you do not need to change anything. Each time, when you start your machine, AdGuard will launch automatically and block pop-ups, zh2.zeroredirect11.com redirects, as well as other dangerous or misleading web-pages. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, that is located on your Windows desktop.
Remove zh2.zeroredirect11.com ads and malicious extensions with AdwCleaner.
If MalwareBytes cannot remove the annoying zh2.zeroredirect11.com advertisements from the Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and MS Edge, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for adware, browser hijackers, PUPs and toolbars.
Download AdwCleaner by clicking on the link below.
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After the download is done, open the directory in which you saved it. Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this utility is started, you will see a screen like below.
Now, press the “Scan” button to start checking your computer for the malicious extensions and adware that opens ads from zh2.zeroredirect11.com page. When the system scan is complete, it will open a scan report as shown below.
Review the report and then click “Clean” button. It will show a prompt. Click “OK”. When the cleaning process is done, AdwCleaner may ask you to restart your machine.
Look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the AdwCleaner to get rid of adware, browser hijackers and other malicious software.
After completing the instructions above, your computer should be clean from malware and ad supported software. The Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer will no longer show zh2.zeroredirect11.com annoying pop-ups or redirect you to unwanted web-pages. Unfortunately, if the few simple steps does not help you, then you have caught a new type of adware, and then the best way – ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.