What is Search.zingload.com?

Search.zingload.com is one of the newest browser hijackers that is spread these days. It usually enters computers without permission and then changes the settings of Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. Malware experts have found that it usually appears as the default search engine and homepage, which means that it will be visible every time you open your browser. Many users find the presence of Search.zingload.com very annoying; however, it is definitely not the only reason we suggest that you remove Search.zingload.com right now. According to experts, this search engine might expose users to threats quickly because its only purpose is to show the commercial content to users. If you care about your system, you need to uninstall Search.zingload.com as soon as possible even though it is not a very easy activity to perform.

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How does Search.zingload.com work?

Search.zingload.com will appear on all the browsers, so it will be your default search engine unless you decide to get rid of it. Unfortunately, it will not be easy to delete Search.zingload.com from browsers because this search engine hijacks the shortcuts of browsers too to be able to reappear after the removal. Luckily, it is possible to fix those shortcuts and delete Search.zingload.com from the system. Specialists suggest getting rid of it as soon as possible because this questionable search engine only seeks to promote third-party websites, products, and services. It does not even care about your safety, so it is very real that you will end up on a bad website one day if you use it as your default search engine. This website might look decent at first glance, but, in reality, it might promote non-existing expensive services or offer you to install malicious software. Last but not least, it is known that Search.zingload.com might collect information about users and then sell it to third party companies. Of course, it will not need your permission to act like that.

How is Search.zingload.com browser hijacker spread?

Search.zingload.com is usually installed together with other programs. Of course, nobody tells users that they are going to see Search.zingload.com on their browsers too if they install a particular application from an untrustworthy website. In fact, Search.zingload.com is not the only infection that acts like that. It has been found that other browser hijackers and even much more serious threats are distributed like that too, so it is really hard to protect the computer from them. As we do not think that users can prevent malware from entering alone, we suggest installing security software quickly. It will take only a minute, but you will be protected 24/7.

How can I remove Search.zingload.com?

As Search.zingload.com hijacks the shortcuts of browsers, it will be extremely hard to implement the manual Search.zingload.com removal. As a result, we suggest that you scan your computer with a specialized tool. If it is reliable, it will quickly find and implement the Search.zingload.com removal for you. Also, it will delete additional threats that have sneaked onto your computer together with the browser hijacker Search.zingload.com.

Steps to remove search.zingload.com from Your Computer

Step 1. How to delete search.zingload.com from Windows?

a) Remove search.zingload.com related application from Windows XP

  1. Click on Start
  2. Select Control Panel
    winxp-start Remove search.zingload.com
  3. Choose Add or remove programs
    winxp-control-panel Remove search.zingload.com
  4. Click on search.zingload.com related software
    winxp-add-remove-program Remove search.zingload.com
  5. Click Remove

b) Uninstall search.zingload.com related program from Windows 7 and Vista

  1. Open Start menu
  2. Click on Control Panel
    win7-start Remove search.zingload.com
  3. Go to Uninstall a program
  4. win7-control-panel Remove search.zingload.com
  5. Select search.zingload.com related application
  6. Click Uninstall
    win7-remove-program Remove search.zingload.com

c) Delete search.zingload.com related application from Windows 8

  1. Press Win+C to open Charm bar
    win8-charm-bar Remove search.zingload.com
  2. Select Settings and open Control Panel
    win8-menu-control-panel Remove search.zingload.com
  3. Choose Uninstall a program
    win8-programs-features Remove search.zingload.com
  4. Select search.zingload.com related program
  5. Click Uninstall
    win8-uninstall-program Remove search.zingload.com

Step 2. How to remove search.zingload.com from web browsers?

a) Erase search.zingload.com from Internet Explorer

  1. Open your browser and press Alt+X
  2. Click on Manage add-ons
    ie-alt-x Remove search.zingload.com
  3. Select Toolbars and Extensions
  4. Delete unwanted extensions
    ie-toolbars-extensions Remove search.zingload.com
  5. Go to Search Providers
  6. Erase search.zingload.com and choose a new engine
    ie-search-provider Remove search.zingload.com
  7. Press Alt+x once again and click on Internet Options
    ie-menu Remove search.zingload.com
  8. Change your home page on the General tab
    ie-option-general Remove search.zingload.com
  9. Click OK to save made changes

b) Eliminate search.zingload.com from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open Mozilla and click on the menu
  2. Select Add-ons and move to Extensions
    firefox-menu-options Remove search.zingload.com
  3. Choose and remove unwanted extensions
    firefox-extensions Remove search.zingload.com
  4. Click on the menu again and select Options
    firefox-menu Remove search.zingload.com
  5. On the General tab replace your home page
    firefox-homepage Remove search.zingload.com
  6. Go to Search tab and eliminate search.zingload.com
    firefox-search-engines Remove search.zingload.com
  7. Select your new default search provider

c) Delete search.zingload.com from Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome and open the menu
  2. Choose More Tools and go to Extensions
    chrome-more-menu Remove search.zingload.com
  3. Terminate unwanted browser extensions
    chrome-extensions Remove search.zingload.com
  4. Move to Settings (under Extensions)
    chrome-set-pages Remove search.zingload.com
  5. Click Set page in the On startup section
    chrome-set-homepage Remove search.zingload.com
  6. Replace your home page
  7. Go to Search section and click Manage search engines
    chrome-manage-search Remove search.zingload.com
  8. Terminate search.zingload.com and choose a new provider

Step 3. How to reset your web browsers?

a) Reset Internet Explorer

  1. Open your browser and click on the Gear icon
  2. Select Internet Options
    ie-menu Remove search.zingload.com
  3. Move to Advanced tab and click Reset
    ie-advanced-tab Remove search.zingload.com
  4. Enable Delete personal settings
  5. Click Reset
    ie-reset-window Remove search.zingload.com
  6. Restart Internet Explorer

b) Reset Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla and open the menu
  2. Click on Help (the question mark)
    firefox-menuhelp Remove search.zingload.com
  3. Choose Troubleshooting Information
    firefox-menu-help Remove search.zingload.com
  4. Click on the Refresh Firefox button
    firefox-reset Remove search.zingload.com
  5. Select Refresh Firefox

c) Reset Google Chrome

  1. Open Chrome and click on the menu
    chrome-menu Remove search.zingload.com
  2. Choose Settings and click Show advanced settings
    chrome-advanced-menu Remove search.zingload.com
  3. Click on Reset settings
    chrome-reset Remove search.zingload.com
  4. Select Reset

d) Reset Safari

  1. Launch Safari browser
  2. Click on Safari settings (top-right corner)
  3. Select Reset Safari…
    safari-reset-menu Remove search.zingload.com
  4. A dialog with pre-selected items will pop-up
  5. Make sure that all items you need to delete are selected
    safari-reset Remove search.zingload.com
  6. Click on Reset
  7. Safari will restart automatically

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