What is Zlappy.com?

If you are wondering why the default settings of your web browser were altered, you should know that it could be an indication that a browser hijacker is active on your personal computer. Zlappy.com could be the one. This intrusive program has been discovered recently by our malware experts. Since it is actively roaming the web nowadays, being aware of its existence is critical. Like any other program of this classifications, this one is capable of making unauthorized and unwanted alterations to your web browser's default settings. While in some cases those changes could be advertised as a useful feature to manipulate unsuspecting users into obtaining this hijacker, you should know that in reality, they will only cause annoyance and frustration every single time you will surf the web. On top of such intrusive functionality, this suspicious program could prove to be quite dangerous as well. To find out more about Zlappy.com and how you can delete it in a quick and easy way, make sure to read the rest of our report.test

What does Zlappy.com do?

Right after Zlappy.com gains full access to your operating system, this hijacker will start editing certain files and registry entries of popular web browsers such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. All the affected files and registry entries are linked to the aforementioned browsers' default settings. This will manifest as a change of your default homepage. At first, this change might not seem like a big deal. In reality, it will have a huge impact on the way you experience the web on a daily basis. This is so because the hijacker in question will force you to use a suspicious third-party website as your default homepage whether you like it or not. While this is annoying in itself, you should also be aware of the fact that the seemingly useful features on the site such as the search box and quick access links are rather worthless. As it turns the dubious search engine can provide a ton of sponsored and irrelevant third-party results upon each query. Virtually the same thing can be said about the quick access links as you have no opportunity to customize it. On top of all that, our research team discovered that in some cases you might even be presented with a large number of undesirable ads, pop-ups, and coupons that will interfere with your online activities, to put it lightly. To restore your default settings, and to surf the web the way you are used to once again, make sure to delete Zlappy.com once it is found active on your computer.

The unfortunate thing is that Zlappy.com is quite dangerous and a lot of users are not aware of this fact. During our initial analysis, malware experts at Anti-Spyware.com have discovered that this browser hijacker is mostly spread via bundled installers, meaning that other suspicious programs could come along with it. If you already have this invasive application, be sure to analyze your operating system for other potentially dangerous software. Another alarming thing about this hijacker is the fact that by using the search field on a newly appointed homepage, you could end up on suspicious and sometimes even dangerous web pages. This could happen because some results could be implemented with redirect links. For example, you could end up on sites designed by cyber crooks. Such web pages could be running an arbitrary code execution exploit. Just entering a site running this devious exploit could result in a system infection. It goes without saying that such functionality of Zlappy.com should not be underestimated. Make sure to execute its complete removal if you consider yourself a security-conscious user.

How to remove Zlappy.com

The removal of Zlappy.com is a multiple-step procedure. It is important to execute each step with care as a single mistake could have undesirable outcomes. For instance, traces of this browser hijacker could be used to trigger its silent removal. In other cases, those same leftovers might be more than enough for it to continue its devious functionality. To avoid finding yourself in such a situation, you can conduct an in-depth analysis of your personal computer for traces linked to Zlappy.com. If you think scan analysis is a bit too complicated, make sure to scan your computer with a professional antimalware tool as it can detect and delete anything associated with this hijacker automatically.

How to remove Zlappy.com from your web browser

Google Chrome

  1. Open the File Explorer.
  2. Go to C:\Users\[your username]\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default.
  3. Delete files entitled Preferences, Secure Preferences, and Web Data.
  4. Right-click Recycle Bin, and then select Empty Recycle Bin.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open the File Explorer.
  2. Navigate to C:\Users\[your username]\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\[unique Mozilla profile ID].
  3. Right-click a file called prefs.js and then select Delete.
  4. Right-click Recycle Bin, and then select Empty Recycle Bin.

Internet Explorer

  1. Type regedit into a search box and then select it.
  2. Navigate to to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main.
  3. Right-click a registry value entitled Start Page and select Modify.
  4. Replace the unwanted URL with a new one and then click OK.
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