Do you know what Zum.com is?
Even though Zum.com looks like an ordinary search engine, the truth is that it is known to be a browser hijacker because it replaces homepages and search engines without permission. This threat usually infects those computers that belong to users living in South Korea; however, users living in other countries might notice the presence of Zum.com too. In most cases, this browser hijacker enters systems unnoticed; however, it still has an official website (zuminternet.com) and it might be possible to download it from there consciously. Either way, it would be best that you get rid of Zum.com as soon as possible. The information on the Zum.com removal will be provided in this article, so read through it carefully.
We are sure that Zum.com will change your homepage and search engine. Zum.com itself seems to be a legitimate search engine because it allows users to search for the information. In addition, there are easy-access links on the start page of Zum.com that can help to access such websites as Facebook, YouTube, and Google with the click of a button. In fact, there might be untrustworthy links placed on the startup page of this search engine. They might take you to unreliable web pages. We do not recommend using the search box installed on Zum.com for the same reason too. You should not click on ads which will be placed on Zum.com either. The fact that Zum.com provides users with ads and sponsored links is not the only reason why you have to erase Zum.com. According to our specialists who have tested Zum.com, you should also remove Zum.com and start using another search provider because this search engine might collect all kinds of information about your Internet-browsing activities. To be more specific, the removal of Zum.com should not be postponed because your privacy might be violated.Zum.com screenshot
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Researchers have noticed that several ALTtools applications will be installed on your system together with Zum.com. Specialists say that these applications are legitimate; however, if you are not going to use any of them, delete all of them as soon as possible. The majority of them can be deleted via Control Panel easily. Other browsers hijackers, which are, in fact, very prevalent these days, also travel together with additional programs. Not all these programs are reliable. We do not think that you want to allow them to enter your system, so we suggest installing a security tool.
The risks associated with Zum.com definitely outweigh the benefits, which is why we suggest that you delete Zum.com from your browsers. We have managed to find that you can get rid of Zum.com by resetting your browsers. It will definitely disappear if you scan your system with an automatic scanner, such as SpyHunter, too.
- Open your browser and tap Alt+T.
- Select Internet Options and click on the Advanced tab.
- Click Reset and tick the box alongside Delete personal settings.
- Click Reset.
- Launch your browser.
- Tap Alt+H to open the menu and then click Troubleshooting information.
- Click Refresh Firefox.
- Click on the Refresh Firefox button once again.
- Open your browser and tap Alt+F.
- Select Settings and scroll down.
- Click Show advanced settings.
- Click Reset settings.
- Click the Reset button.
In non-techie terms:
It is a must to delete all the undesirable programs from the system. They will still be installed on your computer if you get rid of Zum.com manually. Therefore, it would be really smart to scan the system with an automatic tool after you get rid of Zum.com with the help of our manual removal instructions.