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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Remove Malware Brought by Zoobam - Remove WebInstallBundle and DownloadAdmin

Brief Informatioon about Zoobam

File name: installer_lame_english.exe
Publisher: Zoobam  (signed and verified)
File type: Executable application
Authority:, Inc.
Similar Variants: chrome-update.exe,installer_adobe_flash_player_arabe.exe, windows_chromupdateweb.exe, vlcmediaplayer-setup.exe, etc.

Know more about Zoobam

Zoobam is a software publisher located in Kirkland, Washington in the United States*. A majority of the programs developed by the company can be classified as adware or other potentially unwanted programs.

The application installer_lame_english.exe, chrome-update.exe and other simialr variants by Zoobam has been detected as potentially unwanted programs by 11 anti-malware scanners. The program is a setup application that uses the NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System) installer. This is how Zoobam appears when running the file:

The installer_jdownloader_Spanish.exe file is detected as Adware:W32/WebInstallBundle, PUP.Optional.DownloadAdmin  and DownloadAdmin (fs) by different kinds of antivirus programs.

If your computer is infected with some of the adware or PUP(potentially unwanted programs) brought by Zoobam, you 'd better remove them from your computer as soon as possible. Since they will generate a lot of pop up ads on your computer, and will bring in other malware or virus. The guide below is for your reference.

Zoobam Removal Guide

Guide 1: To manually delete all its related items like the steps showed below

Step 1: Restart computer in safe mode.  

Keep pressing F8 key before Windows interface launches. When Windows Advanced Options menu turns up, select Safe Mode with Networking and tap Enter key. 

Step 2: End all running process in Task Manager 

Press Ctrl+Alt+Del together to open Task Manager -> click on processes and tick Processes from all users box -> click on End Process to end all processes 

Step 3: Delete the related program from Uninstall a program in Control Panel

Open Start menu and choose Control Panel -> select Uninstall a program -> choose the related program and right click the Uninstall button on your right to delete it

Step 4: Open Control Panel from Start menu and search for Folder Options. 
When Folder Options window opens, click on its View tab, tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then press OK.

Step 5: Remove all entries below in Registry Editor:

Press Windows+R to launch Run…-> type Regedit into Open box and click OK to open Registry Editor-> find out all registry entries above and delete them

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Zoobam " = "%AppData%\<random>.exe"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Zoobam " = "%AppData%\<random>.exe"

Guide 2: To safely and automatically uninstall it with SpyHunter

SpyHunter is a real-time and effective antivirus. Though you have had a safeguard before, it can still be installed as an assistant one. Then, your computer will have double security.

Step 1: Press the following icon to download SpyHunter.

Step 2: Get it saved in your computer and click the Run choice to install it step by step. 

Step 3: Click Finish then you can use it to scan your computer to find out potential threats by pressing Start New Scan.

Step 4:Tick Select All and then Remove to delete all reported threat.

If you are still worried about the left over of Zoobam and want to clean all the unwanted registry entries,  or want to uninstall other specific programs, it is recommended to use Perfect Uninstaller. 

Guide to unneeded applications and speed up PC with Perfect Uninstaller

Perfect Uninstaller is a powerful uninstall tool which can completely remove Adobe, Aol Toolbar, Avast, AVG, ESET NOD32, Internet Explorer 8, McAfee, Microsoft Office, Nero 7, Norton, ESET NOD32 and much more difficult to completely uninstall applications. It is better and easier way for you to completely and safely uninstall any unneeded or corrupt application that standard Windows Add/Remove applet can't remove.

A: At first, boot your computer into Safe Mode with Networking.

To perform this procedure, please restart your computer and keep pressing F8 key until Windows Advanced Options menu shows up, then using arrow key to select “Safe Mode with Networking” from the list and press ENTER to get into that mode.

safe mode with networking

B: Follow the below guide to continue.

Step 1. Install and launch Perfect Uninstaller on your PC.

Perfect Uninstaller install

Step 2.  Select "Run" to download and install Perfect Uninstaller.

run and save file

Step 3. After completely install, you can run the Perfect Uninstaller programs and see all your installed programs details.
Program Details

 Step 4. Choose the programs that you want to uninstall, click “Next” to proceed.

 Step 5. Perfect Uninstaller is scanning your PC for associated entries. Click “Next” to remove them.



Conclusion: Malware by Zoobam can be very destructive. It compromises your computer and also your privacy. Please don’t wait until it has caused unalterable damages.Manual removal is complex and risky task, as it refers to key parts of computer system, and is recommended only for advanced users.  You can Download Perfect Uninstaller to help you uninstall unneeded applications and registry files that the Standard Add /Remove Program can't completely uninstall.

Download SpyHunter to block and remove it automatically and safely now.

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