“Windows Detected ZEUS Virus” alert is a new way to scam innocent user who is not computer savvy. If you are getting this pop up so Ist I want to inform you that you are not only the 1 victim of this. There are millions of other computers all over the world getting this pop-up and Zeus virus alerts daily or might be more than 1 time in a day. It happens lack of your computer security setting or if your browser was not configured in the right manner. Make sure you Don’t call the number in the pop-ups. Microsoft never sends any kind of popup in your browser and never include a phone number.
Microsoft does not call or send suspicious email messages and never ask personal or financial information or repair your computer. Treat all unsolicited phone calls or pop-ups with skepticism. Do not provide any personal information. If they ask you to control your computer remotely so make sure from where are they calling or did you remember if you book an appointment where you request technical support. In some kind of technical support request, the remote session is required but you have to be very careful in that situation.
How Zeus Virus Spread?
“Windows Detected ZEUS Virus” alert is shown in such a way that you are a convenience that your computer has crashed or that a virus has been detected on it. If your web browser is constantly redirected to a webpage with “Windows Detected ZEUS Virus” popup and force you to call give a phone number, then there are very high chances that your computer should be infected with an adware program. Showing you fake alert, and attempt to scare you. Ones you scared so there real game will start.
After this, they start showing you fake reports and on that basis, they ask you to purchase their support package in which they become God and fix all that crap which they make. In their training, they learn lots of tricks by which they convenience you that if you not buying their expensive service so it was very Bad for you, your family, your data and lot other thing going wrong. But Don’t worry follow the below-given steps and it will help you to stop “Windows Detected ZEUS Virus” popup and also help to optimize your computer performance.
Step 1: Remove any unknown programs from your system.
Click on the Start menu and then select Control Panel.
Click on Uninstall a program when you view Control Panel items by Category.
In the Programs and Features window, locate the unknown and recently-installed programs from the list and click on Uninstall.
Note : (If you cannot uninstall a certain program using Windows uninstall utility, then you can try forcibly removing it with a IOBIT uninstaller)
Step 2: Reset your browsers’ settings to the default.
For Internet Explorer:
Open IE browser. Click on the Tools menu at the top-right corner and then select Internet options.
In the Advanced tab click Reset.
In the Reset Internet Explorer Settings dialog box, select Reset. Restart your browser to apply changes.
For Mozalla Firefox:
Open Firefox browser. Click the Menu icon at the top right and click on the Help option.
Then, selectTroubleshooting Information.
Find and click the Refresh Firefox button on the Troubleshooting Information page.
Click Refresh Firefox in the confirmation window that opens.
Firefox will close to refresh itself. When finished, a window will list your imported information. Click Finish and Firefox will open.
For Google Chrome:
Open Chrome browser. Click the menu button in the top right corner of the browser window, and select Settings from the drop-down list.
Scrool to the bottom of the page, click Show advanced settings.
Click Reset settings button under the section Reset settings.
In the box that appears, click Reset.
Step 3: Check Windows’s HOSTS file and DNS settings.
Click Start menu, and select Run. Put C:WINDOWS/system32/drivers/etc into the command box and press Enter. In the window that opens, look for a file called hosts, and open it using Notepad.
The hosts file must look the same as the image below. There should be just one line:127.0.0.1 localhost in Windows XP and 127.0.0.1 localhost ::1 in Windows Vista/7. If there are more, then remove them and apply changes.
Go to Start > Control Panel.
In the opened window, click Network and Internet.
Go to Network and Sharing Center.
Select Local Area Connection.
Select Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IP V6) and click Properties.
Select Obtain DNS server address automatically and click OK.
After you finished the steps above, please restart your PC so as to make the change take effect.