How to remove (uninstall) Zhinku.info

Zhinku.info is a browser hijacker that was created to distribute advertising among average users. These programs became very popular in the world of Internet fraud, because adware developing is one of the most profitable methods of earning. On this page we will explain, what exactly hackers do, and why they keep creating these useless annoying programs. To earn money from Internet advertising hackers create the fake search engine, based on open code of Google search. This search engine is specially tuned to reveal not all search results, from all millions of available websites but only the search among few hundreds of websites whose owners had paid for advertising. People that use this “search engine” can’t find anything useful, and receive tons of advertising on each opened website. Except that, most of these “search engines” have so-called shortcuts on their main page. These shortcuts must lead to the well-known websites, like Amazon, eBay, YouTube and others, but they actually lead to the malicious pages on which user’s PC might get infected with dangerous viruses. But, even if hackers have the website, how they lure the users to visit it? Here comes the part of browser hijackers.

Zhinku.info

Browser hijackers, such as Zhinku.info, are made to perform one simple task: to make user to visit the http://zhinku.info/i/home.html website, that actually is Zhinku.info’s main page. Zhinku.info penetrates the system’s defense and changes the browser settings, responsible for blocking of intrusive ads and unwanted downloads. Also in switches the default homepage and search engine to http://zhinku.info/i/home.html, so user sees this website each time he opens the browser or a new tab. The hijacker might change the properties of browser shortcuts and add new strings to registry, to fix the changes.

If adware managed to break your computer's defense, it will, in short begin to create ads. The powerful flow of advertising starts to invade browser and desktop, making web-browsing completely impossible. The regular ad banners are placed in the designated places, but the advertisement from Zhinku.info could appear anywhere and cover the information you want to read on the website, and it has no "close" button. Any interaction with the ad unit can call the virus. Hijackers might display less ads than other advertising tools, but if hijacker is working on your PC you could not even get to the needed web-page, because of redirections. You can delete this only by removing Zhinku.info from your computer as soon as possible.

 

Methods to remove Zhinku.info

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove Zhinku.info manually

Step 1. Uninstall Zhinku.info from the operation system

Step 2. Remove Zhinku.info from the browser (Google Chrome/Mozilla Firefox/IE/Opera/Safari)

 

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It’s not really hard to remove any adware, but for some users it may become an issue. The skilled users might know how to execute the manual uninstalling, but if you aren't totally sure - simply use our instructions. If you exactly follow this guide, the removal will take few minutes. The profit from manual removal is lessening each hour that hijacker works on the machine, so you shouldn't waste time. Each day of delay summons lots of suspicious ads and the viruses are behind any of them. If you could not remove Zhinku.info on the first day, you have to use the worthy removal software that can fast and accurately get rid of massive infection. We will offer you such tool: it is called Spyhunter. Simply click on the button below to purchase it.

Windows 7 and Windows XP

1. Uninstall Zhinku.info from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select Zhinku.info and press Uninstall

2. Delete elements that stayed after uninstalling from Control Panel

  • C:\Program Files\Zhinku.info
  • C:\ProgramData\Zhinku.info
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Roaming\Zhinku.info

3. Clean registry:

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe
  • Search for "Zhinku.info" and delete these elements

 

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How to remove Zhinku.info from Windows 10

1. On the field Search Windows type 'Control Panel'

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select Zhinku.info and press Uninstall

 

How to uninstall from Windows 8

1. Point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and tap Search.

2. Enter control panel in the search box, and then click Control Panel.

3. Under View by:, select Large Icons, and then click Programs and features.

4. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.

5. Follow the instructions on the screen.

6. Delete Zhinku.info from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select Zhinku.info and press Uninstall

7. Remove elements like on Win7.

 

How to uninstall Zhinku.info from Mac OS

1. Click Applications in the Finder sidebar

2. Drag unwanted program to the Trash

3. Empty Trash

 

Step 2. Remove Zhinku.info from the browser

How to remove Zhinku.info from Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove Zhinku.info

Step 2.Change homepage:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Home page
  • Put “about:blank”

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Tabs

 

How to delete Zhinku.info from Google Chrome

Step 1. Remove add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove Zhinku.info

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Settings
  • On startup
  • Set pages
  • Put “about:blank”

 

How to uninstall Zhinku.info from Mozilla Firefox

Step 1. Delete add-on:

  • Tools
  • Add-ons
  • Remove Zhinku.info

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Tools
  • Options
  • General
  • Put “about:blank” into homepage field

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Put “about:config” into address bar;
  • Confirm the suggestion;
  • Search for “browser.newtab.url”;
  • Reset this field (right-click and choose reset).

 

How to delete Zhinku.info from Opera browser

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose Zhinku.info and press button "Remove from Opera"

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open Opera browser;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Settings;
  • On Startup;
  • Open a specific page or set of pages;
  • Press button "Set pages" and change Homepage to your favorite one.

 

How to delete Zhinku.info from Safari

Step 1. Start Safari browser

Step 2. Display a menu of General Safari Settings

Step 3. Reset Safari...

Step 4. Press "Reset"

 

Video how to reset browser and remove all extensions

 

How to protect the computer?

Although it is quite easy to eliminate Zhinku.info, no one will like to perform that each day. The most important complication isn't the quality of viruses but their amount. So, you should understand not just how to uninstall harmful programs, but in the first place, how to avoid the contamination. Here are some advices that may assist each user to keep his PC clean

  • E-mails are very often used to spread viruses. If you don't recognize the person who sent the message - don't open it. The e-mail attachments are better to open with use of "sandbox" software.
  • The installation of any tools, and particularly the pirated ones, must be attentively revised. User's nonchalance is the cause of hijacker's success. All annoying functions of advertising programs are described in the EULA which users accustomed to overlook. Most of tools use a manner called "Partner setup" or "quick setting", which means that in addition to the desired software you get a few useless ones. You have to cancel such offers, because malware use such method of spreading very often.
  • All deals in the Web that promise you great benefit needs to be closely revised before you are getting involved in it. Most of these propositions are fake, made to boost the website of their developers, but some of them are leading to actual fraud schemes that will cost you real money.

These tips are pretty easy, but they all are allowing you to avoid the infection by unwanted software. Even if the implementation of the rules is causing you uneasiness - you need to understand: they are the foundation of computer security. Let your computer be fast and secure, and remember: we'll easily answer any question about the perilous programs.

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