What is Zoomify?
The ZoomifyApp application (created by AlgoChord Ltd or Resoft Ltd) infiltrates computers via free software downloads. Internet users often install ZoomifyApp adware inadvertently without their consent when downloading and installing freeware.
At time of research, this browser plug-in was distributed using deceptive freeware 'download clients' and fake downloads (including, for example, fake Java updates or fake Internet browser updates). Developers of this add-on claim that it enhances the Internet browsing experience by enabling convenient online image zooming, PDF conversions, and easy social sharing.
While this functionality may seem legitimate, be aware that ZoomifyApp is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted application.
This unwanted ads-generating adware is also known to track users' Internet browsing activity by recording IP addresses, web pages visited, browsing history, and other information. This monitoring can lead to privacy issues and identity theft. ZoomifyApp is not technically a virus or malware, however, it is a potentially unwanted application, and therefore, you are advised to eliminate it from your Internet browsers.
ZoomifyApp is similar to other potentially unwanted applications (which install together with free software) including, for example, SafetySearch, PopToTop, CheckMeUp, and BrowseIgnite. The company responsible for creating this adware has previously released a widely distributed browser hijacker named SnapDo.
These browser plug-ins add no significant value and cause intrusive ads. To avoid installation of adware, be attentive when downloading free software since, today, most free software download websites use 'download clients' to monetize their free services.
Download clients are small programs offering installation of advertised browser plug-ins together with the chosen freeware. Some download clients are deceptive, and therefore, it is important to inspect each download step.
If your download is managed by a download client, opt-out of installation of ZoomifyApp (or other adware) by clicking the 'decline' button. If you have installed this potentially unwanted application, use the removal guide provided to eliminate it from your computer.
Deceptive free software installers used in Zoomify adware distribution:
Zoomify adware generating intrusive online ads ('brought by Zoomify'):
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- What is Zoomify?
- STEP 1. Uninstall Zoomify application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. RemoveZoomify ads from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove Zoomify advertisements from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove Ads by Zoomify from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove Zoomify ads from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Zoomify adware removal:
Windows 11 users:
Right-click on the Start icon, select Apps and Features. In the opened window search for the application you want to uninstall, after locating it, click on the three vertical dots and select Uninstall.
Windows 10 users:
Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.
Windows 7 users:
Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.
macOS (OSX) users:
Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.
In the uninstall programs window, look for "Zoomify", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes ZoomifyApp ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove Zoomify ads from Internet browsers:
At time of research, ZoomifyApp installed no browser plug-ins on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox, however, it was bundled with other adware. Therefore, you are advised to remove all potentially unwanted browser add-ons from your Internet browsers.
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click the "gears" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently-installed suspicious browser extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the zoomify adware, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.
Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.
In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.
Click the Reset button.
Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Tools" and click "Extensions". Locate any recently-installed suspicious add-ons, select these entries and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the zoomify adware, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions", in the opened window, remove any recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.
Computer users who have problems with zoomify adware removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, in the opened menu, click Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....
In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
Remove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and click "Remove" below their names.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the zoomify adware, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.
In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.
Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.
Commonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.
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