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Should I remove Zula Games?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
76% remove it24% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,550
United States Rank #15,577
Reach 0.0614%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.57 days
193.95 days >
Average installed length: 101.91 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.0.0.6 37.12%
1.0.0.5 61.62%
1.0.0.3 1.26%

Zula Games

What is Zula Games?

ZulaGames toolbar is a web browser toolbar and extension that modifies the browsers search and home pages as well as delivers contextual based advertising. This toolbar currently supports Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome. In order to provide search advertising revenue, the software is designed not only to modify the search provider but to protect it so that it remains the default browser search engine. It is typically installed via a co-bundled offer within a third-party software distribution.

What it does:
- Modifies the default search engine and search provider.
- Changes the default browser home page.
- Adds search functionality from the address bar.
- Adds alternative redirection "page not found".
- Displays contextual advertising.

It is installed with some downloads of Zulu downloadable games from the online game portal zulagames.com and is powered by Besttoolbars and distributed with various potentially unwanted products.

Overview

The most common release is 1.0.0.5, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The primary executable is named BackgroundHost64.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 11 files and is usually about 2.44 MB (2,555,680 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Delivers various 'optional' bundled software during install
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Zula Games.
BackgroundHost64.exe (ff829dfd5a5b90a497a20ff4f939bdff) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
ESET-NOD32 8.9315 Win64/Toolbar.Besttoolbars.A
Malwarebytes v2014.01.26.11 PUP.Optional.BestToolbar
VIPRE Antivirus 25636 Besttoolbars (fs)
Zula Games has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.zulagames.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\zula games
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Zula Games\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 2.44 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Zula Games

Program executable:BackgroundHost64.exe (Malware detected)
Name:Add-ons Framework
BackgroundHost
Path:C:\Program Files\zula games\BackgroundHost64.exe
MD5:ff829dfd5a5b90a497a20ff4f939bdff
Additional files:
  • ScriptHost.dll - Add-ons Framework (ScriptHost)
  • ScriptHost64.dll
  • BackgroundHost.exe - BackgroundHost
  • ButtonSite.dll - ButtonSite
  • uninst.exe
  • uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • ScriptHost.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Zula Games' with the class of {A9337080-7CBF-4E3E-80C1-3867BEDD88E0}.

How do I remove Zula Games?

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Or, you can uninstall Zula Games from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Zula Games, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Zula Games.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Zula Games you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win Vista 1%
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 76%
Keep it 24%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#8,550

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 69.44%
Windows 8 14.90%
Windows XP 10.35%
Windows Vista 5.30%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.35%
Windows 7 Ultimate 24.56%
Windows 7 Professional 10.89%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.38%
Windows 7 Home Basic 4.05%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.05%

Distribution by countryGeography

16.03% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 16.03%
  Brazil 9.92%
  Germany 6.11%
  United Kingdom 4.58%
  France 4.07%
  India 3.56%
  MK 3.05%
  Canada 2.80%
  Belgium 2.29%
  Czech Republic 2.29%
  IQ 2.29%
  Italy 2.29%
  Japan 2.04%
  Turkey 1.78%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.08%
Acer 26.69%
Dell 16.17%
ASUS 7.89%
Lenovo 5.26%
GIGABYTE 4.89%
Samsung 4.51%
Toshiba 2.63%
Alienware 1.88%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 8.64%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.94%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.09%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 3.09%
GBT AWRDACPI 2.47%
AOPEN_ AWRDACPI 1.85%

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