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File: ZDManager.ini

Location of ZDManager.ini and Associated Malware

Check whether ZDManager.ini is present in the following locations:

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 specific ZDManager.ini file locations:

  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Local Settings\Application Data\ZDManager.ini

Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8 specific ZDManager.ini file locations:

  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Local\ZDManager.ini

If you find ZDManager.ini file in any of these locations, your computer is very likely to be infected with the following malware:

IMPORTANT: Malware files can be camouflaged with the same file names as legitimate files. The ZDManager.ini file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.


Different Variations of ZDManager.ini File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
851709495F2803E925A255BF33C032DCE0May 7, 2015
8567197B3D13045D84EF9250E1D90DF5A4Jul 22, 2015
105B191069AA677B8C31122F75BAB3BF28AOct 11, 2015
85F874BC1333A6786574CEEF63620D3077Dec 17, 2015
10528F261746CB5E7CC456D43C2F0016133Feb 15, 2016
1057197A022D71D697048576574E09B5B46May 3, 2016
1054187CA7E1C6EA5811969FF5B61EC9DB1Mar 1, 2017

Why Is It Important to Remove Malware Files?^

It is imperative that you delete malware-associated files as soon as possible because they can be used - or are already being used - to inflict serious damage on your PC, including:

  • Disrupting the normal functioning of the operating system or rendering it completely useless.
  • Hijacking valuable private information (credit card numbers, passwords, PIN codes, etc.)
  • Directing all your Web searches to the same unwanted or malicious sites.
  • Dramatically slowing down your computer.
  • Gaining total control of your PC to spread viruses and trojans and send out spam.

How to Remove ZDManager.ini^

  1. To enable deleting the ZDManager.ini file, terminate the associated process in the Task Manager as follows:
    • Right-click in the Windows taskbar (a bar that appears along the bottom of the Windows screen) and select Task Manager on the menu.
    • In the Tasks Manager window, click the Processes tab.
    • On the Processes tab, select ZDManager.ini and click End Process.
  2. Using your file explorer, browse to the file using the paths listed in Location of ZDManager.ini and Associated Malware.
  3. Select the file and press SHIFT+Delete on the keyboard.
  4. Click Yes in the confirm deletion dialog box.
  5. Repeat steps 2-4 for each location listed in Location of ZDManager.ini and Associated Malware.
  6. Notes:

    • The deletion of ZDManager.ini will fail if it is locked; that is, it is in use by some application (Windows will display a corresponding message). For instructions on deleting locked files, see Deleting Locked Files.
    • The deletion of ZDManager.ini will fail if your Windows uses the NT File System (NTFS) and you have no write rights for the file. Request your system administrator to grant you write rights for the file.

Deleting Locked Files^

You can delete locked files with the RemoveOnReboot utility. You can install the RemoveOnReboot utility from here.

After you delete a locked file, you need to delete all the references to the file in Windows registry.

To delete a locked file:

  1. Right-click on the file and select Send To -> Remove on Next Reboot on the menu.
  2. Restart your computer.

The file will be deleted on restart.

Note: In the case of complex viruses that can replicate themselves, malware files can reappear in the same locations even after you have deleted those files and restarted your computer. Exterminate It! Antimalware can effectively eradicate such viruses from your computer.

To remove all registry references to a ZDManager.ini malware file:

  1. On the Windows Start menu, click Run.
  2. In the Open box, type regedit and click OK. The Registry Editor window opens.
  3. On the Edit menu, select Find.
  4. In the Find dialog box, type ZDManager.ini. The name of the first found registry value referencing ZDManager.ini is highlighted in the right pane of the Registry Editor window.
  5. Right-click the registry value name and select Delete on the menu.
  6. Click Yes in the Confirm Value Delete dialog box.
  7. To delete all other references to ZDManager.ini, repeat steps 4-6.
IMPORTANT: Malware files can masquerade as legitimate files by using the same file names. To avoid deleting a harmless file, ensure that the Value column for the registry value displays exactly one of the paths listed in Location of ZDManager.ini and Associated Malware.