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Saturday, May 15, 2010

How to remove EZLife adware (Removal instructions)

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EZLife is an adware program that delivers various advertisements on the users' computers. This potentially unwanted application creates a startup registry entry so that it executes whenever Windows starts. It also registers a Browser Helper Object (BHO) and may redirect to various unrelated websites full of online ads. In general, this potentially unwanted program should be removed from the computer upon detection. If you find that your computer is infected with Adware.EZLife please follow the removal instructions below to remove it. If you have any questions or additional information about this adware, please leave a comment. Good luck and be safe!


EZLife adware removal instructions:
Download one of the following anti-malware software and run a full system scan:
If the recommended malware removal tools fail to detect it, the follow the manual removal instructiobs below.

EZLife adware manual removal instructions:

1. Click Start -> Run.
2. Type "regedit" (without quotation-marks)
3. Click OK.
4. Navigate to and delete the following registry entries:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\"ezLife" = "C:\WINDOWS\system32\[RANDOM FILE NAME ONE].dll"
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{E0EC6FBA-F009-3535-95D6-B6390DB27DA1}\InprocServer32\"default" = "C:\WINDOWS\system32\[RANDOM FILE NAME ONE].dll"
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{275817B3-0A2A-4BFE-8036-0B61D81FE603}\InprocServer32\"default" = "C:\WINDOWS\system32\[RANDOM FILE NAME TWO].dll"
5. Navigate to and delete the following registry subkeys:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Smart-Ads-Solutions\UninstallString
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ezLife\UninstallString
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CscrptXt.CscrptXt.1.0
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CscrptXt.CscrptXt
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\adHlpr.adHlpr.1.0
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\adHlpr.adHlpr
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\adShotHlpr.adShotHlpr.1.0
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\adShotHlpr.adShotHlpr
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Smart-Ads-Solutions
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ezLife
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Smart-Ads-Solutions
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ezLife
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AppID\{38061EDC-40BB-4618-A8DA-E56353347E6D}
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AppID\{A9722A0D-365F-47D2-B70B-37D046316D99}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Smart-Ads-Solutions
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ezLife
6. Close registry editor.
7. Remove the following files and folders:
  • C:\Program Files\Smart-Ads-Solutions
  • C:\Program Files\ezLife
  • C:\WINDOWS\system32\[RANDOM FILE NAME ONE].dll
  • C:\WINDOWS\system32\[RANDOM FILE NAME TWO].dll
  • %UserProfile%\Application Data\Smart-Ads-Solutions\SmartAds\download\bndl_1540.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%\ezLife\ezLife\1.5.4.0\uninstall.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%\Smart-Ads-Solutions\SmartAds\1.4.6.0\uninstall.exe
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