What is AtuZi?

AtuZi is malicious software that is installed bundled with other free downloads from the Internet. AtuZi aimed at dissemination of advertising content and display advertising banners, coupons and links to ad sites. AtuZi looks harmless, but this program is fraught with many dangers. AtuZi installed on your computer as an extension to popular browsers (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer). After penetration of the PC AtuZi copies its files to the root folder of the operating system. AtuZi can create registry entries, change your personal computer settings or browser. A major threat is that AtuZi gets access to the personal information such as passwords from accounts, credit card numbers and codes, etc. And all this AtuZi may disclose to third parties. Whether to remove AtuZi? The answer is simple – yes, right now. Do not put it off and remove AtuZi.

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How AtuZi gets on your PC?

Penetration method similar programs of the same type. And AtuZi no exception. Potentially Unwanted Programs penetrate a computer when you are downloading free software from popular sites. Typically, these sites have their own installers, which are embedded in these programs. Why? Because these sites are making money on the spread of malicious software. Always read what you offer and follow the installation process from start to finish. Do not believe the empty promises, trust and use only proven software. If AtuZi already penetrated your computer, then use the instructions below.

How to remove AtuZi from your computer?

To uninstall AtuZi remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

In our view, there are 3 products that potentially have AtuZi in their database. You can try to use them for removing AtuZi.

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You can try both of these products to remove AtuZi

Or uninstall AtuZi manually.

Removing from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find AtuZi.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find AtuZi and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Open the Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Then as in Windows 7, click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find AtuZi, select it and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 8 (8.1).

After that remove AtuZi from your browser.

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find AtuZi.
  6. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Choose AtuZi.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE.
  2. Push Alt + T.
  3. Click Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable AtuZi.
  6. Click More information link in the left-bottom corner.
  7. Click Remove button.
  8. If this button is grayed out – perform alternative steps.

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

Remove following registry entries:


HKCUSoftwareAtuZi
HKLMSOFTWAREAtuZi
HKLMSOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionUninstallAtuZi
HKLMSOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerBrowser Helper Objects{65daaf6f-90ac-49a4-9b47-d353c427367a}
HKLMSOFTWAREClassesTypeLib{3D2409FC-AE09-4859-BAA1-032C4AF0C952}1.0HELPDIR

Then remove following files:


AtuZi.ico
AtuZiBHO.dll
AtuZiUninstall.exe
7za.exe
firefox@a-tu-zi.com.xpi

And these folders


C:Program FilesAtuZi
C:UsersUserNameAppDataLocalTempAtuZi

Written by Aleksei Abalmasov

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