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How to get rid of the HostOE Virus

Sometimes the HostOE file may cloak a virus, e.g. TrendMicro found GRAY_Gen.MZ40Q4 or, as the case may be, ADW_ZANGO.CN, as well as Kaspersky found not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.HotBar.ck. If your anti-virus software does not detect a virus, try using a supplementary free Anti-Malware scanner.

Other problems with HostOE.dll

The HostOE.dll process is also known as Zango or, as the case may be, Seekmo and is a part of Zango or, as the case may be, Seekmo Browser and Wowpapers. This software is produced by Zango (www.zango.com) or, as the case may be, Seekmo (www.seekmo.com). An obsolete or defective version of HostOE.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about HostOE.dll Zango

HostOE.dll is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file HostOE.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". The file size is 140,552 bytes.
This so-called dynamic link library (DLL) contains all the functions that have been transferred to a separate file. These transferred functions are available not only to this particular program, but can also be used by other applications. The file also can also affect other applications by changing their properties. Such manipulation can cause an application to do things other than what it is intended to do. The application does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The file contains a digital signature from Verisign, a subsidiary of Symantec. Verisign thereby confirms this file's authenticity and integrity. The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. It is unusual for the service not to provide any indication of how and why it is required. It does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. File properties have not been internally documented by the producer or developer. HostOE.dll is capable of record keystrokes. For this reason, 51% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

Attention: If you find HostOE.dll on your computer, please scan it with an anti-virus product. If your anti-virus software does not recognize it as being harmful, then please make sure that you have the latest update of the signature file, or check the file online. For this option, you may want to use Security Task Manager. Here, click on the process with the right mouse button and send the file to an online virus scanner.

What do other computer users say about HostOE?

The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.

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How to uninstall Zango or Seekmo Browser and Wowpapers

HostOE.dll Zango fix

To remove Zango from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for Zango or Seekmo Browser and Wowpapers in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if HostOE.dll (Zango) was uninstalled cleanly

After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of Zango. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Zango or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.

What to do if a program does not uninstall

The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.

Last but not least

If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or HostOE.dll is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.

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