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  1. Here's how I finally removed it.... (this is my post on Microsoft website also)... To remove this 'esurf.biz' virus, use your 'file explorer' or 'search bar' and go to- C:/Windows/System32/drivers/etc/hosts Open up the 'hosts' file using 'Notepad' on the bottom of the page will look like this- _________________________________________________________________________ These 5 lines are good and you should leave them alone: # rhino.acme.com # source server # x.acme.com # x client host # localhost name resolution is handled within DNS itself. # localhost # ::1 localhost _________________________________________________________________________ However, if there are additional lines underneath, such as: # down.baidu2016.com # 123.sogou.com # http://www.czzsyzgm.com # http://www.czzsyzxl.com then you need to delete them (I had to delete these 4 lines here). However, the 'system' (administrator) will not let you delete those lines! , so you need to do a 'work-around'. so here is a 'work-around'... To erase them, make a copy of the file named 'host' and paste the copy of it on your desktop. Then, delete the original 'host' file in the 'etc' folder. Then, open the 'host' file which is on your desk top and delete the last 4 lines mentioned above beginning with # down.baidu2016.com... etc, etc, (the last 4 lines). then save this new file named 'hosts' and put this new 'hosts' file back into the 'etc' folder. Now, you can go back and open your browser and it should not open to 'esurf.biz' anymore. But, if it does, then you need to delete your old browser shortcut on your desktop, or taskbar, or wherever you keep it.... and make a fresh shortcut on your desktop... For instance, I deleted my old short-cut for 'Opera', and then made a new fresh shortcut for it by going to the source 'Opera Icon' and making a new shortcut from it. To do this, go to C/ Program files x86 / Opera (or whatever browser you use). Look around in the files there until you find the familiar icon for that browser. Right click on that icon, and select 'send to desktop' (create shortcut). This will make a new shortcut which will then work properly and the 'esurf.biz' page will no longer appear when you start up your browser. After doing this also, your browser will start up a lot faster now, because this 'esurf virus'won't be slowing it up anymore!! Horray!! http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/protect/forum/protect_defender-protect_scanning/how-to-remove-esurfbiz/d69f8404-a105-49af-8f96-2c2b794117e0?page=2
  2. Hi, I recently had big problem with a virus on my PC It is called 'esurf.biz' . The Malware fighter failed to detect it and stop it. I finally was able to stop it, but I had to follow complicated proceedure to do so. I hope you add it to your update soon, it was very bad virus. I hope it doesn't get me again... Here is a link that discusses the problem.... http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/protect/forum/protect_defender-protect_scanning/how-to-remove-esurfbiz/d69f8404-a105-49af-8f96-2c2b794117e0?page=2&tab=question&status=AllReplies#tabs
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